International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Austria

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Austria[edit]

  • Most meter stamps of the country are inscribed “ÖSTERREICH”. Meters used during the German occupation from 1938 to 1945 had franks indistinguishable from those of Germany and can be identified only by an Austrian town name. After World War 2 several of the German style meters were defaced or altered to remove the Nazi identity, and these, also, can be identified as Austrian only by the town name. Some Post Due stamp types do not contain the country name. These can be identified by the inscription “NACHGEBÜHR” (postage due).
  • The first postage meter was placed into use in 1922. It was a machine locally manufactured by Mr. Max Baum. The Baum machine was not able to adjust to the rapid inflation of 1922-23 and was in use for only a short time only.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance and by usage:
A - Small experimental franks without TM
B - Pre-WW2 design, horizontal rectangle with points at the sides
C - German occupation
D - Post war provisional stamps
E - Rectangle with double straight-line frame, inscribed “ÖSTERREICH” at top
F - Rectangle with single straight-line frame
G - Open design without outer frame
H - Rectangle with double straight-line frame, inscribed “ÖSTERREICH” above “EUROCENT”
I - Open design without outer frame, inscribed “ÖSTERREICH” above “EUROCENT”
J - Open design without outer frame. With digital data matrix (2d barcode) as part of the stamp
PO - Special stamps for Post Office window service
PD - Special stamps for Postage Due
PE - Special stamps for Bulk Mail
PV - Digital stamps from self-service vending machines

NOTE: Spacing for Francotyp stamps are measured from the center of the date figures to the center of the value figures. Spacing for all other stamps are measured from the right edge of the town mark to the left edge of the frank.


NOTE: For specialized information about the meter stamps of Austria, see Katalog der osterreichischen Post- und Absenderfreistempel, by Otto Gleixner, 1990, self-published, Emmering, Germany.


GROUP A: Small experimental franks used without town mark[edit]


Austria A1A.jpg

A0.1. Max Baum (FV), 1922. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[extremely rare, value unknown]

Small frank, 32 mm wide, with pointed sides inscribed "ÖSTERREICH" at top and "KRONEN" at bottom.
M# repeated four times outside frank in the corners.
M# 1 only. Without TM.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg20

NOTE: This stamp was previously cataloged incorrectly as from a Hasler machine (Type A1A).




Austria A1B.jpg

A1. Hasler “D106” (FV-8), 1924.

Frank as Type A0.1 but smaller, 29 mm wide.
M# repeated four times outside frank in the corners.
M# 1 only. Without TM.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1000, 3000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg100, 500, 1500 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg5000, 8000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1200 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[extremely rare, value unknown]




Austria A2.jpg
Austria stamp type A2b.jpg

A2. Franco (FV-9), 1924.

Similar to Type A1, but single meter number below the frank.
Value figures outlined.
M#s 101 – 105
Without TM
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1000, 1500, 3000 Kronen MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg700, 2400, 4000, 5000 Kronen MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg8000 Kronen MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1, 2, 8, 10, 30, 45 Groschen MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg15 Groschen MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[One example reported. Value uncertain]
a. Postage value 28 or 31 groschen (M# 105), printed in red or in blue MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$400]
b. Printed in blue: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg45 groschen (M# 104) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare. Value uncertain]

NOTES:

  • Sub-type a is a special form of Postage Due stamp used by the courts in Linz to mail documents with the recipient required to pay the postage.
  • Sub-type b is known by a single example, a cut-out affixed to a blank post card, and is probably a favor proof or an actual proof. It may not have been used on actual mail, or it may represent another Franco meter diverted for court use.



Austria A3.jpg

A3. Hasler (FV-9), 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value uncertain]

Small frank enclosed within a single-line rectangle.
"OESTERREICH" in arc at top, value figure circled at center, “GROSCHEN” straight at bottom, all within an inner design of arcs and curves.
Tiny meter number “1” centered below GROSCHEN.
Without TM


The machine was capable of printing nine postage values (1, 2, 7, 15, 28, 30, 35, 40, and 80 Groschen), but only three examples are known to survive, one each 1, 15, and 40 Gr.







GROUP B: Horizontal frank with double straight-line border with points sticking out at the sides[edit]

  • The outer border is thicker than the inner border


Austria B1.jpg

B1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1926.

Spacing between center of TM and center of value figures 60 mm.
With 4-digit impression counter number centered or high between TM and frank.
Date without stops.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)




Austria B2.jpg

B2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Spacing between center of TM and center of value figures 74 mm.
With 4-digit impression counter number centered high between TM and frank.
Date with stops after D and M.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)






Austria B3.jpg

B3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Spacing between center of TM and center of value figures 78 mm.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number high between TM and frank.
Date without stops.
TM: SC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo (O)

NOTE: This stamp was used for a short time after WW2 as well as before.





GROUP C: Horizontal Meters used during the German occupation from 1938 to 1945.[edit]

  • These stamps have franks identical to those of Germany (with “Deutsche Reichpost”) and can be identified only by the Austrian town name.


Austria C1.jpg

C1. Francotyp “A” (MV). (See Germany Type F1.)

Upright frank with single, straight-line outer border and eagle above inner value box.
“Deutsche/ Reichpost” at bottom.
Spacing between center of TM and center of value figures 60 mm.
TM: SC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Austria C2.jpg

C2. Francotyp “B” (MV). (See Germany Type F2.)

As Type C1 but spacing 74 mm.
TM: SC, BIC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)





Austria C3.jpg

C3. Francotyp “C” (MV). (See Germany Type F3.)

As Type C1 but spacing 78 mm.
TM: SC, DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo (O)





Austria C4.jpg

C4. Francotyp “D” (MV). (See Germany Type F4.)

As Type C1 but spacing 67 mm.
A. “Deutsche Reichpost”
B. “DEUTSCHE REICHPOST”
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Austria C5.jpg

C5. Postalia (MV). (See Germany Type G1.)

Upright frank with single, straight-line border.
“Deutsche Reichspost” small at top.
Eagle fills the frank with value figures between wing and head.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000






GROUP D: Provisional stamps made by altering or re-casting dies used after the German occupation[edit]


Sub-group DA: Stamps made from altered dies[edit]

NOTES: Some altered stamps show a smear mark where the obliteration occurred. Such stamps are not cataloged separately. Most of Types DA and DB are identical to German stamps from the same period and can be positively identified only by the Austrian town mark.



Austria DA.jpg

DA1. Francotyp “A” (MV). Alterations to Type C1:

A. Inscription at bottom removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. Eagle at top and inscription at bottom removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Inner value box only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (G) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)


DA2. Francotyp “B” (MV).

Alterations to Type C2:
A. Eagle at top obliterated, inscription at bottom removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Eagle at top and inscription at bottom removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. Eagle at top, inscription at bottom, and bottom line of inner value box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
D. Eagle at top, inscription at bottom, and top and bottom lines of inner value box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]
E. Inner value box only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)


DA3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

Alterations to Type C3:
A. Eagle at top and inscription at bottom removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
B. Eagle at top, inscription at bottom, and top line of inner value box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
C. Eagle at top, inscription at bottom, and bottom line of inner value box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
D. Top frame line, eagle, and inscription at bottom removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
E. Inner value box only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)


DA4. Francotyp “D” (MV).

Alterations to Type C4:
A. Eagle at top and inscription at bottom remove MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Eagle at top, inscription at bottom, and bottom line of inner value box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
C. Eagle at top, inscription at bottom, and top and bottom lines of inner value box removed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
D. Inner value box only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)



DA5. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

As Type C5 but with outer frame line and value figures only.
The eagle and inscription are removed.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000






Sub-group DB Stamps altered by removing the frank leaving value figures only[edit]



Austria DB1.jpg


DB1. Francotyp “A” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

TM: SC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A)





Austria DB2.jpg


DB2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)






Austria DB3.jpg


DB3. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G)






Austria DB4.jpg



DB4. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$7.50]

V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)






Austria DB5color.jpg



DB5. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000








Sub-group DC: Provisional stamps made from recast dies[edit]




Austria DC1color.jpg


DC1. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

“ÖSTERREICH” replacing eagle at top and “GROSCHEN”
replacing German inscription at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)




Image needed.jpg



DC2. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

“ÖST POST” replacing German inscription at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)



Austria DC3color.jpg


DC3. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

“ÖSTERREICH” replacing eagle at top and “GROSCHEN”
replacing German inscription at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G)




Austria DC4.jpg


DC4. Postalia (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Eagle removed and “ÖSTERREICH” replacing German inscription at top.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000
a. With small “GROSCHEN” added below value figures MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$65]






GROUP E: Double straight-line border. “ÖSTERREICH” at top and “GROSCHEN” at bottom[edit]


Austria E1.jpg

E1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1946.

