PERFIN SOCIETY LIBRARY
Starting in 1961 with just 15 items, the society now maintains an extensive library of several thousand books, articles and
periodicals from around the world. Every item is given a unique 4-digit library number.
Sean Brady, our librarian, has decided to move to New Zealand, to be closer to his family and so has resigned as librarian. Unfortunately, no books can be borrowed from the library at present. However, scans of many smaller items are available via the links below.
Ron Mills, our auctioneer, has offered to store the library on a temporary basis pending the recruitment of a permanent replacement for Sean. If any member is interested in taking on this job, or would like more information about the role, please contact any of the Society's officers.
Thanks to the work of our Bulletin Editor, Maurice Harp, we now have scans available of a large number of library items, in pdf format. These are gradually being added to this website and can be accessed from the List of items by Library Number.
We gratefully acknowledge the permission granted by The Perfins Club to reproduce material published by them.
The library also now holds various documents which were saved by the Society when the J. Sloper & Co. works were closed in the 1990s. The firm invented the perfin process - see the FAQ page for more information. One of these items is an 1897 image of Slopers' office in the City of London:
CLICK HERE TO SEE A PHOTOGRAPH OF SLOPER'S CITY OFFICE IN 1897