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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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1972 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC COMMISSION Scott #89, SG #97

1972 25th Anniversary of the South Pacific Commission Stamp

1973 DEFINITIVES Scott #91-104, SG #99-112
Quantities 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.

1973 Definitive Stamps

1973 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF NAURU CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY Scott #105-7, SG #113-15

1973 50th Anniversary of Nauru Co-operative Society Stamps

1974 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF NAURU'S FIRST CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD Scott #108-13, SG #116-21
The ship on the 35c and 50c values is wrongly identified as the HUNTER (snow).

1974 175th Anniversary of Nauru's First Contact with the Outside World Stamps

1974 CENTENARY OF THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION Scott #114-17,117a, SG #122-5,MS126
The souvenir sheet is imperforate.

1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union Stamps
1974 Centenary of the Universal Postal Union Souvenir Sheet

1974 CHRISTMAS AND THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF REVEREND DELAPORTE'S ARRIVAL Scott #118-19, SG #127-8

1974 Christmas and the 75th Anniversary of Reverend Delaporte's Arrival Stamps

1975 PHOSPHATE MINING ANNIVERSARIES Scott #120-3, SG #129-32

1975 Phosphate Mining Anniversaries Stamps

1975 SOUTH PACIFIC COMMISSION CONFERENCE, NAURU (1st issue) Scott #124-7, SG #133-6
Printed in se-tenant blocks of 4.

1975 South Pacific Commission Conference (1st issue) Stamps
Pane of 4 se-tenant blocks
1975 South Pacific Commission Conference (1st issue) Stamp Pane

1975 SOUTH PACIFIC COMMISSION CONFERENCE, NAURU (2nd issue) Scott #128-9, SG #137-8

1975 South Pacific Commission Conference (2nd series) Stamps

1975 CHRISTMAS Scott #130-3, SG #139-42

1975 Christmas Stamps

1976 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RETURN FROM TRUK Scott #134-7, SG #143-6
Quantities 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 30th Anniversary of the Return From Truk Stamps

1976 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF NAURU'S 1ST POSTAGE STAMPS Scott #138-41, SG #147-50
Quantities 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 60th Anniversary of Nauru's 1st Postage Stamps

1976 7TH SOUTH PACIFIC FORUM, NAURU Scott #142-5, SG #151-4
Quantities 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 7th South Pacific Forum, Nauru Stamps

1976 CHRISTMAS Scott #146-9, SG #155-8
Printed in horizontal pairs forming a composite design.

1976 Christmas Stamps

1978 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE Scott #159-60, SG #168-9

1978 10th Anniversary of Independence Stamps

1978 THE 1977 OPENING OF NAURU HOUSE IN MELBOURNE SURCHARGED BY THE FORMAT PRINTERS Scott #161-4, SG #170-3
The stamps were printed by Harrison Printers.

1978 The 1977 Opening of Nauru House Stamps Surcharged

1978 CHRISTMAS Scott #184-7, SG #193-6

1978 Christmas Stamps

1978 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT Scott #188-90, SG #197-9

1978 70th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Movement Stamps

1979 FLIGHT ANNIVERSARIES Scott #191-4, SG #200-3
The 15c values were printed in horizontal and vertical pairs.
The 30c value exists with the black inscription omitted.
Quantities of these issues perforated, and imperforated proofs and errors 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 Flight Anniversaries Stamps
Blocks of 4
1979 Flight Anniversaries Stamp Blocks of 4

1979 DEATH CENTENARY OF SIR ROWLAND HILL Scott #195-7,197a, SG #204-6,MS207
Quantities of these issues perforated, and imperforated proofs and errors 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 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Stamps
1979 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Souvenir Sheet

1979 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSULTATIVE RADIO COMMITTEE Scott #198-200, SG #208-10

1979 50th Anniversary of the International Consultative Radio Committee Stamps

1979 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD Scott #201-5, SG #211-15
Printed in horizontal strips of 5 forming composite design.