Horizontal frank similar to Type B3 but the points
at the sides are in the inner frame line only.
The outer edge of the side frame lines are straight.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A)



Austria E2.jpg

E2. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1946.

Upright frank with outer frame line heavier than inner line.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures is 60 mm.
With or without impression counter number high between TM and frank. Date without stops.
TM: SC, BIC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg, MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo (O)
a. Post Office stamp used for Bulk Mail, with “BAR BEZAHLT” below TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



Austria E3color.jpg


E3. Francotyp “B” (MV).

As Type E2 but spacing between centers of date and value figures is 74 mm.
Date with stops after D and M.
TM: SC, BIC, DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G,O)




Austria E4color.jpg

E4. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Type E2 but spacing between centers of date and value figures is wider, 76-79 mm.
Date without stops.
TM: SC, DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (A,G,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (A)
a. Post Office stamp used for Bulk Mail, with “BAR BEZAHLT” between TM and frank MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. One or more value figures very tall (7 mm). V/F: 000 (O) , MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0oo (O). (These are from meters formerly used in Czechoslovakia.)
c. Printed in green



Austria E41.jpg
Austria E7.jpg


E4.1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV), 1952.

As Type E4 but date with stops.
A. Wide spacing, 77-79 mm
B. Narrow spacing
TM: SC, DC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G,O)
a. TM: SC with expanded bottom containing “SONDERTARIF”. Used for a special mail service in the valley of Klein Walsertal MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
b. Special, extra-wide stamp (spacing 108 mm) used by Austrian Airlines.
c. Printed in green
d. Post Office stamp, with 4-digit number in bottom of TM




Austria E5color.jpg
Austria E5b.jpg

E5. Francotyp “D” (MV).

As Type E2 but spacing between centers of date and value figures is 67 mm.
TM: SC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (G,O)
a. Post Office stamp, with 4-digit number in bottom of TM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
b. Postage Due stamp, with boxed slogan “Nachgebür einheben.” between TM and frank. Printed in green. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]



Austria E6A.jpg
Austria E6BC.jpg



E6. Postalia (MV), 1946.

With Postalia’s typical small, narrow value figures.
A. Wide spacing, frank 24 x 32 mm MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. Wide spacing, frank 25-26 x 30-31 mm
C. As B, but narrow spacing
D. Narrow spacing, frank nearly square at 25.5 x 26.5 mm
TM: DC, SC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
a. Post Office stamp, with 4-digit number in bottom of TM.
b. TM: SC with expanded bottom containing “SONDERTARIF”. Used for a special mail service in the valley of Klein Walsertal.




NOTE: The stamp formerly cataloged as E7 is identical to Type E4.1B and so has been removed.




Austria E8.jpg

E8. Frankopost (MV), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank is nearly square. Lettering in “ÖSTERREICH” and “GROSCHEN” is distinctive.
Value figures are oval of variable thickness. Date without stops.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank, ~32 mm
B. Medium spacing between TM and frank, ~15-16 mm
TM: SC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00oo MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Austria E9.jpg


E9. Hasler “F66/F88” (MV), 1952.

Similar to previous Group E types but spacing different.
Value figures large, oval.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank, ~36-37 mm
B. Medium spacing between TM and frank,, ~12-13 mm
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat hollow diamond.jpg000






Austria E10.jpg


E10. 1953, Safag (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to previous Group E types but very wide spacing,
64 mm between TM and frank.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Austria E11.jpg


E11. Satas “RF” (MV), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Wide spacing between TM and frank, ~44 mm.
Date figures tall.
TM: SC with two horizontal lines
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000



Austria E12.jpg


E12. Francotyp “A9000” (MV), 1962.

