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EXPLANATORY NOTES
This bibliography is only intended to be a tiny snapshot of information that is available about most of the printers of stamps. No real attempt has been made to cover this aspect in great depth at this time.
The generic entries for each country below  are in the order: Main Source(s) of Information, General Printing Articles and General Dummy / Testing Type Material Articles.
These entries are then followed by printer name and, where there are bibliographic references to list for an individual company, they appear in date of publication order, with material of unknown date appearing at the beginning of each listing.
Unless an entry is prefixed by the word Book, Brochure, General, Leaflet or similar, the entry relates to an article that has appeared in a philatelic periodical.


CAMBODIA  
(Now KAMPUCHEA)



CAMEROUN  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 12, Africa Since Independence A-E", First Edition, 1980.



CANADA  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 1, British Commonwealth", 1999.

General Printing Articles:
"The Stamp Printers VI - Canadian Bank Note Company, British American Bank Note Company & American Bank Note Company", Russell Stern, NSW Philatelist, Volume 23, August 2001.
"Those Reversed Admiral 'Essays'", David Sessions, Maple Leaves [GB], October 2002.
"Those Reversed Admiral 'Essays'", Letter to Editor, Maple Leaves [GB], January 2003.
"Those Reversed Admiral 'Essays'", Letter to Editor, Maple Leaves [GB], October 2003.
"Those Reversed Admiral 'Essays'", Letter to Editor, Maple Leaves [GB], January 2004.

General Dummy / Testing Type Material Articles:
  "Canada's Test Coils" by Alex Worsfold, Mekeel's [USA], January 20 1995

American Bank Note Company, Ottawa.

Ashton Potter Limited, Toronto.  

Ashton Potter (Canada) Limited, Mississauga
  Brochure: "Ashton-Potter: A world leader in postage stamp and security products", 1996.
  "Ashton Potter Canada Will Move Stamp Production to United States", Linn's [USA] May 14 2001.
  "Expanding for Miles" by Vincent Hempsall, Canadian Printer Bizlink, October 1996.
  "MDC Unit Lands First International Stamp Printing Contract", MDC press release, 16 January 1996

BA Banknote, Ottawa.

British American Bank Note Company, Montreal and Ottawa.
  Book: "Ninety Years of Security Printing-The Story of British American Bank Note Company Limited 1866-1956", W H Griffiths, [when? 1956?], 25 pages.
  "A Prince Albert Die Proof of 1868", George W Smith, The Essay-Proof Journal [USA], Number 146.
  "Trade Cards of the British North American Bank Note Company, Ltd.", Essay Proof Journa [USA], 1967 Fall.
  "Across the Atlantic and Back Again", George W Smith, Stamp Monthly [GB], January 1977.
  "British American Bank Note to Sell Archives", Charles J G Verge, Linn's Stamp News [USA], 22 September 1997.
  "Authorities Assert Ownership; withdraw Proofs from Auctions", Rob Haeseler, Linn's [USA], October 27 1997.
  "Canadian Authorities Withdraw Auction Items", Rob Haeseler, Linn's  Stamp News [USA], 27 October 1997.

Canadian Bank Note Company Limited, Ottawa.
  General: Private correspondence with the Director, Government Division at the company, 1990.
  Leaflets: "Canadian Bank Note Group Corporate Overview), CBN, 1996.
  "The Art of Innovation", Jim Phillips, Details [Canada], July-September 2005.

Lowe-Martin, Where.
  "New Big Press is Big News at Canada Post", Joy Parks, Details [Canada], July-September 2005.
  "For Lowe Martin, Quality is a Pressing Issue", Joy Parks, Details [Canada], January-March 2006.

McAra Printing,
Calgary.

MDC (Multi-Disciplined Communications) Corporation, Toronto.
  MDC Press Release, Toronto, August 10, 1995 .
  "Expanding for Miles" by Vincent Hempsall, Canadian Printer Bizlink, October 1996

MDC (Multi-Disciplined Communications) Stamp Group, Toronto. 

