Austria

 

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The Alpine lands and the fertile plains of the Danube Region were settled in prehistoric times. The existence of rich mineral resources - most notably salt and iron - gave rise to a prosperous Celtic culture which established itself as a major trading partner of the neighbouring Roman territories during the first century BC. Around the birth of Christ this region, known as the kingdom of Noricum, was conquered and subsequently incorporated in the conglomerate Roman Empire and became a Roman province - along with Rhaetia (western Austria), which the Romans subdued at the same time, and Pannonia (western Lower Austria and Burgenland). The Romans held sway in the Danube region for almost five hundred years. When they finally gave way to the onslaught of the tribal migrations and withdrew from the Danube, they left behind them several once-thriving cities.

 

Up to the late eighth century the area of present-day Austria was repeatedly crossed by waves of migrating peoples. The German tribes crossed the Danube on their way south, while the Huns with their hordes of horseback warriors swept eastwards as far as France. Later the Avars settled in eastern Austria, and the Bavarians edged their way down the Danube. Pockets of Slav settlers lived in the north of Lower Austria, in Carinthia and in southern Styria. Towards the end of the eighth century the Frankish ruler Charlemagne established the Carolingian march, or border province, between the rivers Enns, Raab and Drava as a bulwark against further encroachments of the Avars. Since the departure of the Romans, Irish and Scottish monks had progressively christianised the Alpine region.

 

When the Bavarian dynasty of the Babenbergs was entrusted with the administration of Austria in 976, it was still sparsely populated. In the ensuing centuries the Babenbergs pursued an astute strategy of aggrandisement, and a shrewd policy of morganatic marriages helped them to establish themselves as one of the most powerful dynasties in the Empire. In 1156 Austria was declared a Duchy and its rulers granted several important privileges. By the time the Babenberg dynasty died out in the middle of the thirteenth century, they had considerably enlarged the area under their sway.

 

In 1282, after the brief interregnum marked by the reign of Ottokar II Premysl, the Habsburgs - whose origins lay in Swabia - were invested with the Duchy of Austria. With great dexterity they set about steadily enlarging their power base, acquiring the Duchies of Styria, Carinthia and Tyrol through contracts of succession and then adding Gorizia and Istria (with Trieste) to their territories. Finally, in 1437 Duke Albrecht V, who was married to the daughter of Emperor Sigismund, became the first Habsburg to wear the imperial crown after his father-in-law's death.

 

In the following centuries Albrecht's successors were all - with brief exceptions - crowned Holy Roman Emperors. The Habsburgs cleverly employed strategic marriages to enlarge their territories, acquiring Burgundy and the Low Countries in this way, and soon a Habsburg also occupied the Spanish throne. In 1522 the dynasty split into a Spanish and an Austrian line. In 1526, after the Jagiellonian dynasty had died out, the Austrian Habsburgs added Bohemia and Hungary to their lands. Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the dominant theme of Austrian history was the confrontation with the Ottoman Empire, whose vast armies twice laid siege to Vienna. Having reversed the Ottoman thrust into Europe, Austria acquired new territories and emerged as a major European power.

 

In the second half of the eighteenth century Empress Maria Theresa and her son Joseph II implemented sweeping programmes of reform, laying the foundations for a modern state administration. The upheavals that followed the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars swept away the Holy Roman Empire, and in 1806 Franz II abdicated from the imperial throne. Two years previously he had followed Napoleon's suit in declaring Austria an empire.

 

In the wake of Italy's emergence as a nation, Austria suffered a succession of crushing defeats, and the Habsburg administration was forced to make several concessions to the rapidly burgeoning nationalist movement. In 1867 Emperor Franz Joseph acceded to demands for the creation of the Double Monarchy of Austria-Hungary. This conglomerate entity disintegrated at the end of the First World War, not least as a result of the centrifugal forces of nationalist self-assertion.

