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Question on proof papers

I have an R3a that, upon closer examination, I believe may be a trial color proof rather than an actual R3a, but I'm not entirely sure. The color is appropriate, but the paper is very thin, almost translucent. I know the very early paper of many of the imperfs was very thin, especially on the $5 and $10 denominations.

I see references in Scott to "bond" and "india" papers used for the proofs and trial color proofs, but I need a bit more description and context...



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