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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

Items in category Austria, most recent first.
Austrian Levant Smyrna to Brussels 1898
Austrian Levant Smyrna to Brussels 1898
Austrian Levant 1 piaster on 10c portrait issue cancelled s/r cds SMYRNA OESTERREICHISCHE POST 8 November 1898; b/s Brussels 13 Nov 1898

Reference: S989
£15.00

Austrian PO in Smyrna to GB 1892
Austrian PO in Smyrna to GB 1892
20 para on 5kr red on buff Austrian Post Offices in Levant PS card, VF cancel SMYRNA OSTERREICHISCHE POST 11 August 1892; b/s d/r cds SMYRNA (date unclear); m/s from Ephesos 8 August

Reference: S988
£16.00

Austrian Levant Smyrna to London 1913
Austrian Levant Smyrna to London 1913
Austrian Post Offices in Levant 1 piaster blue on pale blue, cancelled d/r cds SMYRNA OSTERREICHISCHE POST 25 July 1913, on mourning envelope; b/s London s/r cds London SW 1 August 1913 code 62

Reference: S987
£15.00

Austria, registered express airmail, censored, 1948
Austria, registered express airmail, censored, 1948
5s Costume design on registered airmail envelope from Vienna to Eccles, Manchester, 20 September 1948; censored with sealing tape and censor' s cachet 441 Z1; nice example of the currency & security control of post-war Austria

Reference: S968
£20.00

Austrian Italy 1856
Austrian Italy 1856
Entire cancelled Bologna 11 January 1856 small s/r cds; m/s charge mark 6 (amount due to Austria in lira); red h/s 'D.A.d.L'; Austrian Italy currency notation, with m/s '4'; b/s small boxed red 'Arrivo Genova' 13 Jan 1856

Reference: S914
£25.00

Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Austrian Red Cross to Danish POW Agency, 1917
Rough paper envelope marked 'Portofrei' in m/s, to the Danish Red Cross POW agency; cancelled with d/r bridged cds Kufstein, Tyrol, 1 April 1917; Red Cross h/s "Freuen-Zweig-Verein/Kufstein"; triangular censor h/s "Zensur Abteillung, Wien"; seal on reverse "Geschlossen von d. Zensur d. GZNB"

Reference: S904
£25.00

Austria 4-fold Postanweisung PS card c 1880
Austria 4-fold Postanweisung PS card c 1880
Four-fold STEUER-POSTANWEISUNG constructed in the reply-paid card style PS; 2kr black on pink, c 1880 unused, almost as new, unusual

Reference: S880
£15.00

French Civilian Mail from Austria, 1917
French Civilian Mail from Austria, 1917
French Civilian Mail from Austria, 1917
7½ pfg Germania cancelled German Army bridged cds K.D. Feldpost (with other details erased); from Hohentwiel, Austria to St Remy, 30 June 1917; violet boxed censor cachet 'Gepruft/P.U.St; message in French, from French civilian (in occupied France?); on decorative PPC

Reference: S837
£20.00

Austria commemorative card 1909
Austria commemorative card 1909
Austria commemorative card 1909
5 Heller green on buff commemorative PS card with illustration of the Battle of Aspern (May 1809) on the obverse; pre-cancelled with the Battle Centenary Exhibition special d/s, Vienna 22 May 1909

Reference: S819
£15.00

Austrian document with fiscal stamp 1902
Austrian document with fiscal stamp 1902
Austrian document with fiscal stamp 1902
Decorative 'versendungs-karte' (shipping/despatch card) document for 6,585 (heller or krone?); franked on reverse with Austrian 1 krone fiscal stamp (dated 1898) cancelled SAAZ 10 November 1902; very colourful

Reference: S818
£25.00

Hungary, military mail 1916
Hungary, military mail 1916
Unfranked envelope,'en franchise' for military use, from Tabori to Graz, 16 February 1916; decorative d/r bridged cds TABORIA POSTA HIVATAL 41; vf strike of military cachet with coat of arms 'K.u.K. RESERVE TELEGRAPHEN-BAN-ABTEILUNG' in violet

Reference: S817
£20.00

Austria to Finland, Censored 1951
Austria to Finland, Censored 1951
Austria to Finland, Censored 1951
Costume issue 15g, 60g & 1s on commercial envelope from Vienna to Finland, 2 March 1951; cancelled Wien 101 roller d/s; opened by censor and sealed with plain tape; Austrian censor cachet Z1 252; b/s Noormarkku 25 March 1941; sealed with colourful Vienna Fair label

Reference: S787
£15.00

Austrian POW in Russian Camp, 1917
Austrian POW in Russian Camp, 1917
POW card from Austrian soldier in a Russian Camp (stated to be Camp 26) to Pilsen, Austria 3 May 1917; triangular Austrian censor cachet "Zensur Abteiling Wien"; 2 v faint strikes of boxed Russian censor h/s