Robinson & Co. Ltd., at the offices of The Daily News,
St. John's, Newfoundland.  

Royal Gazette,
St. John's, Newfoundland.

Saults and Pollard Ltd., Winnipeg.

D. R. Thistle,
St John's, Newfoundland.



CANAL ZONE  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 22, United States of America",  Fifth Edition, 2000.

Isthmian Canal Commission Press, [Where?].

Panama Canal Press, [Where?].



CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
(Now SOUTH AFRICA)



CAPE VERDE ISLANDS  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 9, Portugal and Spain", Third Edition, 1991.
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 12, Africa Since Independence A-E", First Edition, 1980.



CAYMAN ISLANDS  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 1, British Commonwealth", 1999



CENTRAL AFRICAN EMPIRE  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 12, Africa Since Independence A-E", First Edition, 1980.



CEYLON
(Now SRI LANKA)



CHAD  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 12, Africa Since Independence A-E", First Edition, 1980. 



CHILE    
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 20, South America", Third Edition, 1989. 

General Printing Articles:
  None.

General Dummy / Testing Type Material Articles:
  None.

Casa de Moneda de Chile , Santiago.

Casa de Moneda y Especies Valoradas

N. Desmadryl, Santiago.

Especies Valoradas de Chile, Santiago.

H. C. Gillet, Valparaiso.

Imprenta Barcelona, Santiago.

Imprenta Universo, Santiago.

Post Office, Santiago.

Soc. Imp. y Lit. Universo, [Where?].
 



CHINA  
China is quite complex due to the various stamp issuing authorities, etc., so the stamp catalogue breakdown for this country has been retained, rather than the strict alphabetical listing elsewhere on this web-site.

Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 17, China", Fourth Edition, 1989.

General Printing Articles:
  None.

General Dummy / Testing Type Material Articles:
  None.

[Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports]  
Central China Press, Kewkiang. 

Fohkien Printing Office, Amoy.

Kelly and Walsh, Shanghai.

Shanghai Lithographic Society, Shanghai.

E. Shing, Shanghai.

[Chinese Empire]    

[Republic]  

Chinese Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Peking. 

[War Against Japan]
Central Trust, Chungking.

Chung Hwa Book Co., Chungking.

Dah Tung Book Co. & Ta Tung Printing, Chungking.

Paicheng Printing Co., Nanping.

[Communist Conquest & Post-War Inflation]
Central Trust, Shanghai and Peking.

Chung Ming Co., [Where?].

Dah Tung Book Co. & Ta Tung Printing, Shanghai.

Dah Yeh Printing Co., Shanghai.

Fak Ning Press, Hankow.

Honan District Office, Honan.

Hwa Nam Printing Co., Chungking.

San Yih Printing Press Co., Shanghai.

Union Press, Shanghai.

[Provinces]

[Soviet Republic]
Ministry of Finance Printing Bureau, Ruijin.

[Central & South]
Central Printing Co., Guangzhou.

Daming Printing Co., Hankou.

Dawen Printing Co., Nanchang.

Fuxing Printing Co., Hankou.

Guoguang Printing Co., Hankou.

Jiujiang Printing Co., Jiujiang.

Mingchang Printing Co., Kaifeng.

Ruixing Printing Co., [Where?].

Wanfeng Printing Co., Kaifeng.

Xinhua Book Shop Press, Zhengzhou.

Xinyu Printing Co., Kaifeng.

Yongchang Press, Kaifeng.

[East]
Beihai Bank, [Where?].

Commercial Press, Shanghai.

Dadong Book Co., Shanghai.

Dazhong Printing Co., Hangzhou.

Hanmolin Printing Co., Nantong.

Huainan Bao Press, [Where?].

North Anhui Daily Press, Hefei.

Postal Savings and Remittance Book Press, Nanjing.

Sanyi Printing Co., Shanghai.

Suzhong Printing Co., [Where?].

Taofen Printing Co., Nantong.

