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

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

1969CARNIVAL Scott #264-7, SG #270-3

1969 Carnival stamps

1981 AGRICULTURE Scott #619-22, SG #660-7
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1981 Agriculture stamps
1981 Agriculture Specimen stamps

1981 FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF U.N. MEMBERSHIP Scott #634A-B, SG #679-80
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1981 U.N. Membership Anniversary stamps
1981 U.N. Membership Anniversary Specimen stamps

1982 FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF RE-INTRODUCTION OF SUGAR INDUSTRY Scott #639-42, SG #686-9
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1981 Sugar Industry stamps
1981 Sugar Industry Specimen stamps

1982 21ST BIRTHDAY OF PRINCESS OF WALES Scott #647-9, SG #694-6
Dangerous modern fakes of this issue appearing first in 2014 are on the market. They do not have the correct perf size!
Inverted frame errors perforated and imperforate are forgeries! Visit the linked page to define all of them and what to avoid.

The Newly Discovered 21st Birthday of Princess Diana Invert Frame Error Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered 21st Birthday of Princess Diana Invert Frame Error Forgeries here.
1982 Diana 21st Birthday Stamps
1982 Diana 21st Birthday Specimen Stamps
1982 Diana 21st Birthday Inverted Frame Stamp

1982 BIRTH OF PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES "ROYAL BABY" OVERPRINT Scott #652-4, SG #699-701

1982 Diana 21st Birthday Stamps with Royal Baby Overprint

1982 SHIPS Scott #662-5, SG #706-9
SPECIMEN overprinted sets exist.

1982 Ship Stamps

1983 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (1ST SERIES) Scott #687-92, SG #727-38
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 Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1983 Leaders of the World 1st Series Automobiles Stamps
1983 Leaders of the World 1st Series Automobiles Specimen Stamps

1983 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (1st SERIES) Scott #699-706, SG #744-59
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 Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1983 Leaders of the World 1st Series Locomotives Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, BRITISH MONARCHS Scott #731-6, SG #776-87
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 Leaders of the World British Monarchs Specimen Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (2nd SERIES) Scott #747-54, SG #792-807
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 Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 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 #765-8, 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.

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

1984 Saint Vincent Olympic Games Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent 1984 Summer Olympic Games Stamps here. 1984 Leaders of the World Olympic Games Stamps

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (2ND SERIES) Scott #773-7, SG #820-9
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.

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

1984 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (3RD SERIES) Scott #787-90, SG #834-41
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 Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 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.

1984 Saint Vincent 3rd Series Locomotives Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent 1984 3rd Series Locomotive Stamps here. 1984 Leaders of the World 3rd Series Locomotives Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, CRICKETERS Scott #795-8, SG #842-9
A quantities 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 some issues have a rarity factor.

View the Saint Vincent Cricket Players Stamps and Varieties Page here.View the Saint Vincent Cricket Players Stamps and Varieties Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World Cricketers Stamps

1985 ORCHIDS Scott #803-6, SG #850-3
A number of uncut press sheets were found.

1985 Orchids Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, BIRTH BICENTENARY OF JOHN J. AUDUBON (ORNITHOLOGIST) Scott #807-10, SG #854-61
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.

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 Audubon Birds Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent 1985 Audubon Birds Stamps here. 1985 Leaders of the World Birth Bicentenary of John J. Audubon Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (3RD SERIES) Scott #815,817,821, SG #862-7
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.

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

1985 HERBS AND SPICES Scott #829-32, SG #868-71
SPECIMEN overprinted stamps do exist.

1985 Herbs and Spices Stamps
1985 Herbs and Spices Specimen Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (4TH SERIES) Scott #833-8, SG #872-83
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 Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 4th Series Locomotives Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (4TH SERIES) Scott #816,818-20,822, SG #884-91,MS892
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 Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 4th Series Automobiles Stamps

1985 Leaders of the World 4th Series Automobiles Souvenir Sheet

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (5TH SERIES) Scott #849-54, SG #893-904
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 Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1985 Leaders of the World 5th Series Locomotives Stamps

1985 TRADITIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Scott #845-8, SG #905-8
A number of uncut press sheets were found and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps exist.

