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St. HELENA & DEPENDENCIES  
 First postage stamp issued: 1856.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



St. KITTS & NEVIS  
 First postage stamp issued: 1980.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



St. THOMAS & PRINCE ISLANDS  
  First postage stamp issued: 1975.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



St. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES  
 First postage stamp issued: 1861.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, some local surcharging (not attributable to any particular printer) did occur. This is in addition to the entry recorded below.

Reliance Printery, Kingstown.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1979 (Overprints) for St. Vincent.


Publishers of books, such as: "Guns, Opium and Christ".



SAINT LUCIA   
 First postage stamp issued: 1860.
Some local overprinting (not attributable to any particular printer) did occur in addition to the entry recorded below.

Art Printery, Castries.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1967 (Overprints) for Fiji, from dies supplied by Harrison and Sons Limited, Great Britain
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A project to extend the tourist shopping facility, La Place Carenage, on lower Jeremie Street was started in 2000 on the site of the old Art Printery.


Government Printing Office, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1930 (Postage Dues) for Fiji.




SAMOA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1877.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, some local surcharging not attributable to any particular printer did occur at Apia in 1893. This is in addition to the entry recorded below.

Samoanische Zeitung [Samoa Times], Apia.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1914 (Overprints) for Western Samoa.


The Samoanische Zeitung is/was a locally published newspaper.



SAN MARINO  
 First postage stamp issued: 1877.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.
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SARAWAK  
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(See MALAYSIA)



SAUDI ARABIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1925 (For NEJD).

Dar Al-Asfahani, Jeddah.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1960 for Saudi Arabia.



Government Security Press, Riyadh.
Founded:  1967 by De La Rue at the request of the Saudi Government.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].



Government Stamp Printing Works, Mecca.  
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1934 for Saudi Arabia.



State Printing Works, Mecca.  
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1921 (Overprints), 1922 (Stamps) for Saudi Arabia.




SCOTLAND  
 First stamp issued: 1958.

Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1869 for the Brooke Family Administration of Sarawak
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Maclure, Macdonald & Company were, in Victorian times, "Ornamental Printers to the Queen".

They produced 3-penny telephone stamps for Great Britain in many shades of brown-red by intaglio (engraving), in sheets of 12, perf 12, in an initial printing of 125,000, although further printings may have subsequently been made.



SENEGAL  
 First postage stamp issued: 1960.

Post & Co., [where?].   
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1996 for Senegal.




SERBIA
(Formerly YUGOSLAVIA)

 First postage stamp issued: 1918.

Belgrade Mint, Belgrade.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].     


Forum Printers, Novi Sad.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].
Main printing process(es): Litho


Institute for the Production of Bank Notes, Belgrade.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1991 for Macedonia.


Zevod Zalzradu Novcanica, Belgrade.
Abbreviation known by: ZZN.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].



ZIN (Zavod za izradu novcanica i kovanog novca - Topcider), Belgrade.
English language translation of name:
The Institute for Manufacturing Banknotes and Coins (ZIN).
Abbreviation known by: ZIN.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1992 for Yugoslavia.
Main printing process(es): Litho


The construction of the Institute had begun in September 1927 and was completed in October 1929. The arcitect Joseph Naiman has made ZIN`s general design according to the model of the French Institute in coordination with the Director of the Banque de France, Mr. F. Schuhler. During many years of its tradition and development, the Institute has gained a well known reputation of a successful company, which is nowadays a leading one in the field of graphic industry.

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SEYCHELLES  
 First postage stamp issued: 1890.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, some local surcharging not attributable to any particular printer did occur.



SHARJAH  
First postage stamp issued: 1964.
Country no longer exists by this name as it is currently an Emirate within the United Arab Emirates.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



SIERRA LEONE  
 First postage stamp issued: 1859.

Government Printer, Freetown.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1963 (Overprints) for Sierra Leone.

 


SINGAPORE  
 First postage stamp issued: 1948.

Asher Security Printers Singapore Pte.  Limited.
(See Security Printers (S) Pte Limited entry below.)


Government Printer, Singapore.  
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1906 (Overprints) for Brunei.



Metal Box Singapore Limited, Singapore.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1978 for Sri Lanka.

Main printing process(es): Litho


Secura Singapore Pte. Limited, Jurong Town.
Founded:  1973.   
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1975 for Singapore.

Main printing process(es): Litho

A subsidiary of Metal Box Singapore Limited, Secura has access to the security printing operation of Metal Box in the United Kingdom.  It has become the foremost security printing company in the Republic, specialising in security and confidential print.

 

Security Printers (S) Pte. Limited, Jurong Town.
Founded as Asher Security Printers Singapore Pte. Limited, a 50% share in the company was purchased by Secura in February 1985 and it was renamed Security Printers (S) Pte. Limited.  Both companies trade from the same premises to take advantage of the facilities offered by each other.



SINT MAARTEN  
 First postage stamp issued: 2011.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



SLOVAKIA   
 First postage stamp issued: 1939.

From the very outset Slovakia's postage stamp production has aimed to take its place alongside that of countries such as Sweden, Great Britain, Austria, France and Switzerland, who have a long tradition in issuing works of high quality. That this was not an ill-judged ambition is demonstrated by interest in Slovak stamps from philatelists in dozens of countries.

Kasico J. C. Security Printing Office a.s., Bratislava.
Founded:  1991.  
First postal items: Stationery [when?]; Stamps 1998 [proposed].


Kasico, J.C. was established in 1991 and has a basic capital of 9 million Slovak crowns. The main object of its activity is the production of valuables and state documents, saving books, identification papers, various prints and state documents that require safe custody against manipulation. This production forms 75 % of the output of Kasico.  The rest is the production of advertising prints and plastic cards.

Kasico, J.C. has complete technology facilities from composition, creation of graphic design and design of valuables, colour proofs, printing with wet and dry offset letterset, to binding. Almost 95 % of production go to the inland market, with the rest being exported to the Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria, Russia etc.

A postal stationery printer for the Slovak Post Office, private correspondence indicated that 1998 should have resulted in the printing of postage stamps for the first time. It did not happen.
 

  Leoprint, Bratislava.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2005 for Kosovo.
Main printing process(es): Litho.



Slovenska Grafia a s, Bratislava.
Founded 1921.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1939 for Slovakia.


Slovenska Grafia a.s. was founded in 1921 and gained a leading position in the printing market, specializing in rotary printing. It is the only printing house in Central Europe that offers printing by using three technologies - offset rotary, sheet printing and rotogravure. The printing house currently provides services related to the printing of magazines, advertising printed materials, catalogues and mailing services. More than half of its production is exported to other EU countries.



SLOVENIA   
 First postage stamp issued: 1941.

Cetis, d.d., Graphic Company, Celje.
Founded:  1970.  
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].
Main printing process(es): Litho.

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Printing in the central Slovene town of Celje has enjoyed more than 200 years of tradition. The most recent predecessor of Cetis was the St. Hermagor Printing House, from which the state-sponsored Celjska Tiskarna printworks was established in 1949. A few years later, the enterprise merged with the local Celjski Tednik newspaper and operated under the new name of Celjski Tisk, only to regain its independence in 1965.

Following a merger between the Celje printing house and Aero in 1970, Cetis became independent in 1991 and a joint-stock company in 1996. Cetis is undoubtedly the leading private printing house in Slovenia with an active presence all over Europe.

Production includes many different types of security printing, for postage stamp printing alone would not be sufficient to justify the existence of the company.
 

Delo Tiskarna Printing Works, Ljubljana.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].
Main printing process(es): Litho, die-cut.


The Delo Print Shop has a long and rich tradition in the development of graphic technology, introduction of new technological processes and organisation of modern and standardised production.  
In co-operation with its suppliers of production material, they strive to achieve a level of quality, which will satisfy all clients, in the production of books, periodicals, advertising material, bonds and postage stamps.


Ljuska Printing Works, Ljubljana.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Overprints) for Trieste Zone B.




SOLOMON ISLANDS  
 solomon.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1975.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



SOMALIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1903.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



SOUTH AFRICA    
 First postage stamp issued: 1853 (For CAPE OF GOOD HOPE).
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SOUTH GEORGIA &
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
 First postage stamp issued: 1962.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



SOUTH SUDAN  
 First postage stamp issued: 2011.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



SOUTH WEST AFRICA  

(See NAMIBIA)



SOUTHERN RHODESIA

(See ZIMBABWE)



SPAIN  
 First postage stamp issued: 1850.
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SRI LANKA  
SRILANKA.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1857 (for Ceylon 1857-1972).

Department of Government Printing, Colombo.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2002 for Sri Lanka.

Main printing process(es): Litho.


Printcare PLC Ceylon, Colombo.
Founded 1979.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: Postal Stationery (not stamps) for Sri Lanka.

Main printing process(es): Litho.

Printcare Ceylon is a listed company in the stock exchange in Colombo. They are into lottery printing and are also stamp envelope printers for the Postal Department of Sri Lanka.



SUDAN, The  
  First postage stamp issued: 1897.

McCorquodale (Sudan) Limited, Khartoum.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1942 (Values inserted into stamps printed by Security Printing Press, Nasik, India) for Ethiopia.


They would appear to primarily be book printers. One internet entry read "Stebbing, E.P. 1953, The creeping desert in Sudan and elsewhere in Africa: 15-13 degrees of latitude, McCorquodale (Sudan), Khartoum".


Sudan Currency Printing Press Company Limited, Khartoum.
Founded May 1994.

F irst stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1995 for Sudan.
Abbreviation known by: SCPP


The company aims to develop the print industry in the Sudan by utilizing its  technical potentialities and qualified personnel in currency printing and various types of general printing. The Sudan Currency Printing Press is the only agency in the Sudan which prints bank notes and secured documents and postage stamps.


Survey Department, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Khartoum.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: Project aborted.


In 1956, just prior to independence, an attempt was made to print definitive stamps locally. Trials were made but they were not up to standard and the project was abandoned.
 


SURINAM   
 First postage stamp issued: 1873.
Various overprints and / or surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printer(s) have gone unrecorded.

H. B. Heijde, Paramaribo.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1892 for Surinam.




SWAZILAND  
 swaziland.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1889.
No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



SWEDEN  
 First postage stamp issued: 1855.
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SWITZERLAND  
switzerland.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1843 (For SWISS CANTONS).
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SYRIA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1919.

State Printing Works [Government Printer], Damascus.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1955 for Syria.



Zeydoun, Damascus.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1953 for Syria.