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The following are a collection of articles that have appeared in the society's Bulletin, and serve to illustrate the broad range of subjects covered :-
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal This originally appeared in the August 2002 edition of the society's Bulletin.
Thomas Cook's Underground Mail A postal service operated by Thomas Cook during wartime years to enable communication between people of opposing sides. From the October 2002 Bulletin.
An Incomplete History Of
Stamp Affixing Machines
The introduction by a number of companies for machines used to affix stamps. From the February 2003 Bulletin.
The Earliest Surviving and Longest Lived Dies A survey of some perfin dies that were in use for a very long period of time. From the April 2003 Bulletin.
See the bottom of this page for an expanded and updated version of this work.
The YOST Typewriter Co. Ltd. A short article on the 7 perfins probably used by the company. From the December 2003 Bulletin.
Perfinned errors and flaws (Adobe Acrobat format) A one page article from the December 2005 Bulletin.
Board of Trade Perfin Forgeries A three page article from the February 2006 Bulletin.
Mad as a Hatter! (Adobe Acrobat format) A three page article on hatmakers who used perfins. From the April 2006 Bulletin.
Vestries, Unions and Boards of Guardians A four page article from the August 2006 Bulletin.
Three articles from the October 2006 Bulletin Three articles from the October 2006 Bulletin, all concerning the Victorian period:
  • A Thief at Thomson, Bonar & Co?
  • Line Engraved Gems
  • An item of postal perforating history
  • Blackpool Corporation (Adobe Acrobat format) A two page article on the perfins used by Blackpool Corporation, from the December 2006 Bulletin.
    Crosville Motor Services (Adobe Acrobat format) A two page article on the perfins of bus operator Crosville Motor Services of Chester, from the December 2006 Bulletin.
    Perfin postal stationery production A two page article on the production of perfins in postal stationery, from the February 2007 Bulletin.
    Archibald Kenrick & Sons The perfins of iron founders Archibald Kenrick & Sons, from the February 2007 Bulletin.
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    BRITISH OIL RIVERS – OVERPRINT & PERFIN A two page article by Roy Gault, from the April 2007 Bulletin.
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    ATTENTION TO DETAIL! A two page article by Roy Gault, from the June 2007 Bulletin.
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    50th Anniversary Bulletin Articles from the special August 2007 Bulletin.
    Francis Falkner (Adobe Acrobat format) A two page article on the perfins of Dublin whisky merchant Francis Falkner, from the October 2007 Bulletin.
    Shropshire Perfins (Adobe Acrobat format) A six page article by Roy Gault, from the December 2007 Bulletin.
    SLOPER TEMPLATES A four page article by Terry Comper, from the February 2008 Bulletin.
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    TELEGRAPHIC PERFINS A five page article by Roy Gault, from the April 2008 Bulletin, looking at perfins used by telegraph companies and perfins on telegraph stamps. VIEW PDF

    In 2014, Jeff Turnbull produced a catalogue of perfin Telegraph stamps:
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    ABBOTT AUTOMATIC CHECK PERFORATOR A short illustrated article on the Abbott Automatic Check Perforator. By Jan Brinkman, from the April 2008 Bulletin.
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    British railway ticket with “perfin” A two page article by John Mathews, from the June 2008 Bulletin, looking at date perforations in railway tickets of the 1920s and 1930s.
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    What's in a tin box? A two page article by Roy Gault, from the August 2008 Bulletin, on the perfins of Huntley & Palmer and Huntley & Boorne.
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    Perfinned British Levant overprinted stamps A two page article by Tony Stanford, from the October 2008 Bulletin.
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    SLOPER SINGLE DIE PUBLICITY PERFORATING MACHINE A four page article by James Norris, from the October 2008 Bulletin.
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    A second Sloper proof discovered A two page article by Maurice Harp, from the December 2008 Bulletin, about the discovery of a very early perfin proof.
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    Arthur & Co. Ltd., Glasgow A three page article by Roy Gault, from the February 2009 Bulletin, about the perfins of drapers and hosiers Arthur & Co.
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    EVERETT UNDERPRINT AND PERFIN An article by Maurice Harp, from the April 2009 Bulletin, about the perfins and underprints of W. H. Everett & Son Ltd.
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    County Palatinate of Lancaster Chancery An article by Mike Bavin and Jeff Turnbull, from the April 2009 Bulletin, about the perfins on the fees stamps of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster.
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    The “NAAFI” An article by Roy Gault, from the June 2009 Bulletin, about the perfins of the NAAFI and its predecessors.
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    PERFIN COVER TO VICTORIA CROSS HOLDER A single page article by Paul North, showing a 1906 perfin cover addressed to a holder of the Victoria Cross, from the August 2009 Bulletin.
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    Cycle and Motorcycle Manufacturers A 7 page article by Roy Gault, giving a brief history of 12 perfin users involved in the manufacture of bicycles and motorcycles, from the December 2009 Bulletin.
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    Perfin production at Checkpoint Sloper - 1991 A 2 page article by Dave Hill, with pictures of commercial perfin production at Checkpoint Sloper in 1991, from the December 2009 Bulletin.
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    Burgoyne, Burbidges,... A 3 page article by Roy Gault, from the February 2010 Bulletin, covering the history of manufacturing chemists Burgoyne, Burbidges & Co and their perfins.
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    D. F. Tayler & Co. Ltd. A 3 page article by Roy Gault, from the April 2010 Bulletin, covering the history of D F Tayler & Co Ltd, wire & pin manufacturers and makers of small metal goods, and their perfins.
