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Fomin's Paper types

cec71 - 3/2/2019 at 11:25

Ceresa in his discussion of paper types refers to Fomin's Paper Type K and M.

I noted several references to an EF Fomin in the Rossica journal archives but nothing on his paper descriptions.

Does any member have references and/or a description of Fomin's paper types?

IvoSteijn - 3/2/2019 at 13:55

I think that may be a reference from the 1997 Fomin. I don't have a copy but perhaps the Rossica Library does?

Alep - 3/3/2019 at 08:44

In short:
Paper K: Ordinary paper 0.06-0.065 mm thick. The same as used for the 1st RSFSR issue 1 to 20 rub. as well as for latest printings of the Imperial Arms definitives. It has sometimes watermarks on the sheet edges.
Paper M: A little thicker (0.07-0.075 mm) white paper used for the later prrintings of this issue as well as for the 1921 Jubilee issue.
Fomin gives also more detailed descriptions with some illustrations of the paper structure.

Formin Paper

cec71 - 3/3/2019 at 22:24

Alep, my question answered--short and sweet.

thank you..

Formin's Paper continued

cec71 - 3/4/2019 at 11:45

Can we amplify the short ? Am I correct??

Fomin's Paper K of ordinary paper thickness of 0.060 to 0.065 mm has a horizontal mesh or weave pattern, whereas Formin's paper M of slightly thicker, whiter paper with a thickness of 0.070 to 0.075 has a vertical mesh or weave.

Fomins Paper types

cec71 - 5/9/2019 at 07:12

Alep, you referred to Formin's article in your last post.

What is the source article? thanks

Alep - 5/10/2019 at 09:15

It is no article, it is a catalog-handbook of Russian stamps (1908-1923) in German published in 1997 in Munich.

Fomin's paper

cec71 - 5/10/2019 at 16:12

Thank you. Recently purchased this book