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Europe/Other : Austria: early issues resources

 

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Calstamp

01 May 2022
03:15:49pm

This posting is intended as follow up on my prior query (Austria: SG catalogue) of Jan 2022 to which a number of SOR members graciously replied. At the time my objective was to identify a philatelic resource that would provide more detail re Austria's late 19th century/early 20th century issues than what could be found in Scott. Of particular interest were the various Franz Josef series which include a number of perforation varieties.

To support this interest obtained two catalogues: Netto Marktpreis Katalogue (Osterreich Spezialkatalog) and Stanley Gibbons' Part 2: Austria and Hungary.

The Netto catalogue is an older edition, which is fine given I have little need for current market valuations. Its a softcover, approx 8 x 5.5 inches overall. Approx 200 pages in length, the book includes a short section entitled "Die Munzen" (The Coins) at the back.

The stamps are illustrated in color in significantly reduced size.

While Netto revealed very little new information re the various Franz Josef series, the purchase was not a total bust. Presented therein was flyspeck illustrations/pointers re a number of Austrian stamp series including the 1920/21 "newspaper" issues, 1919/20 "Posthorn" series, and 1948/52 "Costume" series.

Conclusion: The SG catalogue provides more detail re the various Franz Josef series than either Scott or the Netto catalogue (at least the version I purchased). (Note: The Scott 1840 - 1940 Classic Specialized Catalogue does include addtl perforation details than the standard catalogue. Yet still is overshadowed by SG.)


Before closing wish to acknowledge the Austrian Philatelic Society and its informative website. Annual membership ranges from 20 to 23 GBP, and includes the quarterly publication as well as access to the APS' growing library. The APS website offers access to a number of very informative articles including "Perforations: the hole in the corner" (original author: Martin Brumby) and "Varnish bars".
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02 May 2022
05:19:25am
re: Austria: early issues resources

Do not know what the intention is of your post but if you are seriously interesed in stamps from Austria why do you not buy a Michel Catalog?

For those countries (Germany east and west, Austria) the best catalogs available.

The biggest drawback is perhaps the German language. But I see that the NETTO catalog is in German too, so...


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Calstamp

04 May 2022
07:53:48am
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HockeyNut.

Thx for your response/comment. You asked about the intent of my posting. Simply put, sharing info of possible interest to others on this forum.

In the last year have likely spent more on philatelic reference materials than actual stamps. And in researching various specialty catalogues etc. have been disappointed by the lack/absence of independent reviews. So I decided I would share my personal observations of those specialty catalogues etc. which I have recently purchased/acquired. Realizing, of course, that every review is inherently biased, influenced by the priorities of the respective reviewer. In this particular instance, was seeking more details re the various Franz Josef series (beyond that provided by Scott).

Back to your response: Concede Michel is probably a strong resource for Austria. As such, have added it to my (growing) philatelic resource shopping list.


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04 May 2022
08:27:01am
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I'm keen to see the Ferchenbauer catalogue of (imperial) Austria.

This comes in four volumes and the latest edition I've seen for sale is from 2008 at 245 euros.

The four volumes are basically:

1. Austria and Lombardy-Venetia 1850 to 1864
2. Austria 1867 to 1918
4. Postal Stationery etc.
3. Hungary 1867 and Austrian Post Offices Abroad

There is a copy in my society library but I haven't made it into central London yet to look for it.

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Calstamp

01 May 2022
03:15:49pm


This posting is intended as follow up on my prior query (Austria: SG catalogue) of Jan 2022 to which a number of SOR members graciously replied. At the time my objective was to identify a philatelic resource that would provide more detail re Austria's late 19th century/early 20th century issues than what could be found in Scott. Of particular interest were the various Franz Josef series which include a number of perforation varieties.

To support this interest obtained two catalogues: Netto Marktpreis Katalogue (Osterreich Spezialkatalog) and Stanley Gibbons' Part 2: Austria and Hungary.

The Netto catalogue is an older edition, which is fine given I have little need for current market valuations. Its a softcover, approx 8 x 5.5 inches overall. Approx 200 pages in length, the book includes a short section entitled "Die Munzen" (The Coins) at the back.

The stamps are illustrated in color in significantly reduced size.

While Netto revealed very little new information re the various Franz Josef series, the purchase was not a total bust. Presented therein was flyspeck illustrations/pointers re a number of Austrian stamp series including the 1920/21 "newspaper" issues, 1919/20 "Posthorn" series, and 1948/52 "Costume" series.

Conclusion: The SG catalogue provides more detail re the various Franz Josef series than either Scott or the Netto catalogue (at least the version I purchased). (Note: The Scott 1840 - 1940 Classic Specialized Catalogue does include addtl perforation details than the standard catalogue. Yet still is overshadowed by SG.)


Before closing wish to acknowledge the Austrian Philatelic Society and its informative website. Annual membership ranges from 20 to 23 GBP, and includes the quarterly publication as well as access to the APS' growing library. The APS website offers access to a number of very informative articles including "Perforations: the hole in the corner" (original author: Martin Brumby) and "Varnish bars".

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HockeyNut

02 May 2022
05:19:25am

re: Austria: early issues resources

Do not know what the intention is of your post but if you are seriously interesed in stamps from Austria why do you not buy a Michel Catalog?

For those countries (Germany east and west, Austria) the best catalogs available.

The biggest drawback is perhaps the German language. But I see that the NETTO catalog is in German too, so...


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Calstamp

04 May 2022
07:53:48am

re: Austria: early issues resources


HockeyNut.

Thx for your response/comment. You asked about the intent of my posting. Simply put, sharing info of possible interest to others on this forum.

In the last year have likely spent more on philatelic reference materials than actual stamps. And in researching various specialty catalogues etc. have been disappointed by the lack/absence of independent reviews. So I decided I would share my personal observations of those specialty catalogues etc. which I have recently purchased/acquired. Realizing, of course, that every review is inherently biased, influenced by the priorities of the respective reviewer. In this particular instance, was seeking more details re the various Franz Josef series (beyond that provided by Scott).

Back to your response: Concede Michel is probably a strong resource for Austria. As such, have added it to my (growing) philatelic resource shopping list.


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nigelc

04 May 2022
08:27:01am

re: Austria: early issues resources

I'm keen to see the Ferchenbauer catalogue of (imperial) Austria.

This comes in four volumes and the latest edition I've seen for sale is from 2008 at 245 euros.

The four volumes are basically:

1. Austria and Lombardy-Venetia 1850 to 1864
2. Austria 1867 to 1918
4. Postal Stationery etc.
3. Hungary 1867 and Austrian Post Offices Abroad

There is a copy in my society library but I haven't made it into central London yet to look for it.

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