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    = Understood to be a current stamp printer.

Printer names in italic against "Stamp printing primarily done by..." signifies that the printer has been seen used by that country within a mid-2011 or later philatelic magazine new stamp issue listing. Non-italicised signifies a recent use, but prior to mid-2011.

PAKISTAN  
 First postage stamp issued: 1947.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: PSPC (Pakistan) and Post Office Foundation Press, Karachi].

Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (Pvt) Limited, Karachi.
Abbreviation known by: PSPC.
Founded: 1949.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Pakistan.

Main printing process(es):Recess, Litho and Photogravure.
No website found as of 2012.

Established with 40% capital share from De La Rue of Great Britain, PSPC became a fully owned part of the Government of Pakistan in April 1971.

PSPC is primarily responsible for the production of currency notes for the Pakistani government and is the only organisation in the country dealing with security printing.

Other products, besides annual output of one billion stamps, include passports, national identity cards, cheques and revenue documents.



Post Office Foundation Press (Security Division), Karachi.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2003 for Pakistan.
Main printing process(es): Litho.


In 2003, from the Year of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah issue, stamps were printed by Pakistan Post Office Foundation Press (Security Division), Karachi. However, this changeover did not last long and in 2006 printing reverted to the earlier printer, PSPC.



Times Press, Karachi.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1961 (Surcharges) for Pakistan.



PALAU ISLANDS  
palau.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1983.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Unicover (USA) and BDT (Ireland).

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.




PALESTINE  
 First postage stamp issued: 1918.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: [unknown printer].

No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, overprints were produced locally, as the entry records below.


Greek Orthodox Convent, Jerusalem.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1920 (Overprints), 1923 (Postage Dues) for Palestine.



PANAMA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1904.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: [unknown printer].

Carvajal S.A. Panamá, [where?]
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].




Dutigrafia S.A., [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1981 for Panama.




Editora Panamá América S.A., [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1958 for Panama.


Primarily a newspaper.



La Estrella de Panamá, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1954 for Panama.


Primarily a newspaper..



Thomas Greg & Sons Ltd.
(A combination of the plants in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and other plants in Brazil, Mexico and the USA also taking into account their Security Transport in Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and their Courier in Colombia where they are representatives of UPS and also the Collection services companies.)



PAPUA NEW GUINEA  
 First postage stamp issued: 1901.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Southern Colour (New Zealand), Beijing Security Printers (PRC) and BDT (Ireland).

No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, overprinting occurred at Port Moresby in 1906, but the printer(s) name(s) is unknown. This is in addition to the entry recorded below.

Government Printer, Port Moresby.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1929 (Air Overprints) for Papua.



PARAGUAY  
 First postage stamp issued: 1870.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: [unknown printer]

El Arte, Ascunción.  
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1960 for Paraguay.




La Colmena, Ascunción.  
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1933 for Paraguay.




Departamento de Valores Fiscales, Dependiente del Ministerio de
Hacienda

Also known as
Talleros de Valores Fiscales, Asunción.
English language translation of name: Both names relate to the Government Printing Works.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1922 under former name and 1959 under latter name.




H. Kraus, Ascunción.  
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1901 for Paraguay.




PERSIA  
Country no longer exists by this name.

(See IRAN)



PERU  
 First postage stamp issued: 1858.
Click country name or flag to access this database. 



PHILIPPINES  
 First postage stamp issued: 1854.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Amstar (Philippines).

Amstar Company Incorporated, Quezon City, Manila.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1989 for Philippines.

No website found as of 2012.



APO Production Unit Incorporated, Neda, Manila.
Abbreviation known by: APO.
Founded: 1971.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1982 for Philippines.

www.apo.gov.ph/

The APO (Asian Productivity Organization) Production Unit is a government-controlled corporation and is a fully integrated printing facility with both sheet-fed and web offset printing presses that can handle jobs ranging from single colour to four colours.

A non-stock corporation organised in 1974 by virtue of its membership in the Asian Productivity Organisation based in Tokyo, Japan, APO originally served as the printing arm of its parent organisation.  Printing of Bibles, books, journals, reports, brochures, posters, continuous forms, receipts, newsletters and stamps all full within APOs capabilities.



Coast and Geodetic Survey Office, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1942 for Philippines.




Government Printing Office, Manila.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1978 for Philippines.




