Austria-Empire 1908-1910 Newspaper

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  • Issue Dates: 1908- 1910
  • Print Process:Typo on 3 types of paper
  • Perforations: none
  • Watermark: none
  • Catalogue Michel № 157-160

Merkur (Hermes) head to the right in a square, Art Nouveau design, with numbers in all 4 corners, for use in Cisleithanien (see categories Austria-Empire).

Valid until December 31, 1916.

Similar to the simultaneous issue of postage stamps, the glossy chalk paper (x) was also used here initially, but from October 1908 one went over to an ordinary, dull, thin (almost transparent) paper (y), which was then changed to a medium-thick, ordinary paper (z) gave way.

Unused stamps

2 H blue, (z)
6 H orange, (z)
10 H red (z)
20 H brown (z)

Used stamps

2 H, (z)
6 H, (z) used at BRÜX Bohemia in 1911
6 H, used at Kaumberg (AT) Lower Austria, in 1915
10 H, rose-red, (z) in Vienna
20 H, (z)

Perforated newspaper stamps

The stamps were officially issued only imperforated; Perforations and, more rarely, punctures occur as private types of separation, both on all four sides and only on 2 sides.

2 H, (z)
6 H, (z)
20 H, (z)

Private newspaper loop

2 H, greenish-blue, bilingual DC at Novy Knin (CZ)
2 H,
2 H, 1910 - 1921 Advance disposal through letterpress overprint

The value stamp imprinted in the wrapper was canceled in March 1910 by the imprint "Mitteilungen des Deutschen und Österreichischen Alpen-Verein" and the dispatch post office "15/1 Vienna 101".
From 1910 to 1919, the imprint was still given the dispatch time, for example in the middle of May or the end of November, and the year, as the messages were sent twice a month.

The only exceptions are January, February, March and August 1914. Here the indication "middle" or "end" of the month is missing.