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Is This Considered A Perfin ?

 
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Posted 12/02/2020   12:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Firefox1492 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is this a perfin and what what does it stand for ? Thanks.


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Posted 12/02/2020   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. While the front scan helps with the stamp ID and the city of use, an additional scan from the back side with a black background will show only the holes and will make the perfin ID much easier for us.
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Posted 12/09/2020   05:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bmbmbm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like maybe "S C" over something, but it is hard to tell from the picture. A better picture is needed for ID.

In general, a perfin's letters stand for the organization that made it. Sometimes an organization used a letter or letters that don't seem to have to do with organizations name at all.

Some governments purposely made perfins, including Australia, Switzerland, Bavaria(part of Germany), and Canada.

Perfins were created by companies to protect against stealing. By punching holes in the stamps they bought, they were indicating the stamps were for company/government/organization use only, and made it harder for other people to steal them and use them for personal use.
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Posted 12/21/2020   08:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tommtomm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry for the late answer ...

Well, not difficult at all. It's Carl Schleicher & Schüll, a company from Düren in North Rhine-Westphalia.



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Posted 12/21/2020   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Impressive, Tommtomm. Indeed impressive.
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