Litografia del Gómez, Santa Cruz.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1898 for Philippines.




Philippine Bureau of Printing, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1926 (Stamps and Overprints) for Philippines.




PITCAIRN ISLAND  
 pitcairn.gif  First postage stamp issued: 1940.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Southern Colour (New Zealand), BDT (Ireland), Enschede (Netherlands) and Secura (Singapore).

No stamps appear to have been produced locally.



POLAND  
 First postage stamp issued: 1860.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: PWPW (Poland).

Ars Polona S.A., Warsaw.
Founded: 1953.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].


Foreign Trade Enterprise ARS POLONA started its activities in 1953 and was the first in Poland, and one of the first firms in the Central and Eastern Europe, dealing with export and import of books and other press related items.
 
A publicity brochure records “printing stamps for foreign posts” as one of many activities.  These include silver jewellery, coins, medals, stamps and books.



Drukarnia Narodowa w Krakowie, Krakow.


 
Drukarnia Skarbowa w Warszawie, Warsaw.
English language translation of name: Treasury Printing House.

DSW was taken over by PWPW in 2004 and now it is one company.



Government Printing Office, Warsaw.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1860 for Poland.




Panstwowa Wytwórnia Papierów Wartósciowych SA, Warsaw.
English language translation of name: Polish Security Printing Works.
Abbreviation known by: PWPW.
Founded: 1919.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1933 for Poland.

Main printing process(es): Litho, photogravure, recess, silk screen
www.pwpw.pl

Polska (ex Panstwowa) Wytwórnia Papierów Wartósciowych is the main state security-printing house in Poland operating under the supervision of the Ministry of the Treasury.

Apart from stamps, PWPW prints excise bands, banknotes, IDs, documents for foreigners, including visas and permanent residence cards, cheque books for Wielkopolski Bank Kredytowy and Pekao SA Bank as well as bingo cards.  At the turn of the Millennium, the printing house was also preparing to launch the production of new identity cards, driver's licences, car registration cards and licence plates.

In 1948 and in 1955 they purchased new rotary printing presses, the latter from WIFAG of Switzerland, the former probably from Goebels of Germany.


 
J. Pietrzykowski, Lublin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1944 for Poland.




Postal Printing Institute, Lódz.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1945 for Poland.




State Graphic Institution, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1924 for Poland.




PORTUGAL  
 First postage stamp issued: 1853.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Enschede (Netherlands), Cartor (France), Lito Maia (Portugal) and INCM (Portugal).

Bank of Portugal, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1940 for Portugal.




Casa da Moeda, Lisbon.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1853 for Portugal.


Now INCM, the result of the merging in 1972, of Imprensa Nacional (The Official Printing Office) and Casa da Moeda (The Mint).  



Companhia Nacional Editora, Lisbon.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1895 for Portugal.




Imprensa Nacional Casa da M oeda, Lisbon.
Abbreviation known by: INCM

F
irst stamp(s) traced by compiler: c1972 for Portugal.
Main printing process(es): Litho.
https://www.incm.pt/site/home.html

INCM is the result of the merging in 1972, of Imprensa Nacional (The Official Printing Office) and Casa da Moeda (The Mint). The long history of these companies makes INCM the repository of some of the oldest industrial establishments in the country.



Litografia de Portugal S.A., [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1972 for Portugal.
Founded: March 1893.

The focus of  production is mainly folding board and paper wet glue label products. They are structured to

SPI_PORTUGAL_lito de portugal.jpg

cater for the food, hygiene and the shoe box industry and are especially dedicated to all types of cartons and labels with automatic and/or industrial applications.



Litografia Lusitana, [where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1925 for Portugal.




Litografia Maia SA, Lisbon and Oporto.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1971 for Portugal.

Main printing process(es): Litho.
www.litomaia.com/flash/litomaia.swf

This printer will be monitored to see if any new issues under its name are released. This is because in 2012 its website indicated that it solely produced playing cards.



Litografia Nacional Ltda [now SA], Oporto.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1952 for Portugal.

Main printing process(es): Litho.


Portugal  -  Lovelar is not correct !  OVELAR of Madrid/Spain printed some of the self-adhesive vending machine labels.




PUERTO RICO  
 First postage stamp issued: 1873.
Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: [unknown printer]

Boletin Mercantil de Puerto Rico, San Juan.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1893 for Puerto Rico.


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