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Updated October 29 2014

Samples of Contemporary

Fine Watercolor Papers:

These hard to find classic watercolor papers are of extraordinary quality.
 
Occasionally we offer a few full sheets of these fine papers -
None are available presently, but please check back -or inquire.
 
ROLL DA Few Samples of these fine papers are offered below:SEE
ALL AVAILABLE FULL SHEETS OF NEWER PAPER

 

Samples of Contemporary fine papers:

Carrying on the traditions of the past
 
These papers are have been made in this century and are amongst the best ever made. Yet they are hard to find and most are not widely availale in the US. This is why we offer a few samples here. This allows an artist to comparatively test papers before setting out on a quest.
Sample of Fabriano Esportazione Hand Made Watercolor paper:
This is considered one of the finest hand made watercolor papers which is still being made in the same mill in Italy.
 
The Fabriano mills were some of the earliest paper makers in Europe and made papers used by DaVinci, Michelangelo and luminaries since then.
 
The C.M. Fabriano Mill only creates this hand-made watercolor paper once a year and are often sold out.
 
Many of my best paintings are on this paper:
 
 
140lb Cold Pressed (not hot pressed)-It has a soft texture and a lovely soft white color.
Full sheet is 22 x30 inches (full sheets are unavailable).
Sample is 5x7 inch
 
 

  

Fabriano Esportazione Hand Made Watercolor Paper Sample:

140 Lb. Cold Pressed - sized for watercolor.

SAMPLE 5 x 7 inch $6 each:  
Ships Flat by US Mail
$1.60 shipping for the first sheet & 30 cents for every other sample of the same .Ships only in the 50 States of US
Edges are cut with occasional deckle edge in some sheets. There may be slight variations in the surface from being hand made as well as slight dents and ruffling of edges.
Partial watermark rarely appears in samples-no choice.Full watermark only appears on full sheets
 
 
 
The watermarks appear on this paper read C.M. FABRIANO (ITALY) HAND MADE
 

Ruscombe Mill Hand Made Linen Watercolor Paper- Sample

This watercolor paper has been hand made with cotton and a high linen content.
It has one of the highest linen contents of any modern hand made paper we know of.
 
This carries on the legendary tradition of this high quality European watercolor papers.

This fine watercolour paper is hand made in the Ruscombe mill in France. More than any mill they have made strides to revive some of the great papers of the past.

This paper is called "Joshua Cristall" after the great watercolorist (1768 -1847) it is a heavy 140 Pound Cold pressed , the full sheet is approximately 22x29 :
(we have no full sheets in stock to offer at this time) The sample is 5x7 inches
It is gelatin sized and loft dried.

The high linen content gives this paper a strong re -workable surface similar to the finest pre 1940s J B Green & Whatman papers of the past. Colors stay more crisply on the surface on high content linen paper.
 
 
This paper is not generally available in the US -this sample is a great way to test the paper berfore importing it.
Being high linen content it is a very dynamic paper and should be soaked & fastened down to keep it flat whilst working. It becomes flatter as it dries in the stretching process.
 

  

Handmade Ruscombe Watercolor Paper Sample:

"Joshua Cristall" 140 Lb. Cold Pressed - sized for watercolor.

SAMPLE 5 x 7 inch $6 each:  
Ships Flat by US Mail
$1.60 shipping for the first sheet & 30 cents for every other sample of the same .Ships only in the 50 States of US
Edges are cut with occasional deckle edge in some sheets.
There may be slight variations in the surface due to hand making, slight dents and ruffling of edges.
 
RWS embossing & watermark does not appear on sample.  Partial watermark rarely appears in samples-no choice. Full watermark only appears on full sheet
 

RWS Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

This RWS paper was created earlier in this century by John Purcell Paper
to the high standards of The Royal Watercolour Society, London England.
 
This carries on the legendary tradition of this paper made earlier by JB Green & Sons.

This fine watercolour paper isEmbossed "R.W.S".
And Watermarked
"Royal Watercolor Society"
 
 
 

It is a heavy 140 Pound Cold (not hot) pressed Imperial size: 22x30
Linen content Gelatin Sized
Deckle edge Mould Made in England
 
 
 
Newer RWS - Not generally available outside England.
only Samples are available

  

RWS: Watercolor Paper Sample:

140 Lb. Cold Pressed - sized
SAMPLE 5 x 7 inch $4 each  
Ships Flat by US MAIL
$1.60 shipping for the first sheet & 30 cents for every other sheet of the same .
Edges are cut with occasional deckle edge in some sheets. RWS embossing & watermark does not appear on sample. Full watermark only appears on largest sheet  Partial watermark rarely appears in samples-no choice.
 
 
 
 
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More Samples of  Vintage Papers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ruscombe Mill Hand Made Linen Content Watercolor Board

    This watercolor board has been hand made with 100 linen content.
    It has one of the highest linen contents of any modern hand made paper we know of.
     
    This is what is called pasteless board a heavy around 200 pound paper .
    It has a slightly rough surface and one side is smoother than the other.

    This fine watercolour board is hand made in the Ruscombe mill in France but is not distributed much in the Americas.This is a great way to test the paper berfore importing it.
     
     
     
    It is gelatin tub sized for watercolor and can be painted on directly or can be soaked & fastened down..
     
    It is 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inch with a warm white surface.

    The high linen content gives this paper a strong re -workable surface similar to the finest J B Green & Whatman papers of the past. Colors stay more crisply on the surface on high content linen paper.
     
     

  

Hand Made Ruscombe Watercolor Board:

Warm white -semi rough & tub gelatin sized for watercolor.

11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inch

Pack of 5 for $48  

SOLD-
Ships Flat by US Mail
$7.40 shipping for pack of 5 watercolor board.Ships only in the 50 States of US
Edges are cut with occasional deckle edge in some sheets.
There may be slight variations in the surface due to hand making, slight dents and ruffling of edges.
RWS embossing & watermark does not appear on sample.  Partial watermark rarely appears in samples-no choice. Full watermark only appears on full sheet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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