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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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Ghana stamps printed by Format International Security Printers Ltd.
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1973 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORGANIZATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY Scott #499-502, SG #686-9

1973 10th Anniversary of the O.A.U. Stamps

1973 CENTENARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL COOPERATION Scott #503-7, SG #690-3,MS694
Exist Imperforate

1973 Centenary of the International Meteorological Cooperation Stamps
1973 Centenary of the International Meteorological Cooperation Souvenir Sheet

1974 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS, WEST GERMANY Scott #525-9, SG #715-18,MS719
The sheetlets and 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.

1974 World Cup Soccer Championships Stamps
The Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label (perf 13)
1974 World Cup Soccer Championships Sheetlets
The Souvenir Sheet
1974 World Cup Soccer Championships Souvenir Sheet

1974 WEST GERMANY'S VICTORY IN WORLD CUP Scott #535-9, SG #725-8,MS729
1974 West Germany's Victory in the World Cup Stamps
The Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label (perf 13)
1974 West Germany's Victory in the World Cup Sheetlets
The Souvenir Sheet
1974 West Germany's Victory in the World Cup Souvenir Sheet

1975 APOLLO-SOYUZ SPACE LINK Scott #549-53, SG #739-42,MS743
Exist perf 13 from the sheetlets. Intact sheetlets are extremely rare!

1975 Apollo-Soyuz Link Stamps
The Souvenir Sheet
1975 Apollo-Soyuz Link Souvenir Sheet

1975 14TH WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE, NORWAY Scott #565-9, SG #755-8,MS759
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.

1975 14th World Scout Jamboree Stamps
1975 14th World Scout Jamboree Souvenir Sheet

1976 INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR, ACCRA Scott #574-7, SG #764-7

1976 International Trade Fair, Accra Stamps

1976 INTERPHIL STAMP EXHIBITION, PHILADELPHIA Scott #578-82, SG #768-71,MS772
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.

1976 INTERPHIL Stamp Exhibition Stamps
1976 INTERPHIL Stamp Exhibition Souvenir Sheet

1976 21ST OLYMPIC GAMES, MONTREAL, CANADA Scott #583-7, SG #773-6,MS777
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.

1976 21st Olympic Games Stamps
The Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label (perf 15)
1976 21st Olympic Games Sheetlets
The Souvenir Sheet
1976 21st Olympic Games Souvenir Sheet

1976 CENTENARY OF THE FIRST TELEPHONE CALL Scott #601-5, SG #791-4,MS795

1976 Centenary of the First Telephone Call Stamps
1976 Centenary of the First Telephone Call Souvenir Sheet

1977 MONTREAL OLYMPIC GAMES WINNERS Scott #606-10, SG #796-9,MS800

1977 Montreal Olympic Games Winners Stamps
The Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label (perf 15)
1977 Montreal Olympic Games Winners Sheetlets
The Souvenir Sheet
1977 Montreal Olympic Games Winners Souvenir Sheet

1977 2ND WORLD BLACK AND AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE, NIGERIA Scott #611-15, SG #801-4,MS805

1977 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture Stamps
1977 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture Souvenir Sheet

1977 PRINCE CHARLES VISIT TO GHANA Scott #616-20, SG #806-9,MS810

1977 Prince Charles Visit to Ghana Stamps
1977 Prince Charles Visit to Ghana Souvenir Sheet

1977 WILDLIFE PROTECTION Scott #621-5, SG #811-14,MS815
A number of these issues 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.

1977 Wildlife Protection Stamps
1977 Wildlife Protection Souvenir Sheet

1977 PAINTERS BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES Scott #626-30, SG #816-19,MS820
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.

1977 Painters Birth Anniversaries Stamps
1977 Painters Birth Anniversaries Souvenir Sheet

1978 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST POWERED FLIGHT Scott #650-4, SG #840-3,MS844
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.

1978 75th Anniversary of First Powered Flight Stamps
1978 75th Anniversary of First Powered Flight Souvenir Sheet

1978 "CAPEX 1978" INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, TORONTO Scott #655-9, SG #845-8,MS849
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.

1978 75th Anniversary of First Powered Flight Overprinted for CAPEX Stamps
1978 75th Anniversary of First Powered Flight Overprinted for CAPEX Souvenir Sheet

1978 11TH AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS, GHANA AND 11TH WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, ARGENTINA Scott #660-4, SG #850-3,MS854
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.

1978 11th African Cup and World Cup Soccer Championship Stamps
1978 11th African Cup and World Cup Soccer Championship Souvenir Sheet

1978 EASTER, DETAILS FROM DRAWINGS BY DURER Scott #670-3, SG #855-8

1978 Easter, Details From Drawings by Durer Stamps

1978 WINNERS OF 11TH AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS, GHANA AND 11TH WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, ARGENTINA Scott #665-9, SG #859-62,MS863
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.

1978 11th African Cup and World Cup Soccer Championship Winners Stamps
1978 11th African Cup and World Cup Soccer Championship Winners Souvenir Sheet

1978 FLOWERS OF GHANA Scott #674-7, SG #864-7
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.

1978 Flowers of Ghana Stamps

1978 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF GHANA RAILWAYS Scott #678-81, SG #868-71
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.

1978 75th Anniversary of Ghana Railways Stamps

1979 PIONEER VENUS SPACE PROJECT Scott #682-6, SG #872-5,MS876
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.

1979 Pioneer Venus Space Project Stamps
1979 Pioneer Venus Space Project Souvenir Sheet

1980 DEATH CENTENARY OF SIR ROWLAND HILL Scott #704-8, SG #889-96,MS897
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.

1980 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Stamps
The Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label (perf 13.5)

1980 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Sheetlets
The Souvenir Sheet
1980 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Souvenir Sheet

1980 DEATH CENTENARY OF SIR ROWLAND HILL OVERPRINTED FOR "LONDON 1980" INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION Scott #714-18, SG #903-10,MS911
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.

1980 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Overprinted LONDON 1980 Stamps
The Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label (perf 13.5)
IMAGE COMING SOON

The Souvenir Sheet
1980 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Overprinted LONDON 1980 Souvenir Sheet

1980 CHRISTMAS, PAINTINGS BY FRA ANGELICO Scott #736-40, SG #929-32,MS933
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.

1980 Christmas, Paintings by Fra Angelico Stamps
1980 Christmas, Paintings by Fra Angelico Souvenir Sheet

1980 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Scott #741-5, SG #934-7,MS938

1980 75th Anniversary of Rotary International Stamps
1980 75th Anniversary of Rotary International Souvenir Sheet

1981 VISIT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II Scott #751-4, SG #944-7

1981 Visit of Pope John Paul II Stamps

1981 WORLD FOOD DAY Scott #765-9, SG #962-5,MS966
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.

1981 World Food Day Stamps
1981 World Food Day Souvenir Sheet

1981 CHRISTMAS, PAINTINGS Scott #770-6, SG #967-72,MS973
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.

1981 Christmas, Paintings Stamps
1981 Christmas, Paintings Souvenir Sheet

1982 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT Scott #794-8, SG #991-4,MS995
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 Christmas, Disney Charactors Posting Letters Stamps
1986 Christmas, Disney Charactors Posting Letters Souvenir Sheet

1982 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, SPAIN Scott #803-11, SG #1000-3,MS1004,1005-8
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.

1982 World Cup Soccer Championship Stamps
The Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label (perf 14 x 14.5)
IMAGE COMING SOON

The Souvenir Sheet
1982 World Cup Soccer Championship Souvenir Sheet

1982 CHRISTMAS Scott #817-21, SG #1014-17,MS1018
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.

1982 Christmas Stamps
1982 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1983 COMMONWEALTH DAY Scott #822-5, SG #1019-22
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.

1983 Commonwealth Day Stamps

1983 ITALY'S VICTORY OF THE WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, SPAIN Scott #826-34, SG #1023-6,MS1027,1028-31
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.

1982 World Cup Soccer Championship Winners Stamps
The Sheetlets of 5 Plus Label (perf 14 x 14.5)
1982 World Cup Soccer Championship Winners Sheetlets
The Souvenir Sheet 1982 World Cup Soccer Championship Winners Souvenir Sheet

1983 COASTAL MARINE MAMMALS Scott #841-6, SG #1032-6,MS1037
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.

1983 Coastal Marine Mammals Stamps
1983 Coastal Marine Mammals Souvenir Sheet

1984 EASTER Scott #906-11, SG #1098-1102,MS1103
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.

1984 Easter Stamps
1984 Easter Souvenir Sheet

1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS, LOS ANGELES Scott #933-8, SG #1104-8,MS1109
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.

1984 Summer Olympics Stamps
1984 Summer Olympics Souvenir Sheet

1984 OLYPIC MEDAL WINNERS OF THE SUMMER OLYMPICS, LOS ANGELES Scott #945-50, SG #1134-8,MS1139

1984 Summer Olympics Winners Stamps
1984 Summer Olympics Winners Souvenir Sheet

1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR Scott #970-4, SG #1149-52,MS1153
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.

1985 International Youth Year Stamps
1985 International Youth Year Souvenir Sheet

1988 GHANA FESTIVALS Scott #1047-50, SG #1226-9
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.

1988 Festivals of Ghana Stamps

1988 U.N.I.C.E.F. GLOBAL IMMUNIZATION CAMPAIGN Scott #1051-4, SG #1234-7
A number of these issues 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 Ghana. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 UNICEF Global Immunization Campaign Stamps

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

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