1979 International Year of the Child Stamps
Year of the Child Stamp Pane of 25
1979 International Year of the Child Stamp Pane

1979 CHRISTMAS Scott #206-9, SG #216-19
Quantities 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 Christmas Stamps

1980 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF AIR NAURU Scott #210-13, SG #220-3
Quantities 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 10th Anniversary of Air Nauru Stamps

1980 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAURU PHOSPHATE CORPORATION AND LONDON STAMP EXPO Scott #214-16,216a, SG #224-6,MS227

1980 10th Anniversary of the Nauru Phosphate Coproration and London Stamp Expo Stamps
1980 10th Anniversary of the Nauru Phosphate Coproration and London Stamp Expo Souvenir Sheet

1980 CHRISTMAS, BIBLE VERSES Scott #217-20, SG #228-31
Matched values printed in pairs.
Quantities 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, Bible Verses Stamps

1980 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS DE-COLONIZATION DECLARATION Scott #221-3, SG #232-4
The 25c value was printed in two sheets including 5 se-tenant stamp-size labels.
The 30c and 50c was printed in sheets containing 5 se-tenant half stamp-size labels.
Quantities 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 20th Anniversary of the U.N. De-colonization Declaration Stamps

1981 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF NAURU Scott #224-6, SG #235-7
Quantities of the 30c issue 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 30th Anniversary of the Legislative Council of Nauru Stamps

1981 CHRISTMAS, BIBLE VERSES Scott #236-9, SG #248-51
Matched values printed in pairs.
Quantities 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, Bible Verses Stamps

1981 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC FORUM Scott #240-3, SG #252-5

1981 10th Anniversary of the South Pacific Forum Stamps

1982 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT AND STAMPEX EXPO Scott #244-9,249a, SG #256-61,MS262
Each value was printed in sheets including four se-tenant stamp-size labels.

I have discovered recently created (2014) forgeries of this issue! Fake souvenir sheets are on the market!
Don't get ripped off! View this page to define and avoid them.

1982 Nauru Scouting Year Fake Souvenir SheetsView the FAKE Nauru 1982 Scouting Year Souvenir Sheets here. 1982 75th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Movement and STAMPEX Expo Stamps
1982 75th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Movement and STAMPEX Expo Souvenir Sheet

1982 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAURU PHOSPHATE INDUSTRY AND ANPEX STAMP EXPO Scott #252-6, SG #267-70,MS271
The singles were printed se-tenant with labels describing the stamp.
Quantities 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 75th Anniversary of the Nauru Phosphate Industry and ANPEX Stamp Expo Stamps
1982 75th Anniversary of the Nauru Phosphate Industry and ANPEX Stamp Expo Souvenir Sheet

1982 ROYAL VISIT Scott #257-9, SG #272-4

1982 Royal Visit Stamps

1982 CHRISTMAS Scott #260-3, SG #275-8
Printed in sheets of 25 including 5 se-tenant stamp-size labels.

1982 Christmas Stamps

1983 ANGAM DAY (homecoming) Scott #273-6, SG #288-91

1983 Angam Day (homecoming) Stamps

1984 UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION CONGRESS, HAMBURG Scott #284, SG #299

1984 U.P.U. Congress, Hamburg Stamps

1984 CHRISTMAS Scott #300-2, SG #315-17

1984 Christmas Stamps

1986 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BANK OF NAURU, CHILDREN'S PAINTINGS Scott #321-4, SG #336-9

1986 10th Anniversary of the Bank of Nauru Stamps

1987 WORLD POST DAY Scott #338-9, SG #353,MS354
The 40c value exists with watermark inverted.
The souvenir sheet is imperforate.

1987 World Post Day Stamps
1987 World Post Day Souvenir Sheet

1987 CHRISTMAS Scott #341-2, SG #356-7

1987 Christmas Stamps

1988 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAURU POST OFFICE Scott #347-9, SG #362-4

These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Nauru. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 80th Anniversary of the Nauru Post Office Stamps

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

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