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What’s a Perfin?

What's a Perfin? 1

In philately (stamp collecting) a perfin is a stamp that has had initials or a name perforated across it to discourage theft. The name is a contraction of perforated initials or perforated insignia. They are also sometimes called SPIFS (Stamps Perforated with Initials of Firms and Societies. In 1868 Great Britain became the first country to […]