1985 Traditional Musical Instruments Stamps
1985 Traditional Musical Instruments Specimen Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, LIFE AND TIMES OF QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER Scott #861-7, SG 910-17,MS918
New information has been discovered.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1985 85th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 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 Souvenir Sheet
RESTRICTED PRINTING (5000 estimated to exist)
1985 Leaders of the World Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Restricted Printing Souvenir Sheet

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, ELVIS PRESLEY (ENTERTAINER) Scott #874-81, SG #919-26,MS927
Two similar designs, each with a face value of $4.00 were prepared but not issued. 425 perforated pairs were found in the archive. The imperforates that were left (probably the whole print run) were also saved.
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. Also full uncut press sheets of this issue have a rarity factor. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.
Saint Vincent Philatelic Services Ltd. reports that unauthorized reprints of these exist, poorly printed on whiter paper.

I now have a page demostrating how to identify the reprints mentioned above. The standard catalog descriptions are vague and basically wrong!
These reprints were produced sometime after 1989 after the closing of the Format Printing Companies doors.
Please hit the link below to view. Perhaps you are one of the buyers of these and do not even know it!
A word of warning is that there are several "errors" and varieties that were created with this now infamous reprinting. Don't get ripped off! They exist in the thousands!

Elvis Presley Reprinted StampsView the Elvis Presley Variant Page Here

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

The Newly Discovered Elvis Presley souvenir Sheet Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheet Forgeries here.
1985 Leaders of the World Elvis Presley Stamps
1985 Leaders of the World Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheet
1985 Leaders of the World Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheet
1985 Leaders of the World Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheet
1985 Leaders of the World Elvis Presley Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $4.00 VALUE (425 PERFORATED PAIRS FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE)
The perforated version is authentically rare.
1985 Leaders of the World Elvis Presley Unissued Four Dollar Stamps

1985 ST. VINCENT FLOUR MILLING INDUSTRY Scoot #882-5, SG #928-31
Imperforate color proofs exist.

1985 Flour Milling Industry Stamps

1985 ROYAL VISIT Scott #886-93, SG 932-9
These stamps were from various earlier issues and were overprinted "CARIBBEAN ROYAL VISIT-1985" with new values. SG 938 (Scott #892x) was overprinted with the new value but missing the "Caribbean Royal Visit-1985" overprint. SG 938a (Scott #892) was issued subsequently with the corrected version. Value for the error is 50% higher.

1985 Royal Visit Stamps

1985 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, MICHAEL JACKSON (ENTERTAINER) Scott #894-901, SG #940-7, MS948
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.
Saint Vincent Philatelic Services Ltd. reports that unauthorized reprints of these exist, poorly printed on whiter paper.

I now have a page demostrating how to identify the REPRINTS. The standard catalog descriptions are vague and basically wrong!
These reprints were produced sometime in 1991 after the closing of the Format Printing Companies doors.
Please hit the link below to view. Perhaps you are one of the buyers of these and do not even know it!

Michael Jackson Reprinted StampsView the Michael Jackson Reprints Page Here
UPDATE

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

1985 Saint Vincent Michael Jackson Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent 1985 Michael Jackson Stamps here.

1985 Leaders of the World Michael Jackson Stamps
1985 Leaders of the World Michael Jackson Souvenir Sheet
1985 Leaders of the World Michael Jackson Souvenir Sheet
1985 Leaders of the World Michael Jackson Souvenir Sheet
1985 Leaders of the World Michael Jackson Souvenir Sheet

1985 CHRISTMAS, CHILDRENS PAINTINGS Scott #903-5, SG #949-51
SPECIMEN overprinted stamps do exist.

1985 Christmas Childrens Paintings Stamps
1985 Christmas Childrens Paintings Specimen Stamps

1986 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY OF AMERICA (1992) BY COLUMBUS (1ST ISSUE) Scott #936-9, SG #952-7, MS958
Various unissued and error items were found in the archive for this series. More details to come

1986 Columbus Discovery of America 1st Series Stamps
1986 Columbus Discovery of America 1st Series Souvenir Sheet

1986 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, AUTOMOBILES (5TH SERIES) Scott #906-11, SG #959-70
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.

