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2022 Austrian stamps – YEAH!

Written by catpaw

December 30, 2021

Believe it or not, it’s time to look at the 2022 Austrian stamps. Not sure how Österreichische Post will top their mask and mittens from 2021, but I’m sure they’ll come up with something. If there’s one thing Austrian stamp designers excel in, it’s creating unusual and fun shapes. This year, we get toques – or woolen hats to the rest of the world. 

Wollhaube

The hats are a nice follow up to the wildly popular Mini FFP2 Mask.

Mini ffp mask 

David Gruber created this mini masterpiece that was embroidered on PPE material. 

A number of established series will continue into 2022. They include: 

  • vintage motorcycles and cars
  • musical instruments 
  • Historic Postal Vehicles
  • classic Austrian stamps 
  • anniversaries for important Austrian industries
  • EUROPA
  • Christmas
Also scattered throughout the year will be further topics dealing with history, music and art.  

Images will be replaced as the year progresses with better ones as Austria issues each stamp.  NOTE: All crypto stamps can be found on the specialty world crypto stamp page.

January

Chocolate – interesting facts by Josef Zotter

Chocolate – interesting facts by Josef Zotter Chocolate – interesting facts by Josef Zotter

24 page booklet with 2 postcards, 4 stamps & recipes

This booklet was created with Styrian chocolatier Joseph Zotter.  Zotter Online Shop & World of Experience | Zotter Chocolate

Release date: January 3, 2022


Austrian superfoods

Austrian superfoods Austrian superfoods

booklet of 4 stamps

Release date: January 3, 2022


Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 – 1951

Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 - 1951 cancel 

Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 - 1951  

Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 - 1951 FDC

Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 - 1951 info sheet

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, info sheet
offset

Ludwig Wittgenstein (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Designer: Marion Füllerer
Füllerer’s outstanding design last year was 50 Years of STAUD’s Vienna.

Release date: January 19, 2022


Arrival of the stagecoach
Series: Historic Postal Vehicles

Austria 2022 stagecoach 

Austria 2022 stagecoach  

 Arrival of the stagecoach Series: Historic Postal VehiclesArrival of the stagecoach Series: Historic Postal Vehicles

Arrival of the stagecoach Series: Historic Postal Vehicles

1 stamp on a souvenir sheet, black print, FDC, cancel, info sheet 
offset

Designer: Regina Simon
Simon also designed last year’s Historic postal vehicles stagecoach souvenir sheet as well as 4 other stamps.  

Release date: January 19, 2022


Lohner-Porsche Mixte: first automobile with a serially produced hybrid propulsion system
Serie: vintage cars/vehicles

Stamp SM_Jaenner RZ LOHNER 

Stamp SM_Jaenner RZ LOHNER  

 FDC_Lohner-Porsche_0122

MARKE_LOHNER PORSCHE MIXTE_42x35_600dpi_GREY Lohner-Porsche

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, black print, info sheet
offset

The 1899 Lohner Porsche, the first Hybrid Vehicle? (hybrid-vehicle.org) 
The history of Porsche begins electrically – Porsche Newsroom

Designer: David Gruber
Gruber designed 11 stamps for the 2021 season, including the 2021 vintage vehicle stamp Pullman Graf & Stift SP 8 Pullman and the unique Christmas Mittens.

Release date: January 21, 2022


100 years of RIESS enamelware

Enamelware 

Enamelware 

100 years of RIESS Emaille

1 stamp, packet of 4, cancel

Offset

This company has a rich tradition, with its roots dating back to the year 1550. That is when the original pan forge was founded in Ybbsitz in the Lower Austrian Mostviertel region. The manufacture of high-quality porcelain enamel kitchenware began here in 1922.  Riess 

The stamp shows a selection of colourful pots from the “Pastel” series that has been popular since the 1950s. RIESS uses natural raw materials to produce handmade pots, pans, and other kitchenware that are long-lived and recyclable.  

