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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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

1969 BIRDS Scott #241-4, SG #256-9

1969 Birds Stamps

1970 Landmarks and other of St. Lucia Scott #261-74, SG #276-89
The $10.00 high value was printed by Questa and thus not shown in this set.
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1970 Landmarks Stamps

1974 COINS OF OLD ST. LUCIA Scott #355-358,358a, SG #374-7,MS378
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1974 Coins of Old St. Lucia Stamps
1974 Coins of Old St. Lucia Souvenir Sheet

1974 BIRTH CENTENARY OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL Scott #367-8, SG #389-90
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1974 Sir Winston Churchill Stamps

1976 BICENTENARY OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION Scott #379-86,386a, SG #406-13,MS414
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1976 American Revolution Ships Stamps
1976 American Revolution Ships Souvenir Sheet

1977 CARIBBEAN BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE Scott #419-26, SG #448-54,MS455

1977 Caribbean Boy Scout Jamboree Stamps
1977 Caribbean Boy Scout Jamboree Souvenir Sheet

1978 TROPICAL FISH Scott #443-7, SG #473-6,MS477
Imperforates were found in the archive.
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1978 Tropical Fish Stamps
1978 Tropical Fish Souvenir Sheet

1979 AGRICULTURE DIVERSIFICATION Scott #465-8, SG #496-9
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1979 Agricultural Diversification Stamps

1980 DISNEY 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING Scott #491-500, SG #524-32,MS533

1980 Disney Moon Landing Stamps
1980 Disney Moon Landing Souvenir Sheet

1981 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS Scott #555-8, SG #588-91

1981 Duke of Edinburgh Awards Stamps

1981 CHRISTMAS PAINTINGS Scott #564-7, SG #602-5

1981 Christmas Paintings Stamps

1982 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP IN SPAIN Scott #578-82, SG #611-14,MS615

1982 World Cup Soccer Championship in Spain Stamps
1982 World Cup Soccer Championship in Spain Souvenir Sheet

1982 BICENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SAINTS Scott #583-6,586a, SG #616-9,MS620

1982 Battle of the Saints Stamps
1982 Battle of the Saints Souvenir Sheet

1983 WORLD COMMUNICATIONS YEAR Scott #607-11, SG #641-4,MS645
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1983 World Communications Year Stamps
1983 World Communications Year Souvenir Sheet

1983 CORAL REEF FISH Scott #612-16, SG #646-9,MS650
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1983 Coral Reef Fish Stamps
1983 Coral Reef Fish Souvenir Sheet

1983 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (1st SERIES) Scott #617-24, SG #651-66
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2016 are on the market. They have the correct perf size!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid. So far, perforated and imperforates have been forged.

The Newly Discovered 1st Series Locomotives Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered 1st Series Locomotives Forgeries here.
1983 Leaders of the World 1st Series Locomotives Stamps

1983 CHRISTMAS, 500TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF RAPHAEL Scott #629-32, SG #667-70
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1983 Christmas Raphael Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, BRITISH MONARCHS Scott #633-8, SG #671-82
Unissued 30c, 50c, $1.00, $2.50, and $5.00 values exist which were found in the archive.
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1984 Leaders of the World British Monarchs Stamps

1984 FORESTRY RESOURCES Scott #649-52, SG #699-702
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1984 Forestry Resources Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (1ST SERIES) Scott #653-6, SG #703-10
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1984 Leaders of the World 1st Series Automobiles Stamps

1984 ENDANGERED REPTILES Scott #661-4, SG #711-14
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1984 Endangered Reptiles Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (2nd SERIES) Scott #674-9, SG #715-26
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1984 Leaders of the World 2nd Series Locomotives Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, OLYMPIC GAMES, LOS ANGELES Scott #665-8, SG #727-34
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

Dangerous modern forgeries of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market.
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Saint Lucia 1984 Olympic Games Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered 1984 Olympic Games Forgeries here.
1984 Leaders of the World Olympic Games Stamps

1984 CHRISTMAS Scott #703-5,705a, SG #735-8,MS739
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1984 Christmas Stamps
1984 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1984 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY Scott #706-10, SG #740-3,MS744
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1984 Abolition of Slavery Stamps
1984 Abolition of Slavery Souvenir Sheet

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (2ND SERIES) Scott #686-93, SG #745-60
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1984 Leaders of the World 2nd Series Automobiles Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (3RD SERIES) Scott #711-18, SG #761-76
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 3rd Series Locomotives Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, BUTTERFLIES Scott #731-4, SG #781-8
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market. They have the correct perf size!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Newly Discovered Butterflies Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Butterflies Forgeries here.
1985 Leaders of the World Butterflies Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (3RD SERIES) Scott #739-42, SG #789-96
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 3rd Series Automobiles Stamps