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

1986 75TH ANNIVERSARIES OF GIRL GUIDE MOVEMENT AND BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Scott #922-922A, SG #MS971-2
Imperforate mini sheets exist. Mini sheets with decorative borders exist. Various overprints on these mini sheets were not authorized by the St. Vincent administration.

1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Souvenir Sheets
IMPERFORATE PROOFS
1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Imperforate Proof Souvenir Sheets
SPECIMEN OVERPRINTED
1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Specimen Stamps
DECORATIVE BORDERS
1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Stamps with Decorative Borders
DECORATIVE BORDERS IMPERFORATE PROOFS
1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Imperforate Proof Souvenir Sheets with Decorative Borders
UNISSUED CAPEX 87 OVERPRINTED
1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Unissued Capex 87 Souvenir Sheets
UNISSUED CAPEX 87 OVERPRINTED IMPERFORATE PROOFS
1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Unissued Capex 87 Imperforate Proof Souvenir Sheets
UNISSUED CAPEX 87 OVERPRINTED WITH SPECIMEN OVERPRINTS
1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Unissued Capex 87 Specimen Souvenir Sheets
UNISSUED CAPEX 87 AND AUSTRALIA WORLD JAMBOREE OVERPRINTS
1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Unissued Capex 87 and Australia Souvenir Sheets
UNISSUED CAPEX 87 AND AUSTRALIA WORLD JAMBOREE OVERPRINTS IMPERFORATE PROOFS
1986 75th Anniversary of Girl Guides Movement and Boy Scouts of America Unissued Capex 87 and Australia Stamps Imperforate Proof Souvenir Sheets

1986 APPEARANCE OF HALLEY'S COMET Scott #918-21, 921a, SG #973-6, MS977
Proofs exist

1986 Halleys Comet Stamps
1986 Halleys Comet Souvenir Sheet

1986 60TH BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II (1ST ISSUE) Scott #923-7, SG #978-81, MS982
New information has been discovered.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1986 60th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1986 60th Birthday Omnibus Series Page here.
1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II 1st Issue Stamps
1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II 1st Issue Souvenir Sheet

1986 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP, MEXICO Scott #940-57, SG #983-94, MS995
Imperforates, proofs and unissued items exist for these.

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

1986 Saint Vincent World Cup Soccer Championship Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent 1986 World Cup Soccer Stamps here. 1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico Stamps
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $1.50 Souvenir Sheet
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $1.50 Souvenir Sheet
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $2.25 Souvenir Sheet
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $2.50 Souvenir Sheet
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $3.00 Souvenir Sheet
1986 World Cup Soccer Championship in Mexico $5.50 Souvenir Sheet

1986 LEADERS OF THE WORLD, RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES (6TH SERIES) Scott #961-4, SG #1001-8
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.
The $3.00 value exists with the green color omitted. 1550+ copies of this error were found in the archive.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent Automobiles and Locomotives Series Page here.
1986 Leaders of the World 6th Series Locomotives Stamps
GREEN MISSING
1986 Leaders of the World 6th Series Locomotives Missing Green Error Stamp

1986 ROYAL WEDDING (1ST ISSUE) Scott #958-60, SG #1009-12, MS1013

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.
I have discovered recently created (2015) forgeries of this issue! Fake perforated sets are on the market!
Don't get ripped off! View this page to define and avoid them.

1986 Saint Vincent Royal Wedding ForgeriesView the Saint Vincent 1986 Royal Wedding Stamp Forgeries here. 1986 Royal Wedding 1st Issue Stamps
1986 Royal Wedding 1st Issue Souvenir Sheet

1986 ROYAL WEDDING (2ND ISSUE) OVERPRINTED "CONGRATULATIONS TO T.R.H. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK" Scott #976-7, SG #1022-5

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1986 Royal Wedding Omnibus Series Page here.
1986 Royal Wedding 2nd Issue Stamps

1986 THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR Scott #979-979G, SG #1026-33
New information has been discovered.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1986 Legend of King Arthur Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1986 Legend of King Arthur Page here.
1986 Legend of King Arthur Stamps

1986 CENTENARY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Scott #980-3, SG #1034-43, MS1044
No information on any varieties.

