The Stamps and Philately of Austria
( Autriche or Österreich )
Austria became a duchy and passed to the Habsburg family in 1282, who made it a foundation of their empire. Hungarian nationalism and Habsburg defeats in the 19th century led to the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary, 1867. Nationalist resulted in the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 and World War I which ended the Austrian Empire. A republic was established in 1918 and was annexed by the Third Reich in 1938. The country was occupied by British, American, French and Russian troops from 1945 with independence attained in 1955. Postage stamps have been issued since 1850.
A-1211 Vienna, Austria
Telephone +0222 515 51-0
Post & Telekom Austria, Sammler-Service
Steinheilgasse 1, 1211 WIEN
CIA data on Austria
- Location: Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia
Independence: 1156 (from Bavaria)
National holiday: National Day, 26 October (1955)
FIP - Federation Internationale de Philatelie member
- Verband Oesterr.
Phone: 0043 1 587 6469
Fax: 0043 1 587 7026
Austrian Stamp Collectors Society - FIP - in German only
- Verband österr.
Tel.: +43/1/587 64 69
Fax: +43/1/587 70 26
Philatelic Museums & Libraries data
Inter Governmental Philatelic Agency Online
- dealers only.
Willkommen auf der Post - Austria's Postal Authority ; German or English
- You find stamps to buy via 'Online Shop' ; upper right - doesn't fit my Netscape well ; all I could see was 'On . But 'Online Databases' gets a searchable (by year or predefined topic within the year selected) Stamp Catalog listing issues from 1947 to current, download zip codes, buy a Stamp CD or Post Lexikon CD...
Note: no images in catalog for 1947 but there were for 1964 so I assume they're not finished yet.
Universal Postal Union Addresses for International customer relations
Österreichische Post AG
M. Martin Wolf
Lic. en droit
Chef du département «Ventes»
Téléphone (+43 1) 515 51-1601
Téléfax (+43 1) 513 41-24
M. Christian Kirchmayer,
Chef du Département «Marketing»
Téléphone (+43 1) 515 51-1003
Téléfax (+43 1) 512 54-54
PostEurop - The Association of European Public Postal Operators
- Post und Telekom Austria, A.G.
Ms Petra Buriánek
Head of Department (PA)
International and Legal Affairs
Language of Correspondence: English
- Thomas Berger's Austrian Postal History pages
Österreichische Bundesmuseen - general museum
World-Address postal information service : Austria
- page links:
Postal authority / Organisation Postale: Post & Telekom Austria
Postcodes research / Recherche de codes postaux: Postcodes / Codes Postaux
Postal rates / Tarifs postaux: Post & Telekom Austria
PTA - Post & Telekom Austria AG - Parent of the postal authority.
- The English route: follow Post..
Austria - Telcom authority / Organisation Postale - Elektronisches Telefonbuch - Einfache Suche
- In German: opens with a telephone #? search engine
- 1999-2000 Arthur J. (A.J.) Ward