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#1092 UN Austria 16/10/26

austria-161026I received this beautiful registered cover from UN Vienna on October 28, 2016.

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 was donated to a children’s cancer research institute.

See also: #1066 Austria 16/10/26

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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.

#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

#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

#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

#719 United Nations 13/10/12

Austria 131012On October 16, 2013, I received this beautiful balloon post cover from Austria. It was posted at UN Vienna on September 30, then delivered by the balloon OE-ZVS, which started and landed in Pinkafeld on October 12, 2013.

Again the event was organised by the stamp collectors club BSV Pinkafeld. The sales revenue is used to aid the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

See also: #600 United Nations 12/10/19

#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

#600 United Nations 12/10/19

On 24 October 2012 I received this beautiful cover from Austria. The cover was delivered by balloon post with the Nivea balloon OE-ZNI, which started in Pinkafeld on October 19 and landed in Pinggau.

The attached UN stamp is cancelled with the first day cancel of September 5, 2012. It is part of the World Heritage set and commemorates the lakes of the Great Rift Valley, Kenya.

Again the balloon post event was organised by the stamp collectors club BSV Pinkafeld and the sales revenue is used to aid the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

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#502 United Nations 11/09/03
#182 Austria 09/09/22

#502 United Nations 11/09/03

This special Austrian cover was delivered by balloon post in Vienna on September 3, 2011. The cover was on board of the Nivea balloon OE-ZNI.

The special delivery took place in the course of the 22th balloon post event, which was organised by the stamp collectors club BSV Pinkafeld. The sales revenue is used to aid the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on July 1, 2011. It commemorates the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

#182 Austria 09/09/22

Austria 090922This special Austrian cover was delivered by balloon post from Kirchberg to Brixen im Thale in Tyrol on September 22, 2009. Interestingly the post office in Graz added an additional postmark on September 25, although the stamp had been already cancelled.

The special delivery took place in the course of the 20th Tyrol Balloon Cup, the sales revenu is used to aid the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

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