perfin

perfin

[purf-in]
noun
a postage stamp having perforated initials punched into the paper: used by businesses to prevent unauthorized use of stamps.

Origin:
perf(orated) in(itial)

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perfin (ˈpɜːfɪn)
 
n
philately the former name for spif
 
[from perf(orated with) in(itials)]

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