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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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Kiribati stamps printed by Format International Security Printers Ltd.
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1980 SATELLITE TRACKING Scott #349-51, SG #109-11

1980 Satellite Tracking Stamps

1980 LONDON INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION Scott #352-5,355a, SG #112-15,MS116
Printed in sheetlets of 10 plus two labels.
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate 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 London International Stamp Exhibition Stamps
Sheetlets of 10 plus 2 labels
1980 London International Stamp Exhibition Sheetlets
1980 London International Stamp Exhibition Souvenir Sheet

1980 DEVELOPMENT Scott #360-4, SG #136-40

1980 Development Stamps

1981 FLOWERS Scott #365-8, SG #141-4
Printed in sheetlets of 10 and seen in gutter pairs.

1981 Flowers Stamps
Sheetlets of 10
1981 Flowers Sheetlets

1981 ISLAND MAPS (1st series) Scott #369-72, SG #145-8
Seen in gutter pairs.

1981 Island Maps (1st series) Stamps

1981 POSTAGE DUES Scott #J1-9, SG #D1-9
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate 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 Postage Due Stamps

1982 INAUGURATION OF AIR TUNGARU AIRLINE Scott #400-3, SG #179-82
The 12c value is inscribed "De Havilland DH114 Heron" in error.
The 12c value exists with watermark inverted.
Quantities of these issues perforated 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 Inauguration of Air Tungaru Airline Stamps

1982 21ST BIRTHDAY OF PRINCESS DIANA Scott #404-6, SG #183-5
The 12c value is incorrectly dated.
Mary of Teck became Princess of Wales in 1901.

1982 21st Birthday of Princess Diana Stamps

1982 BIRTH OF PRINCE WILLIAMS OF WALES Scott #407-9, SG #186-8

1982 Birth of Prince Williams of Wales Stamps

1982 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT Scott #410-13, SG #189-92
Quantities of these issues perforated and with SPECIMEN overprints 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 75th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Movement Stamps

1983 COMMONWEALTH DAY Scott #418-21, SG #197-200
All values exists with watermark inverted.

1983 Commonwealth Day Stamps

1983 ISLAND MAPS (2nd series) Scott #422-5, SG #201-4
All values exists with watermark inverted.
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate 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 Island Maps (2nd series) Stamps

1983 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF TARAWA Scott #431-5, SG #210-14
The 30c, 35c, and 50c values exists with watermark inverted.

1983 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Tarawa Stamps

1984 ISLAND MAPS (3rd series) Scott #436-9, SG #215-18

1984 Island Maps (3rd series) Stamps

1984 AUSIPEX INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, MELBOURNE Scott #444-7, SG #224-7

1984 AUSIPEX International Stamp Exhibition, Melbourne Stamps

1984 KIRIBATI LEGENDS (1st series) Scott #448-51, SG #228-31

1984 Legends (1st series) Stamps

1986 AMERICA'S CUP YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIP Scott #484, SG #265-7
Printed in se-tenant strips of three forming a composite design.

1986 America's Cup Yachting Championship Stamps

1987 ISLAND MAPS (6th series) Scott #487-90, SG #270-3
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate 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.

1987 Island Maps (6th series) Stamps

1987 SKINKS Scott #491-4,494a SG #274-7,MS278
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate and imperforated color proofs of the souvenir sheet 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.

1987 Skinks Stamps
1987 Skinks Souvenir Sheet

1988 BICENTENARY OF AUSTRALIAN SETTLEMENT AND "SYDPEX '88" NATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, SYDNEY Scott #504-7, SG #288-91
Both $1 values were printed in se-tenant pairs.
The souvenir sheet was designed and printed by CPE Australia Ltd. and thus is not included here.
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Kiribati. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 Bicentenary of Australian Settlement and SYDPEX '88 National Stamp Expo Stamps

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

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