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 345 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 345 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1961 15th Anniversary of Nationalized Industry, imperf. left sheet margin singles, set of five, n.h., v.f. (ANK 1134-1138U)
Cat. Val. €1,500
Estimate: $400

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 350.00
Lot 340 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 340 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1957-61 1s Mariazell, printed on gum side variety, n.h., v.f., listed but unpriced in ANK (ANK 1097G)
Estimate: $150

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 140.00
Lot 335 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 335 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1929-30 1s Scober, essay in orange, v.f.
Estimate: $300

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 280.00
Lot 346 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 346 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1962-70 2.20s Beethoven's House, six perforated trial color proofs in different colors, complete as issued, n.h., v.f. (ANK 1102PI)
Cat. Val. €2,100
Estimate: $500

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 450.00
Lot 341 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 341 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1959 Inauguration of Austria's Relay System, Antenna, imperf. single, n.h., v.f. (ANK 1085U)
Cat. Val. €250
Estimate: $100

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 95.00
Lot 336 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 336 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1938 Horse (Lipizzaner) and Rider large die essay in green, some wrinkles, v.f.
Estimate: $500

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 450.00
Lot 347 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 347 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1962-70 2.20s Beethoven's House, vertical pair, bottom stamp imperf. on three sides, n.h., pencil signed, v.f.
Estimate: $250

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 230.00
Lot 342 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 342 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1960 4s Vienna Gate, vertical pair, top stamp perforated on three sides, bottom stamp imperf., v.f., pencil signed
Estimate: $150

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 140.00
Lot 337 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 337 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1948-52 Costumes, 80g carmine rose, perforated trial color proof, n.h., v.f. (ANK 902PI)
Cat. Val. €1,500
Estimate: $250

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 230.00
Lot 348 - Austria  -  Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Lot 348 - Austria - Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

1963 Austrian Trade Union, two imperf. singles including one with the background in the rare blue-gray shade, the former with some wrinkles, v.f., with Dr.Wallner certificate
Estimate: $250

Cherrystone Auctions Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Austria
Price: $ 230.00