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AUSTRIA 1908 - 1915

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1908 60 years reign of Francis Joseph, various designs of the Habsburg dynasty

Values in 'HELLER'

1 h grey 2 h violet 5 h green 6 h brown 12 h red 20 h brown 30 h olive 35 h grey

  1 h grey
  2 h violet
  3 h lilac
  5 h green
  6 h brown
  10 h red (design as 5 h)
  12 h orange
  20 h brown
  25 h blue (design as 5 h)
  30 h green
  35 h grey

Larger sizes

60 h red 72 h brown

  50 h olive (design as 60 h)
  60 h red
  72 h brown (1913)
  1 K violet (design as 72 h)

2 K red and olive 5 K brown and violet

  2 K red and black
  5 K brown and violet
  10 K blue and brown (Franz Joseph, large size)

These stamps are perforated 12 1/2. Most of these stamps were printed on 'glazed' paper, but the values 1 to 35 h also exist on non-glazed paper.

I have seen 'reprints' of the 10 K value.

These stamps with values in 'PARA', 'PIASTER', 'CENTIMES' or 'FRANC' were issued in the Austrian post offices in Turkey and Crete.

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 hcvc 
2 hcvc 
3 hcvc 
5 hcvc 
6 hcvc 
10 hcvc 
12 h*c 
20 h*vc 
25 h*vc 
30 h**vc 
35 h*vc 
50 h**c 
60 h*vc 
72 h*vc 
1 K*vc 
2 K***c 
5 K**** 
10 KRRRR 

 

1910 As 1908 issue but with 1830-1910 added in design

25 h blue 50 h green

2 K red and olive (reduced size) 5 K brown and violet (reduced size)
(Reduced sizes)

10 K blue and brown

  1 h grey
  2 h violet
  3 h lilac
  5 h green
  6 h brown
  10 h red
  12 h orange
  20 h brown
  25 h blue
  30 h green
  35 h grey
  50 h green
  60 h red
  1 K violet
  2 K red and black
  5 K brown and violet
  10 K blue and brown

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 h**** 
2 h**** 
3 h**** 
5 h** 
6 h**** 
10 h*c 
12 h**** 
20 h****** 
25 h** 
30 h****** 
35 h****** 
50 h****** 
60 h****** 
1 K****** 
2 KRRRR 
5 KRRRR 
10 KRRRR 

Of the higher values; 2 K, 5 K and 10 K, I've seen reprints perforated 12 instead of 12 1/2.


(Forgery, imperforate, overprinted 'Facsimile' at the bottom)

 

1914 As 1908 issue, but '1914' added in design

10 h red

  5 h green 
  10 h red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 hvcvc 
10 hvcvc 

 

1916 Postage due stamps, postage stamps overprinted 'PORTO'

"PORT" on 1 h grey 15 h on 2 h violet

  1 h grey ('PORTO' red)
  '15 PORTO 15' on 2 h violet

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 hvcvc 
15 hcc 

 

1908 Newspaper stamps, Mercury

2 h blue

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

These stamps 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 hvcvc 
6 h*c 
10 h*vc 
20 h*c 

 

1915 War scenes

3 h brown 5 h green 10 h red 20 h green 35 h blue

  3 h + 1 h brown
  5 h + 2 h green
  10 h + 2 h red
  20 h + 3 h grey
  35 h + 3 h blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 h + 1 hcvc 
5 h + 2 hvcvc 
10 h + 2 hvcvc 
20 h + 3 hcc 
35 h + 3 h** 

For Issues of 1916 to 1918 click here.


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