 

Now the rump of what had once been an empire, Austria was proclaimed a Republic in 1918. But reduced to the dimension of a small state, it had difficulty finding its place in the new European order. In 1938 Austria succumbed to the inexorable pressures of Hitler's Germany and internal instability. With the help of the Allied Powers, Austria was revived as a Republic in 1945 but remained occupied by the armies of France, Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States until 1955, when the Austrian State Treaty was signed. In the same year the Austrian Parliament enacted a constitutional law on the country's status of permanent neutrality, and before year's end Austria had joined the United Nations. In the ensuing decades this country has gained a recognised position in the concert of European nations. After years of endeavour, Austria became fully involved in the European integration process when it joined the European Union on 1 January 1995. In the latter half of 1998 it held the Presidency of the EU Council for the first time.

 

 

Capital:                        Wien (Vienna)

Government:                parliamentary republic

Area:                            83.871 km²

Population:                   8.292.322 (2006)

Currency:                      Euro (100 cents), before 2002: Austrian schilling (100 groschen)

Internet TLD:                .at

Dialling code:                +43

 

Member of:                   United Nations and all specialized organizations

 

 

 

Links

 

Austria in Wikipedia.

Flag of Austria in Flags of the World.

The website of the Philatelic Service.

Country description from the BBC.

Country description from the CIA.

Official website of the government of Austria (the federal chancellery).

Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations.

 

 

 

Stamp catalogue

 

United Nations Day

date:                       25 June 1946

designer:                 -

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14:14¼

remark:                   overprint on definitive stamp of 30 g, issued 24 November 1945 (Michel 753/SG 938)

 

1     30 g + 20 g        overprint surcharge "+ 20 g", globe with olive branches, coat of arms, text "26. JUNI 1945 / 26. JUNI

                               1946"

                               reddish brown, overprint in black

                               (cat. Michel 771/SG 971/Yvert 633)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UNICEF

date:                       14 May 1949

designer:                 Josef Seger

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14½:13¾

 

2     1 S                   school child, dove, UN emblem, text "unicef"

                               blue

                               (cat. Michel 933/SG 1166/Yvert 777)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UPU 75th anniversary

date:                       8 October 1949

designer:                 Wilhelm Dachauer, Ferdinand Lorber (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14½

 

3     40 g                  letter, rose, post horn, text "WELTPOSTVEREIN / 1874 1949"

                               green

                               (cat. Michel 943/SG 1175/Yvert 779)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

4     60 g                  jubilee stone with putti and star, text "WELTPOSTVEREIN / 1874 1949"

                               red

                               (cat. Michel 944/SG 1176/Yvert 778)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

5     1 S                   woman's head, winged emblem, text "WELTPOSTVEREIN / 1874 1949"

                               blue

                               (cat. Michel 945/SG 1177/Yvert 779)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UNO 10th anniversary

date:                       24 October 1955

designer:                 Viktor Theodor Slama, Georg Wimmer (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14½

 

6     S 2.40               globe surrounded by national flags and one question mark, text "24.10.1955 10 JAHRE / VEREINTE

                               NATIONEN"

                               green

                               (cat. Michel 1022/SG 1279/Yvert 855)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Membership of the United Nations

date:                       20 February 1956

designer:                 Robert Schober, Herbert Toni Schimek (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14½:13¾

 

7     2.40 S               two hands symbolically placing Austria in the UNO

                               dark sienna

                               (cat. Michel 1025/SG 1282/Yvert 858)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Refugee Year

date:                       7 April 1960

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch, Rudolf Toth (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14½

 

8     3 S                   European refugee family, text "WELTFLÜCHTLINGSJAHR 1959-60"

                               turquoise

                               (cat. Michel 1074/SG 1352/Yvert 915)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

IMF/IBRD Annual Meeting, Vienna

date:                       18 September 1961

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch, Rudolf Toth (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

9     3 S                   Mercury (Mercurius, god of trade, profit and commerce), globe, text "WELTBANK -WÄHRUNGSFONDS- /

                               TAGUNG - WIEN 1961" and "INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT · /

                               INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND · INTERNATIONAL / FINANCE CORPORATION · INTERNATIONAL

                               DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION"

                               black

                               (cat. Michel 1097/SG 1375/Yvert 937)

 

Austria - stamp as descibed above

 

 

Paris Postal Conference Centenary

date:                       7 May 1963

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14½:13¾

 

