THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE
Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive
Stamp issues for British Indian Ocean Territory printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. and items found in the Archive
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY
British Indian Ocean Territory stamps printed by Format International Security Printers Ltd.
Links to pages with information on items found in the archive
A Crown Colony created on November 8, 1965 comprising the Chagos Archipelago, previously administered
bt Mauritius, together with the islands of Aldabra, Farquhar and Desroches, previously administered by Seychelles.
The Format Printers only produced one set for this Territory before it reverted in 1976 when Seychelles gained independence.
1971 ALDABRA NATURE RESERVE Scott #39-42, SG #36-9
References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons Indian Ocean
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe