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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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SOLOMON ISLANDS

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

1979 6TH SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES Scott #389-92, SG #380-3

1979 6th South Pacific Games Stamps

1979 DEATH CENTENARY OF SIR ROWLAND HILL Scott #393-6, SG #384-6,MS387

1979 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Stamps
1979 Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill Souvenir Sheet

1981 CHRISTMAS, CHURCHES Scott #457-60, SG #452-5

1981 Christmas, Churches Stamps

1982 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOY SCOUTS MOVEMENT AND CENTENARY OF THE BOYS BRIGADE Scott #481-8, SG #477-84

1982 75th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts Movement and Centenary of the Boys Brigade Stamps

1983 TURTLES Scott #489-92, SG #485-8

1983 Turtles Stamps

1983 BICENTENARY OF MANNED FLIGHT Scott #497-501, SG #493-7
The 40c value exists with watermark reversed.

1983 Bicentenary of Manned Flight Stamps

1983 CHRISTMAS Scott #502-10,510a, SG #498-506,MS507
Stamps from the souvenir sheet do not have "Christmas 1983" imprint on them.

1983 Christmas Stamps
1983 Christmas Souvenir Sheet

1983 WORLD COMMUNICATIONS YEAR Scott #511-14,514a, SG #508-11,MS512
The souvenir sheet is inscribed "1908-1983".

1983 World Communications Year Stamps
1983 World Communications Year Souvenir Sheet

1984 VISIT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II Scott #519-20, SG #517-18

1984 Visit of Pope John Paul II Stamps

1984 UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION CONGRESS, HAMBURG Scott #525, SG #MS523
The World Communications Year souvenir sheet inscribed "1907-1984" and U.P.U. logo added.

1984 Universal Postal Union Congress, Hamburg Souvenir Sheet

1984 OLYMPIC GAMES, LOS ANGELES Scott #530-4, SG #528-32
The 95c value only exists from booklets. Scott catalog considers it a souvenir sheet.

1984 Olympic Games, Los Angeles Stamps

1985 BIRTH BICENTENARY OF JOHN J. AUDUBON (ornithologist) Scott #556, SG #MS556

1985 Birth Bicentenary of John J. Audubon Stamps

1987 CORALS Scott #576-9, SG #576-9

1987 Corals Stamps

1987 MANGROVE KINGFISHER Scott #597, SG #598-601
Printed in horizontal se-tenant strips of four forming composite design.

1987 Mangrove Kingfisher Stamps

1988 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT Scott #607-10, SG #614-17
All values exist with watermark inverted.
The same valued stamps were printed in se-tenant pairs forming a composite design.
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Solomon Islands. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 10th Anniversary of International Fund for Agricultural Development Stamps

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

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