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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

Stamp issues for Anguilla printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. and items found in the Archive

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Anguilla stamps printed by Format International Security Printers Ltd.
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1969 EASTER COMMEMORATION Scott #68-9, SG #53-4
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. There are some varieties that are legitimately rare. Also full uncut press sheets of some issues have a rarity factor. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1969 Easter Stamps

1969 FLOWERS OF THE CARIBBEAN Scott #70-3, SG #55-8

1969 Flowers Stamps

1970 EASTER Scott #91-4, SG #76-9
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. There are some varieties that are legitimately rare. Also full uncut press sheets of some issues have a rarity factor. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1970 Easter Stamps

1970 DIFINITIVES Scott #99-113, SG #84-98
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. There are some varieties that are legitimately rare. Also full uncut press sheets of some issues have a rarity factor. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1970 Difinitive Stamps

1971 EASTER Scott #119-22, SG #104-7

1971 Easter Stamps

1971 SEA BATTLES OF THE WEST INDIES Scott #127-31, SG #112-16
Printed in strips of 5.
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. There are some varieties that are legitimately rare. Also full uncut press sheets of some issues have a rarity factor. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1971 Sea Battles of the West Indies Stamps

1972 MAPS OF ANGUILLA Scott #136-9, SG #121-4

1972 Maps of Anguilla Stamps

1972 EASTER, STAINED GLASS WINDOWS Scott #140-44, SG #125-9
Printed in strips of 5.
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. There are some varieties that are legitimately rare. Also full uncut press sheets of some issues have a rarity factor. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1972 Easter, Stained Glass Windows Stamps

1972 DIFINITIVES
The $10 value was printed in 1975 by Questa Printers
Scott #145-60, SG #130-44a

1972 Difinitives Stamps

1979 CHRISTMAS, FLOWERS Scott #367-70,370a, SG #379-82,MS383
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. There are some varieties that are legitimately rare. Also full uncut press sheets of some issues have a rarity factor. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1979 Christmas, Flowers Stamps
1979 Christmas, Flowers Souvenir Sheet

1979 "LONDON 1980" INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION (1st issue) Scott #371-4,374b, SG #384-7,MS388
Perf 14.5 exist from booklets. Scott #371a-4a,374ac, SG #384a-7a,MS388a

1979 LONDON 1980 International Stamp Expo (1st issue) Stamps
1979 LONDON 1980 International Stamp Expo (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1980 13TH WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES Scott #375-80,380a, SG #389-94,MS395
Perf 14.5 exist from sheetlets of 10. Value is about the same as the regular set.
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs and SPECIMEN overprinted came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. There are some varieties that are legitimately rare. Also full uncut press sheets of some issues have a rarity factor. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1980 13th Winter Olympic Games Stamps
1980 13th Winter Olympic Games Souvenir Sheet

1980 SEPARATION OF ANGUILLA FROM ST. KITTS-NEVIS Scott #424-8,428a, SG #443-7,MS448

1980 Separation of Anguilla from St. Kitts-Nevis Stamps
1980 Separation of Anguilla from St. Kitts-Nevis Souvenir Sheet

1982 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, SPAIN, DISNEY CHARACTERS Scott #492-501, SG #520-8,MS529

1982 World Cup Soccer Championship Stamps
1982 World Cup Soccer Championship Souvenir Sheet

1983 CHRISTMAS, DISNEY CHARACTERS Scott #547-56, SG #577-85,MS586
Exists in mini panes of 5 plus label.

Stanley Gibbons notes in their specialized catalog that Format produced this issue. A fellow collector has found evidence that The House of Questa is actually the printer of this issue. Unless Format was contracted also, perhaps to produce the souvenir sheet which is doubtful, then once again Stanley Gibbons is wrong.

1983 Christmas Stamps
SHEETLETS OF 5 PLUS LABEL (Extremely rare set)
1983 Christmas Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label
1983 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1985 CENTENARY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY (1986) Scott #657-63, SG #690-5,MS696
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. There are some varieties that are legitimately rare. Also full uncut press sheets of some issues have a rarity factor. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Anguilla. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1985 Centenary of the Statue of Liberty (1986) Stamps
1985 Centenary of the Statue of Liberty (1986) Souvenir Sheet

References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons Leeward Islands
Scott Catalog
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe

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