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STAMPS KNOWN PERFINNED

Compiled by Roy Gault

The following table shows the increases in G.B. Perfins in recent years.
DD = Different dies, DDF = Different die face.
Idents = Number of dies for which a user is either known or suspected.

Date DD Increase DDF Increase Idents Increase
31st Dec 2014 24,097 --- 240,991 --- 13,808 ---
31st Dec 2015 24,254 157 248,941 7,950 14,118 310
31st Dec 2016 24,496 242 254,747 5,806 14,424 306
31st Dec 2017 24,653 157 258,362 3,615 14,650 226
30th June 2018 24,714 61 260,901 2,539 14,792 142

If current trends continue we should reach 25,000 different dies early in 2020; 275,000 DDF at the end of 2020; and 15,000 Identified Perfins in the Spring of 2019.

Click here to download a spreadsheet listing all known G.B. Perfin dies (Excel file)

The following pages record the number of different Perfins that can be found on the Postage Stamps of Great Britain. This is not intended to be a Catalogue of G.B. Perfins as that already exists in the form of the The Gault Catalogue of Great British Perfins. This series of documents have been generated by the Catalogue Editor using information contained within the Gault Catalogue, and have been created to give an idea of exactly how many, or quite how few, different Perfins are known on each individual postage stamp. Lists of the Perfins involved will not generally be available, although there will be exceptions to this rule.

Detailed introduction to G.B. Perfins
How it all began - Perfin Types - Local Die-makers - Collecting Themes - Die Analysis - and much more

Monarch selection - please select a monarch of interest.

Queen Victoria
1837-1901

King Edward VII
1901-1910

King George V
1910-1936

King Edward VIII
1936

King George VI
1936-1952

Queen Elizabeth II
1952-Current

Perfin dies found on postage stamps from all six reigns

Just over 100 Victorian perfin dies are found on postage stamps from all six reigns, right into the Elizabethan era.
These are recorded in the Earliest and Longest Lived Dies list.
Of these, just three (shown below) may also be found on the Line Engraved stamps of Queen Victoria.

D0580.01M

G1390.01

H2980.01

Click here for downloadable pdf files of this introduction and the pages for each monarch