THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE
Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive
Stamp issues for Jamaica printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. and items found in the Archive
Jamaica stamps printed by Format International Security Printers Ltd.
The Format Printers had presence between 1981 and 1988 in producing several issues for Jamaica. Waddington's, The House of
Questa and others were more heavily involved in the production of stamp issues for Jamaica during those years.
The following sets are verified to have been printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Jamaica.
1981 ROYAL WEDDING
Scott Catalog 500-3 Stanley Gibbons
Also issued in sheetlets and booklets. All exist with inverted watermarks including the souvenir sheet.
Sheetlets of Five Plus Label
1981 BOB MARLEY PORTRAITS AND SONGS
Scott Catalog 512-19 Stanley Gibbons
Errors of shifted color on the 20c value exist.
1983 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION SHIPS
Scott Catalog 556-9 Stanley Gibbons
1985 CHRISTMAS PAINTINGS BY LOCAL ARTISTS
Scott Catalog 612-15 Stanley Gibbons
1988 LABOR YEAR
Scott Catalog 702-5 Stanley Gibbons
1988 CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
Scott Catalog 706-9 Stanley Gibbons
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Jamaica. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.
References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons Online Catalog
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe
Christie's Final Sale Catalog of the Format Archive