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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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

1980-2 BIRDS DEFINITIVES Scott #463-76, SG #622A-35A and 622B-35B
A number of these issues perforated, and imperforated 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.

View the SPECIALIZED Sierra Leona 1980-3 Birds Varieties Page here.View the SPECIALIZED Sierra Leona 1980-3 Birds Varieties Page here.
ALL THE 1980-2 BIRD ISSUES HAVE THE FOLLOWING WATERMARK EXCEPT FOR THE 1983 ISSUE.

Watermark Scott no. 373, Stanley Gibbons no. 14
Issued on January 29, 1980 without imprint date
1980 Birds Definitives (1st issue) Stamps
Reprinted with imprint date "1981" issued on December 21, 1981
1981 Birds Definitives (2nd issue) Stamps
Reprinted with imprint date "1981" issued on March 15, 1982
1981 Birds Definitives (3rd issue) Stamps
Reprinted with imprint date "1982" issued on October 11, 1982
1982 Birds Definitives (4th issue) Stamps

1980 TOURISM Scott #491-6, SG #650-5

1980 Tourism Stamps

1981 ROYAL WEDDING (2nd issue) Scott #510,512-3,515-8, SG #671-3,MS674,675-7

1981 Royal Wedding (2nd issue) Stamps
1981 Royal Wedding (2nd issue) Stamps
The Sheetlets of 5 plus label.
1981 Royal Wedding (2nd issue) Sheetlets
The Booklet.
1981 Royal Wedding (2nd issue) Booklet
Booklet Pane 1.
1981 Royal Wedding (2nd issue) Booklet Pane 1
Booklet Pane 2.
1981 Royal Wedding (2nd issue) Booklet Pane 2
The Back of the Booklet.
1981 Royal Wedding (2nd issue) Back of the Booklet

1981 WORLD FOOD DAY (2nd Series) Scott #524,526,528,530, SG #686-9
Examples of these four values se-tenant come from unissued sheetlets which 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.

1973 Gambian Agriculture (2nd series) Stamps

1983 BIRDS DEFINITIVES Scott #noted, SG #760-73

Reprinted with imprint date "1983" on unwatermarked paper issued on October 1, 1983
1983 Birds Definitives (5th issue) Stamps

1984 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MANO RIVER UNION Scott #610-13,613a, SG #783-6,MS787
A number of these issues perforated, and imperforated 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. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1984 10th Anniversary of Mano River Union Stamps
1984 10th Anniversary of Mano River Union Souvenir Sheet

1984 UNITED NATIONS DECADE FOR AFRICAN TRANSPORTATION Scott #625-31, SG #799-804,MS805

1984 U.N. Decade for African Transportation Stamps
1984 U.N. Decade for African Transportation Souvenir Sheet

1985 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS Scott #741-4, SG #918-20,MS921

1985 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Stamps
1985 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Souvenir Sheet

1986 FLOWERS OF SIERRA LEONE Scott #773-82, SG #950-7,MS958

1986 Flowers of Sierra Leone Stamps
1986 Flowers of Sierra Leone (Clitoria Ternatea) Souvenir Sheet
1986 Flowers of Sierra Leone (Plumbago Auriculata) Souvenir Sheet

1986 STOCKHOLMIA '86 INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION DISNEY CHARACTORS Scott #799-808, SG #979-86,MS987
These come with a pattern of blue flourescent security markings, resembling rosettes, printed on the reverse beneath the gum.

1986 STOCKHOLMIA '86 International Stamp Exhibition Disney Stamps
1986 STOCKHOLMIA '86 International Stamp Exhibition Disney (Old Woman in the Shoe) Souvenir Sheet
1986 STOCKHOLMIA '86 International Stamp Exhibition Disney (Simple Simon) Souvenir Sheet

1987 BICENTENARY OF SIERRA LEONE Scott #833-5, SG #998-9,MS1000
A number of these issues perforated, and imperforated 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. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1987 Bicentenary of Sierra Leone Stamps
1987 Bicentenary of Sierra Leone Souvenir Sheet

1987 CAPEX '87 INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, DISNEY CHARACTORS Scott #849-58, SG #1019-26,MS1027

1987 CAPEX '87 International Stamp Exhibition Stamps
1987 CAPEX '87 International Stamp Exhibition (Calgary Stampede) Souvenir Sheet
1987 CAPEX '87 International Stamp Exhibition (Newfoundland Vikings) Souvenir Sheet

1987 MILESTONES OF TRANSPORTATION Scott #889-98,898A, SG #1057-66,MS1067

1987 Milestones of Transportation Stamps
1987 Milestones of Transportation Souvenir Sheet

1987 16TH WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE, AUSTRALIA Scott #924-8, SG #1091-4,MS1095
A number of these issues including an unissued 1.50Le value perforated, and imperforated 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. More detail will be presented on these in another section of the study.

1987 16th World Scout Jamboree Stamps
1987 16th World Scout Jamboree Souvenir Sheet
The Unissued 1.50Le.
1987 16th World Scout Jamboree Unissued 1.50Le Stamp

1988 VARIOUS FISH OF SIERRA LEONE Scott #959-63, SG #1126-9,MS1130
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Gambia. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 Fish of Sierra Leone Stamps
1988 Fish of Sierra Leone Souvenir Sheet

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

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