- By contrast they may also be printed on India Paper, a strong, thin, opaque paper.
- These are the online version of the Archealogical Survey of India papers translated about 75 years ago by respected historians.
- Indeed, according to Max Johl, fine details that showed particularly well in the black-ink die proof of the stamp on India paper were fatally compromised " when the stamps were printed on the regular stamp paper by fast presses [ in ] red ink " resulting in " a very mediocre effect . " Within two months, the Post Office had decided to replace this so-called Washington " flag " stamp, and in November 1903 it offered a new Washington " shield " issue, which met greater favor . ( By this time, Raymond Ostrander Smith had left the BEP, and the replacement was designed by Clair Aubrey Houston . ) Nor did the 1?stamp go unscathed on its release . " The New York Times " responded with a withering sarcasm so uncharacteristic of its normal tone that some quotation is appropriate: