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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

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

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

The former Condominium of the New Hebrides became the Republic of Vanuatu on July 30, 1980 and was admitted as a member of the Commonwealth at that time. The Format International Security Printers Ltd. printed only one set of stamps for the New Hebrides Condominium before the change to a republic.

1979 FESTIVAL OF ARTS (New Hebrides Condominium, British)
Scott #268-71, SG #275-8

1979 Festival of Arts (British) Stamps

1979 FESTIVAL OF ARTS (New Hebrides Condominium, French)
Scott #288-91, SG #F288-91

1979 Festival of Arts (French) Stamps

1981 60TH BIRTHDAY OF PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Scott #304-7, SG #311-14

1981 60th Birthday of Prince Philip Stamps
1981 FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE Scott #311-14, SG #318-21

1981 First Anniversary of Independence Stamps

1985 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE AND "EXPO '85" WORLD FAIR, JAPAN Scott #397-400,400a, SG #411-14,MS415

1985 5th Anniversary of Independence Stamps
1985 5th Anniversary of Independence Souvenir Sheet

1986 60TH BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II Scott #414-18, SG #429-33

1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps

1987 HURRICANE RELIEF FUND (1982 2v value and 1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II surcharged) Scott #B1-6, SG #454-9

1987 Hurricane Relief Fund Stamps

1987 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE I.R.H.O. COCONUT RESEARCH STATION Scott #438-41, SG #460-3

1987 25th Anniversary of the I.R.H.O. coconut Research Station Stamps

1987 ROYAL RUBY WEDDING (1986 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II overprinted) Scott #465-9, SG #487-91

1987 Royal Ruby Wedding Stamps

1988 SYDPEX '88 NATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION, SYDNEY Scott #478, SG #500
Printed in small sheets of 10 with 5 illustrated stamp-size labels.
As one can see all singles have straight edges.

1988 SYDPEX '88 National Stamp Ehibition, Sydney Stamps
Sheetlet of 10 plus 5 labels
1988 SYDPEX '88 National Stamp Ehibition, Sydney Stamp Sheetlet

1988 FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION Scott #489-92, SG #511-14

1988 Food and Agricultural Organization Stamps

1988 CHRISTMAS, CAROLS Scott #493-6, SG #515-18
The 65v and 155v values exists with watermark reversed.
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Vanuatu. The company soon after went into bankruptcy.

1988 Christmas Stamps

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

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