- Issue Date: 1 June 1850
- Designed by: J. Herz
- Engraving by: H. Tautenhayn
- Printed by:
- Print Process: Typography on Handmade paper (until ca 1854)
- Perforations: Imperforate
- Watermark: letters
- Catalogue Michel N°s 1X-5X, Ferchenbauer 1-5 Handpapier
KK Post means Imperial and Royal Post: the name Austria is not used, as the Empire is much larger than the historical Österreich. There are variations in design and colours (Dr Ulrich Ferchenbauer is the usual reference). Unused stamps are rare.
Shades between yellow and brown-orange.
9 kreuzer type I
The 9 is below the level of KREUZER, and more or less close (between 0.3 and 1.2 mm).
9 kreuzer type II
The 9 is at the level of KREUZER. Intermediate 1851 issue from the 3 kreuzer plate Druckstöckel.
9 kreuzer type III
The 9 is at the level of KREUZER. A white line around the coat of arms. The T in POST looks like a P.