1985 MILITARY UNIFORMS Scott #747-61, SG #797-811
This is the WATERMARKED SERIES. ALL are imprinted with "1984" date except the 20c and 25c which are imprinted "1986" Examples of the 5c, 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c, 45c, 50c, and $20 with "1986" imprint date on WATERMARKED PAPER and in some cases
imperforate, were found in the archive. Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1985 Military Uniforms Stamps
UNISSUED MILITARY UNIFORMS STAMPS WITH "1986" IMPRINT ON WATERMARKED PAPER
1985 Military Uniforms Unissued Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, MILITARY AIRCRAFT Scott #762-5, SG #812-19
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market. They have the correct perf size!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Newly Discovered Military Aircraft Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Military Aircraft Forgeries here.
1985 Leaders of the World Military Aircraft Stamps

1985 NATURE RESERVES Scott #770-3, SG #820-3
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1985 Nature Reserves Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (4TH SERIES) Scott #774-7, SG #824-31
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 4th Series Locomotives Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, LIFE AND TIMES OF QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER Scott #782-8, SG #832-9,MS840
New information has been discovered.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia 1985 85th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia 1985 85th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.
Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market. They have the correct perf size!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Newly Discovered 85th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth souvenir Sheet Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered 85th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth Souvenir Sheet Forgeries here.
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Stamps
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Souvenir Sheet
RESTRICTED PRINTING (5000 estimated to exist)
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Restricted Printing $3.00 Souvenir Sheet
RESTRICTED PRINTING (5000 estimated to exist)
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Restricted Printing $6.00 Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED DESIGNS (5000 estimated to exist) 1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth, The Set of Queen Mother Unissued Souvenir Sheets

1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, PAINTINGS Scott #791-5, SG #841-4,MS845
A number of uncut press sheets were found and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist.

1985 International Youth Year Stamps
1985 International Youth Year Souvenir Sheet

1985 VARIOUS STAMP ISSUES OVERPRINTED "CARIBBEAN ROYAL VISIT 1985" Scott #796-802, SG #846-53
A number of uncut press sheets were found and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist.
Many errors exist for this issue. Some rare and some were purposely made. More on these in a later study.

1985 Caribbean Royal Visit Stamps

1985 CHRISTMAS, MASQUERADERS Scott #803-6, SG #854-6,MS857
A number of uncut press sheets were found and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist.
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1985 Christmas, Masqueraders Stamps
1985 Christmas, Madonna and Child Souvenir Sheet

1986 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (5TH SERIES) Scott #807-14, SG #858-73
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1986 Leaders of the World 5th Series Locomotives Stamps

1986 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF GIRL GUIDE MOVEMENT AND BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Scott #823-4, SG #MS874-5
Overprints on these commemorating "CAPEX 87", "AUSTRALIA WORLD JAMBOREE" and others were not authorized by the St. Lucia administration.
They have very little collectible value since they are of private origin.
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1986 Girl Guides and Boy Scouts of America Souvenir Sheets
DECORATIVE BORDERS
1986 Girl Guides and Boy Scouts of America Souvenir Sheets with Decorative Borders
UNAUTHORIZED CAPEX 87 SOUVENIR SHEETS
1986 Girl Guides and Boy Scouts of America Souvenir Sheets with Unauthorized CAPEX 87 Overprints
UNAUTHORIZED AUSTRALIA WORLD JAMBOREE CAPEX 87 SOUVENIR SHEETS
1986 Girl Guides and Boy Scouts of America Souvenir Sheets with Unauthorized CAPEX 87 and AUSTRALIA WORLD JAMBOREE Overprints
UNAUTHORIZED AUSTRALIA WORLD JAMBOREE CAPEX 87 IMPERFORATE SOUVENIR SHEETS
1986 Girl Guides and Boy Scouts of America Imperforate Souvenir Sheets with Unauthorized CAPEX 87 and AUSTRALIA WORLD JAMBOREE Overprints
UNAUTHORIZED CONCORDE AND POPES VISIT CAPEX 87 SOUVENIR SHEETS
1986 Girl Guides and Boy Scouts of America Souvenir Sheets with Unauthorized 1989 CONCORDE and POPES VISIT Overprints

1986 60TH BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II (1ST ISSUE) Scott #825,829,830,832,834, SG #876-9,MS880
This set exists in unissued miniature sheets found in the archive.
A lot of new information has been discovered.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia 1986 60th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia 1986 60th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.
Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market. They have the correct perf size! The inverts are fakes!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Newly Discovered 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Forgeries here.
1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II 1st Issue Stamps
1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II 1st Issue Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED DESIGNS (5,000 sets believed to exist)
1986 Set of 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II 1st Issue Unissued Souvenir Sheets

