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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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1972 CHRISTMAS AND 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL Scott #292-4,294a, SG #335-7,MS338

1972 Christmas and the 125th Anniversary of St. John's Cathedral Stamps
1972 Christmas and the 125th Anniversary of St. John's Cathedral Souvenir Sheet

1972 SAILING WEEK AND INAUGURATION OF THE TOURIST OFFICE IN NEW YORK Scott #300-3,303a, SG #345-8,MS349

1972 Sailing Week and Inauguration of the Tourist Office in New York Stamps
1972 Sailing Week and Inauguration of the Tourist Office in New York Souvenir Sheet

1973 EASTER Scott #304-6, SG #350-2

1973 Easter Stamps

1973 CARNIVAL Scott #312-15,315a, SG #359-62,MS363

1973 Carnival Stamps

1973 Carnival Souvenir Sheet

1973 CHRISTMAS Scott #316-20,320a, SG #364-8,MS369

1973 Christmas Stamps

1973 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1973 ROYAL WEDDING OF PRINCESS ANNE AND CAPTAIN MARK PHILLIPS Scott #321-2,322a, SG #370-1,MS372
Printed in mini sheets of 5 plus label.

1973 Royal Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips Stamps
Mini Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label
1973 Royal Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips Mini Sheetlets
1973 Royal Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips Souvenir Sheet

1973 HONEYMOON VISIT OF PRINCESS ANNE AND CAPTAIN PHILLIPS TO ANTIGUA Scott #323-4,324a, SG #373-4,MS375
The 1973 Royal Wedding stamps overprinted HONEYMOON VISIT DECEMBER 16TH 1973

1973 Honeymoon Visit of Princess Anne and Captain Phillips to Antigua Stamps
1973 Honeymoon Visit of Princess Anne and Captain Phillips to Antigua Souvenir Sheet

1974 CENTENARY OF THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION Scott #334-40,340a, SG #386-92,MS393

1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union Stamps
1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union Souvenir Sheet

1974 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP Scott #345-8,348a, SG #399-402,MS403
Printed in mini sheets of 5 plus label.

1974 World Cup Soccer Championship Stamps
Mini Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label
1974 World Cup Soccer Championship Mini Sheetlets
1974 World Cup Soccer Championship Souvenir Sheet

1974 EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND Scott #361-4, SG #404-7
1974 World Cup Soccer Championship stamps and 75c Antiguan Steel Bands stamp
(printed by Questa)
overprinted EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

1974 Earthquake Relief Fund Stamps

1974 BIRTH CENTENARY OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL Scott #349-52,3352a, SG #408-11,MS412

1974 Birth Centenary of Sir Winston Churchill Stamps
1974 Birth Centenary of Sir Winston Churchill Souvenir Sheet

1974 CHRISTMAS Scott #353-60,360a, SG #413-20,MS421

1974 Christmas Stamps
1974 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1975 CENTENARY OF THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION AND
FEDERAL MAPLE(freighter)STAMP(printed by Questa)
STAMPS SURCHARGED WITH NEW VALUES Scott #365-8, SG #422-5

1975 Centenary of the U.P.U. Stamps from 1974 Surcharged with New Values

1975 NELSON'S DOCKYARD Scott #369-73,373A, SG #427-31,MS432

1975 Nelson's Dockyard Stamps
1975 Nelson's Dockyard Souvenir Sheet

1975 ANTIGUAN CHURCHES Scott #374-8,378a, SG #433-7,MS438

1975 Antiguan Churches Stamps
1975 Antiguan Churches Souvenir Sheet

1975 WORLD CUP CRICKET WINNERS Scott #402-4, SG #466-8

1975 World Cup Cricket Winners Stamps

1976 DEFINITIVES Scott #405-22, SG #469A-86A and 469B-86B
469B-86B have imprint at the foot of "1978". These are only footnoted in Scott Catalog.
A number of some 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.

Set without imprint.
1976 Definitive Stamps Without Imprint
Set with imprint "1978".
1976 Definitive Stamps With Imprint '1978'

1976 BICENTENARY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Scott #423-30, SG #487-93,MS494
A number of some 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.

1976 Bicentenary of the American Revolution Stamps
1976 Bicentenary of the American Revolution Souvenir Sheet

1976 OLYMPIC GAMES, MONTREAL Scott #431-7,437a, SG #495-501,MS502

1976 Olympic Games in Montreal Stamps
1976 Olympic Games in Montreal Souvenir Sheet

1978 SAILING WEEK Scott #503-7, SG #576-9,MS580
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.

1978 Sailing Week Stamps
1978 Sailing Week Souvenir Sheet

1978 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, ARGENTINA Scott #515-18, SG #590-2,MS593
Mini sheets of 5 plus label exist and appear quite common although Scott Catalog does not mention them.
Stanley Gibbons states that quantities of these issues imperforate came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. There is nothing of this sort on the market at present. More information needed.

