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old 1952 stamp Queen Elizabeth II.

I found an old stamp with an "H&D" perforation on it

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Endre Ujvari29/08/2020 14:47:20
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Hi everyone!
Today I found a unique stamp with an "H&D" perforation on it and I can't find it in the stamp catalogue. Any idea what it means? Maybe a different country used the english stamp?
Thanks for helping in advance!

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Edited By Endre Ujvari on 29/08/2020 14:47:58

Edited By Endre Ujvari on 29/08/2020 14:48:49

Paul Davey 129/08/2020 22:49:24
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Hi Endre, welcome to the forum.

it is known as a "perfin" or perforated initial. They were allowed on stamps owned by a company to identify them as belonging to the company and so if anyone stole them they couldn't use them or redeem them at the Post Office. They were used by thousands of companies in GB and there is a specialised catalogue of them by Tomkins, So not unique and not rare I'm afraid! My library is in storage at them moment or I would look it up and let you know the name of the company.


Endre Ujvari30/08/2020 15:12:36
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Thank you Paul! I never met this kind of thing, but now I know.

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