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Perfin - how does it affect the value of the stamp

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Trevor Bishop 130/01/2018 21:00:09
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Hi ,

I am a collector of perfins in a small way & would also like to increase my QV GB collection some of which are way out of my price range and I have recently seen that some the HV QV stamps with perfins are at more reasonable price .

I was just wondering what perfins do to the value of a stamp ( presumably a defective/ damaged stamp ?)



Paul Davey 130/01/2018 23:07:25
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perfins tend to reduce the value of an otherwise decent stamp. I regard them as properly used rather than damaged, others have a different opinion! You have seen the effect it has on the price of, particularly, high values.

as with all such things - beauty is in the eye of the beholder!


Billy Broadland31/01/2018 19:01:26
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Your collection should be whatever you want it to be. I think that a perfin is a valid stamp that could be used postally.

I have a small collection of perfins and to me they are just part of my collection.

A few people turn their noses up at items like perfins but that is their opinion.

Collect whatever you like to collect.


Trevor Bishop 101/02/2018 20:10:18
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Hi Billy ,

Thanks , I was just wondering as there WERE 3 lovely QV 10/- stamps for sale ( now snapped up by someone else ) for £30 each and I just wanted to be sure they weren't valued as fairly worthless if I ever had to sell them . Well clearly someone else thought they were worth it & so my question has been answered . I did read somewhere that someone had estimated the value as 10/% of CV .

I'll keep a look out for more & hopefully add them to my collection .

I have 100's or 1000's of perfins & having looked at the perfin website it is really difficult to value them , as it's what someone will pay for them . It also seems people prefer them on original covers showing the company for which they were made . Always good to know these things .

I've been trying to think of a way to display perfins , but upto now my ideas wander between different ideas . One day I'll get around to it .


Paul Davey 101/02/2018 21:23:52
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I have seen one collector who mounts perfins on fluorescent bright green slips of paper. So long as the holes are not blind it is remarkably effective. When is is a green stamp, pink fluorescent paper is the choice.


Trevor Bishop 102/02/2018 15:58:50
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Hi Paul ,

I've just tried the fluorescent paper trick - putting them in Hagner pages with a strip behind the stamp - excellent idea.

I was very impressed , now I need to find how to write a brief note about the company who issues them .

All good fun .



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