The typical porcelain enamel results from iron that has been fused with siliceous glass at a temperature of 850°C, which creates a hard, non-porous and cut-resistance surface that is easy to clean while being odourless. Commemorative stamp 100 years RIESS enamel – PostAG

Designer: Anita Kern
Anita designed the following stamps for 2021 – Murbodner Dirndl, for the  Classic Costumes series, Freimarken 1899 / Postage stamps from 1899, Austrian Federal gardens, 100 years of Austrian Philatelist Associations , Stamp Day 2021, 1905 Stamps of the Monachy, and 100 Years of Messe Wien. 

Release date: January 21, 2022


February

Local Animal Kingdom
series 4

Local animal kingdom special sheet of 4

1 sheet of 4 stamps

  • Brown rat
  • European green toad
  • Aesculapian snake
  • tawny owl

Release date: February 1, 2022


St. Francis of Assisi Church, Vienna
series: Churches

Austria, city of Vienna, Saint Francis of Assisi Church (Kirche zum Heiligen Franz von Assisi) from 1910. 

1 stamp
Although no price appears on this stamp, Austria Post has it listed for 2,50 Euro.

Austria, city of Vienna, Saint Francis of Assisi Church (Kirche zum Heiligen Franz von Assisi) 1910.

Release date: February 1, 2022


Kiki Kogelnik – Dark Beauty

Kiki cancel

Kiki Kogelnik - Dark Beauty

Kiki Kogelnik FDC  

kiki Kogelnik black print  kiki Kogelnik info sheet

Kiki Kogelnik - Dark Beauty 

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, black print, info sheet, packet of 4
offset

Kiki Kogelnik | Artist Profile | NMWA 

Designer: Regina Simon

Release date: February 10, 2022


TITAN 350 Sport
Series: vintage motorcycles

Titan motorbike

Titan motorbike   

 FDC_Titan_0222

titan 350 Sport MARKE_TITAN 350_42x35_600dpi_SD

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, black print, info sheet
offset

Titan Motorcycles of Austria (cybermotorcycle.com)

Designer: David Gruber

Release date: February 11, 2022


Wollhaube – woollen hats
woolen hats 

Toque stamp  

Toque hat stamp FDC 

TOuque stamp, info sheet

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, info sheet
offset

Woolen hats, or as we call them in Canada – toques! 

Designer: David Gruber

Release date: February 16, 2022


Trombones
Series: musical instruments

Trombones cancel 

Trombone stamp  

Trombone FDC

Trumpet pack 

Musical instruments Trombones sheet of 10 Musical instruments Trombones sheet of 10 black print

Trombone info sheet

1 stamp, FDC, cancel packet of 4, sheets of 10, black and white print sheet of 10, info sheet
offset

Designer: Kirsten Lubach

Release date: February 16, 2022


March

** Note: Austria traditionally releases a series of stamp packs in early March featuring Loyalty Bonus stamps and a variety of themes, including flowers and animals. These issues don’t always appear in some online catalogues, but I think they belong here. Quite often there are no designer notes or details to accompany the descriptions. I also include the annual spring postcard packages as well. 

Happy Easter – stamps & stickers

Austria Easter 2022 stamp and sticker sheet

2 stickers and 4 stamps 

Release date: March 1, 2022


Colourful Flowers

Colourful Flowers Colourful Flowers

20 self-adhesive stamps

Release date: March 1, 2022


Blooming Joy – Loyalty Bonus Stamps

Blooming Joy - Loyalty Bonus Stamps Blooming Joy - Loyalty Bonus Stamps

20 stamps

Designer: Brigitte Heiden
Styrian artist Heiden has appeared on Loyalty Bonus stamps starting in 2010. She also designed the 2022 March 5 Loyalty Bonus single issue stamp and cancel.

Release date: March 1, 2022


Bumblebee
series: animals

Bumblebee Austria 2022

1 stamp

Release date: March 1, 2022


Sacred Art
second in a series titled Sacred Art

Sacred Art Austria 2022

2 stamps on a souvenir sheet

St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna
Mailänder Dom – Milan Cathedral in Milan, Italy

Release date: March 1, 2022


Flowers
4th in series

Flowers Austria spring 2022 stamps

4 stamps on a sheet

Release date: March 1, 2022


Pets – our favourites
7th in series

Pets – our favourites Pets – our favourites sheet of stamps Austria 2022

8 stamps

Release date: March 1, 2022


Enjoyment from all over the world

Enjoyment from all over the world Enjoyment from all over the world

20 stamps

Food and beverages from around the world.

