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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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

1976 TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPEMENT
Scott #147-50, 150a, SG #163-6, MS167
A number of these issues perforated, 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.

Uganda 1976 Telecommunications Developement Stamps
Souvenir Sheet
Uganda 1976 Telecommunications Developement Souvenir Sheet

1976 OLYMPIC GAMES, MONTREAL
Scott #151-4, 154a, SG #168-71, MS172
A number of these issues perforated, 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.

Uganda 1976 Olympic Games, Montreal Stamps
Souvenir Sheet
Uganda 1976 Olympic Games, Montreal Souvenir Sheet

1976 RAILWAY TRANSPORT
Scott #155-8, 158a, SG #173-6, MS177
A number of these issues perforated, 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.

Uganda 1976 Railway Transport Stamps
Souvenir Sheet
Uganda 1976 Railway Transport Souvenir Sheet

1977 GAME FISH OF EAST AFRICA
Scott #159-62, 162a, SG #178-81, MS182
On the right hand side of the 5s value on the souvenir sheet the perforations are 13.5.

Uganda 1977 Game Fish of East Africa Stamps
Souvenir Sheet
Uganda 1977 Game Fish of East Africa Souvenir Sheet

1981 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS
Scott #323-6, 326a, SG #354-7, MS358
Perforation errors exist from press sheets.

Uganda 1981 Year of Disabled Persons Stamps

Souvenir Sheet
Uganda 1981 Year of Disabled Persons Souvenir Sheet

1982 PEACEFUL USE OF OUTER SPACE
Scott #337-41, SG #364-7, MS368
A number of these issues perforated, 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.

Uganda 1982 Peaceful use of Outer Space Stamps
Columbia Shuttle
Uganda 1982 Peaceful use of Outer Space Souvenir Sheet

1982 UNISSUED 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE
Scott noted, SG noted
This souvenir sheet came onto the market after the liquidation of the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1988. It was thought at one time that there were only 300 souvenir sheets that existed. This was stated by Kasimir Bileski. Evidence shows that the whole print run was saved and the quantity that exists is closer to 5,000 perforated and 1-3,000 imperforate.

Uganda 1982 Unissued 20th Anniversary of Independence Souvenir Sheet

1982 250TH BIRTH ANNIVESARY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND BIRTH CENTENARY OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Scott #356-9, SG #388-9, MS390, MS391
A quantity of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs and progressive color 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 the issues have an extreme rarity factor.

Uganda 1982 George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt Stamps
George Washington and Mount Vernon
Uganda 1982 George Washington and Mount Vernon Souvenir Sheet
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Hyde Park
Uganda 1982 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Hyde Park Souvenir Sheet

1982 WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
Scott #359A-359C, SG #392-3, MS394
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs and progressive color 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 an extreme rarity factor.

Uganda 1982 World Cup Soccer Championship Winners Stamps
Espania '82 Emblem with Spanish and Italian Flags
Uganda 1982 World Cup Soccer Championship Winners Souvenir Sheet

1983 7TH NON-ALIGNED SUMMIT CONFERENCE
Scott #369-70, SG #404-5
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs and progressive color 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 an extreme rarity factor.

Uganda 1983 7th Non-aligned Summit Conference Stamps

1983 AFRICAN ELEPHANTS (WWF)
Scott #371-5, SG #406-9, MS410
A number of the souvenir sheets perforated, 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 an extreme rarity factor.
It is noted in Stanley Gibbons that the set exists perf 14. It also notes that there is evidence that the perf 14 stamps were produced in 1990. This is wrong unless the House of Questa did it because the Format Printers closed their doors in 1989. It is possible though that they were produced earlier and somehow came onto the market after the liquidation somewhat similar to the case with the Guyana 1990 Birds set.

Uganda 1983 African Elephants (WWF) Stamps
Zebras
Uganda 1983 African Elephants (WWF) Souvenir Sheet

1983 WORLD COMMUNICATIONS YEAR
Scott #381-5, SG #416-19, MS420

Uganda 1983 World Communications Year Stamps
Communications Sattelite
Uganda 1983 World Communications Year Souvenir Sheet

1984 OLYMPIC GAMES, LOS ANGELES
Scott #417-21, SG #442-5, MS446

Uganda 1984 Olympic Games, Los angeles Stamps
Akii-Bua
Uganda 1984 Olympic Games, Los angeles Souvenir Sheet

1984 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION
Scott #422-6, SG #447-50, MS451

Uganda 1984 40th Anniversary of Civil Aviation Organization Stamps
Hot Air Balloon
Uganda 1984 40th Anniversary of Civil Aviation Organization Souvenir Sheet

1985 FRESHWATER LAKE FISH
Scott #432-42, SG #457-67
A number of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs and progressive color 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 an extreme rarity factor.
It is noted in Stanley Gibbons that an unissued set exists of similar designs but with only the Latin inscriptions for the species. At the time I created this page I could not find one example such as this on the market.

Uganda 1985 Freshwater Lake Fish Stamps

1985 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNERS, LOS ANGELES
Scott #458-62, SG #485-8, MS489

Uganda 1985 Olympic Gold Medal Winners, Los angeles Stamps
Akii-Bua with Surcharge
Uganda 1985 Olympic Gold Medal Winners, Los angeles Souvenir Sheet

1986 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION
Scott #474-9, SG #499-503, MS504

Uganda 1986 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Stamps
UN Building, New York
Uganda 1986 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Souvenir Sheet

1986 CENTENARY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, AMERIPEX, CHICAGO
Scott #359A-359C, SG #520-4, MS525
A quantity of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs and progressive color 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 an extreme rarity factor.

Uganda 1986 Centenary of the Statue of Liberty, AMERIPEX, Chicago Stamps
The Grand Canyon
Uganda 1986 Centenary of the Statue of Liberty, AMERIPEX, Chicago Souvenir Sheet

1987 BIRDS AND ANIMALS
Scott #535-44, SG #559-66, MS567
A quantity of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs and progressive color 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 an extreme rarity factor.

Uganda 1987 Birds and Animals Stamps
Carmine Bee-eaters
Uganda 1987 Birds and Animals Carmine Bee-eater Souvenir Sheet
Cattle Egret, Zebra
Uganda 1987 Birds and Animals Cattle Egret, Zebra Souvenir Sheet

1987 MILESTONES OF TRANSPORTATION
Scott #545-53, SG #568-73
A quantity of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs and progressive color 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 an extreme rarity factor.

Uganda 1987 Milestones of Transportation Stamps

1988 FLOWERS
Scott #612-21, SG #633-40, MS641
A quantity of these issues perforated, imperforate proofs and progressive color 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 an extreme rarity factor.

Uganda 1988 Flowers Stamps
Costus spectabiis
Uganda 1988 Flowers Costus spectabiis Souvenir Sheet
Canarina abyssinica
Uganda 1988 Flowers Canarina abyssinica Souvenir Sheet

These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Uganda. The company went into bankruptcy in 1988.

References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons East Africa with Egypt & Sudan
Scott Catalog
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe
Internet research

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