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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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

Barbuda is a dependency of Antigua. The following stamps were printed in conjunction with Antigua stamps and were valid for use in Antigua.

1968 DEFINITIVE MAPS AND FISH Scott #12-28, SG #12-27

1968 Definitive Maps and Fish Stamps

1968 OLYMPIC GAMES, MEXICO Scott #29-32, SG #28-30,MS31

1968 Olympic Games, Mexico Stamps
1968 Olympic Games, Mexico Souvenir Sheet

1969 EASTER Scott #33-5, SG #32-4

1969 Easter Stamps

1969 CARIBBEAN BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE Scott #36-8, SG #35-7

1969 Caribbean Boy Scout Jamboree Stamps

1969 CHRISTMAS Scott #39-42, SG #38-41

1969 Christmas Stamps

1970 DEFINITIVE ENGLISH MONARCHS Scott #43-50, SG #42-9
The rest of the set was printed by the House of Questa

1970 British Monarchs Stamps

1970 THE 1968 HALF CENT DEFINITIVE SURCHARGED Scott #80, SG #79

1970 The 1968 Half Cent Definitive Surcharged Stamp

1973 ANTIGUA ROYAL WEDDING OF PRINCESS ANNE AND CAPTAIN MARK PHILLIPS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #103-4, SG #102-3
Printed in mini sheets of 5 plus label.
The souvenir sheet is known with this overprint but was never sold in the post offices.
20 examples are known with SPECIMEN overprint on them. Valued at around $175.00.
A pretty low price for such a rarity

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 ANTIGUA CARNIVAL OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #105-8, SG #126-8,MS129

1973 Carnival Stamps

1973 Carnival Souvenir Sheet

1973 ANTIGUA CHRISTMAS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #130-5, SG #130-4,MS135

1973 Christmas Stamps

1973 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1973 ANTIGUA HONEYMOON VISIT OF PRINCESS ANNE AND CAPTAIN PHILLIPS TO ANTIGUA OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #136-7,137a, SG #136-7,MS138
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 ANTIGUA CENTENARY OF THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION (1st issue) OVERPRINTED VARIOUS "BARBUDA" Scott #148-55, SG #148-61,MS162

1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union (1st issue) Stamps
1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1974 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP (1st issue) Scott #162,165,166,166a, SG #168-70,MS171
We note that the values exist with the final scores imprinted on them
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.

1974 World Cup Soccer Championship (1st issue) Stamps
1974 World Cup Soccer Championship (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1974 ANTIGUA WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" (2nd issue) Scott #160,161,163,164,164a, SG #172-5,MS176
Printed in mini sheets of 5 plus label.

1974 World Cup Soccer Championship (2nd issue) Stamps
Mini Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label
1974 World Cup Soccer Championship (2nd issue) Mini Sheetlets
1974 World Cup Soccer Championship (2nd issue) Souvenir Sheet

1974 CENTENARY OF THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION (2nd issue) Scott #167-9,169a, SG #177-9,MS180
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.

1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union (2nd issue) Stamps
1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union (2nd issue) Souvenir Sheet

1974-5 DEFINITIVES Scott #170-87, SG #181-197b

1974-5 Definitive Stamps

1974 ANTIGUA BIRTH CENTENARY OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" (1st issue) Scott #188,190,192,194,194a, SG #198-201,MS202

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

1974 ANTIGUA CHRISTMAS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #196-203,203a, SG #208-15,MS216

1974 Christmas Stamps
1974 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1975 ANTIGUA NELSON'S DOCKYARD OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #204-8,208a, SG #217-21,MS222

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

1975 SEA BATTLES Scott #209-12, SG #223-6

1975 Sea Battles Stamps

1975 THE 1974 DEFINITIVE $5 MAGNIFICENT FRIGATE BIRD OVERPRINTED FOR THE APOLLO-SOYUZ SPACE PROJECT Scott #213-14, SG #227-8
Issued together se-tenant in sheets of 25 (5x5), with the "Apollo" opts. in the first and third rows and the "Soyuz" opts. in the second and fourth rows, the fifth vertical row comprising of five unoverprinted stamps. This created the perf variant definitive Scott #186a SG #197a.

1975 Apollo-Soyuz Space Project Stamps
Apollo-Soyuz Pane of 25
1975 Apollo-Soyuz Space Project Stamp Pane

1975 ANTIGUA WORLD CUP CRICKET WINNERS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #231-3, SG #246-8

1975 World Cup Cricket Winners Stamps

1976 BICENTENARY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Scott #234-7,235d,237d, SG #249-60,MS261
The three designs of each value are printed horizontally se-tenant to form continuous designs.