Release date: March 1, 2022


Lionfish
Series 1

Lionfish March Austria 2022 stamps

1 stamp

Release date: March 1, 2022


Animal babies on the farm

Baby animals postcard packBaby animals postcard pack

postcard booklet with 6 postcards and stamps

Release date: March 1, 2022


Animal Children in Schönbrunn Zoo

Animal Children in Schönbrunn Zoo Animal Children in Schönbrunn Zoo

postcard booklet with 6 postcards and stamps

Homepage – Vienna Zoo (zoovienna.at)

Release date: March 1, 2022


Loyalty bonus brand 2021 – Black deadly nightshade

Deadly nightshade_ cancel 

Deadly nightshade_ single stamp

1 stamp, cancel
offset

Not for general sale. Sent to subscribers.

Atropa belladonna

Designer: Brigitte Heiden
Heiden Brigitte: Hügelland – Schöcklland (huegelland.at)
Heiden has designed Loyalty Bonus stamps starting in 2010 with Rose “Centifolia bullata”

Release date: March 5, 2022


1908 Definitive Stamps – 60-year anniversary of Emperor Francis Joseph I’s accession to the throne

1908 Definitive Stamps - 60-year anniversary of Emperor Francis Joseph I’s accession to the throne cancel 

1908 Definitive Stamps - 60-year anniversary of Emperor Francis Joseph I’s accession to the throne

 Black and white print of stamp for 1908 Definitive Stamps - 60-year anniversary of Emperor Francis Joseph I’s accession to the throne

 FDC for 1908 Definitive Stamps - 60-year anniversary of Emperor Francis Joseph I’s accession to the throne

information sheet 1908 Definitive Stamps - 60-year anniversary of Emperor Francis Joseph I’s accession to the throne

2 stamps on a souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel, black and white print, info sheet
offset

The original stamp was released January 1, 1908

This is part of an ongoing series that highlights classic Austrian stamps from the past. 

Designer: Anita Kern using Koloman Moser original work
kerndesign – core design
Kern is the author of the Austrian Graphic Design in the 20th Century series. Among the many stamps she has designed include the include Definitives of Austria (2016, 2017, 2020, 2021)  Heraldry I & II, Classic costumes (2013 to 2021). 

Release date: March 5, 2022


Doesn’t hurt at all!
3rd in COVID series

Doesn’t hurt at all! 3rd in COVID series cancel 

Doesn’t hurt at all! 3rd in COVID series 

FDC_Pflaster_0322 

pflaster info sheet 

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, info sheet

The stamp is composed of “material of sensitive skin plasters, has a “dressing pad” and an adhesive strip that can be peeled off – just like a real plaster” Österreichische Post 

Designer: David Gruber

Release date: March 15, 2022 


Steinhendl – Alp Stone Hen

Headerbild SM_Maerz RZ STEINHENDL 1440x810

Stone Hen stamp showing 2 chickens 

Steinhendl - Alp Stone Hen 

Black print chickens HummelKB EANneu Steinhendl

1 stamp, cancel, sheet of 10, black print & sheet (non postal), info sheet
offset

Note: there are line drawings of the stein in the sheet margins. They are hard to make out unless you expand the image. 

The Stein is one of the oldest chicken breeds in Austria, originating in the Alps. Because of shifts in farming practices in the 1970s, raising Steins decreased dramatically, to the point where only about 200 can be found worldwide.  
Stein Chicken | Schloss Hof Estate

Designer: Kirsten Lubach
Lubach designed 6 stamp last year including  Lenten Veil of Millstatt (Carinthia) – Adam and Eve and Jochberger Hummel

Release date: March 25, 2022


Austrian Movie Museum

  Headerbild SM_Maerz RZ FILMMUSEUM 1440x810 

Austrian film museum 2022 stamp 

FDC_Filmmuseum_0322 

Post_Filmmuseum_2022_40x32,5mm_1C_RZ.indd

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, black print (non postal)
offset

