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White Paper: During the paper manufacturing bleached paper

Imbued Paper: During the paper manufacturing coloured paper (front and back are always in the same colour)

Coloured Paper: On the finished paper web coated or printed colour (front and back can have the same colour)

coloured paper with complete gold or silver print on front

Uncoated Paper: Yellowish or brownish paper without chemical substances

Transparent Paper: Very thin paper which shows the design also on back

Wood-pulp Paper: Low-grade porous paper with rough surface which can contain small pices of wood

Wood-free Paper: High-grade paper with even surface

Japanese Tissue Paper: Yellowish hard thick toned paper

Cardboard: Thick hard paper which is used rarely for postage stamps (e. g. stamps with paintings)

Spriped Paper: Paper with horizontal or vertical watermark like stripes

Porous Paper: Paper made with not enough glue so the print is shown clearly on back

Granite Paper: Paper with coloured paper fibers

Silk Thread: Paper with a coloured horizontal or vertical silk thread

Watermark: Paper with engrained design during manufacturing

Lined Paper: Writing paper with blue lines on front and back used temporarily for postage stamps

Bank Note Paper: The empty reverse of unfinished bank notes was used temporarily for postage stamps

Map Paper: The empty reverse of unfinished ordnance maps was used temporarily for postage stamps

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