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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 Union Island printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. and items found in the Archive

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SAINT VINCENT GRENADINES UNION ISLAND

Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island 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 #234E-236E
Inverted watermarks exist.

1982 21st Birthday of Princess Diana Overprinted ROYAL BABY UNION ISLAND Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, BRITISH MONARCHS Scott #1-6
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 British Monarchs Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (1st SERIES) Scott #13,34,44,52
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1984 Leaders of the World 1st Series Locomotives Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, CRICKETERS Scott #126-33
A quantity of most 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 any of this issue have an extreme rarity factor.

View the Union Island Cricket Players Stamps and Varieties Page here.View the Union Island Cricket Players Stamps and Varieties Page here.
1984 Leaders of the World Cricket Players Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (2nd SERIES) Scott #14,16,21,23,39,45,56,58
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1984 Leaders of the World 2nd Series Locomotives Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (1st SERIES) Scott #142,146,151,162
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 1st Series Automobiles Stamps

1985 BIRTH BICENTENNIAL OF JOHN J. AUDUBON (ORNITHOLOGIST) BIRDS 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.

Dangerous modern forgeries of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market. Perforated forgeries and fake inverted frame "errors" are on the market!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Union Island 1985 Audubon Birds Stamp Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Audubon Birds Forgeries here.
1985 Birds Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (3rd SERIES) Scott #15,31,35,53
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 3rd Series Locomotives Stamps
1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, BUTTERFLIES 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.

The above mentioned varieties are different than what I have discovered.

View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Butterflies Reprints here.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Butterflies Reprints here.
1985 Butterflies Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (2nd SERIES) Scott #143,148,155,158
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market. Imperforate forgeries are on the market!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Newly Discovered Automobiles 2nd Series Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Automobiles 2nd Series Forgeries here.
1985 Leaders of the World 2nd Series Automobiles Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (3rd SERIES) Scott #144,147,149,152,154,156,159,161
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2015 are on the market. The normal issue forgeries are on the market!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Newly Discovered Automobiles 3rd Series Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Automobiles 3rd Series Forgeries here.
1985 Leaders of the World 3rd Series Automobiles 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 Union Island 1985 85th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Union Island 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 Stamps
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth Souvenir Sheet
RESTRICTED PRINTING (5000 estimated to exist)
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth Restricted Printing $2.25 Souvenir Sheet
RESTRICTED PRINTING (5000 estimated to exist)
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth Restricted Printing $7.00 Souvenir Sheet

1986 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (4th SERIES) Scott #17,25,28,36,40,49,57,59
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives 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 Locomotives 4th Series Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Locomotives 4th Series Forgeries here.
1986 Leaders of the World 4th Series Locomotives Stamps

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

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Union Island 1986 60th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Union Island 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 #218-27
Imperforates, proofs and unissued items exist for these.

1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico Stamps
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $1.85 Souvenir Sheet
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $2.00 Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $2.00 SOUVENIR SHEET
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico Unissued $2.00 Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $4.00 SOUVENIR SHEET
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico Unissued $4.00 Souvenir Sheet

1986 ROYAL WEDDING (1ST ISSUE) Scott #228-31
An $8.00 Souvenir Sheet showing Sarah Ferguson in her wedding gown was never issued.
I believe it was rejected because the glow from the sun or the camera flash made the dress look yellow
in comparison to her attendant's blouse. This would appear scandalous in the view of royalty.
I believe this souvenir sheet is even rarer than the St. Lucia "Royal Split" unissued souvenir sheet.
Quantities have not been comfirmed but in view of availability on the market I would comfirm that it is rarer.

View the SPECIALIZED Union Island 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Union Island 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.
Dangerous modern forgeries of this issue appearing first in 2015 are on the market. Perforated and imperforate forgeries are on the market!
Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Newly Discovered Union Island 1986 Royal Wedding Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Union Island 1986 Royal Wedding Forgeries here.
1986 Royal Wedding 1st Issue Stamps
UNISSUED $8.00 SOUVENIR SHEET
1986 Royal Wedding 1st Issue Unissued Souvenir Sheet

1986 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (4th SERIES) Scott #145,150,153,157,160,163
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives 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 Automobiles 4th Series Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Automobiles 4th Series Forgeries here.
1986 Leaders of the World 4th Series Automobiles Stamps

1986 ROYAL WEDDING (2ND ISSUE) OVERPRINTED "CONGRATULATIONS TO T.R.H. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK" Scott #232-5

View the SPECIALIZED Union Island 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Union Island 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.
1986 Royal Wedding 2nd Issue Stamps

1986 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (5th SERIES) Scott #18,29,37,41,46,50,54,60
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 Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives 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 Locomotives 5th Series Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Locomotives 5th Series Forgeries here.
1986 Leaders of the World 5th Series Locomotives Stamps

1987 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (6th SERIES) Scott #19,24,27,32,38,42,47,55
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1987 Leaders of the World 6th Series Locomotives Stamps

1987 ROYAL RUBY WEDDING AND 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S ACCESSION Scott #236-40
Quantities of some of these issues perforated, and SPECIMEN overprinted 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 (7th SERIES) Scott #20,22,26,30,33,43,48,51
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 Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1987 Leaders of the World 7th Series Locomotives Stamps

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. 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 UNION ISLAND UNISSUED 1988 OLYMPIC GAMES STAMPS
Saint Vincent Grenadines Union Island 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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