Since 1964, the Austrian Film Museum has been dedicated to the preservation, research and presentation of the medium of film. Its activities are as diverse as the medium itself: the Film Museum operates a cinema, preserves collections, and is a research and educational institution.
Above all, however, the Film Museum is a place of encounter with images and stories that, in the best case, can change our view of the
world. Film is the most important new art form and provides the most impressive contemporary documents since the beginning of the 20th century.  Film Museum – Home

Designer Gertie Fröhlich (1930–2020) designed the Museum’s logo, basing the fish on the mythical “Zyphius”. “Gertie Fröhlich had seen this fantasy animal in a historical publication and thought that an animal that can live both on land and in the water would be a fitting symbol for the Film Museum, which she hoped would never go under.” Commemorative stamp Film Museum – PostAG

Ziphius | A Book of Creatures

Designer: Anita Kern

Release date: March 31, 2022


Standing together for peace: Help for the people of Ukraine
Semi-postal

Standing together for peace: Help for the people of Ukraine cancel showing dove AUSTRIA 2022

Standing together for peace: Help for the people of Ukraine showing Ukrainian flag AUSTRIA 2022 

FDC_Gemeinsam für den Frieden_0322 SM_UKRAINE_HILFE_ZS_40x32,5mm_SCHWARZ SM_UKRAINE_HILFE_ZS_40x32,5mm_SCHWARZ

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, black print (non postal), info sheet
offset

This stamp is 1€ + a 2€ surcharge. For every stamp sold, 1€ will go to organisations providing help to the displaced Ukrainians fleeing the war being waged on them. Funds will be directed to Nachbar in Not and UNICEF. 

Nachbar in Not – Neighbours in Need 
NIN was formed in 1992, in the wake of the Yugoslavian war. It sought to provide humanitarian aid to some of the 1.5 million people fleeing to (hopefully) safety. Since that time NIN has provided help to Darfur, countries devastated after the 2004 Tsunami, Haiti, Pakistan, Romania, and others. 

Designer: David Gruber

Release date: March 31, 2022


April

1st Easter Bunny Post Office

Sonderstempel_Osterpostamt_2022_Osterwitz 

 Ostern in Holly Pond Hill

Briefmarkenedition_Kalvarienberge in Österreich_2022_Graz

1 Easter Bunny postmark
6 postcards featuring “Holly Pond Hill” designed by Susan Wheeler & 6 stamps
1 souvenir sheet of 3 stamps featuring  “Calvary Graz”  

Following the long running success of long running Christmas Post Office, Austrian Post started up a special Easter Bunny Post office. Special cards and post marks were created for the event. 

Special date:
April 11, 2022 from 10am to 2pm Pfarre Graz-Kalvarienberg, Kalvarienbergstraße 155, 8020 Graz
April 12, 2022 from 10am to 2pm at Pfarre Osterwitz, Osterwitz 1, 8530 Deutschlandsberg


Ruster Ausbruch DAC Golden Yellow Sweet Wine

Ruster Ausbruch DAC Golden Yellow Sweet Wine cancel 

Ruster Ausbruch DAC Golden Yellow Sweet Wine stamp  

KB_RUSTER AUSBRUCH_193x134mm_MARKE_31,8x50mm KB_RUSTER AUSBRUCH_193x134mm_MARKE_31,8x50mm 

EINZELMARKE_WELSCH_RUSTER AUSBRUCH__31,8x50mm_OK    ABH Ruster Ausbruch  

FDC_KB-Ruster Ausbruch_0422

1 stamp, cancel, sheets of 10, black print sheet of 10 (not valid or postage), info sheet

Austria’s ‘Ruster Ausbruch’ given DAC status – The Drinks Business
Rust | Austrian Wine 
10. Nobly Sweet Wines | Austrian Wine

The city of Rust is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is well known for it’s nesting storks, an image used in the stamp. You can watch the storks here Webcam Rust (Burgenland): Stork-Webcam (webcamgalore.com)

