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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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. and items found in the Archive

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SAINT VINCENT GRENADINES BEQUIA

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

SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist for all issues.
Stanley Gibbons does not give this island catalog numbers.

1982 21ST BIRTHDAY OF PRINCESS OF WALES OVERPRINTED "ROYAL BABY BEQUIA" Scott #248-50, SG #234A-236A
Inverted watermarks exist.

1982 21st Birthday of Princess Diana Overprinted ROYAL BABY BEQUIA Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (1st SERIES) Scott #1,3,5,8,12,15,28,29
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1984 Leaders of the World 1st Series Locomotives Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (1st SERIES) Scott #86,99,112,119
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1984 Leaders of the World 1st Series Automobiles Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, OLYMPIC GAMES, LOS ANGELES Scott #170-3
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.

1984 Leaders of the World Los Angeles Olympics Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (2nd SERIES) Scott #2,4,6,13,22,25,32,34
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.

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

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (2nd SERIES) Scott #87,90,91,95,106,113,124,125
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 2nd Series Automobiles Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (3rd SERIES) Scott #9,17,19,30
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 3rd Series Locomotives Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, DOGS Scott #178-81

Reprints of this issue were created in 1991 that have different perforations.
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.

Bequia 1985 Dogs Reprints and ForgeriesView my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Dogs Reprints and Forgeries here.
1985 Leaders of the World Dogs Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Scott #186-9
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 Leaders of the World Warships of the Second World War Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, FLOWERS Scott #194-7
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 Leaders of the World Flowers Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (3rd SERIES) Scott #88,96,101,114,117,122
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 3rd Series Automobiles Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (4th SERIES) Scott #10,18,20,23,26,33
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
I have discovered recently created (2014) forgeries of this issue! Fake imperforate sets are on the market!
Don't get ripped off! View this page to define and avoid them.

1985 Saint Vincent Bequia 4th Series Locomotives Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent Bequia 1985 4th Series Locomotives Stamps 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 #206-12
New information has been discovered.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Bequia 1985 85th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Bequia 1985 85th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth Stamps
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth $2.05 Souvenir Sheet
Restricted Printing (5000 estimated to exist)
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth $3.50 Souvenir Sheet
Restricted Printing (5000 estimated to exist)
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth $6.00 Souvenir Sheet

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (4th SERIES) Scott #92,100,120,123
After the 3rd series the Leaders of the World logo was removed from this and future series of automobiles.
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
I have discovered recently created (2016) forgeries of this issue! Fake perforated sets are on the market!
Don't get ripped off! View this page to define and avoid them.

1985 Saint Vincent Bequia 4th Series Automobiles Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent Bequia 1985 4th Series Automobiles Stamps here. 1985 Leaders of the World 4th Series Automobiles Stamps

1986 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (5th SERIES) Scott #97,102,105,107,115,126
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
I have discovered recently created (2016) forgeries of this issue! Fake perforated and imperforate sets are on the market!
Don't get ripped off! View this page to define and avoid them.

1986 Saint Vincent Bequia 5th Series Automobiles Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent Bequia 1986 5th Series Automobiles Stamps here. 1986 Leaders of the World 5th Series Automobiles Stamps

1986 60TH BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II Scott #213-17
New information has been discovered.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Bequia 1986 60th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Bequia 1986 60th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.
1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps
1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Souvenir Sheet

1986 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, MEXICO Scott #218-31
Imperforates, proofs and unissued items exist for these.

1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico Stamps
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $1.00 Souvenir Sheet
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $1.75 Souvenir Sheet

1986 ROYAL WEDDING (1ST ISSUE) Scott #232-6
View the SPECIALIZED Bequia 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Bequia 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.
1986 Royal Wedding 1st Issue Stamps
1986 Royal Wedding 1st Issue Souvenir Sheet

1986 RAILWAY ENGINEERS AND LOCOMOTIVES Scott #237-40

Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market. They have the correct perf size!
Don't get ripped off! View this page to define and avoid them.

Bequia 1986 Railroad Engineers and Locomotives ForgeriesView my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Railroad Engineers Forgeries here.
1986 Railway Engineers and Locomotives Stamps

1986 ROYAL WEDDING (2ND ISSUE) OVERPRINTED "CONGRATULATIONS TO T.R.H. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK" Scott #241-4
View the SPECIALIZED Bequia 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Bequia 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.
1986 Royal Wedding 2nd Issue Stamps

1986 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (6th SERIES) Scott #93,103,108,111,116,127
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1986 Leaders of the World 6th Series Automobiles Stamps

1987 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (7th SERIES) Scott #89,94,98,104,109,110,118,121
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1987 Leaders of the World 7th Series Automobiles Stamps

1987 ROYAL RUBY WEDDING AND 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S ACCESSION Scott #245-50
Quantities of these issues perforated, and 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.
View Errors and Proofs Page here.View Errors and Proofs Page Here
1987 Royal Ruby Wedding Stamps
1987 Royal Ruby Wedding Souvenir Sheet

1987 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (5th SERIES) Scott #7,11,14,16,21,24,27,31
After the 4th series the Leaders of the World logo was removed from this series of locomotives.
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 Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1987 Leaders of the World 5th Series Locomotives Stamps

1988 GREAT EXPLORERS Scott #251-9

Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market. Imperforate souvenir sheet forgeries are out there!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

Bequia 1988 Great Explorers ForgeriesView my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Great Explorers Forgeries here.
View Errors and Proofs Page here.View Errors and Proofs Page Here
1988 Explorers Stamps
1988 Explorers Souvenir Sheet

1988 INTERNATIONAL TENNIS PLAYERS Scott #260-7
A souvenir sheet exists that was never issued.
Quantities of this issue 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. Full uncut press sheets of this issue no longer exists.

View the Tennis Players Stamps and Varieties Page here.View the Tennis Players Stamps and Varieties Page Here
1988 International Tennis Players Stamps
UNISSUED SOUVENIR SHEET
1988 International Tennis Players Unissued Souvenir Sheet

1988 OLYMPIC GAMES, SEOUL No catalog numbers.
A set of 4 stamps and a mini pane were produced but never issued. These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.
New information has been discovered on these.

View the SPECIALIZED 1988 Seoul Olympics Unissued Stamp Sheetlets and Souvenir Sheets Page here.View the SPECIALIZED 1988 Seoul Olympics Unissued Stamp Sheetlets and Souvenir Sheets Page here.
SAINT VINCENT GRENADINES BEQUIA UNISSUED 1988 OLYMPIC GAMES STAMPS
Saint Vincent Grenadines Bequia Unissued 1988 Olympic Games Stamp Sheetlet and 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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