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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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

In 1968 the Madive Islands was renamed Maldives.

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES, MUNICH Scott #405-11, SG #416-21,MS422
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.

1972 Olympic Games, Munich Stamps
1972 Olympic Games, Munich Souvenir Sheet

1973 FLORAL PAINTINGS Scott #420-6, SG #428-33,MS434

1973 Floral Paintings Stamps
1973 Floral Paintings Souvenir Sheet

1973 OLYMPIC GAMES, MUNICH GOLD-MEDAL WINNERS Scott #417-19, SG #435-6,MS437

1973 Olympic Games, Munich Gold-Medal Winners Stamps
1973 Olympic Games, Munich Gold-Medal Winners Souvenir Sheet

1973 24TH INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING CONGRESS Scott #427-35, SG #438-45,MS446

1973 24th International Scouting Congress Stamps
1973 24th International Scouting Congress Souvenir Sheet

1973 FISH AND SHIPS Scott #436-46, SG #447-56,MS457

1973 Fish and Ships Stamps
1973 Fish and Ships Souvenir Sheet

1973 FAUNA Scott #447-54, SG #458-64,MS465
Imperf Proofs of the souvenir sheet exist.

1973 Fauna Stamps
1973 Fauna Souvenir Sheet

1974 CENTENARY OF THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION Scott #464-71, SG #475-81,MS482

1974 Centenary of the World Meteorological Organization Stamps
1974 Centenary of the World Meteorological Organization Souvenir Sheet

1974 SPACE EXPLORATIONS OF THE U.S.A. AND U.S.S.R. Scott #472-9, SG #483-9,MS490

1974 Space Explorations of the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. Stamps
1974 Space Explorations of the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. Souvenir Sheet

1974 500TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF NICHOLAS COPERNICUS Scott #480-8, SG #491-8,MS499

1974 500th Birth Anniversary of Nicholas Copernicus Stamps
1974 500th Birth Anniversary of Nicholas Copernicus Souvenir Sheet

1974 CENTENARY OF THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION Scott #496-502, SG #507-12,MS513
A later printing was made in sheetlets of 5 plus label

1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union Stamps
SHEETLETS OF 5 PLUS LABEL
1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union Sheetlets
1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union Souvenir Sheet

1974 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, WEST GERMANY Scott #516-23, SG #514-20,MS521

1974 World Cup Soccer Championship, West Germany Stamps
1974 World Cup Soccer Championship, West Germany Souvenir Sheet

1974 SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC Scott #503-15, SG #522-33,MS534

1974 Signs of the Zodiac Stamps
1974 Signs of the Zodiac Souvenir Sheet

1974 BIRTH CENTENARY OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL Scott #524-32, SG #535-42,MS543

1974 Birth Centenary of Sir Winston Churchill Stamps
1974 Birth Centenary of Sir Winston Churchill Souvenir Sheet

1975 SEA SHELLS AND COWRIES Scott #533-41, SG #544-51,MS552

1975 Sea Shells and Cowries Stamps
1975 Sea Shells and Cowries Souvenir Sheet

1975 TROPICAL FRUITS Scott #548-56, SG #559-66,MS567

1975 Tropical Fruits Stamps
1975 Tropical Fruits Souvenir Sheet

1975 MARINE LIFE Scott #557-65, SG #568-75,MS576
The souvenir sheet was issued imperforated.

1975 Marine Life Stamps
1975 Marine Life Souvenir Sheet

1975 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE Scott #566-70, SG #577-81

1975 10th Anniversary of Independence Stamps

1975 "NORDJAMB 75" 14TH WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE, NORWAY Scott #571-4, SG #582-4,MS585

1975 'NORDJAMB 75' 14th World Scout Jamboree, Norway Stamps
1975 'NORDJAMB 75' 14th World Scout Jamboree, Norway Souvenir Sheet

1975 SHIPS Scott #575-83, SG #586-93,MS594

1975 Ships Stamps
1975 Ships Souvenir Sheet

1975 BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS Scott #584-92, SG #595-602,MS603

1975 Butterflies and Moths Stamps
1975 Butterflies and Moths Souvenir Sheet

1975 500TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MICHELANGELO Scott #593-601, SG #604-11,MS612

1975 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo Stamps
1975 500th Birth Anniversary of Michelangelo Souvenir Sheet

1976 12TH WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES, AUSTRIA Scott #613-21, SG #624-31,MS632
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.

