Perfins of Straits Settlements


Studies suggest that perfin die use began on Straits Settlements stamps in 1870 and peaked in the early 1900s. At the time of the Silver Jubilee at least three machines were in use.

Seventeen different dies have been identified to date on Silver Jubilee stamps. The table lists the companies and the distribution of the perfins.

The companies listed in blue are those where perfin copies are available for viewing. Click on the company to view the stamp.


Straits Settlements
5c
8c
12c
25c
Adamson, Gilfillan & Co. Singapore
A.G
u
Asiatic Petroleum Company, Singapore
A.P.C
u
u
u
u
Boustead & Company - Singapore
B&Co
u
u
u
u
B&Co.
u
u
u
u
Borneo Co. Ltd, Finlayson Green. Singapore
B.C.L
u
u
P&O Banking Company
CANCELLED
u
u
u
u
Chartered Bank of India, Penang
CBI
u
Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp
HS / BC
u
u
u
u
Lee Plantations, Singapore
LP/L
u
u
u
u
L.Y. Swee & Co. Penang
LYS
u
McAlister & Co, Singapore
McA / Co
u
u
u
u
Municipal Commissioners, Penang
MC/P
u
Singapore Municipal Commissioners
SMC
u
Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland
S.M.N
u
u
Straits Trading Company, Singapore
S.T.C.
u
Thomas Cook & Sons, Singapore
TC / &S
u
u
u
Yokohama Specie Bank, Singapore
YS/B
u
u
u
u