10    3 S                   postilion and postal officials in 1863 uniforms, text "PARISER POSTKONFERENZ 1863-1963"

                               sepia, yellow

                               (cat. Michel 1129/SG 1394/Yvert 966)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

15th UPU Congress, Vienna

date:                       15 Juni 1964

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch, Rudolf Toth (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

11    1 S                   detail of Delivery of the message on the victory at Kunersdorf (1759) by Bernardo Bellotto (1721-1780),

                               Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, text "XVe CONGRÈS + UPU + VIENNE 1964" and "BELLOTTO"

                               purple

                               (cat. Michel 1156/SG 1420/Yvert 993)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

12    1.20 S               Changing of horses at a postal station (1870) by Julius Hörmann, text "XVe CONGRÈS + UPU + VIENNE 1964"

                               and "HÖRMANN"

                               brown

                               (cat. Michel 1157/SG 1421/Yvert 994)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

13    1.50 S               The honeymoon (1862) by Moritz von Schwind (1804-1871), Schack-Galerie Munich, text "XVe CONGRÈS +

                               UPU + VIENNE 1964" and "SCHWIND"

                               blue

                               (cat. Michel 1158/SG 1422/Yvert 995)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

14    1.80 S               After the rain (1846) by Ignaz Raffalt (1800-1857), text "XVe CONGRÈS + UPU + VIENNE 1964" and

                               "RAFFALT"

                               violet

                               (cat. Michel 1159/SG 1423/Yvert 996)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

15    2.20 S               Return coach to Vienna (1816) by Johann Adam Klein (1792-1875), text "XVe CONGRÈS + UPU + VIENNE

                               1964" and "KLEIN"

                               black

                               (cat. Michel 1160/SG 1424/Yvert 997)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

16    3 S                   detail of New horses for the mail coach(1834) by Friedrich Gauermann (1807-1862), text "XVe CONGRÈS +

                               UPU + VIENNE 1964" and "GAUERMANN"

                               purple

                               (cat. Michel 1161/SG 1425/Yvert 998)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

17    4 S                   Postal van in the mountains (1964) by Adalbert Pilch (1917-2004), text "XVe CONGRÈS + UPU + VIENNE

                               1964" and "PILCH"

                               green

                               (cat. Michel 1162/SG 1426/Yvert 999)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

18    6.40 S               Saalbach post office (1964) by Adalbert Pilch (1917-2004), text "XVe CONGRÈS + UPU + VIENNE 1964" and

                               "PILCH"

                               purple

                               (cat. Michel 1163/SG 1427/Yvert 1000)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

ITU Centenary

date:                       17 May 1965

designer:                 Otto Zeiller, Alfred Fischer (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14½:13¾

 

19    S 3                   morse key from 1865, antenna from 1965, ITU emblem, text "100 JAHRE INTERNATIONALE

                               FERNMELDEUNION / 1865-1965"

                               violet

                               (cat. Michel 1181/SG 1445/Yvert 1018)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Membership of the United Nations 10th anniversary

date:                       25 October 1965

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch, Alfred Fischer (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              12

 

20    S 3                   Austrian flag, UN Headquarters, UN Flag, text "10 JAHRE MITGLIED / DER VEREINTEN NATIONEN"

                               sepia, red, blue

                               (cat. Michel 1197/SG 1459/Yvert 1032)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year for Human Rights

date:                       18 October 1968

designer:                 Otto Zeiller

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14½:13¾

 

21    1.50 S               IYHR emblem, text "JAHR DER / MENSCHENRECHTE / 1968"

                               red, green, grey

                               (cat. Michel 1272/SG 1531/Yvert 1101)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

ILO 50th anniversary

date:                       22 August 1969

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              12¾:13¾

 

22    2 S                   two hands with a spanner, UN emblem, text "50 JAHRE INTERNATIONALE / ARBEITSORGANISATION"

                               green

                               (cat. Michel 1305/SG 1557/Yvert 1135)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UNO 25th anniversary

date:                       23 October 1970

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

23    3.50 S               UN emblem, text "25 / JAHRE / VEREINTE / NATIONEN"

                               blue, black

                               (cat. Michel 1347/SG 1598/Yvert 1176)

 

Austria - stamp as descibed above

 

 

World Health Day 1972 - Your heart is your health

date:                       11 April 1972

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch, Werner Pfeiler (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14½

 

24    4 S                   patient in hospital bed, heart monitoring equipment, text "WELTHERZMONAT APRIL 1972"

                               brown

                               (cat. Michel 1386/SG 1636/Yvert 1214)

 

Austria  - stamp as described above

 

 

WMO Centenary

date:                       4 September 1973

designer:                 Otto Zeiller, Rudolf Toth (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14½

 

25    2.50 S               detail of University Square in Vienna (1758-1761) by Bernardo Bellotto (1721-1780), Kunsthistorisches

                               Museum Vienna, text "100 JAHRE METEOROLOGISCHE / WELTORGANISATION 1873-1973"

                               violet

                               (cat. Michel 1423/SG 1668/Yvert 1252)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UPU Centenary

date:                       9 October 1974

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14

 

26    S 2                   Austrian country postman from 1874, mail coach, mail train, UPU emblem, text "UNION POSTALE

                               UNIVERSELLE · WELTPOSTVEREIN · 1874-1974"

                               brown, mauve

                               (cat. Michel 1466/SG 1719/Yvert 1295)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

27    S 4                   Austrian postman from 1974 in summer uniform, mail transfer by Austrian Airlines plane at Wien-

                               Schwechat airport, UPU emblem, text "UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE · WELTPOSTVEREIN · 1874-1974"

                               blue, grey

                               (cat. Michel 1467/SG 1720/Yvert 1296)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UNIDO 10th anniversary

date:                       17 November 1976

designer:                 Otto Zeiller

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14½:13¾

 

28    3 S                   bridge, UN emblem, text "1966 1976" and "10 JAHRE / UNIDO"

                               blue, gold

                               (cat. Michel 1532/SG 1769/Yvert 1362)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

IAEA 20th anniversary

date:                       2 May 1977

designer:                 Otto Stefferl

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

29    S 3                   IAEA emblem, text "20 JAHRE IAEA"

                               light blue, gold, blue

                               (cat. Michel 1548/SG 1785/Yvert 1377)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 30th anniversary

date:                       7 December 1978

designer:                 Otto Stefferl, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14½:13¾

 

30    S 6                   hands tied together, text "30 JAHRE ALLGEMEINE ERKLÄRUNG DER MENSCHENRECHTE"

                               purple

                               (cat. Michel 1595/SG 1827/Yvert 1424)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of the Child

date:                       16 January 1979

designer:                 Otto Stefferl, Alfred Fischer (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

31    S 2.50               boy with protecting adult hand on his shoulder, IYC emblem, text "INTERNATIONALES JAHR / DES

                               KINDES 1979"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1597/SG 1829/Yvert 1426)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

CCIR 50th anniversary

date:                       16 January 1979

designer:                 Valentin Wurnitsch

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

32    6 S                   letters "CCIR", text "50 / JAHRE / INTERNATIONALER BERATENDER AUSSCHUSS FÜR DEN FUNKDIENST

                               / 1929 / 1979"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1598/SG 1828/Yvert 1427)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development

date:                       20 August 1979

designer:                 Wolfgang Privitzer

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

33    S 4                   flower, conference emblem, text "Konferenz der Vereinten Nationen / über Wissenschaft und Technik /

                               im Dienste der Entwicklung"

                               blue

                               (cat. Michel 1616/SG 1846/Yvert 1445)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Inauguration of Vienna International Centre

date:                       24 August 1979

designer:                 Otto Zeiller, Rudolf Toth (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14¼

 

34    S 6                   International Centre, UNO emblem, IAEA emblem, text "INTERNATIONALES ZENTRUM WIEN /

                               ERÖFFNUNG 1979"

                               slate

                               (cat. Michel 1617/SG 1847/Yvert 1446)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Seibersdorf Research Centre

date:                       29 June 1981

designer:                 Auguste Böcskör

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

35    4 S                   aerial view of the research centre, text "25 JAHRE FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM SEIBERSDORF"