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 Centenary of the Statue of Liberty souvenir Sheet Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Centenary of the Statue of Liberty Souvenir Sheet Forgeries here.
1986 Statue of Liberty Stamps
1986 Statue of Liberty Souvenir Sheet
1986 Statue of Liberty Souvenir Sheet
1986 Statue of Liberty Souvenir Sheet

1986 FRESHWATER FISHING Scott #984-5, SG #1045-8
PROOFS and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps do exist.

1986 Freshwater Fishing Stamps
1986 Freshwater Fishing Specimen Stamps

1987 CHILD HEALTH CAMPAIGN Scott #997-1000, SG #1049-52
No information on any varieties.

1987 Child Health Campaign Stamps

1987 WORLD POPULATION CONTROL OVERPRINT READING "WORLD POPULATION 5 BILLION 11TH JULY 1987" Scott #1040-3, SG #1053-6
No information on any varieties.

1987 World Population Control Stamps

1987 INTERNATIONAL LAWN TENNIS PLAYERS Scott #988-996, SG #1057-64, MS1065
The infamous "missing tennis ball" errors came from this set. Another mini sheet exists with the same two stamps on it but their value has been changed to $10.00 each and it is embossed on gold foil. It is from a "restricted printing". 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 Saint Vincent 1987 Tennis Players Missing Ball Error Stamps Page here.View the Saint Vincent 1987 Tennis Players Missing Ball Error Stamps Page Here
View the Tennis Players Stamps and Varieties Page here.View the Tennis Players Stamps and Varieties Page Here
1987 International Lawn Tennis Players Stamps
1987 International Lawn Tennis Players Souvenir Sheet

1987 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CARNIVAL Scott #1001-4, SG #1066-9
PROOFS and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps do exist.

1987 10th Anniversary of Carnival Stamps

1987 10TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ELVIS PRESLEY (ENTERTAINER) Scott #1009-16, SG #1070-7, MS1078
No information on varieties.

1987 Leaders of the World Elvis Presley 10th Death Anniversary Stamps

1987 ROYAL RUBY WEDDING AND 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S ACCESSION Scott #1017-22, SG #1079-83, MS1084
The infamous "inverted frame" errors came from this set.
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 these issues have a rarity factor.

View Errors and Proofs Page here.View Errors and Proofs Page Here
UPDATE

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

1987 Saint Vincent Royal Ruby Wedding Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent 1987 Royal Ruby Wedding Stamps here.

1987 Royal Ruby Wedding Stamps
1987 Royal Ruby Wedding Souvenir Sheet

1987 CENTURY OF MOTORING Scott #1044-51, SG #1085-8, MS1089
Several different items were found in the archive for this issue. Gold omitted and Henry Ford reversed as examples. More detailed study will be linked here.

View The Century of Motoring Missing Gold Errors and Other Varieties Page here.View The Henry Ford Reversed Image Variety Page Here
View The Henry Ford Reversed Image Variety Page here.View The Henry Ford Reversed Image Variety 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 Century of Motoring Forgeries.View my Page on how to Define the Newly Discovered Century of Motoring Forgeries here.
1987 Century of Motoring Stamps
1987 Century of Motoring $3.00 Souvenir Sheet
1987 Century of Motoring $5.00 Souvenir Sheet
1987 Century of Motoring $6.00 Souvenir Sheet
1987 Century of Motoring $8.00 Souvenir Sheet

1987 ENGLISH SOCCER TEAMS Scott #1052-9, SG #1090-7
No information on varieties.

1987 English Soccer Teams Stamps

1987 EAST CARIBBEAN CURRENCY Scott #1069-86, SG #1098-1115
A perf 14 set with some of the values plus a $20.00 value were printed by Questa between 1989-91. A perf 12 set is listed by Scott Catalog (Sc#1071a-1085a) stating it may have never been issued in St. Vincent. The 10c was found in the archive overprinted SPECIMEN and has the blue omitted. Three uncut press sheets were found.

