THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE
Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive
Stamp issues for Redonda printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. and items found in the Archive
Redonda stamps printed by Format International Security Printers Ltd.
Redonda is a small uninhabited island that is part of Antigua and Barbuda. It is considered a dependency of Antigua. Between 1979 and 1991
stamps were issued in anticipation of commercial and tourist development according to Stanley Gibbons. Stanley Gibbons lists the issues
in an appendix for Antigua and Barbuda. Even though the stamps are valid for prepayment of postage in Antigua they are not listed with
numbers. They are not listed at all in Scott Catalog.
The Format Printers had presence between 1976 and 1987 producing several issues directly during the 1980's. Waddington's, The House of
Questa and others were more heavily involved in the production of stamp issues for Redonda. Disney stamp sets were produced yearly for
Redonda from 1981 onward.
The following sets are verified to have been printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Redonda.
1981 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
1984 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES, LOS ANGELES
1985 ROYAL VISIT OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II
1987 CAPEX TRIATHLON
This was the last stamp printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Redonda.
References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons Leeward Islands Specialized
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe
Christie's Final Sale Catalog of the Format Archive