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Perfin Question - Who Used Initials Snj ?

 
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Posted 07/04/2018   6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dsmith426 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a stamp where if you flip it over it has the perfin letters SJN

Who was SNJ and from what age range did they use them?

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Posted 07/04/2018   11:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"State of New Jersey". The perfin was used on non-precancel stamps from 1926-76; and on precancels from 1938-89.
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Posted 07/05/2018   7:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dsmith426 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks dkabg8, I didn't know they had perfins existed so late. Is there a list of perfins from the early 1980 to mid 1980s?

I have another perfin which is the number 26 inside a circle. Its on a 1940s 3 cent defense stamp. Do you know who that one is?

Thanks again
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Posted 07/06/2018   07:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
After going back and rereading the catalog, I think I passed you fake news. The date ranges I gave are the "stamp issue period of the stamps in which the perfin has been found. The EKU and LKU for the non-precancel are 2/17/1935 and 10/25/1939, respectively. For the precancel, they are 1/5/1940 and 3/10/1987, respectively.

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Posted 07/06/2018   07:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Circle(26) is "Standard Oil Company of New York".
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Posted 07/06/2018   08:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dsmith426 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What book are you using?
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Edited by dsmith426 - 07/06/2018 08:07 am
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Posted 07/06/2018   3:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Catalog of United States Perfins (2018). Recently purchased it (in pdf and xls formats) from The Perfins Club (www.perfins.org).
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Posted 07/06/2018   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dsmith426 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My library has no copies and it's not even available (any editions of the book) through the international library loan system. :(

There's no way I can afford a copy. Hopefully I will run into someone with an old copy they wouldn't mind passing along to me.

Thanks again for your help
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Posted 07/06/2018   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a very niche publication, so I doubt that any library other than a philatelic one would have it. And as it was published this past spring, it may be awhile before there are any "old copies" out there.
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