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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive and Elsewere

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

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

1967 BIRDS OF WESTERN SAMOA Scott #274A and 274B, SG #289a and 289b
Al other values of the set were printed in photogravure by Harrison printing.

1967 Birds Stamps

1969 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE Scott #304-7, SG #319-322

1969 7th Anniversary of Independence Stamps

1970 8TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE Scott #321-4, SG #337-340

1970 8th Anniversary of Independence Stamps

1970 VISIT OF POPE PAUL VI TO SAMOA Scott #337-8, SG #358-9

1970 Visit of Pope Paul VI Stamps

1972-6 DEFINITIVES $5 GREEN TREE LIZARD Scott #378C, SG #399a
Al other values of the set were printed by House of Questa.
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1989.

1972-6 Definitive $5 Green Tree Lizard Stamp

1973 BOY SCOUTS OF SAMOA Scott #383-6, SG #405-8

1973 Boy Scouts of Samoa Stamps

1979 SAILING SHIPS (1st series) Scott #503-6, SG #540-3

1979 Sailing Ships (1st series) Stamps

1980 SAILING SHIPS (2nd series) Scott #521-4, SG #561-4

1980 Sailing Ships (2nd series) Stamps

1980 CHRISTMAS, PAINTINGS Scott #539-542, 542a, SG #579-582, MS 583
The souvenir sheet exists with watermark inverted

1980 Christmas, Paintings Stamps
1980 Christmas, Paintings Souvenir Sheet

1981 SAILING SHIPS (3rd series) Scott #543-6, SG #584-7

1981 Sailing Ships (3rd series) Stamps

1981 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Scott #547-552, SG #588-593

1981 International Year of Disabled Persons Stamps

1982 250TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
Scott #567-570, SG #612-614, MS 615

1982 250th Birth Anniversary of George Washington Stamps
1982 250th Birth Anniversary of George Washington Souvenir Sheet

1983 7TH SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES APIA Scott #592-9, SG #639-646

1983 7th South Pacific Games Stamps

1983 CENTENARY OF THE BOYS' BRIGADE Scott #619, SG #MS 668

1983 Centenary of the Boy Scouts Brigade Stamps

1984 SCENIC VIEWS Scott #620-623, SG #669-672

1984 Scenic Views Stamps

1984 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES, LOS ANGELES Scott #629-632, 632a, SG #678-681, MS 682

1984 Summer Olympic Games, Los Angeles Stamps
1984 Summer Olympic Games, Los Angeles Souvenir Sheet

1985 ORCHIDS (1st series) Scott #637-640, SG #688-691

1985 Orchids (1st series) Stamps

1985 CHRISTMAS Scott #656-9, 659a, SG #711-714, MS 715

1985 Christmas Stamps
1985 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1986 CHRISTMAS, CENTENARY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
Scott #685-6, 686a, SG #741-2, MS 743

1986 Christmas, Centenary of the Statue of Liberty Stamps
1986 Christmas, Centenary of the Statue of Liberty Souvenir Sheet

1987 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE Scott #687-691, SG #744-8

1987 25th Anniversary of Independence Stamps

1987 MARINE LIFE, DEEP OCEAN FISH Scott #692-5, SG #749-752

1987 Marine Life, Deep Ocean Fish Stamps

1988 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES, SEOUL Scott #721-4, 724a, SG #783-6, MS 787

1988 Summer Olympic Games, Seoul Stamps
1988 Summer Olympic Games, Seoul Souvenir Sheet

1988 CHRISTMAS, SAMOAN CHURCHES Scott #747-750, 750a, SG #813-816, MS 817
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Samoa. The company went into bankruptcy in 1989.

1988 Christmas, Samoan Churches Stamps
1988 Christmas, Samoan Churches Souvenir Sheet

References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons Eastern Pacific
Scott Catalog
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe

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