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 3413 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3413 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt set 1.50Kr/ 2Kr, 2.50Kr/3Kr perf 12½x11½ & 4Kr, all grey paper, plus crown 3h & 12h, tied by 'Krakau 24 IV 18' cds (Poland) with 'Flugpost Poczta Lotnicza Krakau Krakow 24 IV 18' cds. To Vienna with 'Flugpost Wien 25 IV 18' arrival b/s. Mi 225xI, 226xC & 227xI cat €334+. Nice set franking with scarce perf. (P)
Estimate A$250

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 3419 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3419 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

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)
Estimate A$200

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 100.00
Lot 3417 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3417 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1918 Military airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt set 1.50Kr/2Kr, 2.50Kr/3Kr & 4Kr -all grey paper, plus Karl 15h, tied by 'Lemberg 7 V 18' cds (then in Poland, now Ukraine), & with 'Flugpost Lemberg-Lwow' cds. To Austria, with 'Flugpost Wien' arrival b/s. Mi 225-7xA. Attractive set franking. (P)
Estimate A$150

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 90.00
Lot 3412 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3412 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1918 Military Airmail flight postcard franked Flugpost opt set 1.50Kr/ 2Kr, 2.50Kr/3Kr & 4Kr all white paper on Karl 8h postcard tied by 'Vienna 31 VIII 18' cds with 'Flugpost Poczta Lotnicza Lemberg Lwow 1 IX 18' cds & with 'Flugpost Wien 1 IX' cds. To Lemberg (was in Poland, now Ukraine). Mi 225yII & 227yII cat €150+. Nice set franking with scarce white paper. (P)
Estimate A$150

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 100.00
Lot 3425 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3425 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1927-57 Airmail covers to Australia inc censored (25) with wide range of frankings with 1934 Costumes inc 25 dark green (3) on 1 cover & 2S bright green (3) on 1 cover, plus single on 1938 cover with Germany 2Mk Lilienthal, 1935 Airs 3S + 5S (2), 1945 Defs to 3S & 5S multiples, various Commem franking inc 1949 Child Welfare set & range of single Commem frankings & 1948 Costumes inc cover (flts) with 10S x6, plus PPC (17). A few fronts only missing flaps etc. SG cat £1200+ as loose stamps alone. Fantastic range of rare usages. (70) (P)
Estimate A$1000

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 650.00
Lot 3418 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3418 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1918 Military Airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt set 1.50Kr/ 2Kr, 2.50Kr/3Kr & 4Kr, all grey paper, plus crown 3h & 12h, tied by 'Krakau 9 V 18' cds (Poland) with 'Flugpost Poczta Lotnicza Krakau Krakow 9 V 18' cds. To Vienna with 'Flugpost Wien 9 V 18' arrival b/s. Mi 225xI, 226IA & 227xI cat €334+. Nice set franking. (P)
Estimate A$150

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 100.00
Lot 3415 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3415 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

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)
Estimate A$200

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 100.00
Lot 3414 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3414 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

1918 Military airmail flight cover franked Flugpost opt 1.50Kr/2Kr, 2.50Kr/3Kr, grey paper, plus Karl 15h, tied by 'Wien 29 IV 18' cds & with 'Flugpost Wien' cds. To Lemburg (then in Poland, now Ukraine), with Flugpost Lemberg-Lwow arrival b/s. Mi 225xA & 226xA cat €300+. Scarce correct rate. (P)
Estimate A$150

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 100.00
Lot 3411 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3411 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

ca1850 folded letter wrapper franked Arms 3k type III (2, 4 margins), thick paper, tied by 'Warasdin 11 3' cds. To Graz with arrival b/s. SG 3d cat £17. Mi 3x cat €70, both as loose stamps.
Estimate A$60

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 30.00
Lot 3416 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

Lot 3416 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

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. Scarce correct rate. (P)
Estimate A$150

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 369

World Austria
Price: A$ 90.00