Designer: David Gruber

Release date: April 30, 2022


Alexander Roda Roda (April 13, 1872 – August 20, 1945)

Alexander Roda Roda (April 13, 1872 – August 20, 1945) 

Alexander Roda Roda (April 13, 1872 – August 20, 1945) 

FDC_Alexander Roda Roda_0422 

Roda Roda SW ABH Roda Roda

1 stamp on a souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel, black print (non postal), info sheet
offset

As a former army officer, Roda Roda knew what he wrote about. After all, it was mostly because of his humorous stories that he was stripped of his officer rank. This prompted him to have his uniform tailored into a red vest. Together with his monocle, this jacket was his trademark whenever he appeared in comedy clubs.
Commemorative stamp Roda – PostAG

German Biography – Roda Roda, Alexander (deutsche-biographie.de)

Roda was a satirist, humourist and writer. The caricature, used on this stamp, was the work of German artist Albert Weisgerber (1878-1915). He was an early expressionist and illustrator who was active in the vibrant Munich café scene prior to WW1. 

Designer: Marion Füllerer

Release date: April 22, 2022


400th anniversary of the death of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

 400th anniversary of the death of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen 

400th anniversary of the death of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen  

Fidelis Final ABH Fidelis

1 stamp, cancel, black print (non postal), info sheet
offset

Feast Day of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen (catholic-saints.info)

Born 1578, died April 24, 1622. Beatified 1729. Canonized 1746.  The image used in this stamp is a wooden sculpture carved sometime in the 17th century and is kept at the Sigmaringen monastery. 

Designer: Kirsten Lubach

Release date: April 22, 2022


World Heritage UNESCO – Baden bei Wien

World Heritage UNESCO - Baden bei Wien 

World Heritage UNESCO - Baden bei Wien 

FDC_Baden_0422 

ABH UNESCO Baden

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, info sheet

Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It’s considered as part of the “The Great Spa Towns of Europe“.

Baden bei Wien – Home

Designer: Anita Kern

Release date: April 23, 2022


Christian Eisenberger – Untitled (head), 2009
Series: Young Art in Austria

Christian Eisenberger – Untitled (head), 2009 

Christian Eisenberger – Untitled (head), 2009 

 FDC_Eisenberger_0422

ABH Eisenberger Eisenberger_sw

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, info sheet, black print (non postal)
offset

Artist: Christian Eisenberger – Christian Eisenberger
Designer: Theresa Radlingmaier

Release date: April 26, 2022 *Previously slated for a June release


May

EUROPA 2022 – Der Eisenerzer Wassermann

Austria Europs 2022 Legend o the Wasserman

Austria Europs 2022 Legend o the Wasserman 

Wasserman black print

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheets of 50, black print (non postal)
offset & hot foil printing

The Eisenerz Waterman (merman)

This is a legend from the Styrian mountains that explains how the Erzberg district became a rich source of iron ore. Locals near Leopoldsteiner Lake (near Erzberg)  captured a “waterman” or a merman. The creature bargained with his captures and promised untold riches if they would release him. In return for his freedom, the people of Erzberg would receive one of the following rewards “gold for ten years, silver for a hundred years, or iron ore forever.”

After a great deal of thinking and discussion, they settled on iron ore and have been mining iron from the mountains since that time. After granting their reward, the merman leapt into a spring and disappeared. The spring is still called the Black Puddle.

 How the ore got into the Erzberg | steiermark.com

Designer: Marion Füllerer

Release date: May 7, 2022


Maria Perschy (1938 – 2004)

Maria Perschy Austria 2022 

Maria Perschy Austria 2022 

1 stamp, FDC, cancel
offset

Internationally famous Austrian actress  Maria Perschy — The Movie Database (TMDB) (themoviedb.org)

Designer: Kirsten Lubach

Release date: May 27, 2022


Landscapes –  Amazing places in Austria

Amazing places in Austria 4 stamps 2022 

Amazing places in Austria 4 stamps 2022

4 stamps, FDC, cancel
offset

Designer: Roland Vorlaufer

Release date: May 27, 2022


900th birthday of Frederick I Barbarossa: The Staufer Emperor

900th birthday of Frederick I Barbarossa 

900th birthday of Frederick I Barbarossa

1 stamp, FDC, cancel
offset

Friedrich I Holy Roman Emperor from 1135 to 1190. 
Frederick I Barbarossa in History | Student dictionary | Learning Aids (lernhelfer.de) 
If you are looking for an interesting primer on Friedrich I, try SciHi Blog. Their entry on Barbarossa is approachable and interesting Life and Legend of Frederick Barbarossa – SciHi BlogSciHi Blog, so a good starting point to learn about this pivotal person in European history. 

