• AUSTRIA 1950-53 Birds Air Post set, (Mi 955/56, 968, 984/87) never hinged mint (7 stamps)


  • AUSTRIA 1925 Air Post “Airman & Crane” complete set, Mi 468/487, SG 616/635, never hinged mint (20 stamps)


  • AUSTRIA 1933 & 1935 Winter Relief Fund sets, Mi 563/566 & 613/616, SG 712/715 & 778/781, never hinged mint (8 stamps)


  • AUSTRIA 1936 International Ski Championship set, Mi 623/626, SG 788/91, never hinged mint (4 stamps)


  • AUSTRIA 1934 Austrian Architects set, Mi 591/96, SG 739/44,NHM (6 stamps)


  • AUSTRIA 1930 Anti Tuberculosis set, Mi 512/517, SG 660/65, never hinged mint (6 stamps)


  • AUSTRIA 1935 AUSTRIAN LEADERS set, SG 782/87 very fine Registered FDC.


  • AUSTRIA 1931 Rotary International set, Michel 519/523, very fine used with special Wien cancels (6 stamps).


  • AUSTRIA 1989-92 six USED MINISHEETS incl 4*stamp day. (35 stamps)


  • AUSTRIA LEVANT 1886 (2 Apr) OFFICIAL POSTCARD from RAGUSA to Megline/Castelnuovo. Part of the official correspondence (ex-offo) between the Chief Engineer of the Maritime Government and the port authority. Fine condition, good looking, some damage on back. Seldom seen.


  • AUSTRIA LEVANT 1887 (30 Oct) 5 so red Postcard (Mi P5) from CANEA to Paris, cancelled by the CANEA CDS, with arrival postmark of Nov 6th. Uncommon origin, very fine condition.


  • AUSTRIA FELDPOST 1917-18 4k perf 11½, SG 67a, Michel 71 B, used on piece


  • AUSTRIA 1938 covers & postcard with Germany + Austria MIXED FRANKINGS (4)


  • AUSTRIA 1950 Plebiscite complete set (Michel 952/54, SG 1212/14), never hinged mint BLOCKS of 4, very fresh. (3 blocks = 12 stamps)


  • AUSTRIA 1933 50g + 50g ultramarine “International Philatelic Exhibition – WIPA”, ordinary paper, Mi 555A, SG 703, never hinged mint, signed Sorani.


  • AUSTRIA 1932 60g olive green “View” reduced size, Mi 542, SG 690, never hinged mint


  • AUSTRIA 1945 3 RM brownish red Unissued GITTER overprinted in the rare perforation variant 12½, Mi Vc A, never hinged mint.


  • AUSTRIA 1945 5 RM violet blue Unissued GITTER opt top value in the rare perforation variant 12½, Mi Vd A, very fine mint


  • AUSTRIA 1936 DOLLFUSS, SG 793 (ANK 588), very fine used, tied to a piece by commemorative first day cancel of GRAZ, an excellent display item.


  • AUSTRIA 1938 LOCAL OFFICIAL HANDSTAMP Postage Due 10 g blue (Mi 163) with overprint of the German emblem in violet, vertical pair never hinged mint. Accompanied by magazine off-cut explaining its origin. (2)


  • AUSTRIA STAMP pictorial embossed postcard (Zieher, c.1905), unused.


  • AUSTRIA 1859 3kr green, Mi 12II, SG 24, fine used on small piece with boxed Wien cancel.


  • AUSTRIA 1910 10k deep brown, blue and ochre 80th birthday of Franz Joseph, SG 239, fine used.


  • AUSTRIA 1950-53 Air set, SG 1215/1221, very fine used (7 stamps).


  • AUSTRIA POST OFFICES IN LEVANT 1908 2pi Jubilee perforated COLOUR PROOF printed in purple-brown on thick ungummed bluish paper, Michel 58 P II, fresh & scarce.


  • AUSTRIA 1867-84 50k brown fine ptg perf 12, Michel 41 II D, SG 66, fine used


  • AUSTRIA BOSNIA 1895-99 1k Arms typo IMPERF PROOF PAIR, Mi 1 II P U, vfm (2)


We sell Austria stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

Austria Stamps – The first Austrian stamps were issued on 1st June 1850. An imperforate issue of 5 different values which proved popular amongst philatelists for the different types, shades and in 1854 the introduction of a different paper, the postmarks found on these imperf stamps are also of great interest. It’s an issue that has fascinated generations of collectors, and as a result, we’ve seen entire stamp albums devoted to a single value from this issue. Some issues from 1867 to 1871 were for the entire Austro-Hungarian Empire and collections of both countries can include the same stamps. During the 19th and early 20th Centuries, the main area for philatelists was the wide range of perforation gauges and paper types.

At the end of WWI, the Empire was broken up and the Austrian Republic issued its first stamps in July 1919. This remaining German-speaking area was closely linked with Germany but the new republic remained independent despite an attempted Nazi uprising in 1934. On 13 March 1938 Austria was absorbed into the German Reich and German stamps were issued there on 4 April 1938 with Austrian stamps remaining valid until 31 October.

The stamps of the Second Republic were issued in November 1945, the Austrian government having taken responsibility for the postal service from 1 October. Just after the war the Russian zone had utilized German stamps and overprinted them. The British, French and American occupied areas had a special issue of stamps which they issued on 28 June 1945. Many beautiful Austria stamps have been printed since the occupation forces left in 1955 and Austria joined the European Union on 1 January 1995.

Austria Stamps