1976 12th Winter Olympic Games, Austria Stamps

1976 12th Winter Olympic Games, Austria Souvenir Sheet

1976 BICENTENARY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Scott #622-30, SG #633-40,MS641
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.

1976 Bicentenary of the American Revolution Stamps
1976 Bicentenary of the American Revolution Souvenir Sheet

1976 TELEPHONE CENTENARY Scott #631-8, SG #642-8,MS649
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.

1976 Telephone Centenary Stamps
1976 Telephone Centenary Souvenir Sheet

1976 "INTERPHIL 76" INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, PHILADELPHIA Scott #639-42, SG #650-2,MS653

1976 'INTERPHIL 76' International Stamp Exhibition, Philadelphia Stamps
1976 'INTERPHIL 76' International Stamp Exhibition, Philadelphia Souvenir Sheets

1976 OLYMPIC GAMES, MONTREAL Scott #643-51, SG #654-61,MS662
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.

1976 Olympic Games in Montreal Stamps
1976 Olympic Games in Montreal Souvenir Sheet

1977 BIRDS Scott #691-700, SG #702-10,MS711

1977 Birds Stamps
1977 Birds Souvenir Sheet

1977 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LINDBERGH'S TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT AND 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST NAVIGABLE AIRSHIPS
Scott #701-9, SG #712-19,MS720
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.

1977 50th Anniv. of Lindbergh's Flight and 75th Anniv. of First Navigable Airships Stamps
1977 50th Anniv. of Lindbergh's Flight and 75th Anniv. of First Navigable Airships Souvenir Sheet

1978 SHIPS Scott #735-42,742a, SG #746-53,MS754
Some 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.

1978 Ships Stamps
1978 Ships Souvenir Sheet

1978 250TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK AND THE BICENTENARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF HAWAII
Scott #750-7, SG #762-8,MS769
Some 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.

1978 250th Birth Anniv. of Captain James Cook and the Bicentenary of the Discovery of Hawaii Stamps
1978 250th Birth Anniv. of Captain James Cook and the Bicentenary of the Discovery of Hawaii Souvenir Sheet

1978 MALDIVIAN CRABS AND LOBSTER Scott #758-65, SG #770-6,MS777

1978 Maldivian Crabs and Lobster Stamps
1978 Maldivian Crabs and Lobster Souvenir Sheet

1978 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPUBLIC Scott #773-82, SG #785-93,MS794

1978 10th Anniversary of the Republic Stamps
1978 10th Anniversary of the Republic Souvenir Sheet

1978 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS Scott #783-5, SG #795-7

1978 30th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights Stamps

1979 25TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF HENRI MATISSE Scott #805-10, SG #817-21,MS822

1979 25th Death Anniversary of Henri Matisse Stamps
1979 25th Death Anniversary of Henri Matisse Souvenir Sheet

1979 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD, DISNEY CHARACTERS (2nd issue) Scott #826-35, SG #838-46,MS847

1979 International Year of the Child Stamps
1979 International Year of the Child Souvenir Sheet

1980 1400TH ANNIVERSARY OF HEGIRA Scott #876-81, SG #888-92,MS893

1980 SCENES FROM FILM "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" Scott #887-96, SG #899-907,MS908

1980 Scenes From the Film 'Alice in Wonderland' Stamps
1980 Scenes From the Film 'Alice in Wonderland' Souvenir Sheet

1981 NATIONAL DAY Scott #901-5, SG #913-17

1981 National Day Stamps

1981 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CITIZENS' MAJLIS (Grievance Rights) Scott #910-12, SG #922-3,MS924

1981 50th Anniversary of Citizens' Majlis (Grievance Rights) Souvenir Sheet

1981 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PEOPLE Scott #929-33, SG #941-4,MS945

1981 International Year of Disabled People Stamps
1981 International Year of Disabled People Souvenir Sheet

1982 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WALT DISNEY'S CHARACTER, PLUTO Scott #950-1, SG #962,MS963

1981 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney Character PLUTO Stamps
Sheetlet of 8
1981 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney Character PLUTO Sheetlet of 8
1981 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney Character PLUTO Souvenir Sheet

1982 CENTENARY OF ROBERT KOCH'S DISCOVERY OF TUBERCLE BACILLUS Scott #970-4, SG #987-90,MS991
The imperforate 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.