1978 World Cup soccer Championship in Argentina Stamps
Mini sheetlets of 5 plus label
1978 World Cup soccer Championship in Argentina Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label
1978 World Cup soccer Championship in Argentina Souvenir Sheet

1980 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD (1979), DISNEY CHARACTERS Scott #562-71, SG #637-45,MS646

1980 International Year of the Child (Disney Characters) Stamps
1980 International Year of the Child (Disney Characters) Souvenir Sheet

1980 CHRISTMAS, SLEEPING BEAUTY, DISNEY CHARACTERS Scott #592-601, SG #671-9,MS680
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.

1980 Christmas, Sleeping Beauty, Disney Characters Stamps
1980 Christmas, Sleeping Beauty, Disney Characters Souvenir Sheet

1981 INDEPENDENCE, VARIOUS 1976 DEFINITIVES OVERPRINTED "INDEPENDENCE 1981" Scott #607-17, SG #686A-96A and 686B-96B
Scott catalog does not differentiate between imprinted (1978) stamps and non-imprinted as Stanley Gibbons does.

Definitives with "1978" Imprint
1981 Various 1976 Definitive Stamps with 1978 Imprint Overprinted INDEPENDENCE 1981

1981 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANTIGUA GIRL GUIDE MOVEMENT Scott #628-32, SG #713-16,MS717

1981 50th Anniversary of Antigua Girl Guide Movement Stamps
1981 50th Anniversary of Antigua Girl Guide Movement Souvenir Sheet

INDEPENDENT

Almost all stamps from this point on are inscribed ANTIGUA & BARBUDA.

1981 INDEPENDENCE Scott #633-7, SG #718-21,MS722

1981 Independence Stamps
1981 Independence Souvenir Sheet

1981 CHRISTMAS, PAINTINGS Scott #638-42, SG #723-6,MS727

1981 Christmas Stamps
1981 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1981 INTERNATIONAL YEAR FOR DISABLED PERSONS Scott #643-7, SG #728-31,MS732

1981 International Year for Disabled Persons Stamps
1981 International Year for Disabled Persons Souvenir Sheet

1982 COOLIDGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPENING Scott #653-7, SG #738-41,MS742

1982 Opening of Coolidge International Airport Stamps
1982 Opening of Coolidge International Airport Souvenir Sheet

1982 BIRTH CENTENARY OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND 250TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
Scott #676-83, SG #761-6,MS767-8
Quantities of the souvenir sheets imperforate, came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1982 Birth Centenary of Franklin D. Roosevelt and 250th Birth Anniversary of George Washington Stamps
1982 250th Birth Anniversary of George Washington Souvenir Sheet
1982 Birth Centenary of Franklin D. Roosevelt Souvenir Sheet

1983 500TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF RAPHAEL Scott #689-93, SG #774-7,MS778
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.

1983 500th Birth Anniversary of Raphael Stamps
1983 500th Birth Anniversary of Raphael Souvenir Sheet

1983 WHALES Scott #703-7, SG #788-91,MS792
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.

1983 Whales Stamps
1983 Whales Souvenir Sheet

1983 BICENTENARY OF MANNED FLIGHT Scott #726-30, SG #811-14,MS815

1983 Bicentenary of Manned Flight Stamps
1983 Bicentenary of Manned Flight Souvenir Sheet

1983 CHRISTMAS, 500TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF RAPHAEL Scott #731-5, SG #816-19,MS820
The statement below was made for these whereas non was made on the actual Raphael set above in Stanley Gibbons. This Leads me to believe the statement was put on the wrong set as none of this set can be found imperf.

I AM LEAVING IT FOR NOW.......Quantities of these issues perforated, imperforate, and so called "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.

1983 Christmas Stamps
1983 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1984 OLYMPIC GAMES, LOS ANGELES Scott #740-4, SG #825-8,MS829

1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles Stamps
1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles Souvenir Sheet

1984 SHIPS Scott #745-9, SG #830-3,MS834
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.

I have discovered recently created (2014) forgeries of this issue! Fake imperforate souvenir sheets are on the market!
Don't get ripped off! View this page to define and avoid them.

1984 Antigua and Barbuda Ships Man of War Fake Souvenir SheetsView the FAKE 1984 Antigua and Barbuda Ships Man of War Souvenir Sheets here. 1984 Ships Stamps
1984 Ships Souvenir Sheet

1984 UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION CONGRESS, HAMBURG, FLOWERS Scott #755-9, SG #835-8,MS839
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.

I have discovered recently created (2015) forgeries of this issue! Fake imperforate souvenir sheets are on the market!
Don't get ripped off! View this page to define and avoid them.

