Austria - Stamp Auctions

The Austrian Empire issued its first adhesive postage stamps on June 1, 1850. The stamps featured the Imperial arms and were issued in five denominations.
The complete sheets included 60 stamp impressions and four blank positions with St. Andrew's Cross printed on them. These four positions are very rare and bring high prices at stamp auctions.
Later issues featured a profile portrait of emperor Franz Josef I. In all 12 different issues were printed until the end of wwI.
At the end of the war the first "German Austria" stamps appeared in December 1918. Beginning in 1922, all issues of Austrian First Republic stamps were inscribed "Österreich".
In April 1938, the Republic of Austria was annexed by Germany, and became the state of Ostmark within Greater Germany. From that time, until the collapse of the Third Reich in early 1945, German stamps were used.
The Second Republic of Austria stamps officially appeared in November 1945, and were valid throughout the country and all the Allied Occupation zones. Austrian stamps and postal history items are very popular collecting areas as well as Austro-Hungary, Austrian offices in the Ottoman Empire.
 

Lot 3239 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3239 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt 1.50Kr/2Kr & 2.50Kr/3Kr plus Karl 15h, tied by 'Lemberg 10 VI 18' cds (was in Poland, now Ukraine) with 'Flugpost Poczta Lotnicza Lemberg Lwow 10 VI 18' cds. To Vienna with 'Flugpost Wien 11 VI 18' arrival b/s. Mi 225xI & 226IA cat €139+. Scarce correct franking. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 200.00
Lot 3234 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3234 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt set 1.50Kr/ 2Kr, 2.50Kr/3Kr & 4Kr -all grey paper, plus def crowns 3h &12h, tied by 'Lemberg 13 V 18' cds & with 'Flugpost Lemberg-Lwow' cds (then in Poland, now Ukraine). To Austria, with 'Flugpost Wien' arrival b/s Mi 225-7xA. Attractive set franking. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 3229 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3229 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt 4Kr on grey paper & Karl 15h, tied by 'Lemberg 30 IV 18' cds (was in Poland, now Ukraine) with 'Flugpost Poczta Lotnicza Lemberg Lwow 1 V 18' cds. To Vienna with 'Flugpost Wien 2 V 18' arrival b/s. Mi 227xI cat €150+. Scarce correct franking. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 200.00
Lot 3240 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3240 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt set 1.50Kr/2 Kr, 2.50Kr/3 Kr & 4Kr all grey paper (normal 15h was lost), tied by 'Lemberg 19 VI 18' cds (was in Poland, now Ukraine) with 'Flugpost Poczta Lotnicza Lemberg Lwow 20 VI 18' cds. To Vienna with 'Flugpost Wien 20 VI 18' arrival b/s. Mi 225xI-227xI cat €130. Attractive.

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 100.00
Lot 3235 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3235 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt 4Kr, grey paper, plus Karl 15h, tied by 'Wien 13 V 18' cds & with 'Flugpost Wien' cds. To Krakau with 'Flugpost Krakau' arrival b/s. Mi 227xA. Scarce correct rate. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 200.00
Lot 3230 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3230 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt set 1.50Kr/2 Kr, 2.50Kr/3 Kr & 4Kr - all grey paper, tied by 'Lemberg 3 V 18' cds (was in Poland, now Ukraine) with 'Flugpost Poczta Lotnicza Lemberg Lwow 3 V 18' cds. To Vienna with 'Flugpost Wien 3 V 18' arrival b/s. Mi 225xI-227xI cat €130+. Nice set franking. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 3241 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3241 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1921 Registered cover front franked 'New Republic' 20h, 50h pr & Arms 1½Kr, plus 80h Anti-Semitic propaganda forgery inscribed 'Judisch-Osterreich' instead of 'Deutsch-Osterreich' (Jewish-Austria instead of German-Austria), tied by 'Graz 27 V 21' cds & with reg label, being correct franking of 3.50Kr. Mi 312PFa listed but unpriced. We have never seen another offered elsewhere. Great rarity of significant historical interest. 1999 Dr Ferchenbauer AIEP & 2016 Ceremuga photo certs. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 8,000.00
Lot 3236 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3236 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt 1.50Kr/2Kr & 2.50Kr/3Kr (scarce perf 12½x11½), plus Karl 15h, tied by 'Lemberg 14 V 18' cds (was in Poland, now Ukraine) with 'Flugpost Poczta Lotnicza Lemberg Lwow 15 V 18' cds. To Vienna with 'Flugpost Wien 16 V 18' arrival b/s. Mi 225xI & 226xC cat €309+. Scarce correct franking with rare perf. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 3231 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3231 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt 1.50Kr/2Kr, 2.50Kr/3Kr, grey paper, plus Karl 15h, tied by 'Wien 4 V 18' cds & with 'Flugpost Wien' cds. To Lemburg, with 'Flugpost Lemberg-Lwow' arrival b/s (then in Poland, now Ukraine). Mi 225xA & 226xA cat €300+. Scarce correct rate. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 200.00
Lot 3237 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

Lot 3237 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt 1.50Kr/2Kr & 2.50Kr/3Kr, plus Karl 15h, tied by 'Lemberg 6 VI 18' cds (was in Poland, now Ukraine). To Vienna with 'Flugpost Wien 4 VI 18' arrival b/s. Mi 225xI & 226IA cat €139+. Scarce correct franking. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 359

World Austria
Price: A$ 200.00