Similar to earlier Francotyp Group E types but date figures are very wide, ~15 mm.
Spacing is narrow.
TM: SC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000
a. Post Office stamp, with 4-digit number in bottom of TM



Austria E13ABa.jpg
Austria E13b.jpg


E13. Satas “R” (MV), 1961.

Small frank with medium spacing, ~13-15 mm, between TM and frank.
Date figures short.
TM: SC
A. Frank 20 x 23 mm
B. Frank 20 x 25mm
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid 5-point star.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00.oo
a. Post Office stamp, with hour figure (with or without “H”) between TM and frank, and with 4-digit number in bottom of TM. Frank 22 x 24 mm.
b. Post Office stamp as a, but large TM (28 mm) and frank24 x 27-28 mm. Spacing 12 mm.






Austria E14.jpg


E14. Pitney Bowes “Simplex” (LV-25), 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Medium-side spacing. Date figures are short.
TM: SC
Values seen:
Digits all same size, without decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg50, 130, 150, 170, 200, 250
Mixed size digits, with decimal: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg1.oo, 1.2o, 1.3o, 1.4o, 1.5o, 1.6o, 2.oo



Austria E15.jpg

E15. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1963.

Medium spacing. Value figures preceded by “=”.
A. Inscriptions large
B. Inscriptions small
TM: DC, SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.ooo



Austria E16.jpg

E16. Neopost “205/2205” (MV), 1964.

Post Office stamp with 4-digit number in bottom of TM.
Very similar to Type E13 (Satas) but spacing is narrower, ~ 9 mm, between TM and frank. :Frank ~ 22 x 25.
Date figures tall or short.
TM: SC, BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000
a. Without 4-digit number in bottom of TM



Austria E17A.jpg
Austria E17B.jpg


E17. Frama (MV), 1967.

Spacing medium to narrow.
Value figures thick and heavy.
A. Frank 26 x 31 mm
B. Frank 26 mm square
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
a. With column of horizontal dashes left of TM






Austria E18.jpg


E18. Francotyp “Cm 7000/ 10000” (MV), 1972.

Similar to Type E3 but value figures are narrow.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg000 (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat solid diamond.jpg0000 (O)




Austria E19.jpg

E19. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV), 1970.

Small frank wider than tall. “GROSCHEN” small and centered to right.
A. Frank 25 x 20-21 mm
B. Frank 27 x 20 mm
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000
a. Post Office stamp, with 4-digit number in bottom of TM



Austria E20.jpg

E20. Pitney Bowes-GB “6500” (MV), 1986.

Similar to Type E19 but larger frank with “GROSCHEN” breaking bottom frame lines,
and the value figures are lower than the date figures.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000



Austria E21.jpg


E21. Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV), 1987.

Frank 28 mm square with “GROSCHEN” centered at bottom.
Date and value figures on same level.
A. Blank between TM and frank
B. Column of horizontal lines between TM and frank
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000






Austria E22.jpg


E22. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Similar to Type E21 but date figures slightly smaller, and value figures taller.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000




Austria E23.jpg


E23. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Similar to Type E20 but date and value figures on same level.
A. Blank between TM and frank
B. Column of horizontal lines between TM and frank
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000





Austria E24A.jpg
Austria E24B.jpg


E24. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Spacing 13 mm.
A. Blank between TM and frank
B. Column of horizontal lines between TM and frank
TM: SC, DC (DC is rare)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
a. Post Office stamp, with 4-digit number in bottom of TM







Austria E25.jpg


E25. Frama “EPS3000” (MV).

Frank 26 mm square.
Column of horizontal lines outside TM at left.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Austria E26A.jpg
Austria E26B.jpg
Austria stamp type E26C.jpg




E26. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Frank 24 x 29 mm. Value figures narrow and slightly ragged.
A. Spacing narrow with column of horizontal lines outside TM at left
B. Spacing medium with column of horizontal lines between TM and frank
C. Blank between TM and frank
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000













GROUP F: Single straight-line border. “ÖSTERREICH” at top and “GROSCHEN” at bottom[edit]


Austria F1.jpg

F1. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV), 1970.

Horizontal frank 26 x 22.5 mm.
“GROSCHEN” below country name at top.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000
a. Post Office stamp, with 4-digit number in bottom of TM.



Austria F2.jpg


F2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV), 1993.

Horizontal frank. “GROSCHEN” at bottom.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000




Austria F3.jpg



F3. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Upright frank. “GROSCHEN” at bottom.
A. Frank 24 x 26 mm
B. Frank 24 x 28.5 mm
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000










GROUP G: Open design without outer frame. “Osterreich" and "Groschen” at top[edit]


Austria stamp type G1.jpg

G1. Pitney Bowes “Easymail” (digital).

“Osterreich” and postal logo across top with “Groschen” below left and M# with “PB” prefix at right.
Through the center are the value figures and the date.
Across the bottom is a series of numbers and the town mark.
Column of horizontal dashes at left.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000






GROUP H: Double straight-line border. Inscribed “ÖSTERREICH” and “€ EUROCENT”[edit]



Sub-group HA: "ÖSTERREICH" above "€ EUROCENT", both at top[edit]

  • Post horn logo after "ÖSTERREICH"


Austria H1.jpg

HA1. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV), 2000.

Square frank.
Value figures quite narrow.
M# with “F” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Austria H2.jpg

HA2. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Upright frank.
Value figures narrow and tightly spaced.
Spacing from center of date to center of value figures ~ 30/31 mm.
M# with “F” prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Austria H3.jpg

HA3. Francotyp-Postalia “JetMail” (digital).

Square frank with column of horizontal lines between TM and frank.
M# with "F0" or “F1” prefix at bottom of frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Austria stamp type H4.jpg


HA4. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

Upright frank as Type HA2 but the value figures are larger and more oval.
M# with “F” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Austria H5.jpg


HA5. Ascom Hasler “Smile” (MV).

Meter number with “A” prefix.
Column of dashes between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Austria H6.jpg


HA6. Frama “M/E bzw.100” (MV).

Meter number with “B” prefix.
Column of dashes left of TM.
Value figures tall and thick.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Austria H7.jpg


HA7. Frama “EPS” (MV).

M# with “B” prefix.
Value figures widely spaced.
Column of dashes left of TM.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Austria H8-90.jpg


HA8. Frama “Sensonic” (digital).

M# with “B” prefix.
Value figures very large.
Column of dashes between TM and frank.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Austria H9.jpg

HA9. Pitney Bowes “Paragon” (MV).

Nearly square frank ~27 x 26 mm.
Inner frame lines broken at top and bottom.
Column of dashes between TM and frank.
M# with “P” prefix.
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Austria H10.jpg

HA10. Pitney Bowes “A900 series” (MV).

Small frank, wider than tall.
Inner frame lines broken at top and bottom.
Column of dashes between TM and frank.
M# with “P” prefix.
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Austria H11.jpg

HA11. Neopost "IJ-25" (digital).

Square frank with wider spacing between the country name at top and the "€ EUROCENT".
Large value figures centered to bottom, and small date figures.
Column of dashes between TM and frank. M# with "N8" prefix.
TM: SC, DC (DC is uncommon)
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a. M# without prefix (870010 seen)



Austria H12.jpg

HA12. Francotyp-Postalia "MyMail" (digital).

Very similar in appearance to Type HA3 but with much larger value figures.
Column of dashes between TM and frank.
M# with "F" prefix.
TM: SC
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a. M# with "FX" prefix, identifies a relief machine





Sub-group HB: "ÖSTERREICH" at top, "€ EUROCENT" at bottom[edit]




Austria stamp type HB1.jpg


HB1. Neopost "2205” (MV).

Frank slightly taller than wide.
"ÖSTERREICH" without post horn logo.
TM: SC
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GROUP I: Open design without outer frame. Inscribed “ÖSTERREICH” and “EUROCENT”[edit]

  • With Euro sign


Austria I1-16.jpg

I1. Pitney Bowes, model not verified (digital).