1976 Bicentenary of the American Revolution Stamps
235d
1976 Bicentenary of the American Revolution 235d Souvenir Sheet
237d
1976 Bicentenary of the American Revolution 237d Souvenir Sheet

1976 BIRDS Scott #238-43, SG #262-7

1976 Birds Stamps

1976 BICENTENARY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION REDRAWN AND INSCRIBED TO CELEBRATE THE ROYAL VISIT TO THE U.S.A. Scott #244-7,245d,247d, SG #268-79,MS280
The three designs of each value are printed horizontally se-tenant to form continuous designs.
The three designs are perforated on the ends and imperforate in between.

1976 Bicentenary of the American Revolution Royal Visit Stamps
1976 Bicentenary of the American Revolution Royal Visit 245d and 247d Souvenir Sheets

1976 ANTIGUA OLYMPIC GAMES, MONTREAL OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #253-9,259a, SG #286-92,MS293

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

1977 TELEPHONE CENTENARY (1976) Scott #260-2,262a, SG #294-6,MS297

1977 Telephone Centenary (1976) Stamps
1977 Telephone Centenary (1976) Souvenir Sheet

1977 SILVER JUBILEE (1st issue) Scott #263-5, SG #298-303,MS304
The three designs of each value are printed horizontally se-tenant to form continuous designs.
Printed in mini panes of 9 plus 6 labels

1977 Silver Jubilee Stamps
Mini Panes of 9 Plus 6 Labels
1977 Silver Jubilee Mini Panes
1977 Silver Jubilee Souvenir Sheet

1977 ANTIGUA 1976 DEFINITIVES OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #266-83, SG #305-22

1977 Antigua 1976 Definitive Stamps Overprinted

1977 ROYAL VISIT (1st issue) Scott #302-4,304a, SG #345-7,MS348

1977 Royal Visit (1st issue) Stamps
1977 Royal Visit (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1977 SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNIVERSARIES Scott #318-22,322e, SG #363-82,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.

1977 Special Events and Anniversaries Stamps
1977 Special Events and Anniversaries Souvenir Sheet

1978 EASTER, WORKS BY MICHELANGELO Scott #328-31,331a, SG #390-3,MS394
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.

1978 Barbuda Easter Fake Souvenir SheetsView the FAKE 1978 Barbuda Easter Michelangelo Paintings Souvenir Sheets here. 1978 Easter, Works of Michelangelo Stamps
1978 Easter, Works of Michelangelo Souvenir Sheet

1978 ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #340-4, SG #403-6,MS407

1978 Sailing Week Stamps
1978 Sailing Week Souvenir Sheet

1978 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CORONATION (1st issue) Scott #345-8, SG #408-13,MS414
Issued in sheets of 4 plus 2 labels.
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 25th Anniversary of Coronation (1st issue) Stamps
1978 25th Anniversary of Coronation (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1978 ANTIGUA WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, ARGENTINA OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #356-9, SG #424-6,MS427
Mini sheets of 5 plus label exist and appear quite common on the Antigua side although Scott Catalog does not mention them.
Not so common for the Barbuda overprinted set

1978 World Cup soccer Championship in Argentina Stamps
Mini sheetlets of 5 plus label
NO IMAGE AT PRESENT
1978 World Cup soccer Championship in Argentina Souvenir Sheet

1978 FLORA AND FAUNA Scott #365-9, SG #437-41

1978 Flora and Fauna Stamps

1978 ANNIVERSARIES AND EVENTS Scott #374-7,377a, SG #442-5,MS446

1978 Anniversaries and Events Stamps
1978 Anniversaries and Events Souvenir Sheet

1979 DEATH CENTENARY OF SIR ROWLAND HILL (1st issue) Scott #380,381,383,384,384a, SG #447-50,MS451
Printed in sheetlets of 3 plus label.

1979 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill (1st issue) Stamps
Sheetlets of 3 plus label
1979 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill (1st issue) Sheetlets
1979 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1979 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION Scott #391-3,393a SG #461-3
Scott 393a is a se-tenant block of 4 including label.

