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Perfin Clubs and Societies
The Dutch Perfin Society.
The Perfins Club
The official website of The Perfins Club (based in the USA).
The German Perfin Society (in German).
Magyar Perfin Klub The Hungarian Perfin Society (in Hungarian and partly in English).
Kong Security Markings Philatelic Study Group covering Security Markings and Perfins including
Forwarding Agents Markings
Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials handbook Full illustrated catalogue of Canadian perfins, presented as a series of pdf files. 5th edition, published by the British North America Philatelic Society.
Perfins on the Stamps of Cuba By Rudy Roy, illustrated in colour, including scans of covers.
Perfin Catalogue In German, illustrated in colour (link opens an Adobe Acrobat pdf file)
Perfin Catalogues Online catalogues in German, illustrated in colour.
Perfins on Finnish stamps Copiously illustrated listing of the perfins of Finland.
Romanian Perfins Black and white illustrated listing with identities.
Perfin Officials On-line illustrated list covering Provincial officials, Provincial departments,
Federal departments and Federal officials.
Perfins A listing of stamps of the Spanish Philippines with the three known perfins used.
Australia & NZ Railway Fee Stamp Perfins Illustrated listing of perfins on Australia & New Zealand Railway Fee Stamps.
Private Revenue Perfins of Australia Incorporating Commercial Security Overprints. By Dave Elsmore & David Coath. In colour.
Hungarian Perfin Catalogue - Update 2011 An update to IstvŠn Lente's 2007 Hungarian Perfin Catalogue
(The Perfin Society Library holds a copy of the original catalogue, kindly donated by the author)
Exhibit: THE OLDEST PERFINS ON AUSTRIAN STAMPS One frame exhibit by VLADIMIR M‹NZBERGER, illustrated in colour.
Exhibit: PERFINS OF AUSTRIAN LEVANT One frame exhibit by VLADIMIR M‹NZBERGER, illustrated in colour.
Exhibit: BULGARIAN PERFINS - BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK 1901 - 1952 Five frame exhibit by KONSTANTIN PENKOV, illustrated in colour.
Exhibit: PERFINS OF BULGARIAN BANKS One frame exhibit by VLADISLAV BENES, illustrated in colour.
Exhibit: THE PERFINS OF BULGARIA AND GREECE Two frame exhibit by VLADISLAV BENES, illustrated in colour.
Exhibit: PERFINS OF BANK OF GREECE One frame exhibit by VLADISLAV BENES, illustrated in colour.
Exhibit: PERFINS USED ON CZECH AND SLOVAK TERRITORY Five frame exhibit by JULIUS PISA, illustrated in colour.
Exhibit: PERFINS OF GERMAN BANKS One frame exhibit by VLADISLAV BENES, illustrated in colour. Text in Czech and German.
Other Perfin Sites
Perfin Stamps of Australia
Includes an exhibit of C of A perfins on GB stamps
Waddie's Of Edinburgh
The background to an unusual large "SPECIMEN by Waddie's" non-postal perfin. Can you add any more information?
Story The story about the terms SPIFS and PERFIN courtesy of Toke NÝrby.
Perfins Information on scout related perfins.
French perfins Text in French.
Hong Kong perfins Many high quality colour illustrations of Hong Kong perfins.
King George V Silver
Jubilee A excellent site dedicated to the 1935 Silver Jubilee omnibus stamps of
King George V.
Perfins A small page on the subject of perfins related to the petrol industry.
Perfins In German, with many good quality colour illustrations of Swiss perfin items.
Official site of Italian Perfins This site is intended as a landmark for collectors of Italian perfins.
Railroad Perfins of the USA Colour illustrations of the late Dexter C. Wright's collection of rail related perfins on US stamps.
US 1909 Perfins and precancels High quality colour illustrations of USA Perfins & Pre-Cancels on
the 1909 Commemorative stamps.
Philatelia General philatelic information, including perfins, on a wide range of countries. A useful starting point for Perfin IDs and patterns, especially for countries with small Perfin usages. Browse through the individual countries to find the perfin information.
of the Victorian Era An on-line illustrated listing of a number of early Canadian perfins,
including list of issues.
Portugese Perfins Colour illustrations of six Portugese perfin items. Text in Portugese.
Early Precancels of Great Britain This website is not specifically about perfins but
does have perfin content as it relates to use in conjunction with
early precancel use in Great Britain, plus some commercial overprints.
GB Protective Overprints and Underprints Andy Donaldson's site covers some of the alternative security endorsements on GB stamps.
General Philatelic Sites
Philatelic Database General philatelic resource.
Stepping Stones CDs of Post Office and trade directories.
Civic Heraldry of England and Wales Compiled by Robert Young. Illustrations of coats of arms of various local councils, past and present - useful for illustrating your local government perfins collection!