1867 Essays

Henry Loewenberg


This essay was Henry Loewenbergs idea of a tamper proof stamp, any attempt at removal of the stamp from the envelope would leave the ink on the envelope. To achieve this the stamp was painted on onion skin paper (thin, transparent paper) and gum was applied on top of the printed ink.

He called his process 'Decalcomania'

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on Onionskin

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on More Opaque Onion Skin Paper

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