Archive for the ‘special delivery’ Tag

#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

#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.

#1016 Argentine Antarctica 15/11/09

Argentina 151109This stunning cover from the Argentine Antarctica was arranged by Wolfgang and sent by Roberto, thank you very much!

The cover was delivered via Marambio Base with a DHC-6 Twin Otter airplane.

The top stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Operación 90, which was the first Argentine ground expedition to the South Pole in 1965. The mini-sheet was issued on March 9, 2015.

#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

#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

#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.

#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.

Austria 08/11/29

austria-081128Special delivery cover from Austria. This cover was delivered by a stagecoach from Garsten to Christkindl on November 29, 2008.

The cover is a numbered folded letter with an image of Christkindl’s pilgrimage church on the front side. There are an inscription “Garstner Advent – 19. Sonderpostbeförderung mit historischer Postkutsche nach Christkindl” (“Advent of Garsten” and the description of the event) and the number (#0568 of 2000) of the cover too. The unfolded cover reveals an image of the stagecoach in front of the pilgrimage church.

I attached the current Christmas stamp, which was issued on November 21, 2008, and a definitive stamp issued on June 2, 2003, depicting a snowy landscape, the “Steinernes Meer” in Salzburg. The stamps were cancelled with a commemorative cancel depicting the stagecoach in front of the church. In addition the Christkindl postmark was applied on arrival.

This special delivery is held every year since 1989, and the covers are listed in the Austria Netto Katalog Spezial (Austria’s detailed stamp catalogue) with 32 to 67 euro. The forerunner letter of 1989 even has a catalogue value of 695 euro!

The sales revenue of the event is used to help the poor children of Christkindl/Steyr.

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