                               blue, deep blue, orge

                               (cat. Michel 1673/SG 1902/Yvert 1502)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Hans Kelsen

date:                       9 October 1981

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch, Alfred Nefe (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

36    S 3                   portrait, text "HANS KELSEN 1881·1973 / MITGESTALTER DER / BUNDESVERFASSUNG"

                               red

                               (cat. Michel 1684/SG 1913/Yvert 1514)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Food Day

date:                       16 October 1981

designer:                 Ferdinand Dorner

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

37    S 6                   plate filled with rice, empty plate, FAO emblem, text "WELTERNÄHRUNGSTAG / 1981"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1686/SG 1914/Yvert 1515)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UNISPACE 82, Vienna

date:                       9 August 1982

designer:                 Otto Zeiller

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

38    S 4                   rocket taking off, text "2. UNO-WELTRAUMKON- / FERENZ IN WIEN - 1982"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1715/SG 1940/Yvert 1544)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Communications Year

date:                       18 February 1983

designer:                 Otto Grissemann

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13½:14¼

 

39    S 7                   arms forming a chain, text "Weltkommunikationsjahr 1983"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1731/SG 1955/Yvert 1560)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UNO 40th anniversary / Membership of the United Nations 30th anniversary

date:                       26 June 1985

designer:                 Werner Pfeiler

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13½:14¼

 

40    S 4                   UNO emblem, Austrian coat of arms, text "40 Jahre Vereinte Nationen / Österreich 30 Jahre Mitglied"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1817/SG 2057/Yvert 1646)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Peace

date:                       24 January 1986

designer:                 Valentin Wurnitsch

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13½:14¼

 

41    S 6                   peace dove with rainbow tail and "1986", globe, text "INTERNATIONALES JAHR DES FRIEDENS"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1837/SG 2082/Yvert 1665)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Inauguration of Austria Center Vienna

date:                       22 April 1987

designer:                 Franz Farkalits

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13½:14¼

 

42    5 S                   Austria Center, International Centre, emblem, text "AUSTRIA CENTER VIENNA"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1878/SG 2121/Yvert 1708)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Oskar Helmer

date:                       13 November 1987

designer:                 Otto Zeiller, Kurt Leitgeb (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

43    S 4                   portrait, text "100. GEBURTSTAG / VON OSKAR HELMER / POLITIKER"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1906/SG 2147/Yvert 1735)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Vienna International Centre 10th anniversary

date:                       23 August 1989

designer:                 Ferdinand Dorner

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14

 

44    S 8                   International Centre, view of Vienna, UNO emblem, text "10 JAHRE BÜRO DER VEREINTEN NATIONEN

                               IN WIEN / 1979-1989"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1966/SG 2205/Yvert 1795)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Austrian UN Peacekeeping Forces 30th anniversary

date:                       20 September 1990

designer:                 Valentin Wurnitsch

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13½

remark:                   printed in small sheets of eight stamps

 

45    S 7                   UNO and Austrian flags, emblem of the Kommando Auslandseinsatz, text "ÖSTERREICHISCHE

                               UN-SOLDATEN / 30 JAHRE IN DIENSTE DER FRIEDEN"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2004/SG 2241/Yvert 1833 )

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Kurt Waldheim

date:                       22 Juni 1992

designer:                 Helga Herger, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14¼:13½

 

46    S 5 50               portrait, text "Dr. KURT WALDHEIM / BUNDESPRÄSIDENT 1986-1992"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2072/SG 2304/Yvert 1901)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child

date:                       16 April 1993

designer:                 Marina Bretterbauer

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

47    S 7                   adult and child on pedestal with the word "RECHT", text "RECHTE DES KINDES"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2093/SG 2324/Yvert 1923)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna

date:                       11 June 1993

designer:                 Valentin Wurnitsch

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

48    S 10                  UN human rights emblem melting bars, Vienna coat of arms, text "UN-WELTKONFERENZ ÜBER /

                               MENSCHENRECHTE · WIEN '93"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2099/SG 2352/Yvert 1931)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UNO 50th anniversary

date:                       26 June 1995

designer:                 Valentin Wurnitsch

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

49    S 10                  jubilee emblem, different national flags, Austrian flag, text "50 JAHRE VEREINTE NATIONEN"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2162/SG 2405/Yvert 1991)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UNICEF 50th anniversary

date:                       22 November 1996

designer:                 Unknown children

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14:13¾

 

50    S 10                  three children of different races, text "Kinder zuerst /50 Jahre Unicef"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2205/SG 2447/Yvert 2036)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Thomas Klestil

date:                       31 October 1997

designer:                 Helga Herger, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14¼:13½

 

51    S 7                   portrait, text "Dr. THOMAS KLESTIL / 65. GEBURTSTAG"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2235/SG 2489/Yvert 2064)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Joseph Binder

date:                       13 March 1998

designer:                 Friedrich Eisenmenger

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14

 

52    S 7                   part of the poster for the "Österreichischen Plakatausstellung 1928 des Bundes österreichischer

                               Gebrauchsgraphiker" by Joseph Binder, text "JOSEPH BINDER / GRAPHIC / DESIGNER /100.

                               GEBURTSTAG"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2245/SG 2497/Yvert 2074)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Heritage

date:                       16 April 1999

designer:                 Peter Sinawehl, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

53    13 S                  view of the Palace of Schönbrunn with fountain, WH emblem, text "WIEN" and "SCHLOSS SCHÖNBRUNN /

                               WELTKULTURERBE · UNESCO"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2277/SG 2528/Yvert 2107)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

International Year of Older Persons

date:                       17 September 1999

designer:                 Adolf Tuma

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

54    S 7                   elderly woman and man on a park bench, text "INTERNATIONALES JAHR / DER ÄLTEREN MENSCHEN

                               / ZU EINER GESELLSCHAFT FÜR LEBENSALTER"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2293/SG 2541/Yvert 2122)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

date:                       2 June 2000

designer:                 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

size souv. sheet:      128 x 126 mm

 

55                           souvenir sheet with four stamps in the same design but in different colours, text "FRIEDRICH

                               STOWASSER 15.12.1928 / FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER 19.2.2000"

       S 7                   painting Blue Blues

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel block 15/SG MS 2566/Yvert BF 17)

 

Austria - souvenir sheet as described above

 

 

World Heritage

date:                       15 September 2000

designer:                 Peter Sinawehl, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

56    S 7                   view of Hallstatt, Hallstatt Lake and the Dachstein Mountains, WH emblem, text "OBERÖSTERREICH /

                               STEIERMARK / SALZBURG" and "HALLSTATT - DACHSTEIN - SALZKAMMERGUT / WELTKULTURERBE ·

                               UNESCO"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2326/SG 2570/Yvert 2159)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

date:                       15 September 2000

designer:                 Otto Stefferl, Werner Pfeiler (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

57    S 7                   part of a violin, orchestra emblem, text "100 JAHRE WIENER SYMPHONIKER"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2328/SG 2571/Yvert 2158)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

UNHCR 50th anniversary

date:                       8 June 2001

designer:                 Otto Stefferl, Werner Pfeiler (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14:13¾

 

58    S 21                  refugee bleeding, UNHCR jubilee emblem, text "50 JAHRE UNO- / FLÜCHTLINGSHOCHKOMMISSARIAT"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2347/SG 2591/Yvert 2179)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Heritage

date:                       8 June 2001

designer:                 Peter Sinawehl, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

59    S 35                  railway-viaduct across the Kalte Rinne, WH emblem, text "NIEDERÖSTERREICH / STEIERMARK" and

                               "SEMMERINGBAHN / WELTKULTURERBE · UNESCO"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2348/SG 2592/Yvert 2180)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Field post

date:                       22 June 2001

designer:                 Maria Siegl

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

60    S 7                   Austrian field post office in Famagusta, Cyprus, peacekeeping soldier with mail bag, emblem of the

                               Kommando Auslandseinsatz, emblem of the Field Post Service, text "FELDPOST IM AUSLAND"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2350/SG 2594/Yvert 2182)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace

date:                       8 March 2002

designer:                 Maria Lassnig

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

61    € 0,51               painting Woman Power (1979), text ""Woman Power"" and "TAG DER FRAU 2002"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2371/SG 2633/Yvert 2203)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Heritage

date:                       11 July 2003

designer:                 Peter Sinawehl, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

62    € 1.00               view of Neusiedler Lake from Podersdorf, WH emblem, text "BURGENLAND" and

                               "NEUSIEDLER SEE / WELTKULTURERBE · UNESCO"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2437/SG 2691/Yvert 2269)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Oscar Peterson

date:                       19 November 2003

designer:                 Renate Gruber

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              12¾:13½

remark:                   issued in honour of the concert for the 175th anniversary of the Bösendorfer piano manufacturers;

                               the stamp bears the country name 'AUSTRIA'

 

63    € 1.25               portrait, piano, text "Oscar / Peterson" and "Bösendorfer"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2452/SG 2704/Yvert 2284)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Herbert von Karajan

date:                       14 January 2005

designer:                 Thor

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14:14¼

remark:                   issued in honour of the 10th anniversary of Herbert von Karajan Centre; stamp exists in different

                               shades of grey

 

64    55                    portrait, text "HERBERT VON / KARAJAN / CENTRUM / 10 JAHRE"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2507a-2507b/SG 2741/Yvert 2341)

 

Austria - stamp as described above - dark          Austria - stamp as described above - light

 

 

Pope John Paul II

date:                       14 April 2005

designer:                 Peter Sinawehl, Kurt Leitgeb (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13½:14¼

 

65    € 1.00               portrait, ornaments, text "PAPST JOHANNES PAUL II."

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2452/SG 2755/Yvert 2355)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Muhammad Ali

date:                       14 January 2006

designer:                 Charly Frei

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14

remark:                   the stamp bears the country name 'AUSTRIA'

 

66    125                   portrait, signature, text "MUHAMMAD ALI / BOXING LEGEND"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2567/SG 2798/Yvert 2406)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Michael Schumacher

date:                       20 December 2006

designer:                 Charly Frei

printer:                    Johan Enschede & Zonen, Haarlem, Netherlands

perforated:              13¼:14

 

67    75                    portrait, signature, racing car, text "FORMEL 1 LEGENDEN / WELTMEISTER 1994 1995 / 2000 2001 2002

                               2003 2004 / M. SCHUMACHER"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2628/SG 2844/Yvert 2455)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace

date:                       8 March 2007

designer:                 Michael Wegerer

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

68    55                    battered face of a woman, text "KEINE GEWALT / AN FRAUEN!"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2642/SG 2855/Yvert 2469)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Michael Schumacher

date:                       29 May 2007

designer:                 Charly Frei

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾:14

remark:                   this stamp was to be issued on 4 December 2006 but was replaced when an error was discovered; on 29

                               May 2007 Austrian Post issued a souvenir pack with both stamps; the 'wrong' stamp is valid for postage

                               and could only be bought as part of the souvenir pack

 

69    75                    portrait, signature, racing car, text "FORMEL 1 LEGENDEN / WELTMEISTER 1995 1996 / 2000 2001 2002

                               2003 2004 / M. SCHUMACHER"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2628/SG 2844a/Yvert 2455A)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Heritage

date:                       9 April 2008

designer:                 Peter Sinawehl, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

70    100                   view of Dürnstein with Dürnstein castle ruins, WH emblem, text "NIEDERÖSTERREICH" and

                               "WACHAU/DÜRNSTEIN / WELTKULTURERBE · UNESCO"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2725/SG 2920/Yvert )

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

date:                       18 September 2008

designer:                 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

size souv. sheet:      97 x 126 mm

remark:                   stamps were designed by Hundertwasser in 1974 and 1975 but never issued

 

71                           souvenir sheet, text "FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER / 15. 12. 1928 - 19. 02. 2000"

       55                    Spirale ('Spiral')

       100                   Baumhaus ('Tree house')

       75                    Gelbes Haus ('Yellow house')

       125                   Spiralbaum mit rotem Zentrum ('Spiral tree with red centre')

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel block 47/SG MS /Yvert BF )

 

Austria - souvenir sheet as described above

 

 

