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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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Marquee for Golowe's Reference Site on the Format International Security Printers

CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Christmas Island stamps printed by Format International Security Printers Ltd.

Christmas Island is a territory of Australia since 1958.
The Format Printers had their heaviest presence in the 1980's producing seven issues up to 1988. The competition for the contracts appear quite heavy during Format's time for Christmas Island. The country only issued a few sets each year.

1980 25 YEARS OF GOLF
Scott #93-4, SG #120-1

1980 25 Years of Golf Stamps

1981 CHRISTMAS Scott #116, SG #148-51

1981 Christmas Stamp Souvenir Sheet

1983 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOAT CLUB
Scott #138-41, SG #171-4

1983 25th Anniversary of the Boat Club Stamps

1984 LOCAL MUSHROOMS AND FUNGI
Scott #152-6, SG #185-9

1984 Mushrooms and Fungi Stamps

1986 INDIGENOUS FLOWERS
Scott #183-6, SG #216-219

1986 Indigenous Flowers Stamps

1987 CENTENARY OF VISITING SHIPS
Scott #194-5, SG #227-8

1987 Centenary of Visiting Ships Stamps

1988 CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
Scott #222-5, SG #259-62

1988 Christmas Presents Stamps

These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Christmas Island. The company soon after went bankrupt and was liquidated.

References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons Online Catalog
Scott Catalog
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe
Internet Research

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