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Ask an Expert - Forum > Replacement for Legion “Antipasto” (could that really be the correct name?)

I bought a big sheaf of a now discontinued Legion paper from Artist and Craftsman a couple of years ago. It was a lovely warm color,smooth with a slight tooth, not too heavy, but handled ink wash beautifully and it didn’t seem heavily surface sized (it yielded a little bit of feathering). It was the perfect paper for me for all these reasons. Now I’m out, and I can’t I can’t source it, and I’m not even quite sure what it was called (Antipasto is what I was told, but that seems absurd.) Is there another paper out there that will meet all these criteria?
July 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Morrison
Hi Sarah, This paper was probably close-out stock from a mill that no longer exists. The name was most likely created by A&C as we have never used that name before. If you have a sample of it we can try to identify the paper, but the likelihood of finding a match is very minimal.
July 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLegion Paper
Thanks for the quick response. Where would I send the sample? I know I’m not likely to find an exact match, but if I got analysis of weight and sizing etc, it would give me something to go on. I think it’s 100% rag. If it helps In identifying, the watermark is a very elongated P on a flared base, crossed by an X.

Thanks again,
July 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Morrison
Hi Sarah, a picture of the watermark would be a big help. Please email that to info[at] and we'll also send you the address to ship your sample.
July 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLegion Paper
Hi Sarah, apologies for the late response here, as I only just discovered this forum. I work for Artist & Craftsman in Cambridge. "Antipasto" was an umbrella term we used for a one-time buy consisting of two types of paper. As I recall, they were Velata and Vergata. We actually have a fair amount of one type left here, and judging by your description of the watermark, what we have seems to be a match. It's also entirely likely that some of our other stores are still sitting on a fair amount of stock of one or both types and eager to make a deal. If you want to email me at, I would be happy to facilitate for you. I can also send you a piece with the watermark so we can confirm it's a match. If so, we can either fill an order from our stock or get you in touch with a store closer to you in order to mitigate the cost of shipping. I hope to hear from you and see if we can help you out!
October 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJustin