Postage Stamps of Austria

by Tony Clayton


Austro-Hungarian Empire


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1867-1874 Issues


In 1867 Hungary got its own constitution and was ruled jointly by Emperor Franz Joseph with Austria.

A set of stamps was issued for use in both countries before Hungary started its own issues. In 1874 to 1880 this was superseded in Austria by similar issues with distinctly finer detail. These are shown together below to allow comparison between the two main types.

For the coarse printing all 6 low values were perf.9½, with the 50k having perf.12; the fine printing stamps come with a range of different perforations, with the most common being as for the coarse printing. Stamps with traces of the watermark BRIEF-MARKEN are worth significantly more than those without.

2k

2 kreuzer yellow, coarse printing
SG AH50.

2k

2 kreuzer yellow, fine printing
SG 59.

3k

3 kreuzer green, coarse printing
SG AH51.

3k

3 kreuzer green, fine printing
SG 60.

5k

5 kreuzer pink, coarse printing, Type A
SG AH52a.

5k

5 kreuzer red, fine printing, Type B
SG 61.

5k

5 kreuzer red, fine printing, Type C
SG 62.

10k

10 kreuzer blue, coarse printing
SG AH54.

10k

10 kreuzer blue, fine printing
SG 63.

15k

15 kreuzer brown, coarse printing
SG AH55.

15k

15 kreuzer bistre, coarse printing
SG AH55a.

15k

15 kreuzer yellow-brown, fine printing
SG 64.

25k

25 kreuzer pale lilac, coarse printing
SG AH56b.

25k

25 kreuzer brownish grey, fine printing, mint
SG 65.

25k

25 kreuzer lilac, fine printing
SG 65a.

50k

50 kreuzer brown, coarse printing
SG AH57.

10k

50 kreuzer brown, fine printing
SG 66. A poor copy of this scarce stamp.


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