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 1499 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1499 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1933 Ski Fund set 12+12g - 50+50g. Superb fresh MNH. Mi 551-554 cat €650, SG 699-702 cat £375 for M, should be at least double, £750 MNH. (4). (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 300.00
Lot 1497 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1497 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1931 Writers set 10+10g - 1+1S. Stamps superb fresh MNH, all cnr marginal. Mi 524-529 cat £200, SG 672-677 cat £140 for M, should be at least double, £280 MNH. (6). (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 1496 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1496 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1930 Anti-TB Fund 10g-1S tied to cover by 'Vienna 4 X 30' FDI cds (Mi 512-17 cat €600), plus 1936 Skiing set 12g-60g tied to cover by 'Innsbruck 20 Feber 1936' pictorial FDI pmks (Mi 623-6 cat €200). Total cat €800. Scarce & attractive. (2). (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 400.00
Lot 1493 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1493 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1883-90 Arms 50Kr dull purple, perf 10 F-VF fresh M. Mi 49B cat €380, SG 75a cat £550.

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 1502 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1502 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1933 WIPA EXHIB M/Sheet (original size 128x106mm) plus special presentation folder. Superb fresh MNH, with trace of MLH at top Mi Blk 1 cat €3800+, SG MS705 cat £4500+. Key European M/Sheet. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 1,800.00
Lot 1500 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1500 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1933 WIPA Exhib 50+50g ultramarine on normal paper. VF fresh MNH, top marginal. Mi 565 cat €320, SG 703 cat £250 for M, should be at least double, £500 MNH. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 180.00
Lot 1494 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1494 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1908-13 Emperor 60th Anniv 10Kr deep brown, blue & ochre. VF fresh MLH. Mi 156 cat €230, SG 206 cat £300. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 150.00
Lot 1512 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1512 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1945-2008 Postal History covers inc FDC 1948 Creative Artists (Mi cat €250), & Salzburg Cathedral (€200), 1949 Child Welfare (€170), 1955 10th Anniv (€140) & many more. FFC (15) 1946-74, Balloon Flight covers (20), 1978-2008 coin covers (4), 1951 Pro-Juventute PTPO Envelope with 'blk of 4' Costumes imprint & much more FDC & Commercial Mail. Appears all diff. Interesting lot with many better items. (560).

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 1,000.00
Lot 1498 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1498 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1932 Painters set 12+12g - 1+1S. Superb fresh MNH. Mi 545-550 cat €320, SG 693-698 cat £200 for M, should be at least double, £400 MNH. (6). (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 250.00
Lot 1501 - World Austria -  Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

Lot 1501 - World Austria - Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

1933 WIPA Exhib 50+50g ultramarine on granite paper. Superb fresh MNH, left marginal. Mi 556A cat €750, SG 70U cat £550 for M, should be at least double, £1100 MNH. (P)

Status International Stamps & Covers Public Auction 364

World Austria
Price: A$ 400.00