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
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 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
1979 ASCENSION DAY Scott #239-241, SG #246-8
1980 FERNS AND GRASSES Scott #251-6, SG #258-263
1980 "LONDON 1980" INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION Scott #257-60, 260a, SG #264-7, MS268
1981 GREEN MOUNTAIN FARM Scott #269-272, SG #277-280
1982 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT Scott #301-4, 304a SG #309-312, MS313
1983 ISLAND VIEWS (1st series) Scott #328-331, SG #337-340
The 17p exists with watermark reversed.
1983 SEA SHELLS Scott #340-4, SG #349-353
1986 60TH BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II Scott #389-393, SG #397-401
1987 MILITARY UNIFORMS (1st series) Scott #425, SG #433-7
Printed se-tenant in strips of five.
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.
References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons St. Helena and Dependencies
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe
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