PERFIN SOCIETY LIBRARY
Our librarian is Roy Gault.
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.
With the departure of our librarian Sean Brady to New Zealand, the library was initially transferred to Ron Mills. The library will now be moved to Roy Gaultís home as he has a bit more space. Over the years the library has grown to be very large and bulky but can be streamlined as much of it has been scanned allowing individual articles from magazines and journals to be discarded. Once the cull has been completed, any multiple copies of catalogues will be put into the Society auction, and if not sold, offered to National Philatelic libraries.
Any library related queries should now be directed to the new Librarian, Roy Gault at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Photograph of Sloper's City office in 1897
Sloper records of perfin and commercial overprint dies and their users
Letter of 13th March 1868 to Sloper from the GPO authorising the use of perfins on postage stamps
Letter of 27th June 1870 to Sloper from the Inland Revenue authorising the use of perfins on Foreign Bill and Inland Revenue stamps