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AUSTRIA 1890-1907

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EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH I

1890-1900 Large sizes, inscription 'KAIS. KOENIGL. OESTERR. POST'

1 G blue

Value in 'GULDEN'
  1 G blue (1890)
  1 G violet (1896)
  2 G red (1890)
  2 G green (1896)

Value in 'KRONEN' (1900)

1 K red

  1 K red
  2 K violet
  4 K green

These stamps exist with many perforations.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 G blue**** 
1 G violet**** 
2 G red***** 
2 G green****** 
1 K**c 
2 K***c 
4 K***** 

 

1890 Small sizes, values in 'KREUZER'

Head of emperor in ellipse

3 k green

Emperor in an ellipse  
  1 k grey and black
  2 k brown and black
  3 k red and black
  10 k blue and black
  12 k red and black
  15 k lilac and black
  20 k green and black
  24 k blue and black
  30 k brown and black
  50 k violet and black

24 k blue and black 30 k brown 50 k lilac and black

New types, emperor in an octagonal (1891)
  20 k green and black
  24 k blue and black
  30 k brown and black
  50 k lilac and black

These stamps exist with many perforations.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Head in ellipse
1 k*vc 
2 kcvc 
3 kcvc 
5 k*vc 
10 k*vc 
12 k**c 
15 k*vc 
20 k*** 
24 k** 
30 k**c 
50 k**** 
Head in octagonal
20 k*vc 
24 k*c 
30 k*vc 
50 k**c 

 

1900 Value in 'HELLER'

Emperor in an ellipse, value in black (1899)

1 h lilac

  1 h lilac and black
  2 h grey and black
  3 h brown and black
  5 h green and black
  6 h orange and black

Emperor in an ellipse, values in the same colour as the stamp (1904)

2 h black, with varnish bars

  1 h lilac
  2 h black
  3 h brown
  5 h green
  6 h orange

Emperor in a rectangle, value in black on a coloured ground

20 h brown

  10 h red and black
  20 h brown and black
  25 h blue and black
  30 h lilac and black

Emperor in a rectangle, value in black on a white ground (1904)

20 h brown

  10 h red and black
  20 h brown and black
  25 h blue and black
  30 h lilac and black

Emperor in a rectangle, value in the same colour as the stamp (1906)

10 h red

  10 h red
  12 h violet
  20 h brown
  25 h blue
  30 h lilac

Emperor in and octogonal, values in black

30 h olive

  35 h green and black
  40 h olive and black
  50 h blue and black
  60 h brown and black

Emperor in octogonal, value in white

72 h red

  35 h green
  40 h violet
  50 h blue
  60 h brown 
  72 h red

For the specialist; these stamps exist with varnish bars (to prevent re-using the stamps):

2 h black, with varnish bars

Also many perforations exist.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Emperor in an ellipse, value in black
1 hcc 
2 h*vc 
3 hcvc 
5 h*vc 
6 h*vc 
Emperor in an ellipse, values in the same colour as the stamp
1 h*c 
2 h*c 
3 h*vc 
5 h*vc 
6 h*c 

Emperor in a rectangle, value in black on a coloured ground

10 h*vc 
20 h*c 
25 h***c 
30 h*c 

Emperor in a rectangle, value in black on a white ground

10 h*vc 
20 h**c 
25 h**c 
30 h**c 

Emperor in a rectangle, value in the same colour as the stamp

10 h cvc 
12 h*c 
20 h*vc 
25 h*vc 
30 h**c 
Emperor in and octogonal, values in black
35 h***vc 
40 h**c 
50 h*** 
60 h***c 

Emperor in octogonal, value in white

35 h**vc 
40 h**c 
50 h***c 
60 h**vc 
72 h***c 

For stamps overprinted with 'PARA', 'PIASTRE', 'CENTS' or 'FRANC' see Austrian post offices in Turkey and Crete, examples:

8 para on 2 k brown 10 Para on 5 h green 30 para violet 5 Piaster on 1 K red 5 centimes green

 

For Issues of 1908 to 1915 click here.


Newspaper stamps of this period

1899 Newspaper stamps, head of Mercury

20 h red

  2 h blue
  6 h orange
  10 h brown
  20 h red

These staps exist privately perforated, example:

2 h blue, "Private perforation"

 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 h*vc 
6 h*** 
10 h**c 
20 h** 


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