1984 Antigua and Barbuda U.P.U. Congress Flowers Fake Souvenir SheetsView the FAKE 1984 Antigua and Barbuda U.P.U. Congress Flowers Souvenir Sheets here. 1984 Universal Postal Union Congress in Hamburg, Flowers Stamps
1984 Universal Postal Union Congress in Hamburg, Flowers Souvenir Sheet

1984 SONGBIRDS Scott #773-8, SG #869-73,MS874
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.

1984 Songbirds Stamps
1984 Songbirds Souvenir Sheet

1984 450TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF CORREGGIO AND 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF EDGAR DEGAS (painters)
Scott #782-91, SG #878-81,MS882 and 883-6,MS887
Perforated proof sheets were found in the archive.

1984 150th Birth Anniversary of Edgar Degas Stamps
1984 150th Birth Anniversary of Edgar Degas Souvenir Sheet
1984 450th Death Anniversary of Correggio Stamps
1984 450th Death Anniversary of Correggio Souvenir Sheet

1984 FAMOUS LEADERS Scott #819-27, SG #888-95,MS896
A number of some 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.

1984 Famous Leaders Stamps
1984 Famous Leaders Souvenir Sheet

1984 CHRISTMAS, 50TH BIRTHDAY OF DONALD DUCK, DISNEY CHARACTERS Scott #808-18, SG #897-905,MS906
The $2 value exists in mini panes of 8.
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. Noting that the souvenir sheets do not seem to be found this way.
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.

1984 Christmas Stamps
SHEETLET OF 8
1984 Christmas Sheetlet of 8
1984 Christmas, Donald Duck's Nephews Souvenir Sheet
1984 Christmas, Donald Duck in Deckchair Souvenir Sheet

1985 CENTENARY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY (1986) (1st issue) Scott #828-34, SG #907-12,MS913
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. Noting that the souvenir sheets do not seem to be found this way.
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.

1985 Centenary of the Statue of Liberty (1986)(1st Issue) Stamps
1985 Centenary of the Statue of Liberty (1986)(1st Issue) Souvenir Sheet

1985 NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS AND TRADITIONAL SCENES Scott #835-9, SG #914-17,MS918

1985 Native American Artifacts and Traditional Scenes Stamps
1985 Native American Artifacts and Traditional Scenes Souvenir Sheet

1985 ROYAL VISIT OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II Scott #886-9, SG #965-7,MS968

1985 Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps
1985 Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II Souvenir Sheet

1985 CHRISTMAS, RELIGIOUS PAINTINGS Scott #905-9, SG #985-8,MS989
A number of the souvenir sheet 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.

1985 Christmas, Religious Paintings Stamps
1985 Christmas, Religious Paintings Souvenir Sheet

1986 FAMOUS AMERICAN TRAINS, AMERIPEX '86 INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, CHICAGO Scott #934-8, SG #1014-17,MS1018
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.

1986 Famous American Trains Stamps
1986 Famous American Trains Souvenir Sheet

1986 SEA SHELLS Scott #943-7, SG #1023-6,MS1027
A number of some 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.

1986 Sea Shells Stamps
1986 Sea Shells Souvenir Sheet

1986 FLOWERS Scott #948-57, SG #1028-35,MS1036
A number of most 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.

1986 Flowers Stamps
1986 Flowers $4 Souvenir Sheet
1986 Flowers $5 Souvenir Sheet

1986 MUSHROOMS Scott #958-62, SG #1042-5,MS1046
An unissued 3$ stamp exists.
The $4 value with the value showing as 4$ exists.
The $5 souvenir sheet with value showing as 5$ exists.
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.

1986 Mushrooms Stamps
3$ Unissued Error
1986 Mushrooms 3$ Unissued Error Stamp
1986 Mushrooms Souvenir Sheet

1986 CHRISTMAS, DISNEY CHARACTERS AS BABIES Scott #978-87, SG #1061-8,MS1069
The $4 value was printed in sheets of 8.

1986 Christmas Stamps
1986 Christmas (Disney Babies With Their Presents) Souvenir Sheet
1986 Christmas (Disney Babies Bringing Christmas Gifts to Town) Souvenir Sheet

1987 AMERICA'S CUP YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIP Scott #1000-4, SG #1072-5,MS1076
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.

1987 America's Cup Yachting Championship Stamps
1987 America's Cup Yachting Championship Souvenir Sheet

1987 MILESTONES OF TRANSPORTATION Scott #1025-34, SG #1100-9
The $2 Submarine-Airplane stamp apparently exists with value of 30c in imperf progressive proofs in 5 stages.
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.

1987 Milestones of Transportation Stamps

1987 16TH WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE, AUSTRALIA Scott #1053-7, SG #1128-31,MS1132
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.

1987 16th World Scout Jamboree in Australia Stamps
1987 16th World Scout Jamboree in Australia Souvenir Sheet

1988 SALVATION ARMY'S COMMUNITY SERVICE Scott #1083-91, SG #1163-70,MS1171

1988 Salvation Army's Community Service Stamps
1988 Salvation Army's Community Service Souvenir Sheet

1988 SAILING WEEK Scott #1112-16, SG #1190-3,MS1194
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 Antigua. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 Sailing Week Stamps
1988 Sailing Week Souvenir Sheet

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

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