Xinhua Printing Works, Qingzhou.

Xuemei Village Printing Co., [Where?].

Yihai Art Book Printing Co., Wuxi.

[North]
Border Area Bank, Fuping.

Honghai Printing Co., [Where?].

JinwenPrinting Co., Zhangijiakou.

People's Printing Works, Peking.

South Hebei Bank, [Where?].

[North-East]
Chengwenxin Book Co., Andong.

Daxin Printing Co., [Where?].

Democratic Daily Press, Zhengjiatun.

Dongji Printing Co., Harbin.

Gongan Printing Co., Dalian.

Guangfa Printing Co., Harbin.

Jingyi Printing Co., Shuangcheng.

Minbao Press, Andong.

North-East Pictorial Press, Shenyang.

Taidong Daily Press, [Where?].

Xinxing Printing Co., Tonghua.

[North-West]
Administration Press, [Where?].

Guanghua Printing Co., [Where?].

Lanzhou Daily Press, [Where?].

Maoji Printing Co., Xian.

Yiwenzhai Stationery Press, Xian.

[South-West]
Wenhui Press, Guiyang.

Youhui Printing Co., Nanjing.

[People’s Republic]
Beijing Postage Stamp Printing House, Beijing.
  "China 96 Philatelic Tour", Patrick Skain, The China Clipper [GB], Volume 61, Number 1, 1996.

Dah Yeh Co., Shanghai.

East China Revenue Office, Shanghai.

Henan Provincial Posts and Telecommunications Printing House, Zhengzhou.

Nanking Printing Co., [Where?].

Printing Research Institute, Bank of China, [Where?].

Shanghai Banknote Printing House, Shanghai. 

Shenyang Posts and Telecommunications Printing House, Shenyang.
  "The Stamp Printing Factories of China", Huang Ming-hsin: Global Stamp News, July 1994.

[Japanese Occupation of China]
Hsin Min Press, Peking.

Union Printing Company, Shanghai.

[Foreign Post Offices in China]

[Kiaochow]

[Kwangchow]  

[Manchukuo]
Chikazawa Yoko Co., Harbin.

Manchukuo Central Bank, [Where?].

Manchukuo Government Printing Bureau, [Where?].

Manchukuo Government Supplies Division, [Where?].



CHINA [TAIWAN]  
Cardon Enterprise Company Limited, Taipei

China Color Printing Company Inc, Taipei
  Brochure: "A Giant Dragon as  to Supreme Printing Industry", c.1998

China Engraving and Printing Works, Taipei



CHRISTMAS ISLAND  
(See
AUSTRALIA)



COLOMBIA
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 20, South America", Third Edition, 1989. 

General Printing Articles:
  "Early Printers of Colombian Stamps, The", John Swales, The Mainsheet [GB], December 1972

General Dummy / Testing Type Material Articles:
  None.

J. L. Arango, Medellin.

D. Ayala & I. Medrano, Bogota.

Editorial Retina, [Where?].

Carvajal y Cia S.A., Bogota and Cali.

Colegio Salesiano de Leon XIII, Bogota.

Colombia Printing Works, Bogota.

Columbian Bank Note Company, [Where?].

E. E. Delgado, Cartagena.

Thomas De La Rue de Colombia S.A., Bogota.

Fesa S.A., Cali, Bogota and Medellin.

Francisco Valiente, Barranquilla.

Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia S.A., Bogota.

Litografia Colombia, Bogota.

C. & J. Martinez, Bogota.

National Printing Works, Bogota.

D. Paredes, [Where?].

Talleres Banco de la Republica, Bogota.

Villaveces, Bogota.



COMOROS  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 12, Africa Since Independence A-E", First Edition, 1980.



CONGO  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 12, Africa Since Independence A-E", First Edition, 1980.



COOK ISLANDS  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 1, British Commonwealth", 1999.

Government Printer, Rarotonga.



COSTA RICA  
Banco de Costa Rica, [Where?].