1979 35th Anniversary of the ICAO Stamps
1979 35th Anniversary of the ICAO Souvenir Sheet

1979 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD (2nd issue) Scott #409-12,412a, SG #479-82,MS483

1980 International Year of the Child (2nd issue) Stamps
1980 International Year of the Child (2nd issue) Souvenir Sheet

1980 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING Scott #427-30,430a, SG #498-501,MS502

1980 10th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing Stamps
1980 10th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing Souvenir Sheet

1981 FAMOUS WOMEN Scott #474-7, SG #546-9
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.

1981 Famous Women Stamps

1981 WALT DISNEY CARTOON CHARACTERS AT SEA Scott #478-87, SG #550-8,MS559

1981 Disney Characters at Sea Stamps
1981 Disney Characters at Sea Souvenir Sheet

1981 ROYAL WEDDING (1st issue) BUILDINGS Scott #493-6, SG #565-70,MS571
Printed in sheets of 6.
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.

1981 Barbuda Royal Wedding Fake Miniature SheetsView the FAKE 1981 Barbuda Royal Wedding Miniature Sheets here. 1981 Royal Wedding (1st issue) Stamps
1981 Royal Wedding (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1981 INTERNATIONAL YEAR FOR DISABLED PERSONS (1st issue) Scott #502-5, SG #576-9
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.

1981 International Year for Disabled Persons (1st issue) Stamps

1981 INDEPENDENCE, ANTIGUA INDEPENDENCE DEFINITIVES OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #506-16, SG #587-97

1981 Independence Stamps

1981 ANTIGUA 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANTIGUA GIRL GUIDE MOVEMENT OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #517-21, SG #598-601,MS602

1981 50th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement Stamps
1981 50th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement Souvenir Sheet

1981 ANTIGUA INTERNATIONAL YEAR FOR DISABLED PERSONS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" (2nd issue) Scott #522-6, SG #603-6,MS607

1981 International Year for Disabled Persons (2nd issue) Stamps
1981 International Year for Disabled Persons (2nd issue) Souvenir Sheet

1981 ANTIGUA CHRISTMAS, PAINTINGS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA" Scott #527-31, SG #608-11,MS612

1981 Christmas Stamps
1981 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1981 BIRTH OF PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES (1st issue) Scott #532-5, SG #613-15,MS616

1981 Royal Birth of Prince William (1st issue) Stamps
1981 Royal Birth of Prince William (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1981 BIRTH OF PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES (1st issue) INSCRIBED FOR DIANA'S 21ST BIRTHDAY Scott #540-3, SG #624-6,MS627

1981 Diana's 21st Birthday (1st issue) Stamps
1981 Diana's 21st Birthday (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1982 ANTIGUA BIRTH CENTENARY OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND 250TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL"
Scott #551-8, SG #636-41,MS642-3

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 ANTIGUA 500TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF RAPHAEL OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #564-8, SG #649-52,MS653

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

1983 BICENTENARY OF MANNED FLIGHT (1st issue) Scott #578-81, SG #663-5,MS666

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.

1983 Barbuda Manned Flight Graffic Zeppelin Fake Souvenir SheetsView the FAKE 1983 Barbuda Manned Flight Graffic Zeppelin Souvenir Sheets here. 1983 Bicentenary of Manned Flight (1st issue) Stamps
1983 Bicentenary of Manned Flight (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1983 ANTIGUA WHALES OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #582-6, SG #667-70,MS671
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.

1983 Whales Stamps
1983 Whales Souvenir Sheet

1983 ANTIGUA BICENTENARY OF MANNED FLIGHT OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" (2nd issue) Scott #587-91, SG #672-5,MS676

1983 Bicentenary of Manned Flight (2nd issue) Stamps
1983 Bicentenary of Manned Flight (2nd issue) Souvenir Sheet

1983 THE 1981 ROYAL WEDDING (1st issue) BUILDINGS SURCHARGED Scott #592-4, SG #677-82
Printed in sheets of 6.
A number of these issues with errors, 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.
View Errors and Proofs Page here.View Errors and Proofs Page Here
1983 The 1981 Royal Wedding (1st issue) Stamps Surcharged

1983 ANTIGUA CHRISTMAS, 500TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF RAPHAEL OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #613-17, SG #701-4,MS705

1983 Christmas Stamps
1983 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1984 MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY Scott #622-7, SG #710-15

1984 Members of the British Royal Family Stamps

1984 ANTIGUA OLYMPIC GAMES, LOS ANGELES OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" (1st issue) Scott #628-30,633,635, SG #716-19,MS720

1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles (1st issue) Stamps
1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1984 ANTIGUA SHIPS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #641-5, SG #721-4,MS725

1984 Ships Stamps
1984 Ships Souvenir Sheet

1984 ANTIGUA UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION CONGRESS, HAMBURG, FLOWERS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #636-40, SG #726-9,MS730

