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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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ASCENSION

Ascension stamps printed by Format International Security Printers Ltd.
Links to pages with information on items found in the archive

Ascension Island was a dependency of Saint Helena until 2009.

1971 THE EVOLUTION OF SPACE TRAVEL Scott #138-151, SG #135-148

1971 Evolution of Space Travel Stamps

1971 THE EVOLUTION OF SPACE TRAVEL BOOKLET Scott #143a, SG #SB2
Exists with date 5/71 imprinted on back cover and listed in Stanley Gibbons as SB2a

1971 Evolution of Space Travel Booklet

1979 ASCENSION DAY Scott #239-241, SG #246-8

1979 Ascension Day Stamps

1980 FERNS AND GRASSES Scott #251-6, SG #258-263

1980 Ferns and Grasses Stamps

1980 "LONDON 1980" INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION Scott #257-60, 260a, SG #264-7, MS268

1980 LONDON International Stamp Exhibition Stamps
1980 LONDON International Stamp Exhibition Souvenir Sheet

1981 GREEN MOUNTAIN FARM Scott #269-272, SG #277-280

1981 Green Mountain Farm Stamps

1982 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT Scott #301-4, 304a SG #309-312, MS313

1982 75th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Movement Stamps
1982 75th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Movement Souvenir Sheet

1983 ISLAND VIEWS (1st series) Scott #328-331, SG #337-340
The 17p exists with watermark reversed.

1983 Island Views Stamps

1983 SEA SHELLS Scott #340-4, SG #349-353

1983 Sea Shells Stamps

1986 60TH BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II Scott #389-393, SG #397-401

1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps

1987 MILITARY UNIFORMS (1st series) Scott #425, SG #433-7
Printed se-tenant in strips of five.

1987 Military Uniforms (1st issue) Stamps

1987 ROYAL RUBY WEDDING Scott #431-5, SG #447-451
The 20p exists with the overprint doubled.

These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Ascension. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1987 Royal Ruby Wedding Stamps

References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons St. Helena and Dependencies
Scott Catalog
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe

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