International Year of Astronomy

date:                       5 June 2009

designer:                 Irmgard Paul

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

72    65                    first Austrian nanosatellite TUGSAT-1 in space, Europa emblem, text "Nanosatellit BRITE-Austria"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2814/SG /Yvert )

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Heritage

date:                       12 June 2009

designer:                 Peter Sinawehl, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

73    100                   view of Graz, WH emblem, text "STEIERMARK" and "HISTORISCHE ALTSTADT/GRAZ /

                               WELTKULTURERBE · UNESCO"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2815/SG /Yvert )

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

World Heritage

date:                       29 January 2010

designer:                 Peter Sinawehl, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

74    100                   view of Salzburg, WH emblem, text "SALZBURG" and "HISTORISCHE ALTSTADT/SALZBURG /

                               WELTKULTURERBE · UNESCO"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2850/SG /Yvert )

 

 

Roger Federer

date:                       8 February 2010

designer:                 Renate Gruber

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

 

75    65                    action portrait, text "ROGER / FEDERER / BESTER / TENNISSPIELER / DER WELT"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 2852/SG /Yvert )

 

 

 

 

League of Nations Stamp catalogue

 

Ignaz Seipel

date:                       12 October 1932

designer:                 Rudolf Junk, Ferdinand Lorber (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei, Wien

perforated:              12½

remark:                   the surcharge (for Ex-servicemen's Fund) is not indicated on the stamp

 

1     50 G (+ 50 G)    portrait, crosses, text "IGNAZ SEIPEL"

                               blue

                               (cat. Michel 544/SG 692/Yvert 419)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Engelbert Dollfuß

date:                       21 October 1934

designer:                 Rudolf Junk, Arthur Schuricht (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              12½

 

2     24                    portrait, oak leaves

                               greenish black

                               (cat. Michel 589/SG 738/Yvert 459)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Engelbert Dollfuß

date:                       25 July 1935

designer:                 Rudolf Junk, Arthur Schuricht (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              12½

 

3     24                    portrait, oak leaves

                               bluish black

                               (cat. Michel 590/SG 762/Yvert 460)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Engelbert Dollfuß

date:                       25 July 1936

designer:                 Wilhelm Dachauer, Ferdinand Lorber (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              12½

 

4     10 SCHILLING    portrait, flags, leaves

                               ultramarine

                               (cat. Michel 588/SG 793/Yvert 484)

 

 

Sigmund Freud

date:                       6 May 1981

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch, Kurt Leitgeb (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14¼:13¾

 

5     S 3                   portrait, text "SIGMUND FREUD / 1856-1939"

                               purple

                               (cat. Michel 1668/SG 1896/Yvert 1497)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Ignaz Seipel

date:                       30 July 1982

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch, Rudolf Toth (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei, Wien

perforated:              14¼:13½

 

6     S 3                   portrait, text "IGNAZ SEIPEL / 1876 1932 / BUNDESKANZLER 1922-1929"

                               black

                               (cat. Michel 1712/SG 1938/Yvert 1542)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Julius Tandler

date:                       22 August 1986

designer:                 Otto Zeiller, Wolfgang Seidel (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei, Wien

perforated:              14

 

7     S 4                   portrait, text "50. TODESTAG DER SOZIALREFORMERS JULIUS TANDLER / 1869 1936"

                               multicoloured

                               (cat. Michel 1856/SG 2101/Yvert 1685)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

 

 

The Hague Peace Conference Stamp catalogue

 

Bertha von Suttner

date:                       1 December 1965

designer:                 Adalbert Pilch, Alfred Nefe (engraver)

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              14½:13¾

 

1     S 1.50               portrait, text "BERTHA v. SUTTNER 1843-1914"

                               black

                               (cat. Michel 1199/SG 1461/Yvert 1035)

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

Bertha von Suttner

date:                       12 September 2009

designer:                 Adolf Tuma

printer:                    Österreichische Staatsdruckerei Wien

perforated:              13¾

remark:                   printed in small sheets of ten stamps

 

2     55                    portrait, text "Bertha von Suttner"

                               red

                               (cat. Michel 2827/SG /Yvert )

 

Austria - stamp as described above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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