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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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

1969 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF PIONEER AIR SERVICES Scott #241-3, SG #259-61

1969 35th Anniversary of Pioneer Air Services Stamps

1970 9TH BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES, EDINBURGH SCOTLAND Scott #244-6, SG #262-4

1970 9th British Commonwealth Games Stamps

1971 FISH FROM GAMBIAN WATERS (new Currency) Scott #253-65, SG #271-83

1971 Fish From Gambian Waters Stamps

1973 GAMBIAN AGRICULTURE (2nd Series) Scott #290-2, SG #304-6

1973 Gambian Agriculture (2nd series) Stamps

1975 CENTENARY OF GAMBIA HIGH SCHOOL Scott #325-7, SG #339-41

1975 Centenary of Gambia High School Stamps

1981 WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE and 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE Scott #420-2, SG #448-50

1981 World Tourism Conference and the 16th Anniversary of Independence Stamps

1981 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF WEST AFRICAN RICE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION Scott #429-31, SG #457-9

1981 10th Anniversary of West African Rice Developement Association Stamps

1981 ABUKO NATURE RESERVE (4th issue) REPTILES Scott #432-5, SG #460-3

1981 Abuko Nature Reserve (4th issue) Reptiles Stamps

1983 CENTENARY OF SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CLUNY'S WORK IN GAMBIA Scott #463-4, SG #492-3

1983 Centenary of Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny's Work in Gambia Stamps

1984 EASTER DISNEY CHARACTORS PAINTING EGGS Scott #498-507, SG #534-42,MS543

1984 Easter, Disney Charactors Painting Eggs Stamps
1984 Easter, Disney Charactors Painting Eggs Souvenir Sheet

1984 ENDANGERED SPECIES, THE NILE CROCODILE Scott #515-18,518a, SG #544-7,MS548
These come with a pattern of blue flourescent security markings, resembling rosettes, printed on the reverse beneath the gum.

1984 Endangered Species, The Nile Crocodile Stamps
1984 Endangered Species, The Nile Crocodile Souvenir Sheet

1985 U.N. DECADE FOR WOMEN Scott #547-50, SG #577-80
These come with a pattern of blue flourescent security markings, resembling rosettes, printed on the reverse beneath the gum.

1985 United Nations Decade for Women Stamps

1985 CHRISTMAS, RELIGIOUS PAINTINGS Scott #594-8, SG #619-22,MS623
The souvenir sheet as perforated, and imperforated 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 Christmas, Religious Paintings Stamps
1985 Christmas, Religious Paintings Souvenir Sheet

1986 "AMERIPEX" INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, CHICAGO, KARL BENZ AUTOMOBILE CENTENARY Scott #620-9, SG #650-7,MS658
A number of these issues perforated, and imperforated 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 AMERIPEX Stamp Exhibition, Karl Benz Automobile Centenary Stamps
1986 AMERIPEX Stamp Exhibition, Karl Benz Automobile Centenary 1913 Benz Souvenir Sheet
1986 AMERIPEX Stamp Exhibition, Karl Benz Automobile Centenary 1924 Steiger Souvenir Sheet

1986 CHRISTMAS, DISNEY CHARACTORS POSTING LETTERS Scott #644-9, SG #673-7,MS678

1986 Christmas, Disney Charactors Posting Letters Stamps
1986 Christmas, Disney Charactors Posting Letters Souvenir Sheet

1987 VARIOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FROM THE MANDINGO EMPIRE Scott #667-71, SG #686-9,MS690

1987 Musical Instruments From the Mandingo Empire Stamps
1987 Musical Instruments From the Mandingo Empire Souvenir Sheet

1988 FLORA AND FAUNA Scott #719-28, SG #761-8,MS769
The souvenir sheets as perforated, and imperforated 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.
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Gambia. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 Flora and Fauna Stamps
1988 Flora and Fauna Great White Pelican Souvenir Sheet
1988 Flora and Fauna Red Throated Bee Eater Souvenir Sheet

References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons West Africa
Scott Catalog
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe

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