Wide, unframed design with column of dashes at left.
Frank 25 mm tall and 64 mm wide.
Large post horn logo at top right above M# with “P16” prefix and date.
Series of code numbers across bottom left of town name.
Town with or without post code across bottom. Printed in blue.
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Austria I1.jpg


I2. Pitney Bowes “EasyMail” (digital).

As Type I1 but frank is wider (69 mm).
M# with "P33" prefix.
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Austria I2.jpg

I3. Pitney Bowes "PersonalPost" (digital).

As Type I2 but with column of numbers at right of the column of dashes.
The frank is same width as Type I2 but not as tall (20 mm).
M# with "P35" prefix.
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a. Town line with crosses (+) or asterisks (*) replacing some or all of the spaces



Austria I3-62.jpg


I4. Pitney Bowes "DM-300" (digital).

Very similar to Type I2 but with column of numbers at right of the column of dashes.
M# with "P61" or "P62" prefix.
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Austria I4-80.jpg

I5. Pitney Bowes "DM400-1000" (digital).

Nearly identical to Type I1. Most easily identified by the M# prefix and
the shape of the value figures which is more blocky than with Type I1.
M# with "P60", "P80", or "P90" prefix.
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GROUP J: Open design with square digital data matrix (2D barcode)[edit]


Austria J1.jpg

J1. Francotyp-Postalia "Mymail" and "Ultimail" (digital).

Relatively small design with square data matrix at left.
At center: "Österreich"/ identification data/ date/ meter number.
Column of dashes separates Austria Post logo/ value figures/ and "Euro Cent" at right.
M# with "F" prefix.
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GROUP K: Straight frame lines at top, right, bottom. Hash marks at left[edit]

  • Value figures at top, new postal logo at bottom: small posthorn + "Post.at"
  • Date above postal logo, expressed as DDMMYYYY without breaks.
  • Small horizontal 2d barcode at right.
  • The stamp types are nearly identical except for the meter number prefix.
  • Normally printed in blue but red is also used. First seen in November 2009.


Austria K1.jpg

K1. Francotyp-Postalia "MyMail", "CentorMail", "OptiMail", "UltiMail" (digital).

Barcode matrix is 24 x 9mm in size.
Meter number with "FPF" prefix.
A. FPF2 prefix = MyMail model
B. FPF3 prefix = UltiMail model
C. FPF4 prefix = Optimail model
D. FPF5 prefix = CentorMail model
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a. With wide barcode and other data at far left, used for registered mail



Austria stamp type K2.jpg

K2. Pitney Bowes "DM" series (digital).

Barcode matrix is 25 x 10 mm in size.
Barcode matrix is 24.4 x 10.8 mm in size for the DM500, DM800/825/885, and DM1000.
Meter number with "PB" prefix.
A. PB00069 prefix = DM500, DM800/825/885, and DM1000 models
B. PB00071 prefix = DM300 and DM400 models
C. PB00076 prefix = DM100i model
D. PB00078 prefix = DM50i model
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a. Printed in red (usually found in blue)
b. With wide barcode and other data at far left, used for registered mail



Austria stamp type K3.jpg

K3. Neopost "IS" and "IJ" series (digital).

Barcode matrix is 21 x 9mm in size.
Meter number with "NP" prefix.
A. NP10 prefix = IJ-25 model
B. NP11 prefix = IS-330 and IS-350 models
C. NP12 prefix = IS-420 model
D. NP13 prefix = IS-440 model
E. NP14 prefix = IS-480 model
F. NP15 prefix = IJ-90 model
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a. With wide barcode and other data at far left, used for registered mail (shown)


Austria stamp type K4.jpg


K4. Frama "Matrix F2/4/6" (digital)

Barcode matrix is 20 x 9mm in size.
Meter number with "FR" prefix. (Model prefix designations are not known.)
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GROUP PO: Stamps produced by post office counter/window machines only[edit]

NOTE: See also types E2a, E4b, E5a/b, E6a, E7a, E12a, E13a/b, E19a, E24a, and F1a for stamps used in Post Offices.