1987 East Caribbean Currency Stamps

1987 CHRISTMAS, 175TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLES DICKENS Scott #1061-5, SG #1116-23, MS1124
Proof sheets of the mini sheet were found in the archive. Five uncut sheets of 12 were found with the stamp on the mini sheet imperforated at the top.

1987 Christmas, 175th Birth Anniversary of Charles Dickens Stamps
1987 Christmas, 175th Birth Anniversary of Charles Dickens Souvenir Sheet

1988 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY OF AMERICA (1992) BY COLUMBUS (2ND ISSUE) Scott #1087-93, SG #1125-30
SPECIMEN overprinted stamps do exist.
A set of $2.00 mini sheets and a $6.00 mini sheet were produced but never issued. Scott catalog lists the $6.00 mini sheet as Sc #1093A. It is way underpriced as there were only 300 cut mini sheets found. There were 6 uncut press sheets of 9 mini panes of which one of the sheets was missing two panes. All the panes were imperforated at the bottom on these press sheets.
There are 6 different $2.00 mini panes. 300 of each were found in the archive. Several uncut press sheets of them existed also. I believe all have been cut into pairs and such now.

View Errors and Proofs Page here.View Errors and Proofs Page Here
1988 Columbus Discovery of America 2nd Series Stamps
1988 Columbus Discovery of America 2nd Series Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $2.00 SERIES. 300 OF EACH FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE
1988 Columbus Discovery of America 2nd Series Unissued Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $2.00 SERIES. 300 OF EACH FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE
1988 Columbus Discovery of America 2nd Series Unissued Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $2.00 SERIES. 300 OF EACH FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE
1988 Columbus Discovery of America 2nd Series Unissued Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $2.00 SERIES. 300 OF EACH FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE
1988 Columbus Discovery of America 2nd Series Unissued Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $2.00 SERIES. 300 OF EACH FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE
1988 Columbus Discovery of America 2nd Series Unissued Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $2.00 SERIES. 300 OF EACH FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE
1988 Columbus Discovery of America 2nd Series Unissued Souvenir Sheet
UNISSUED $6.00 SOUVENIR SHEET. 300 FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE
1988 Columbus Discovery of America 2nd Series Unissued Souvenir Sheet

1988 BROWN PELICAN Scott #1094, SG #1132
PROOFS exist.

1988 Brown Pelican Stamp
PROOF PAIR
1988 Brown Pelican Proof Stamps

1988 TOURISM Scott #1095-9, SG #1133-6, MS1136a
PROOFS and SPECIMEN overprinted stamps do exist.
The $10 mini sheets was stated by Robson Lowe as not being issued yet both catalogs list it. Stanley Gibbons lists it as MS1136a which is odd. There were 280 mini panes found in the archive.

View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1988 Tourism Stamp Varieties Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Saint Vincent 1988 Tourism Stamp Varieties Page here.
1988 Tourism Stamps
1988 Tourism Souvenir Sheet

1988 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF SPANISH ARMADA Scott #1100-6, SG #1137-42, MS1143
SPECIMEN overprinted stamps do exist.

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

1988 Saint Vincent Spanish Armada Fake StampsView the FAKE Saint Vincent 1988 Spanish Armada Stamps here. 1988 400th Anniversary of the Spanish Armada Stamps
1988 400th Anniversary of the Spanish Armada Souvenir Sheet

1988 CRICKETERS OF 1988 INTERNATIONAL SEASON Scott #1108-15, SG #1144-51, MS1152
The souvenir sheet is said to have never been issued by Scott Catalog. 4 uncut press sheets of the souvenir sheet were found in the archive. Each sheet contained 6 of these mini panes imperforated on one side of the stamp.
Quantities of this issue perforated, imperforate proofs, 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. Full uncut press sheets of this issue seem not to exist for the stamps.

View the 1988 Cricket Players Stamps and Varieties Page here.View the 1988 Cricket Players Stamps and Varieties Page Here
1988 Cricketers of 1988 International Season Stamps
1988 Cricketers of 1988 International Season Souvenir Sheet

1988 OLYMPIC GAMES, SEOUL No catalog numbers.
A set of 6 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. 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 UNISSUED 1988 OLYMPIC GAMES STAMPS
Saint Vincent 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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