Reference: S786
£15.00

USA postcard to Austria, Postage Due, 1934
USA postcard to Austria, Postage Due, 1934
2 x 1c green Franklin portrait on PPC of Asbury Park, NJ; from Asbury Park to Vienna, Austria 13 July 1934; US charge mark 'T (NY) 10 centimes D' in 2 purple circles; 24 groschen Austrian postage due cancelled 31 July 1934

Reference: S783
£16.00

Austrian official envelope 1866
Austrian official envelope 1866
VF s/r cds FELDKIRCHEN (Kärnten) on stampless official envelope; m/s 'Esaffa' (= express or estaffette); b/s Klagenfurt; a neat clean cover

Reference: S770
£15.00

Austria Feldpost card from Samarkand 1914
Austria Feldpost card from Samarkand 1914
Austrian feldpost card from Samarkand, Uzbekistan to Vienna 17/30 (double date Russian calendar) December 1914; with Russian censor h/s & red circular German language censor h/s; MS crayon rate notation; unusual point of origin

Reference: S747
£30.00

German Annexation of Austria mixed franking 1939German Annexation of Austria mixed franking 1939
Registered envelope during the German annexation of Austria; mixed franking of Austrian and German stamps, Austria SG 721, Germany SG 658; no b/s; some age faults

Reference: S710
£25.00

Vienna to New York, Returned 1936
Vienna to New York, Returned 1936
Vienna to New York, Returned 1936
Envelope with d/r bridged cds 2/1 Wien 27; on reverse small costume definitive 2 x 24gr + 12 gr cancelled with the same cds; to New York 10 September 1936; on reverse "Not in Directory Morris Heights Station" and "INCONNU/UNKNOWN" in violet; on face h/s RETOUR in violet

Reference: S675
£20.00

Austria Fuschl rural cancellation 1935Austria Fuschl rural cancellation 1935Austria Fuschl rural cancellation 1935
35 gr Costume issue (SG 728) on postcard of Hallstatt, cancelled only with the boxed rural undated handstamp Fuschl/P.Salzburg 2; very scarce useage & VF strike

Reference: S641
£21.00

Austria Airmail Postcard, 1935
Austria Airmail Postcard, 1935
Austria Airmail Postcard, 1935
Airmail issue 5g, 20g, 30g (SG 617, 624, 627), on PPC of Fuschl am See with airmail label, Salzburg to Manchester, cancelled Salzburg 11 July 1935; scarce stamps on cover, especially on postcard

Reference: S640
£25.00

Austria wrapper & part letter, re-folded into an envelope 1836Austria wrapper & part letter, re-folded into an envelope 1836Austria wrapper & part letter, re-folded into an envelope 1836
Austria, wrapper & part letter folded into an envelope shape with sealed flap, 24 October 1836 registered official mail, decorative oval h/s Hainburg, to Vienna, b/s Wien 27 October, numerous MS markings, fascinating clean cover

Reference: S567
£22.00

GERMAN FIELDPOST LETTER FROM THE AUSTRO-GERMAN WAR 1866GERMAN FIELDPOST LETTER FROM THE AUSTRO-GERMAN WAR 1866
brown military envelope with MS 'feldpostbrief' cancelled 'Kön:Pr.Feld Post Expedition II Res. Armee Corps' & boxed cachet SB B.4.G.R.z.F. to Mühlhausen in Thüringen; b/s 26 July (1866); with neatly written original letter (in old script): (Note the Battle of Sadowa was on 3 July 1866, & the Treaty of Prague 23 August 1866); some age wear to envelope but o/w fine & rare

Reference: S537
£40.00

AUSTRIA CENSORED ENVELOPE TO SWEDEN APRIL 1947AUSTRIA CENSORED ENVELOPE TO SWEDEN APRIL 1947
3 pictorials & 2 portrait issues cancelled d/r bridged cds Vienna 40 21 April 1947, to Sweden, registered; inspected and retaped with clear censor cachet No 402 of the 4-power Occupation Force (possibly 1 other stamp or label lost during inspection); no backstamp

Reference: S475
£15.00

HUNGARY / CROATIA PS CARD FROM ZAGREB 1899HUNGARY / CROATIA PS CARD FROM ZAGREB 1899
Hungarian 2 kreuzer brown on cream PS card with superb Zagrab/Zagreb bilingual oval dastestamp 22 April 1899, to Leipzig, with arrival cds 24 April 1899

Reference: S457
£15.00

AUSTRIA 6 X 1 HELLER, JOSEFSTADT TO MEISSEN 1909 AUSTRIA 6 X 1 HELLER, JOSEFSTADT TO MEISSEN 1909
Austria 6 x 1 heller Charles VI portrait issue on envelope Josefov/Josefstadt to Meissen, 6 January 1909, cancelled with bi-lingual d/r bridged cds; b/s Meissen 7 January 1909; attractive cover

Reference: S452
£15.00