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Austria, the Second Republic

1945/05/02 – 1945/05/18 Provisional issue for Vienna: definitive set then in circulation with diagonal overprint Österreich in black color.

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Damaged second r in Österreich. Appears on values 3 pf., 5 pf. And 8 pf. Damaged second r in Österreich. Appears on values 3 pf., 5 pf. And 8 pf. 36
II A notch in Ö in Österreich. A notch in Ö in Österreich. 10

1945/07/03 – 1945/11/21 Coat of arms. Issue for Soviet occupied areas. Values from 3 pf. to 80 pf. printed in letterpress, values from 1 rm. to 5 rm. printed in line engraving. Perforation comb 14½ : 13¾.

5 pf., dark green

Constant varieties

  Field number
I The comet The comet 4., 9., 54., 59

6 pf., deep violet

Constant varieties

  Field number
I The comet The comet 32., 37., 82., 87

8 pf., orange brown

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Sickle damaged on top of the handle Sickle damaged on top of the handle 24., 29., 74., 79.

15 pf., orange red (3.8.1945)

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Upper vertical lines in coat of arms shorter on the right. Upper vertical lines in coat of arms shorter on the right. 5., 10., 55., 60.

40 pf., bright red violet (9.8.1945)

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Damaged sickle Damaged sickle 14., 18.

42 pf., sage green (14.7.1945)

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Damaged feathers below numeral 2 Damaged feathers below numeral 2 1

80 pf., dull lilac (3.8.1945)

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Damaged upper vertical lines on the shield. Damaged upper vertical lines on the shield. 1

2 rm., dark purple (21.11.1945)

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Dark spot in the lower left corner near the sickle. Dark spot in the lower left corner near the sickle. 13., 18.

August-September 1947 For the prisoners of war.

Printed in line engraving in sheets of 50 (10 x 5). Perforation comb 14½ : 13¾.

18 + 12 g., brown

Constant varieties

  Field number
I White spot on the neck of the soldier on the right. White spot on the neck of the soldier on the right. 25., 30.

December 1947 – February 1948 Definitive issue: scenery.

Printed in photogravure in sheets of 100 (10 x 10).

50 g., red orange

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Sloping colored line below numeral 5 Sloping colored line below numeral 5 All stamps in the 10th column

1948/01/16 Olympic games of 1948. Line engraving. Perforation comb 14¼ : 13½.

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Damaged letter E in Österreich Damaged letter E in Österreich 7
II The pedestal and the bowl joined together (separating line missing) The pedestal and the bowl joined together (separating line missing) ?

1948/01/26 Austrian artists.

Printed in line engraving and letterpress. Sheet consists of 50 stamps (10 x 5). Perforation comb 14½ : 13¾.

20 g., dark green

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Pale area on the frame on the right side. Pale area on the frame on the right side. 32., 37.

1948/1952 Definitive issue: Austrian folk costumes.

70 g., emeraud green (5.3.1949)

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Green line above zero. Green line above zero. 1., 91.

1 S., rose red (13.3.1950)

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Three dots on Ö in Österreich Three dots on Ö in Österreich 5

5 S., dark red violet (6.9.1948)

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Wounded palm on the right hand. Wounded palm on the right hand. 96
II Colored spot in the area below letters c and h in &Oumml;sterreich. Colored spot in the area below letters c and h in &Oumml;sterreich. ?

1949/05/14 UNICEF.

Printed in photogravure in sheets of 50 (10 x 5). Perforation comb 14½ : 13¾.

1 S., bright blue

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Blue dot by the numeral 1 Blue dot by the numeral 1 ?

1954/02/19 For victims of avalanches.

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Broken numeral 4 in the overprint. Broken numeral 4 in the overprint. 21

1957/05/03 Commemorative issue. 25 years from the death of Anton Wildgans.

Printed in line engraving. Sheet consists of 50 stamps (10 x 5). Perforation comb 14½ : 13¾.

1 s., violet blue

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Broken numeral 2 in year mark 1932. Broken numeral 2 in year mark 1932. ?

1961/06/12 Commemorative issue. Paintings.

Printed in line engraving. Sheet consists of 50 stamps (10 x 5). Perforation comb 14½ : 13¾.

1.50 s., dull violet

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Vertical line on farmer's trousers. Vertical line on farmer’s trousers. ?

1968/01/22 Winter sports Olympiad in Innsbruck.

Printed in line engraving. Sheet consists of 50 stamps (10 x 5). Perforation comb 13½.

2 s., violet blue

Constant varieties

  Field number
I Two colored dots on the hill on the right side Two colored dots on the hill on the right side ?

1964/06/15 UPU Congress in Vienna.

Printed in line engraving. Sheet consists of 50 stamps (10 x 5). Perforation comb 14.

1.50 s., violet blue

Constant varieties

  Field number
I An opening in the sky above the girl's head. An opening in the sky above the girl’s head. 30

1964/09/14 EUROPA CEPT.

Printed in offset in sheets of 50 (10 x 5). Perforation comb 12.

3 S., dark blue

Constant varieties

  Field number
I White area by the leaf on the right White area by the leaf on the right ?

Bibliography


  1. ANK “AUSTRIA” NETTO-KATALOG, 42. Auflage, 1987/88, ASCAT, Verlag Chr. Steyrer, Wien.
  2. Michel Österreich-Spezial 2011, Schwaneberger Verlag GMBH, ISBN 978-387858-592-3