1984 Universal Postal Union Congress in Hamburg, Flowers Stamps
1984 Universal Postal Union Congress in Hamburg, Flowers Souvenir Sheet

1984 OLYMPIC GAMES, LOS ANGELES (2nd issue) Scott #631,632,634,634a, SG #731-3,MS734

1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles (2nd issue) Stamps
1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles (2nd issue) Souvenir Sheet

1984 ANTIGUA SONGBIRDS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #659-64, SG #748-52,MS753

1984 Songbirds Stamps
1984 Songbirds Souvenir Sheet

1984 ANTIGUA 450TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF CORREGGIO (painter) OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL"
Scott #666,668,670,671,673, SG #754-7,MS758

1984 450th Death Anniversary of Correggio Stamps
1984 450th Death Anniversary of Correggio Souvenir Sheet

1984 ANTIGUA 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF EDGAR DEGAS (painter) OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL"
Scott #665,667,669,672,674, SG #762-5,MS766

1984 150th Birth Anniversary of Edgar Degas Stamps
1984 150th Birth Anniversary of Edgar Degas Souvenir Sheet

1985 ANTIGUA 1984 FAMOUS LEADERS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #678-86, SG #767-74,MS775

1985 Famous Leaders Stamps
1985 Famous Leaders Souvenir Sheet

1985 LIFE AND TIMES OF QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER (1st issue) Scott #687-93, SG #776-82
New information has been discovered.

View the SPECIALIZED Barbuda 1985 85th Birthday Errors and Varieties Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Barbuda 1985 85th Birthday Errors and Varieties Page here.
1985 Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1st issue) Stamps

1985 BIRTH BICENTENARY OF JOHN J. AUDUBON (ornithologist) (1st issue) Scott #701-4, SG #783-6
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.

1985 Birth Bicentenary of John J. Audubon (1st issue) Stamps

1985 ANTIGUA CENTENARY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY (1986) (1st issue) OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #694-700, SG #787-92,MS793

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

1985 LIFE AND TIMES OF QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER (1st issue) OVERPRINTED "4TH AUG 1900-1985" Scott #724-8,733,735, SG #809-15
The 15c exists with red omitted.
New information has been discovered.

View the SPECIALIZED Barbuda 1985 85th Birthday Errors and Varieties Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Barbuda 1985 85th Birthday Errors and Varieties Page here.
1985 Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1st issue) Overprinted Stamps

1985 ANTIGUA NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS AND TRADITIONAL SCENES OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #738-42, SG #816-19,MS820

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

1986 ANTIGUA ROYAL VISIT OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #760-3, SG #842-4,MS845

1986 Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps
1986 Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II Souvenir Sheet

1986 ANTIGUA 1985 CHRISTMAS, RELIGIOUS PAINTINGS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #774-8, SG #856-9,MS860

1986 Christmas, Religious Paintings Stamps
1986 Christmas, Religious Paintings Souvenir Sheet

1986 60TH BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II (1st issue) Scott #779-82, SG #861-3,MS864
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 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (1st issue) Stamps
1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (1st issue) Souvenir Sheet

1986 APPEARANCE OF HALLEY'S COMET (1st issue) Scott #790,791,793, SG #865-7
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.

1986 Appearance of Halley's Comet (1st issue) Stamps

1986 ANTIGUA FAMOUS AMERICAN TRAINS, AMERIPEX '86 INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, CHICAGO OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #804-8, SG #881-4,MS885

1986 Famous American Trains Stamps
1986 Famous American Trains Souvenir Sheet

1986 ANTIGUA SEA SHELLS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #813-17, SG #895-8,MS899

1986 Sea Shells Stamps
1986 Sea Shells Souvenir Sheet

1986 ANTIGUA FLOWERS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #818-27, SG #900-7,MS908

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

1986 ANTIGUA MUSHROOMS OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #828-32, SG #909-12,MS913

1986 Mushrooms Stamps
1986 Mushrooms Souvenir Sheet

1987 ANTIGUA AMERICA'S CUP YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIP OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #852-6, SG #936-9,MS940

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

1987 ANTIGUA MILESTONES OF TRANSPORTATION OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #867-76, SG #950-9

1987 Milestones of Transportation Stamps

1987 MARINE LIFE Scott #877-889, SG #960-72
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 Marine Life Stamps

1988 ANTIGUA SALVATION ARMY'S COMMUNITY SERVICE OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #933-41, SG #1015-22,MS1023

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

1988 ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK OVERPRINTED "BARBUDA MAIL" Scott #987-91, SG #1066-9,MS1070
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Barbuda. 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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