Casa Grafica S.A. [later Ltda.], San Jose.

Fotolitografia Universal Ltda, San Jose.

Fotorama de Centroamerica S.A., San Jose.

Imprenta Nacional, [Where?].

Litografia e Imprenta Lehmann S.A., San Jose.

Litografia LIL S.A., San Jose.

Litografia Nacional, [Where?].

Litografia Trejos, San Jose.

Litografia Universal, [Where?].

National Printing Works, San Jose.

Trejos Hermanos, San Jose.

Trejos Hermanos Sucesores, S.A., San Jose.
 



CROATIA  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Katalog Postanskih Maraka Republike Hrvatske 1994".
  "Katalog Maraka", 1996.
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 3, Balkans", Third Edition, 1987.

General Printing Articles:
  None.

General Dummy / Testing Type Material Articles:
  None.

Agencija za Komercijalnu Djelatnost, Zagreb. 

Agencija za Komercijalnu Djelatnost - Hrvatski Tiskarski Zavod, Zagreb. 

Graphoart Jakus, [Where?]. 

HDT, Zagreb. 

HTZ, Zagreb. 

Kraljek Vezic, Cakovec. 

Ognjen Prica, Zagreb. 

Orbis d.d., Zagreb. 

Pucka Tiskara, Sibenik.

Rozankousky, Zagreb. 

Staadtsdruckerei, Bec. 

State Printing Works, Sarajevo and Zagreb.

Tipografija, Zagreb.

Zrinski Tiskarsko Izdavacki Zavod d.d, Cakovec.
  Brochure: "Print Which Leaves Impression", 1999.



CUBA  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 15, Central America", Second Edition, 1984.

Cia Impresora de Cuba S.A., [Where?].

Cia Nacional de Artes Graficos de Cuba, [Where?].

Cuban National State Printing Works.

Empresa de Correos, Prensa y Filatelia, Havana.

P. Fernandez y Cia, Havana.

Los Talleres de Grabado en Acero y Timbre del Estado de La Habana, Havana.

National Printing Works, Havana.

J. L. Rodriguez, Havana.



CYPRUS  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 1, British Commonwealth", 1999.

Government Printing Office, Nicosia.

Christos Papachristoforou Ltd, Nicosia.



CYPRUS [TURKISH CYPRIOT POST]  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 1, British Commonwealth", 1999.

Devlet Basimevi, Lefkosa (Nicosia).

Halkin Sesi, Lefkosa (Nicosia).

Tezel Matbaasi Ofset Printing House, Lefkosa (Nicosia).
  "New Turkish Cyprus Stamp Printers?", Philatelic Magazine [GB], mid-1982.
  "Cinderella Corner - Cyprus Cinderella's", Stamp News [Australia], [when?].

Ticaret Matbaacilik T.A.S, Izmir.

Turk Tarih Kurumu, [where?].



CZECH REPUBLIC  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 5, Czechoslovakia and Poland", Fifth Edition, 1994.

HUP Praha Printing House, Prague.

Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague.

Postovni Tiskarna Cenin
Praha A.S., Prague.
  Brochure: Postovni Tiskarna Cenin, c.1996

Statni Tiskarna Cenin, Prague.
  Brochure: "Postovni Tiskarna Cenin Praha A.S.", PTC [Czech Republic], c1999.

Victoria Security Printing a.s., Prague.
  Brochure: "VSP 1991-1996", (in Czech), plus a series of bi-lingual (Czech and English) publicity leaflets covering all aspects of their production,1996. 



CZECHOSLOVAKIA  
Main Source(s) of Information:
  "Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 5, Czechoslovakia and Poland", Fifth Edition, 1994.

Cartographic Section, Czech Army, [Where?].

Czechoslovak Graphic Union, Prague.

Grafia, Bratislava.

K. Kolman, Prague.


Makusin and Posochin, Irkutsk.

Tiskarna Andrej, Bratislava.

United Czech Printing Company, Prague.

Wiko, Kosice.