Thanks to the thoughtfulness of a fellow early Austria collector, I recently took possession of a stockbook filled with Franz Josef issues running from 1890 to 1904. The stockbook also includes a smattering of the 1883 Coat of Arms issues as well as the 1867 and 1874 course and fine portraits.
The quality of the material is clean as well as very good overall. Great variety in postmarks, shades, etc.
Obtaining a large stock of said material is rewarding in and of itself. Yet the icing on the cake was discovering the prior owner segregated nearly all of the FJ issues by perforation type and size!
Once I process this material plan to share the surplus with fellow collectors.