1986 ROYAL WEDDING (1ST ISSUE) Scott #839-40, SG #890-3
Stanley Gibbons states that imperforates come from the booklets but inside knowledge is that
they do exist in proof form also.
Beware of tampered with booklet panes.
A souvenir sheet was printed but never issued. Kasimir Bileski called it THE ROYAL SPLIT.
This is because of the placing of the perforations over Prince Andrew's face.
There were 400 machine cut found in the archive. The rest have now been found! Several full uncut press sheets were found.
All have been cut up into pairs and such making some VERY rare combinations.
Silver and gold overprinted sets of the unissued 2nd issue have also been found! Please view the specialized page for information.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.
Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2015 are on the market. They have the correct perf size!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Newly Discovered 1986 Royal Wedding Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered 1986 Royal Wedding Forgeries here.
1986 Royal Wedding 1st Issue Stamps
THE UNISSUED SOUVENIR SHEET
1986 Royal Wedding 1st Issue Unissued Souvenir Sheet

1986 ROYAL WEDDING (2ND ISSUE) Scott #846-9,849A, SG #897-900,MS901
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1986 Royal Wedding 2nd Issue Stamps
1986 Royal Wedding 2nd Issue Souvenir Sheet

1986 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (4TH SERIES) Scott #850-5, SG #902-13
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Lucia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2016 are on the market. They have the correct perf size!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid. So far, perforated and imperforates have been forged.

The Newly Discovered 4th Series Automobiles Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered 4th Series Automobiles Forgeries here.
1986 Leaders of the World 4th Series Automobiles Stamps

1986 TOURISM Scott #862-6, SG #914-17,MS918
A number of uncut press sheets were found and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist.

1986 Tourism Stamps
1986 Tourism Souvenir Sheet

1986 CHRISTMAS Scott #867-71, SG #919-22,MS923
A number of uncut press sheets were found and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist.

1986 Christmas Stamps
1986 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1987 MILITARY UNIFORMS Scott #747a,748a,876,751a,753a,754a,877,878,759a,760a,879, SG #928-46
ALL stamps in this set are UNWATERMARKED.
Imprint date "1986" is on all values of this set EXCEPT for the $5.00 stamp which has imprint date "1987"
Scott Catalog does not note this on 760a
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1987 Unwatermarked Military Uniforms Stamps

1987 CENTENARY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY (1986) Scott #880-4, SG #947-50,MS951
Unissued $3.50, $4.00, and $5.00 miniature sheets were found in the archive.
250 of each with reddish borders and machine cut were found in the archive.
They also exist with white borders.
It is now known that Rushstamps has large quantities of them and is selling them in bulk. This shows that Allan Grant acquired probably the whole print run of them except what was retained in the archive. The full print runs of unissued stamps run in the thousands. At the time standard printing practices would produce 5,000 imperforates, 3,000 color proof sets, etc;.
A number of uncut press sheets were found all of which have been cut into pairs and such
making extreme rarities. Specimen overprinted stamps exist probably in same quantities.

1987 Statue of Liberty Stamps
1987 Statue of Liberty Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED SOUVENIR SHEETS WITH RED BORDERS
1987 Statue of Liberty Unissued Souvenir Sheets with Red Borders
UNISSUED SOUVENIR SHEETS WITH WHITE BORDERS
1987 Statue of Liberty Unissued Souvenir Sheets with White Borders

1987 CHRISTMAS Scott #897-901, SG #964-7,MS968
A number of uncut press sheets were found and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist.

1987 Christmas Stamps
1987 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1988 CENTENARY OF THE METHODIST CHURCH IN SAINT LUCIA Scott #918-20, SG #985-7
A number of uncut press sheets were found and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist.

1988 Methodist Church in Saint Lucia Stamps
1988 MILITARY UNIFORMS Scott #747b,748b,876a,749a,750a,877a,878a,879a SG #993-1003
ALL stamps in this set are WATERMARKED.
Imprint date "1988" is on the 15c, 25c, 60c and 80c. All others are dated "1989"
Quantities of most of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs, errors and intentional 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.

1988 Military Uniforms Stamps

1988 CHRISTMAS, FLOWERS Scott #927-31, SG #1008-11,MS1012
A number of uncut press sheets were found and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist.
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Saint Lucia. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 Christmas Flowers Stamps
1988 Christmas Flowers Souvenir Sheet

References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons Windward Islands and Barbados
Scott Catalog
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe

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