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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.


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



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



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

Art Printery, Castries.

Government Printing Office, [where?].



St. THOMAS AND PRINCE ISLANDS  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 14, Africa Since Independence N-Z", First Edition, 1981.



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

Reliance Printery, Kingstown.



SAMOA  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 1, British Commonwealth", 1999.
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 7, Germany", Third Edition, 1987.

Samoanische Zeitung [Samoa Times], Apia.



SAN MARINO  
Main Source(s) of Information:
None 



SARAWAK  
(See MALAYSIA)



SAUDI ARABIA  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 19, Middle East", Fourth Edition, 1990. 

Dar Al-Asfahani, Jeddah.

Government Security Press, Riyadh.

Government Stamp Printing Works, Mecca.  

State Printing Works, Mecca.  



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

Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow.



SENEGAL  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 14, Africa Since Independence N-Z", First Edition, 1981. 

Post & Co., [where?].   



SERBIA     
(Formerly
YUGOSLAVIA)
Main Source(s) of Information:  
 None   

Belgrade Mint, Belgrade.

Forum Printers, Novi Sad.

Institute for the Production of Bank Notes, Belgrade.

Zevod Zalzradu Novcanica, Belgrade.

ZIN Printers, Belgrade.



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



SHARJAH  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 19, Middle East", Fourth Edition, 1990. 



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

Government Printer, Freetown.
 


SINGAPORE  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Singapore Stamp & Postal Stationery Catalogue", International Stamp & Coin, 1990.
"Standard Catalogue of Malaysia - Singapore - Brunei Stamps and Postal Stationery", International Stamp & Coin, 1995
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 1, British Commonwealth", 1999. 

Asher Security Printers Singapore Pte.  Limited.

Government Printer, Singapore.  

Metal Box Singapore Limited, Singapore.

Secura Singapore Pte. Limited, Jurong Town.
"Secura & Security Printers", circa 1990. 

Security Printers (S) Pte. Limited, Jurong Town.
"Secura & Security Printers", circa 1990.
 


SLOVAKIA   
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 5, Czechoslovakia and Poland"

Kasico J. C. Security Printing Office a.s., Bratislava.
Private correspondence with the General Managing Director, 1998.
"KASICO Security Printing Office", 1998.
 
Slovenska Grafia a s, Bratislava.



SLOVENIA   
Main Source(s) of Information:
None

Cetis, d.d., Graphic Company, Celje.
"Cetis: Profile and Portrait", 1998.
"Cetis: Kultura Poslovnega Komuniciranja", 1998. 
 
Delo Tiskarna Printing Works, Ljubljana.

Ljuska Printing Works, Ljubljana



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



SOMALIA  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 14, Africa Since Independence N-Z", First Edition, 1981. 



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

Bloemfontein Express, Bloemfontein.

J. P. Borrius, Potchefstroom.

Cape Times Limited, The Cape.

J. F. Celliers [on behalf of Stamp Commission], Pretoria.

Curling and Co., Bloemfontein and Pretoria.

P. Davis & Son, Pietermaritzburg.

De Zoutpansberg Wachter Press, Pietersburg.

Government Printer / Government Printing Works, Pretoria.
 "The Printing of Postage Stamps in South Africa", The Springbok [GB], Volume 7, Issue 1, 1959.
"Stamping Around the World", Stamp News [Australia], May 1984.
"The Government Printing Works paper trials of 1998", Setempe [South Africa], November/December 1998. 

J.G.S.A. Litho Co., Cape Town.

The Press Printing and Publishing Works, Pretoria.

W. A. Richards & Sons, Cape Town

Saul Solomon & Co., Cape Town.

Dr. D. Taylor, Mafeking.

Townsend & Co., Mafeking.

Transvaal Government Printing Works, Pretoria.

M. J. Viljoen, Pretoria.

De Villiers & Co., Cape Town.



SOUTH WEST AFRICA  
(See NAMIBIA)



SOUTHERN RHODESIA
(See ZIMBABWE)



SPAIN  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 9, Portugal and Spain", Third Edition, 1991.
"Catalogo de Sellos de Espana", Filabo, 1995. 

A. Anel, Granada.

Carrera, Vistabella.

Casa de la Moneda, Madrid.
"The Stamp-Makers of Madrid", Fred Melville, The Stamp Lover [GB],
October 1937. 
 
Direccion General de Correos, [where?].

Fabrica Nacional Del Sello, [where?].

Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, Madrid.
"Catalogo", FNMT, late 1990s.
"Fabrica de Papel: FNMT Burgos", year unknown. Published by FNMT

Heraclio Fournier, SA, Vitoria, previously at Burgos.  
Sources (Brochures):
"HF: Security Printers of Postage Stamps", 1968.
"Heraclio Fournier SA: With technology of the future", late 1980s.
"Manning Acquires Fournier Archives", Philatelic Exporter, May 2005.

J. J. Laborde, Tolosa.

Lithoformas, [where?].

J. Parada Burdeos, [where?].

M. Portabella, Zaragoza.

M. Real, Vigo.

F. Rieusset, Barcelona.

Olivia de Vilanova, Barcelona.



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

Department of Government Printing, Sri Lanka.

Printcare Ceylon, Sri Lanka.



SUDAN  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 1, British Commonwealth", 1999.
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 14, Africa Since Independence N-Z", First Edition, 1981. 

McCorquodale (Sudan) Limited, Khartoum.

Survey Department, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Khartoum.
"Kings and Queens" by Savoy, Philatelic Magazine [GB], October 25, 1968.



SURINAM   
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 4, Benelux", Third Edition, 1988.
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 20, South America".

H. B. Heijde, Paramaribo.



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



SWEDEN  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 11, Scandinavia", Third Edition, 1988.

General Printing Articles:
"Swedish paper Prints Stamps for use on Valentine Messages", Les Winick, Linn's, July 16, 1990

General Dummy / Testing Type Material Articles:
"1937-1967 Test Stamps p. 124" by G.H.F. Maijer, Postzegel 1974 37
"Test Stamps" by G. Svensson, Het Noorderlicht 1974

Jacob Bagge, [where?].

Jacob Bagge Bank-Note Printing Office, Stockholm.
"Oscar II - Sweden's First Portrait Stamps", Robert Mattson, Stockholmia Stamp  Exhibition catalogue, 1974.
"Oscar II - Le Premier Timbre de Suede a  Effigie", Robert Mattson, Stockholmia Stamp Exhibition catalogue, 1974. 

P. O. Bagge, Stockholm.

Esselte A.B., Stockholm.

Hermelinen under contract to PostLine.

Moller & Rothe, Gothenburg.

Norrkopings Lithografiska, [where?].

P. A. Nyman, Stockholm.

Oskarshamns Printing Works, [where?].

PFA Stamp Printing Works (Sweden Post Stamps), Kista.
Sources (Brochures):
"Swedish Postage Stamps", 1967
"A Stamp is Made", Swedish Post Office brochures, 1976, 1980 and 1985.
"Un timbre nait", Swedish Post Office brochure, 1980.
"Swedish Stamps - Art and Industry", Swedish Post Office brochure, 1984.
"Der Werdegang einer Briefmarke", Swedish Post Office brochure, 1988.
"A Creation Saga", Sweden Post Stamps, c1990.

Sources (Articles):
"Stamp Production in Sweden", Stamp Magazine [GB], [when?].?
"How Swedish Stamps are Engraved and Printed",  American Philatelist [USA], Volume 64, Number 6, March 1951.
"A Visit to the State Printing Plant in Stockholm" by Herbert T Pritchett, Scandinavian Contact,  Volume 1, Number 1, June 1953.
"Swedish Post Office Stamp Printing Works", 1973
"An Issue is Born: Sweden's Local Traffic, 1977", Stamp Monthly [GB], October 1977.
"A Stamp is Made", Gibbons Stamp Monthly [GB], November 1985.
"Kista Pronounced Cheesta" by H Basil Morton, Gibbons Stamp Monthly [GB], October 1987.
"Sweden Post Plagued by Stamp Thefts" by Christer Brunstrom, Stamp News [Australia], April 1996.
"Postens Frimarkstryckeri Under 75 Ar", Sven-Rune Johansson, Postryttaren, Postmusei Arsbok [Sweden], 1995.

PostLine International AB, Kista.

George [and Edward] Scheutz, [where?].

Count P.A. Sparre, [where?].

Sture Ljungdahl, Nybro.

Swedish Government Offices, Stockholm.



SWITZERLAND  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Switzerland Catalogue Millennium 2000 Edition", Amateur Collector Ltd., 2000.  

General Dummy / Testing Type Material Articles:
"Cautionary Advice about Swiss Test Stamps" by Lester Winick, p14, Linn's 1998 Apr 6 71 #3623

Avery Heusser AG, Gumligen.

Benziger & Cie., Einsiedeln.

Bischoff Textil AG, St. Gallen.
"Focus on Stamps" [Switzerland], Swiss Post, Issue 4/2000, 2000. 

Busag AG, Berne.

Cartaroll AG, Bauma.

Collamat Stralfors AG, Aesch.

Helio Courvoisier S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Sources (Brochures):
"Crown Agents Stamp Bureau: Promoting stamps across the world", 1991.

Sources (Leaflets):
"Helio Courvoisier S.A., Master Printers", company leaflet, 1989, 1997.
"Courvoisier: Master Printers" company leaflet in separate French and English versions, 1997.

Sources (Articles):     
"Courvoisier", Stamp Collecting [GB], 20 July 1972.
"Helio Courvoisier S.A.", Gibbons Stamp Monthly [GB], December 1972.
"Fabulous Courvoisier" by S.S. Kahn, American Philatelist 1977 Jun 91 #6
"Stamp Printers to the World: Fabulous Courvoisier", S S Kahn, Swiss Philatelist [GB],  Numbers 73-75, 1978.
"The Courvoisier Label graces posters, invitations and candy", Ernest A Kehr, Stamp Collector [USA], November 22, 1980.
"Photogravure: the Courvoisier Version", Basil Morton, Stamp Magazine [GB], April 1984.
"Stamps are Miniature Works of Art Part 5", Kristian Hopballe and Edvard T Jonsson, North Atlantic Philately [Faroes], 1990.
"Swiss Trial Prints: Helio Courvoisier S.A.", Derrick Slate, Helvetia PS Newsletter [GB], November 1997.
"A Visit to Helio Courvoisier S.A.", Dick Hall, Tell [USA], September 1998.
"A Vilag legnagyobb belyegnyomdaa", Belyegvilag [Hungary], November 1998.
"Courvoisier", Richard West, Stamp Magazine [GB], August 1999. 
"Dummy Shows How Gravure Is Printed" by Ken Lawrence, p. 20, Linn's 2001 Jun 4 74 #3788
"Walsall Acquire Helio Courvoisier p. 5", Gibbons Stamp Monthly 2001 Jul 32 #2
"Walsall Buy s Courvoisier's Assets", p. 39, Linn's 2001 Jul 30 74 #3796
"Helio Courvoisier To Close" by Walt Wehrle, p. 8 Linn's 2001 Mar 19 74 #3777
 
Editions de l'Aubetin SA, [where?].

The Federal Mint, Berne.

M. Durheim, [where?].

M. Girardet, [where?].

Impressor SA, Lausanne and Syens.
Private correspondence with the company's Managing Director, 1990, 1994 and 1996.
"Impressor", circa 1990.  
 
Imprimerie de la Poste Suisse, Berne.

Landestopographie, Berne.

Topographic Institute, Berne.

The Mint, Berne.

Mulkaupt & Son, Berne.

Orell Fuessli & Cie, Zurich.
Or more recently
Orell Fuessli Security Printing Limited, Zurich.

Permapack, Rorschach.

Philator, Geneva.  

PTT Stamp Printing Works, Berne.
Sources (Books):
"Artists create postage stamp pictures", multi-lingual, 1957
"50 Jahre Werteichendruckerei PTT", Switzerland, 1980
"Aviation Pioneers: the design of the stamps, mixed printing, beginnings and development", 1989

Sources (Articles):
"The Swiss PTT Printing Works" by M Rutherford, Stamp Collecting [GB], 15th June 1978.
"50 Jahre Wertzeichendruckerei PTT" by R Bracher, Berner Briefmarken Zeitung Journal [Switzerland], Issue 10/80.
"Swiss Bank on Precision" by Richard West, Stamp Magazine [GB], September 1999.
 
Rimeco-Melano SA, [where?].

M. Schmid, Geneva.

Staemplfli & Co., Berne.

Tesa-Bandfix AG, Bergdietikon, Zurich.



SYRIA  
Main Source(s) of Information:
"Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue, Part 19, Middle East", Fourth Edition, 1990.  

State Printing Works [Government Printer], Damascus.

Zeydoun, Damascus.