Cowan Medium Print:
medium paper is very similar to that used in later issues with the W7
watermark, but the absence of a watermark gives a whiter more dense
The mesh is a distinct horizontal, this alone being
sufficient to eliminate any chance of confusion with the “Waterlow”
and “Basted Mills” printings.
The impressions are very ill-defined by
comparison with the “Londons” and there is no dot above the top left
corner of the value tablet as in the “Londons”.
Shades are similar to
the “Basted Mills” issue, lacking in depth and tone of the earlier
issues. Perforations are invariably rather rough, especially the perf