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[*] posted on 6/15/2004 at 20:24
What is that?


Several members and collectors asked me today about the following listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3495&...

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[*] posted on 6/15/2004 at 20:28


The answer:

Smaller size stamp is a shrunk copy of the normal stamp.

How?

Made up using the method used to shrink fabric - mercerization - "merseresatzia"(russian).

Paper shrunk, perforation too. Usually stamps are regummed.

Usually stamps on cotton paper used to make such forgeries.
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[*] posted on 6/16/2004 at 06:23


merseresation?

No such word in my dictionary.;)

Did you mean mercerization?:P
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[*] posted on 6/16/2004 at 10:45


Yes, thanks Gary, I corrected it
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[*] posted on 6/16/2004 at 21:35


Can anyone please tell me more about mercerization I have not come across this term before.

Thanks :D
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[*] posted on 6/16/2004 at 22:52


Mercerization: "A process whereby cotton is treated with a solution of Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide) to improve its dye affinity and luster. Invented by John Mercer in 1844."
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[*] posted on 6/17/2004 at 17:07


Do we have any examples of this?
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[*] posted on 7/28/2004 at 07:12


merseresation?
mercerization??

according to my dictionary it is "Mercerisation"

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[*] posted on 7/28/2004 at 22:24
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it is Mercerization



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