Austria-Empire 1858

From Stamps of the World


  • Issue Date: 1 November 1858
  • Designed by: Prof. Meissner
  • Engraving by: Schmidt and Schrepfer
  • Printed by:
  • Print Process: Typography
  • Perforations: 14²
  • Watermark: none

Type I head of Franz Josef. Not to be confused with type II (see page Austria-Empire 1859).

Unused stamps

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2 kr deep yellow Mi10I
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3 kr grey-black Mi11Ic
15 kr blue Mi15I

Used stamps

2 kr yellow
3 kr grey-black
3 kr black, circle in Moravia.
5 kr circle in Military Frontier (Croatia).
5 kr circle in Banat (Serbia).
5 kr DC used in Ukraine.
10 kr decorated DC at Fehring (AT) in Austria.
15 kr DC used in Austria (typical DC from Tyrol).
15 kr used in Bohemia (Czechia).
15 kr linear used in Montenegro.
15 kr decorated DC at JASLO (Poland)

With Cross St Andreas

Part of the paper margin was filled with a cross type colour shape, the Andreaskreuz.

5 kr used in Lower Austria, part of lower cross.