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#1066 Austria 16/10/26

austria-161026-2On October 28, 2016 I received this beautiful registered cover from Austria. It was delivered on October 26 with the balloon “OE-SGS” in Puch bei Weiz during the course of the Pinkabria stamp exhibition.

The sales revenue of this event is donated to a children’s cancer research institute.

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#999 Austria 15/11/29

Austria 151129Here is another special delivery cover from Austria. It was delivered by the balloon “D-ORIE” on November 29 from Christkindl to Steyr, where it was handed over to the post office. The cover arrived at my place on December 4, 2015.

In the top left corner there is the boarding cancel, in the middle there are the day cancel of Steyr and the special cancel of the event “55. Weihnachtsballonpost” (55th Christmas Balloon Post), and on the right there is the “Christkindl”-postmark.

See also: #877 Austria 14/11/30

#998 Austria 15/11/28

Austria 151128On December 2, 2015 I received this beautiful cover, which was delivered with a classic post bus from Garsten to Christkindl.

See also: #876 Austria 14/11/29

#931 Austria 15/03/12

Austria 150312On March 13 I received this cover from Austria’s first and only private post service “stampservice“. The cover was posted in Vienna on March 12, 2015; then handed over to Austrian post, which added an additional postmark and a cancellation “Briefsendung Bar freigemacht” (“postage paid”).

The stamp is part of the set “175 Anniversary of Shipping on Traunsee”, which was issued on August 29, 2014.

 

#877 Austria 14/11/30

Austria 141130This very nice cover arrived on December 3, 2014. It is an FDC of the Christmas stamp, which was on board of the balloon “D-ORIE”. Unfortunately the balloon flight was cancelled due to adverse weather.

In the top left corner there is the boarding cancel, in the middle there is the special cancel of the event “54. Weihnachtsballonpost” (54th Christmas Balloon Post), and on the right there is the “Christkindl”-postmark of the issue day of the Christmas-stamp (28.11.2014).

The green rectangular cancel in the bottom left corner shows the dates of the balloon flight: there the flight cancellation is noted.

See also: #730 Austria 13/12/01

#876 Austria 14/11/29

Austria 141129On December 2, 2014, I received this beautiful cover from Garsten, Austria. On November 29 it was delivered by a stagecoach from Garsten to Christkindl.

The postmark on the top is this year’s Christkindl postmark. Below are the special postmarks of the stagecoach event (“25. Kutschenpost”) and of the event “38. Garstner Advent”.

You can find more information of this event in this post: Austria 08/11/29

See also: #733 Austria 13/11/30

#733 Austria 13/11/30

Austria 131130On December 3 I received this year’s stagecoach cover from Garsten. It was delivered by a stagecoach on November 30, 2013, from Garsten to Christkindl.

There are three special postmarks applied: The postmark of the stagecoach event (“24. Kutschenpost”), the postmark of the event “37. Garstner Advent”, which took place on November 29, and this year’s Christkindl postmark.

I already wrote about this special event, which is held every year since 1989, in this post: Austria 08/11/29

See also: #605 Austria 12/12/01

#730 Austria 13/12/01

Austria 131201Another special Christmas cover from Christkindl, Austria: This letter was delivered by the balloon “D-OSDS”, which started on 1 December 2013 in Christkindl and landed in Garsten. The cover is a first day cover of the Christmas stamp too.

The green cancel shows the exact dates of the balloon flight.

See also: #619 Austria 12/12/02

#688 Austria 13/03/20

Austria 130320Wolfgang sent me this nice registered cover with personalised stamps from Austria, thank you! It was posted in Wattens on March 13 and arrived on March 21, 2013.

#619 Austria 12/12/02

Austria 121202In December I received this beautiful balloon post cover from Christkindl, Austria.

The cover is a first day cover of the Christmas stamp, which was issued on November 30, 2012. The cover was on board of the balloon “D-BOSCH III”, which started on 2 December 2012 in Christkindl and landed in Weistrach. The exact dates of the balloon flight can be seen on the green rectangular cancellation. In addition there is a special cancellation of the balloon post event applied (“52. Weihnachtsballonpostbeförderung”).

See also: #182 Austria 09/09/22

#612 Austria 11/12/24

austria-111224This nice Christkindl cover was posted in Ilz on December 24, 2011, was delivered via Postamt Christkindl, and arrived on January 3, 2012.

The attached stamps are part of a personalised stamp set issued by Austrian post.

#609 Austria 12/12/12

Austria 121212On December 17 I received this nice cover, which was posted at the post office 1212 Vienna on lucky date December 12, 2012.

The attached stamp is one of the 2012 Christmas stamps and was issued on November 30.

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#605 Austria 12/12/01

Austria 121201I received this beautiful cover from Austria on December 4, 2012. It was delivered by a stagecoach from Garsten to Christkindl on December 1.

The attached stamp is a personalised one, which was available only for this event. It was cancelled with a special cancellation of the 36th Garstner Advent, which took place on November 30. In addition to the “Kutschenpost”-cancellation there is the Christkindl cancel applied.

I already wrote about this special event, which is held every year since 1989, in this post: Austria 08/11/29

See also: #477 Austria 10/11/27

#477 Austria 10/11/27

This cover was delivered by a stagecoach from Garsten to Christkindl on November 27, 2011.

I already wrote about the special delivery in this post.

The attached stamp is the advent stamp, which was issued on November 11, 2010. It depicts a painting of the Golden Roof in Innsbruck.

#408 Austria 10/10/10

On October 12, 2010, I received this funny cover from Austria. It was posted on October 10, 2010, which was a Sunday, when usually all Austrian post offices are closed. But Austrian post opened a Sonderpostamt (special office) in Vienna (post code 1010) for a few hours.

In addition to the lucky date and postcode there are 10 stamps à 10 cent attached on the cover.

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