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 3283 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3283 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

1910 80th Birthday set 1h-10Kr. VF fresh MLH. Mi 161-177 cat €600, SG 223-239 cat £800. (17). (P)
Estimate A$375

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 275.00
Lot 3290 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3290 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

ca1850 letter wrapper franked Arms 3k type III (4 huge margins), thick paper, tied by 'Pressburg 18 3' cds. To Bosing with arrival b/s. SG 3d cat £8 as loose stamp. Mi 3x cat €35 on cover.
Estimate A$60

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 30.00
Lot 3286 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3286 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

1933 WIPA Exhib 50+50g ultramarine granite paper. VF fresh MLH, left marginal. Mi 556A cat €375, SG 704 cat £550. (P)
Estimate A$250

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 3287 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3287 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

1933 WIPA Exhib 50+50g ultramarine, granite paper from M/Sheet. VF fresh MNH. Mi 556A cat €750, SG 704 cat £550 for M, should be a lot least double, £1100 MNH. (P)
Estimate A$300

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 200.00
Lot 3303 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3303 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

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 photo cert. (P)
Estimate A$7000

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 4,000.00
Lot 3284 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3284 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

1918 Tirol local opt 'Arms' set 3h-10K, plus 2h & 5h Newspaper stamps. VF fresh M/MLH. Mi cat €600. Rare set. (21). (P)
Estimate A$400

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 250.00
Lot 3281 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3281 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

1851 Newspaper blue Mercury type I (4 margins) tied to wrapper/ band by 'Zeitungs Exped Wien' cds. SG N11 cat £550. Mi 6 cat €350 both for on wrapper. (P)
Estimate A$300

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 200.00
Lot 3285 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3285 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

1933 WIPA Exhib 50+50g ultramarine, ordinary white paper. VF fresh MNH. Mi 555A cat €320, SG 703 cat £250 for M, should be at least double, £500 MNH. (P)
Estimate A$150

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 100.00
Lot 3282 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3282 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

1858 Newspaper 1K.05 grey-lilac (4 huge margins) tied to address label by part cds. VFU. SG N29a cat £750. Mi 17 cat €700 -both as loose stamp, plus premium for proper usage on newspaper address label. (P)
Estimate A$600

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 400.00
Lot 3289 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

Lot 3289 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

1936 Dolfuss 10S slate-blue. Superb fresh MNH, insignificant natural gum irregularity, right marginal. Mi 588 cat €1400, SG793 cat £1300 for M, should be at least double, £2600 MNH. (P)
Estimate A$700

Status International Stamps & Covers International Public Auction 371

World Austria
Price: A$ 500.00