1982 Centenary of Robert Koch's Discovery of Tubercle Bacillus Stamps
1982 Centenary of Robert Koch's Discovery of Tubercle Bacillus Souvenir Sheet

1983 CLASSIC MOTOR CARS Scott #990-6, SG #997-1002,MS1003
Each of the singles were issued in sheetlets of 9 plus label.

1983 Classic Motor Cars Stamps
1983 Classic Motor Cars Souvenir Sheet

1983 500TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF RAPHAEL Scott #1002-6, SG #1014-17,MS1018
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 500th Birth Anniversary of Raphael Stamps
1983 500th Birth Anniversary of Raphael Souvenir Sheet

1984 NAMIBIA DAY Scott #1058-60, SG #1043-4,MS1045

1984 Namibia Day Stamps
1984 Namibia Day Souvenir Sheet

1984 "AUSIPEX" INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, MELBOURNE
Scott #1061-3, SG #1054-5,MS1056
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.

1984 'AUSIPEX' International Stamp Exhibition, Melbourne Stamps
1984 'AUSIPEX' International Stamp Exhibition, Melbourne Souvenir Sheet

1984 OPENING OF THE ISLAMIC CENTER Scott #1069-70, SG #1057-8

1984 Opening of the Islamic Center Stamps

--> 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR Scott #1125-8, SG #1126-8,MS1129

1984 International Youth Year Stamps
1984 International Youth Year Souvenir Sheet

1986 WORLD DISARMAMENT DAY Scott #1149-50, SG #1149a-b

1986 World Disarmament Day Stamps

1986 "AMERIPEX" INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, CHICAGO Scott #1162-71, SG #1161-8,MS1169

1986 'AMERIPEX' International Stamp Exhibition, Chicago Stamps
1986 'AMERIPEX' International Stamp Exhibition, Chicago 'The Alamo' Souvenir Sheet
1986 'AMERIPEX' International Stamp Exhibition, Chicago 'Pocahantas' Souvenir Sheet

1986 MARINE WILDLIFE Scott #1185-94, SG #1183-90,MS1191
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.

1986 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF U.N.E.S.C.O. Scott #1216-20, SG #1212-15,MS1216
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.

1986 40th Anniversary of U.N.E.S.C.O. Stamps
1986 40th Anniversary of U.N.E.S.C.O. Souvenir Sheet

1986 FUNGI OF THE MALDIVES Scott #1221-30, SG #1217-24,MS1225
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.

1986 Fungi of the Maldives Stamps
1986 Fungi of the Maldives 'Armillaria mellea' Souvenir Sheet
1986 Fungi of the Maldives 'Stropharia aeruginosa' Souvenir Sheet

1987 FLOWERS Scott #1231-40, SG #1226-31,MS1232
A 1R, 7R, and 12R issue was made but never issued.
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 Flowers Stamps
1987 Flowers 'Gardenia' Souvenir Sheet
1987 Flowers 'Oleander' Souvenir Sheet

1987 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GIRL GUIDE MOVEMENT (1985) Scott #1241-5, SG #1233-6,MS1237
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 75th Anniversary of the Girl Guide Movement (1985) Stamps
1987 75th Anniversary of the Girl Guide Movement (1985) Souvenir Sheet

1987 AMERICA'S CUP YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIP Scott #1253-7, SG #1245-8,MS1249
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 America's Cup Yachting Championship Stamps
1987 America's Cup Yachting Championship Souvenir Sheet

1987 BUTTERFLIES Scott #1258-67, SG #1250-7,MS1258

1987 Butterflies Stamps
1987 Butterflies 'Acraea violae' Souvenir Sheet
1987 Butterflies 'Hebomoia leucippe' Souvenir Sheet

1988 WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (1987) Scott #1284-7, SG #1274-6,MS1277
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Maldives. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 World Environment Day (1987) Stamps
1988 World Environment Day (1987) Souvenir Sheet

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

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