First costume series
The first costume series is a definitive stamp series from Austria , which was published from 1934 to 1938 and was valid for postage until September 30, 1938. Each stamp shows an Austrian folk costume and in the background partly a landscape or a building. This edition should not be confused with the second costume series , which appeared in 1948.
Drafting and printing
The stamps were designed by Georg Jung and produced in the Austrian State Printing House. Letterpress printing was used for the smaller values and intaglio printing was used for the 3 S and 5 S values . The stamps were printed in sheets of 100 and perforated for separation.
- Values of 1 gr. Up to 35 g .: K 12 teeth
- Values of 40 gr. up to 2 S: serration K 12.5
- Values from 3 S to 5 S: line perforation L 12
In older Michel catalogs, catalog number 588 designed by Wilhelm Dachauer (worth 10 schillings with a portrait of Federal Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss ) was also included in this series. This stamp was only valid for postage until March 15, 1938, when Austria was annexed to the German Reich .
On November 11, 1935, there was a charity issue because of the winter aid in different colors and with an imprint of the hammer price.
Since this series has been in use for a relatively long time, the supply is high. In mint condition the values with high face values are of course most valuable. Due to the very short term of less than eight months, the value of 2 shillings in the color gray-green is the most expensive. The values with 12 groschen and 24 groschen are most common.
The definitive stamp series is canceled together in the cheapest types at online auctions or can be had mint for around 100 EUR each.
Due to the large variety of colors, paper types and plate defects, this series is very popular with philatelists.
List of expenses
|Values in shillings||motive||colour||Issue date||Edition number||ANK number||Michel number|
|1 gr.||Horse herdsman in front of a windmill on the Zicksee||violet||August 15, 1934||unknown||567||567|
|3 gr.||Farmer's wife on the way to the weekly market in front of Forchtenstein Castle||red||August 15, 1934||unknown||568||568|
|4 gr.||Wedding bitter before Heiligenblut||green||August 15, 1934||unknown||569||569|
|5 gr.||Glantal girls in front of the Wörthersee||purple||August 15, 1934||unknown||570||570|
|6 gr.||Winegrowers on the Wachau in front of the Aggstein ruins||blue||August 15, 1934||unknown||571||571|
|8 gr.||Girls on the church path in front of the Rosenburg||green||August 15, 1934||unknown||572||572|
|12 gr.||Farmer from the Traunkreis in front of the Traunsee||brown||August 15, 1934||unknown||573||573|
|20 gr.||Upper Austrian with gold bonnet in front of the Mondsee||brown||August 15, 1934||unknown||574||574|
|24 gr.||Lumberjack in front of Lake Zell and the Kitzsteinhorn||blue||August 15, 1934||unknown||575||575|
|25 gr.||Pinzgauerin on the way to the fair in front of the Hohensalzburg Fortress||violet||August 15, 1934||unknown||576||576|
|30 gr.||Hunter from Prügg and the Grimming||brown||August 15, 1934||unknown||577||577|
|35 gr.||Altausseerin before Graz and the Schloßberg||red||August 15, 1934||unknown||578||578|
|40 gr.||Woman from Lower Inn Valley with confirmation in front of the Kufstein Fortress||blue||August 15, 1934||unknown||579||579|
|45 gr.||Kaisertal peasant couple in front of Lermoos and the Wetterstein Mountains||red||August 15, 1934||unknown||580||580|
|60 gr.||Bridal couple on the wedding corridor in front of Körbersee||blue||August 15, 1934||unknown||581||581|
|64 gr.||Mother and daughter from the Montafon in front of Innerberg||brown||August 15, 1934||unknown||582||582|
|1 p||Viennese family in front of St. Stephen's Cathedral||purple||August 15, 1934||unknown||583||583|
|2 pp||Tyrolean Kaiserschützen||gray-green||August 15, 1934||87,600||584||584|
|2 pp||Tyrolean Kaiserschützen||emerald green||April 3, 1935||unknown||585||585|
|3 pp||Reapers and sheaf binders||orange||June 28, 1936||unknown||586||586|
|5 p||construction worker||brown||June 2, 1936||unknown||587||587|
- Michel catalog Europe 1949, page 660 and Europe 1961, page 944.