Austria-Empire 1876 Newspaper
- First Issue Date: April 1876
- Print Process:
- Perforations: none
- Watermark: ZEITUNGS-MARKEN (some of the 200 stamps per page)
Mercure head type I or III, fine print, for use in Cisleithania countries (see Austria-Empire).
Valid until 30 September 1900.
Enormous amount issued: 2,070,000,000 according to Michel catalogue (all 3 types).
Only Ferchenbauer type III: upper circle is interrupted.
The most usual of all types, especially unused.
Like type IIIbut the upper circle is closed.
Type IIIz pale gray purple: In the 1st edition of Type III (thicker paper and whitish rubber) the curved meanders are straight.
Record flaw 3 to 17
Special Feature of Separation
Private puncture until 31 Dec 1885: Type III
Private perforation from 1 Jan 1886: Type III