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AUSTRIA 1863 - 1899

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1863 Double headed eagle, inscription 'KREUZER'

5 k red 15 k brown

  2 k yellow
  3 k green
  5 k red
  10 k blue
  15 k brown

 

Perforated 14 2 k yellow "Typical cancellation", perforated 9 1/2
(Both perforations of this issue)

For the specialist: These stamps were perforated 14 in 1863, a second print was made in 1863/64 with perforation 9 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Perforated 14
2 kRRR 
3 kRRR 
5 kRR* 
10 kRR** 
15 kRR** 

Perforated 9 1/2

2 kRR*** 
3 kRR*** 
5 k***c 
10 kR* 
15 kR* 

Postal stationery in the same design:

Cut from an envelope

These stamps with value in 'SOLDI' were issued for Austrian Italy. Envelopes in the same design exist, I've seen the values 5 k red and 15 k brown.

 

1867 Emperor Francis Joseph I, facing the right, no inscription except 'kr'

2 k yellow 5 k red 10 k blue 25 k violet

  2 k yellow
  3 k green
  5 k red
  10 k blue
  15 k brown
  25 k violet

Larger size, different design

  50 k brown

The small stamps are usually perforated 9 1/2, the 50 k stamp is perforated 12. But other 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
2 k*c 
3 k***c 
5 k*vc 
10 k Rvc 
15 k** 
25 k****** 
50 k****** 

These stamps with values in 'Sld' were issued for the Austrian post offices in Turkey, example:

2 s yellow, issued for the Austrian post offices in Turkey

The apparant imperforated stamps are cuts from envelopes:

3 K red "Cut from envelope"

 

1883 Two headed eagle, inscription 'Kais. Konigl. Oesterr. Post', text and value in black

2 k brown 50 k lilac

  2 k brown
  3 k green
  5 k red
  10 k blue
  20 k grey
  50 k lilac

Usually these stamps are perforated 9 1/2. Some other rare 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
2 k*vc 
3 k*vc 
5 k*vc 
10 k *vc 
20 k*c 
50 kRRR 

These stamps with values in 'Sld' and/or overprinted with 'PARA' were issued for the Austrian post offices in Turkey, example:

10 s blue

Postcard in the same design:

A postcard in the same design
(2 k cut from postcard)

Cut from a pneumatic postcard 'KARTEN-BRIEF zur pneumatischen Expressbeforderung', 15 k:

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