Austria-Empire 1856 Newspaper
- Issue Date: 21 March 1856
- Designed by: Josef Axmann (1793-1851)
- Printed by:
- Print Process: on machine paper
- Perforations: Imperforate
- Watermark: none
- Catalogue N°: Michel 9, Yvert 3
K.K. ZEITUNGS POST STÄMPEL with a Mercury (Hermes) head, no face value (6 kr and 30 Centesimi) but new colour (red instead of yellow). Type III (Antiqua script, see letters G and S in ZEITUNGS). The Zinnober Merkur is the most expensive stamp of the Empire. Validity: until end 1858.
Reprints and forgeries exist (see the 1851 page).