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Austria Stamps

Commemoratives of 1956-1958

The Austria stamps issued between 1956 and 1958 were primarily commemorative postage stamps, pictorial charity stamps, and special Stamp Day issues. 

From early in the 20th Century, many European postal services established a practice of issuing a special stamp each year to promote stamp collecting, and that practice has continued to this day.  This practice has resulted in the fact that today, many young Europeans are still drawn to stamp collecting.


The 2.40 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on January 21, 1956 to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).

The 2.40 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on February 20, 1956 to celebrate Austria's Admission to the United Nations.


The 1.45 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on June 8, 1956 to publicize the 23rd International Housing and Town Planning Congress, held in Vienna.

The 1.50 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on July 20, 1956 to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Birth of the Austrian architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723).


The 1 S. + 25 G. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on December 1, 1956 for Stamp Day
The surtax was for the promotion of Austrian Philately.

The design depicts an ornamental shield and letter.

The 1.50 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on January 11, 1957 to mourn the Death of Austrian President Theodor Körner (1873-1957).


The 2.40 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on March 7, 1957 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of the Austrian physician Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857-1940).

The 1 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on May 3, 1957 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Death of the Austrian poet Anton Wildgans (1881-1932).


The 1.50 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on February 1, 1958 to publicize the International Ski Federation Alpine Championships in Bad Gastein, Salzburg.

The design shows Graukogel Mountain
(8,175 ft.).

The 1.50 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on May 8, 1958 for Mother's Day.


The 1.50 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on July 17, 1958 to publicize the 3rd Austrian Song Festival in Vienna.

The design shows Walther von der Vogelweide
(1170-1230), considered one of the greatest German lyric poets and composers of the Middle Ages.

The 2.40 S. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on September 17, 1958 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of the Austrian historian Oswald Redlich (1858-1944).


The 1.50 S. denomination Austria stamp shown above was issued on November 12, 1958 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of the First Republic of Austria by Karl Renner in 1918.


The 1 S. + 25 G. denomination stamp shown above, at the left, was issued on November 30, 1957 for Stamp Day.


The design depicts the Linz
(Upper Austria) Post Office.

The 2.40 S. + 60 G. denomination stamp shown above, at the right, was issued on December 6, 1958 for Stamp Day.

The design depicts the Kitzbühel
(Tyrol) Post Office.

The surtaxes on both of these Austria stamps were for the promotion of Austrian philately.




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The 2.40 S. denomination commemorative stamp shown above was issued on May 8, 1956 for the 5th International Power Conference in Vienna.


The 1.50 S. + 50 G. denomination charity stamp shown above was issued on December 21, 1956 to provide assistance to Hungarian refugees.


The 1 S. denomination commemorative stamp shown above was issued on June 14, 1957 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Austrian Postal Motor Coach Service.

The design depicts older and newer postal motor coaches.


The 1.50 S. denomination stamp shown above was issued on July 27, 1957 to celebrate the Austrian Himalaya Karakoram Expedition.

The Austrian Himalaya Karakorum Exhibition resulted in the successful ascent of Gasherbrum II (26,361 ft.) on July 7, 1956.


The 4 S. denomination stamp shown above was issued on March 27, 1958 to celebrate the re-establishment of flights by Austrian Airlines.

The design shows an Austrian Airlines Vickers-Viscount plane above a map of Austria.