Austria-Empire 1867 Newspaper

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Description

  • Issue Date: 1 June 1867
  • Print Process: Letterpress
  • Perforations: none
  • Watermark: ZEITUNGS-MARKEN (some of the 200 stamps per page)

Hermes head, for use in Cisleithania countries (see Austria-Empire categories), and in the Kingdom of Hungary until 31 July 1871. Valid until 1900 (but other types were issued in 1873-1876, see other pages).

Unused stamps - all issues

All 3 main types are assembled here, for an easier overview.

Type Ia coarse print purple brown
Type Ib coarse print
Type Ic coarse print
Type Ic marks
Type Ie coarse print
Type IIa fine print dark purple
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Type IIIz fine print - the first sub-type, thick paper
Type III fine print

Coarse Print

Type Ia


  • The left corner point of this left meander is mostly rounded.
  • Break point in the meander lower left.
  • Color point above the lower left corner.
  • The upper right meander is slightly elongated on the left and beveled at the top or the right tip is rounded.
  • Break point in the meander lower right.
  • Color point in the lower right corner.
brown-gray
dark purple brown
Purple brown
Early used in 1867
Greyish. Circle in March 1873. Not Ic.
purple brown

Type Ib

Shades lilac brown, grey, violet, lilac.

Type Ib coarse print, note the typical places. Lilac.
Type Ib coarse print, used in Austria in 1872.
Grey shade, used at GERSTHOF Vienna. Ib (?)
Type Ib on a complete newspaper wrapper

Type Ic

Type Ic coarse print, oval PRAG O.P.A. ZTGS.EXP.
Type Ic coarse print, used in Vienna in 1870.

Type Id

Type Id coarse print, used in Vienna in 1872. Note the meander typicity highlight.

Type Ie

Type Ie coarse print, used at PEST. Note the meander typicity highlight.

Type IIa

See Austria-Empire 1873 Mercury Type II page.

Fine Print

Type If

Type II

See Austria-Empire 1873 Mercury Type II page.

Type III

See Austria-Empire 1876 Newspaper.