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What Does This Perforation Mean?

 
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Posted 01/01/2020   07:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add juju_045 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Could somebody educate me about these kind of perforations on Swiss stamps? Does it mean something? Does it add value or makes the stamp worthless?

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Posted 01/01/2020   08:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The perforations are made by organisations, usually to deter theft of stamps by employees. In general, perfins will reduce value - except, of course, to a perfin collector. As these are all common stamps, my view would be that they add interest.
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Posted 01/01/2020   08:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are perfins. Usually made by a punching device and used by companies or government to mark company initials or government department on them for further identification. It is an area of stamp collecting specialization. Some can be valuable depending on scarcity.
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Posted 01/01/2020   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To check which company has put out each of these perfins you should check this site:

http://zenius.kalnieciai.lt/europe/...zerland.html

For CB check C no.34
For G.H. check G no.18
For GM over C check G no.39
For RA check R no.15
For the Symbol check Symbol no.43 Quadrangle star
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Posted 01/03/2020   4:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add juju_045 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the useful info!
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