Sub-group PO-A: PO stamps generated by mechanical meters[edit]



Austria PO1.jpg

PO-A1. Camp (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Small upright frank with simulated-perforation outer frame line.
Date line includes hour figure.
Printed on plain, white labels affixed to the mail piece.
TM: BIC
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Austria PO2.jpg

PO-A2. Francotyp (MV), 1962. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Experimental stamp used for registered mail.
Frank is very narrow with straight-line TM at lower left.
Large “R”, R# and date at left above town line.
Printed in red and black onto a yellow label affixed to the mail piece.
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Austria PO3.jpg



PO-A3. Postalia (MV), 1963.

Similar to Type E6D but with “SCHILLING” at bottom of frank.
TM: SC
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Austria PO4.jpg


PO-A4. Francotyp “D” (MV), 1969. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type E5 but with single-line outer frame line.
TM with 4-digit number at bottom.
TM; SC
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Sub-group PO-B: PO stamps generated by digital franking systems[edit]

NOTE: See Type PV1 for a similar looking stamp.



Austria stamp type PO-B1.jpg

PO-B1. Appears to be Siemens, "OPAL" (~ Open Postal Austomation Solution) (digital-thermal), 1998.

Printed on self-adhesive labels with square corners.
Circular town mark at left, rectangle at center above value figures, vertical barcode at right.
The rectangle contains three lines of text, "BAR FREIGEMACHT / TAXE PERCUE / AUTRICHE" ( 'Postage Paid' in German and French, country name in French)
Four label underprint designs used:
Austria stamp type PO-B underprint designs.jpg
A. Small yellow post horns in alternating rows, post horn with solid outline, 17 horns per row
B. As A but post horns more widely spaced, 14 per row
C. New, open design post horn, printed in orange-yellow
D. As C but printed in yellow
TM: SC with town at top, PO window ID, date-time, post code at bottom
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NOTE: For registered mail the machine produced a separate registration bar code label. This applies to Type PO-B2 also.



Austria stamp type PO-B2.jpg
Austria stamp type PO-B2b.jpg
Austria stamp type PO-B2dd.jpg

PO-B2. Appears to be Siemens, "OPAL" (digital-thermal), 2004.

As PO-B1 but the rectangle contains four lines of text with country name in German and English at bottom.
The date figures are found with both numeric month (01... 12) and in letters (JAN...DEC).
Two label underprint designs used:
A. Same as PO-B1D
B. Glossy plain white label
TM: SC
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a. Dull gray label paper instead of glossy white (shown at right, bottom)
b. With diagonal square at lower left containing "CO2 NEUTRAL ZUGESTELLT (CO2 neutral delivery), used only on internal Austria mail (shown at right, top)
c. United Nations use, town mark reads "WIEN-VEREINTE NATIONEN"
d. Taller tape with mail class added below the value figures ("PRIORITY" in rectangular frame seen) (shown at right, bottom)





GROUP PD: Special stamps for collecting Postage Due[edit]

NOTE: See also Type E5b for a Postage Due stamp.



Austria PD1.jpg

PD1. Hasler “D106” (FV), 1925. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Small horizontal rectangle with “ÖSTERREICH” at top and “einzuheben” at bottom.
Large outline value figures and “g” (for groschen) in center.
Without TM. Printed in blue.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg23, 25, 28



Austria PD2.jpg

PD2. Hasler “D106” (FV), 1927.

As Type PD1 but with straight-line town mark below curved lines added at left.
Printed in blue.
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg23 gr MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg28 gr MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Value: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg43 gr MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]



Austria PD3.jpg


PD3. Franco (FV), 1927. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$200]

Very similar to Type A2 except with “GROSCHEN” instead of “KRONEN” at bottom.
M# 105 only. Without TM. Known printed in both red and blue.
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg28, 31

NOTE: Stamp Type A2a is also printed in blue (M# 104, denomination 45)




Austria PD4.jpg
Austria stamp type PD4aa.jpg








PD4. Hasler "F22" (MV), 1928. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Frame lines indented near the corners. Inner panels at top, bottom and sides are rounded.
“ÖSTERREICH” at top, “einzuheben” at bottom, “S” at left, “G” at right.
With or without S# between TM and frank.
TM: SL with zigzag pattern above and below. Printed in blue or red.
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a. With handstamped "RM MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgPf" to indicated denominated in German marks and pfennigs MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Quite rare, value uncertain]