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    G.W.R OVERPRINT ON GR/W PERFIN An article by Terry Wood, from the June 2010 Bulletin, concerning the use of the perfinned GR/W small 1d QV Inland Revenue stamps with G.W.R. and date overprint on them.
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    And all for Three Halfpence! A 2 page article by Roy Gault about a much travelled perfin cover from Nottingham to India and back.
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    SAXBY & FARMER Ltd - Railway Signal Mfrs. A 2 page article by Roy Gault, from the August 2010 Bulletin, covering the history of Saxby & Farmer Ltd and their perfin.
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    Great Britain Pre-cancelled Perfins. A 4 page article about precancel postmarks used on perfins, by Mike J. Burrows, from the October 2010 Bulletin.
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    Double Security Perfins An article about perfins that also have an official or unofficial underprints on the reverse, by Maurice Harp, from the December 2010 Bulletin.
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    A Perfin Connection to Enid Blyton. A single page article about an E perfin used by Enid Blyton's publishers, by Rosemary Smith, from the February 2011 Bulletin.
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    Perfinned Commercially Overprinted Stamps A 2 page article about stamps that are both perfinned and overprinted, by Maurice Harp, from the February 2011 Bulletin.
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    Singapore Municipal Council Perfin Machine A 2 page article about the discovery of a Sloper perfin machine used in Singapore, by Eddie Yong, from the June 2011 Bulletin.
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    BPO Constantinople Post Card An article by Rosemary Smith, from the June 2011 Bulletin, showing a GB perfin used in the British Post Office in Constantinople.
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    Western Australia Convict Stamps An article by Brian J Birch, from the August 2011 Bulletin, about the Western Australia stamps punched with a single hole for the use of convicts in the 1850s and 1860s, predating perfins.
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    THOMAS MOY - Coal Merchant and Much, Much More! The history of Thomas Moy Ltd and their perfins, by Roy Gault, from the August 2011 Bulletin.
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    Chiesmans' Perforator The history of Chiesmans department store and their perforators, by Keith Kimber, from the October 2011 Bulletin.
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    Army & Navy Co-operative Society once again A 3 page article from the December 2011 Bulletin, by Wilhelm J. Verwoerd.
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    Land Registery of Ireland Cancelling Machine An article from the February 2012 Bulletin, by Maurice Harp, with pictures of a perforating machine owned by Patrick Dunne.
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    SAM ROBBINS LTD. - HOUSE FURNISHERS AND MORE A brief history of Sam Robbins Ltd of Rugby and their three perfins.
    By Margaret Harding, published in the June 2012 Bulletin.
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    JOHN WARNER & SONS – “BIG BEN” BELL FOUNDERS Two perfin users associated with the Palace of Westminster bell "Big Ben" and its clock.
    By Maurice Harp, published in the June 2012 Bulletin.
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    ARTHUR WYATT AND THE PENRHYN COLLIERY A three page article on perfins of companies associated with Arthur Wyatt, agent for the Penrhyn Colliery.
    By Maurice Harp, published in the August 2012 Bulletin.
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    Blessig, Braun & Co A two page history of Liverpool firm Blessig, Braun & Co and their perfins
    By Richard Husband, published in the December 2012 Bulletin.
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    James Keiller & Son - Dundee A 4 page history of marmalade manufacturer James Keiller & Sons and their JK&S perfins
    By Richard Husband, published in the February 2013 Bulletin.
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    Fox's of Falmouth - F3110.01/01a A 2 page history of shipbrokers Fox's of Falmouth and their perfins
    By Dave Hill, published in the April 2013 Bulletin.
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    Banco Espanol del Rio de la Plata A 2 page history of Banco Espanol del Rio de la Plata and the perfins of their London office.
    By Richard Husband, published in the June 2013 Bulletin.
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    AUSTRALIAN THEFTS OF PERFINNED STAMPS A 3 page article based on early 20th Century newspaper reports of stolen perfinned stamps in Australia.
    By John Mathews, published in the August 2013 Bulletin.
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    U is now in the Sixties A short overview of perfins on QEII Wildings from the October 2013 Bulletin. This issue is given the code U in Perfin Society catalogues and was first produced just over 60 years ago. By John Strange.
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    Telegraphic Perfins A 2 page article featuring two QV high values with perfins and telegraphic cancellations. By Fred Taylor and Maurice Harp.
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    The Christian Colportage Association A 2 page article by Dave Hill, from the February 2014 Bulletin, giving a short history of The Christian Colportage Association, which published religious texts, and other missionary societies who used perfins.
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    Winsor & Newton's of London: Perfin user? A one page article by Wilhelm J. Verwoerd, from the April 2014 Bulletin, about Winsor and Newton, suppliers of artists’ materials.
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    In addition the following are taken from displays given at society meetings in London :-
    Great British Perfins of the
    Canadian Pacific Railway
    Perfins of the CPR and its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom.
    Perforated Insignia -
    Official Government Departments
    A display of Board of Trade perfins on stamps of various reigns.
    In addition the following have been written specially for the website :-
    G.B. Perfins - Earliest Surviving and Longest Lived Dies Roy Gault's study of the GB perfins known with the earliest dates of use and those with the longest range of dates.
    Includes a list of all known covers dates 1869 (the earliest known year for any perfin cover) and a list of perfins known on GB stamps of all six reigns.
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    G.W.R. Perfin on Penny Star A remarkable cover with a Penny "Star" perfinned G.W.R. is illustrated.
    With thanks to Andrew Chappell for sharing the image.
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