paper (sample (writing & printing))

Specimens of paper and envelopes. (i) Two sheets oil paper (ii) Three sheets wrapping up paper (iii) Writing paper for essays etc with blue lines (iv) 1 packet of paper used for writing on (v) Incense paper (paper money the cut stamps represent cash) (vi) Writing paper for letters and envelopes (vii) Red paper which are written invitations for feasts: and the envelopes in which they are enclosed (viii) Paper serviettes used at feasts, 1 pk. (ix) An invitation to a feast written in full and addressed (x) Essay paper, with red lines (xi) Letter from a China man (xii) An invoice for wood (xiii) Two envelopes ready directed for native post (xiv) Six copies of a daily newspaper published in Shanghai (xv) Specimen of commonest paper, used for pipe lighting etc (xvi) Two measures of unequal length but both are one foot! bamboo (xvii) 4 wooden spatulas ['bamboo' added in pencil] used in the preparation of opium and in serving it out for sale (xviii) Paper for gentlemen's visiting cards - cut the right size for use (xix) Specimens of native made string.

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