I haven’t even looked to see how many stamps there are for Canada but I know I am just about through one wooden box and have made my way up to number 335 in the stamp.  By far the most exciting thing to me is perfins – the punch style cancellations that are used instead of the ink stamps.  I read only a little about these and have decided to save them until later.  There is a whole other world when you start to dig into these.  There’s even a perfin handbook that is on my reading list!  I know once I start learning more about these that I will have a whole other project on my hands.

Apparently the perfins are indicative of where the stamp was cancelled and for some collectors, they aren’t worried so much about collecting the stamps themselves as they are the cancellations.  Very cool.  perfin


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