Austria PD5.jpg


PD5. Francotyp (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$150]

As Type PD4 but with side panels containing “S” and “G” removed.
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Austria stamp type PD6.jpg


PD6. Francotyp (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

As Type PD4 but German occupation design with “Deutsches Reich” at top,
“RM” at left and “Rpf” at right.
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Austria PD7.jpg


PD7. Postalia (MV), 1954. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type E6C but inscribed “GROSCHEN/ NACHGEBUHR” at bottom.
TM: BIC
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Austria PD8.jpg

PD8. Postalia (MV), 1957. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]

Horizontal rectangle enclosing entire stamp, including town mark.
At left are the post office identification at top, date in center, and “NACHGEBÜR” at bottom.
At left center are the value figures with “GROSCHEN” below.
Date without stops.
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Austria PD9.jpg


PD9. Postalia (MV).

As Type PD8 but post office identification is centered at top.
Date with stops.
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Austria PD10.jpg


PD10. Postalia (MV).

As Type PD9 but with large “S” (for Schilling) added at left of value figures.
“NACHGEBÜR” is centered at bottom.
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GROUP PE: Special stamps used for Bulk Mail franked at post offices. All include “BAR BEZAHLT”.[edit]

* Listed here are Bulk Mail markings applied by postage meter in the Post Office. The Austrian Post Office frequently stamped Bulk Mail with indicia from non-metered high speed marking machines that roughly correspond to permit printers in the U.S. The non-metered stamps are not cataloged here.

NOTE: See also Types E2a and E4d.




Austria PE1.jpg

PE1. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1927.

Spacing between centers of date and center of value figures 60 mm.
Frank horizontal oval with semi-circle extensions in each corner.
With “BAR BEZAHLT” below frank.
Impression counter number between TM and frank.
TM: BIC
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Austria PE2.jpg


PE2. Francotyp “B” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

As Type PE1 but spacing is 67 mm, a width normally found on the Francotyp "D" model rather than the "B".
Date with stops after D and M.
TM: BIC
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Austria PE3.jpg

PE3. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Type PE1 but spacing is 78 mm.
A. “BAR BEZAHLT” below frank
B. “BAR BEZAHLT” between TM and frank
TM: BIC, SC
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Austria stamp type PE4.jpg

PE4. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Used during German occupation, 1938-1945.
Frank is horizontal octagon with three layers of inner frame lines.
“DEUTSCHES” at top and “REICH” at bottom.
“BAR BEZAHLT” is below frank.
Spacing between centers of date and value figures 60 mm.
Impression counter number either high or centered between TM and frank.
TM: BIC, SC
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Austria PE5.jpg


PE5. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type PE4 but spacing is 78 mm.
“BAR BEZAHLT” between TM and frank.
TM: BIC
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PE6. Francotyp “D” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type PE5 but spacing is 67 mm.
TM: BIC
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a. Without “BAR BEZAHLT”



Austria PE7.jpg


PE7. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1950 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

As Type PE4 but blanked out at top and bottom.
Without impression counter number.
“BAR BEZAHLT” below frank.
TM: SC
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Austria PE8.jpg

PE8. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1950. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type PE4 but with “ÖSTERREICH” at top and “GROSCHEN” at bottom.
Without impression counter number.
“BAR BEZAHLT” below frank.
TM: SC
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a. Without “BAR BEZAHLT” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]






GROUP PV: Digital stamps from self-service vending machines[edit]

* Listed here are vended stamps that must be used on the day they are purchased and cannot be carried away for later use. They are thus more like meter stamps than traditional postage stamps.



Austria stamp type PV1.jpg


PV1. Wincor-Nixdorf (MV), December 2007.

Similar in appearance to Type PO-B2 but instead of a barcode at right it has a column of hash marks in the center.
Printed on plain white labels with rounded corners with machine identification number in the upper left corner.
In December 2007, two machines were installed in post offices in Vienna. At some later point a third and possibly other machines were installed.
Machine ID numbers 1, 2, and 3 seen.
TM: SC
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