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Canadian O H M S Perfins And Available Catalogue

 
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Posted 07/03/2020   12:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add PMStamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There have been previous discussions on this topic in this forum, largely dealing with numerous abnormalities on these 4 and 5 hole perfin stamp issues. However, one key topic I can't seem to find an answer to is "What is the most relevant available catalogue that lists the various positions and what stamps these positions can be found on?".

Unitrade only lists the most common type, but not by position, and further states "The numbers for perforated official stamps are from the 10th edition of The Catalogue and Guidebook of Canadian Official Stamps published by J&M Publishing Co. Ltd., with the permission of the publisher."

However, try as I may through the various Canadian stamp dealers, eBay, and Amazon, I cannot locate a copy. Is this catalogue or something suitable available anywhere?
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Just out of curiosity for a moderator, why can I not keep OHMS in capitals in the topic title? It automatically changes to Ohms regardless of what I try.
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Posted 07/03/2020   1:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Try a space between the letters.
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Posted 07/03/2020   2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jarnick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Roy Wrigley's The Catalogue & Guidebook of Canadian Official Stamps 9th edition, published in 1979 is, to the best of my knowledge, still the best source on the varieties of the perforated OHMS stamps. However, be aware that Wrigley was also a forger of these stamps.
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Posted 07/03/2020   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Try this link: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Weeda-Liter.../29356370730
Something wrong with the link, but find Weeda stamps, he has more copies left


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Posted 07/03/2020   2:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PMStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wert - Grammatically yes, but the perfins are OHMS not O.H.M.S.
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Posted 07/03/2020   2:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PMStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Peter - Thanks I already bought that book from Weeda and it does not have the information I am looking for. It is edition 7 not 9 or 10 as suggested.
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Posted 07/03/2020   2:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PMStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks littleriverphil. That worked.
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Just out of curiosity for a moderator, why can I not keep OHMS in capitals in the topic title?


There Is a further glitch in the subject line. The catalogue I generally use includes both upper and lower case letters in the catalogue numbers. If I post regarding, for example, cat. no. 123E (an essay) the subject line says 123e (a variety), and 123D (a colour variety) changes to 123d (a constant variety). So apparently a capital can only be used as the first character of a block of contiguous characters. And in my opinion, if you know the cat. no., then you should use it in the subject line.
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Posted 07/04/2020   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j2186 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a copy of the 10th edition, and I believe that it has what you want.

I cannot find a printing date in it, but suspect that it dates from the early 1980's. It is long (i.e. decades) out of print, and your only hope of finding a copy is a used one.

Jan
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Posted 07/06/2020   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add petermac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I think you'll do well consulting the online handbook of the BNAPS Perfin Study group, which is updated regularly. It was a mammoth endeavor by the authors and a great service to the hobby to embrace the online format. http://www.bnaps.org/PerfinHandbook...Handbook.htm
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Thanks petermac. I agree. I stumbled across the site after I posted this thread and it certainly has a wealth of information, which should allow me to set up the pages in my album.

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Posted 07/07/2020   12:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PMStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If I am reading the BNAPS Perfin Study group info correctly, it seems to identify the stamp catalogue number that had a perfin, the perfin position(s), but also lists numbers followed by * and o which represent Mint and Contrived respectively, most often without position numbers. Mint is obvious, but what does "Contrived" mean for these? The definition is probably buried somewhere in the handbook, but I have not been able to locate it.

I am assuming that for the Contrived indications, no actual examples exist, but most likely are out there. For Mint I am assuming that no used examples exist. Perhaps someone on the forum knows, otherwise I will have to contact BNPS.
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