Designer: Karin Klier

Release date: May 27, 2022


May Postcard Booklets & Stamp sheets

Renoir_Cover_fW_shop Renoir_MB_fW_shop 

6 postcards and 6 stamps

Duerer_Cover_shop MB_Duerer_fW_shop

4 postcards & 4 stamps

Cover-PKH-Klimt-800px MB-Klimt-Attersee-800px

4 postcards & 4 stamps

Markenbogen_Karikaturmuseum_220130.indd

20 stamps

Sammelalbum_Secession_220210.indd Markenbogen_Secession_220128.indd

20 stamps

sammelalbum-malerei-klein- markenblatt-malerei-klein-

8 stamps

Postcard booklet –  Auguste Renoir, Albrecht Dürer, Gustav Klimt at Lake Attersee
Stamps – Caricature Museum Krems,  125 years Secession, Chinese Paintings

Release date: May 2, 2022


June 

 Augustiner Bräustübl Mülln – Monastery with a world-famous brewery

Augustiner Bräustübl Mülln - Monastery with a world-famous brewery cancel 

Augustiner Bräustübl Mülln - Monastery with a world-famous brewery stamp 

1 stamp, cancel
offset

Augustiner Bräustübl Mülln traces it’s origins to Salzburg where the brewery was founded by Augustinian monks in 1621.

Augustiner Bräu Salzburg Mülln – Brewery, Bräustübl and beer garden in Salzburg – Beer tradition for 400 years – Augustinerbier

Designer: Regina Simon

Release date: June 10, 2022


Raab-Ödenburg- Ebenfurter Railway

Raab-Ödenburg- Ebenfurter Railway 

Raab-Ödenburg- Ebenfurter Railway 

1 stamp, cancel
offset

Home (raaberbahn.at)

Designer: Peter Sinawehl

Release date: June 11, 2022


Pilgrimage Church of Maria Straßengel

Pilgrimage Church of Maria Straßengel 

Pilgrimage Church of Maria Straßengel

1 stamp, cancel
offset

This Gothic church was established in the 14th C. It as built between 1346 and 1355.  Some of the original stained glass remains intact. 
For map fans, you can find the church at 47°6’47.114″ N 15°20’19.802″ E. 

Designer: Kirsten Lubach

Release date: June 26, 2022


Giuseppe Arcimboldo – Water, 1566

Giuseppe Arcimboldo – Water, 1566 

Giuseppe Arcimboldo – Water, 1566 

1 stamp, cancel

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (also spelled Arcimboldi; 1527 – July 11, 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books – that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognisable likeness of the portrait subject. Giuseppe Arcimboldo – The Complete Works – giuseppe-arcimboldo.org

Designer: Kirsten Lubach
Artwork is held by Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

Release date: June 29,2022


MQ Libelle – MuseumsQuartier Vienna

MQ Libelle – MuseumsQuartier Vienna  

MQ Libelle – MuseumsQuartier Vienna 

1 stamp, cancel
offset

On September 4th 2020, the most beautiful cultural terrace in Vienna opened on the roof of the Leopold Museum. With free entry, MQ Libelle offers a view over the centre of the city to the Vienna mountains. Visitors are right above, yet right in the middle of the lively events taking place at the largest cultural complex in Europe. Named after its dragonfly shape, the space was designed by the architects Laurids and Manfred Ortner, who realised the MuseumsQuartier site in its current form at the end of the 1990s. MQ Dragonfly represents the creation of a new space for art and cultural projects over the rooftops of Vienna. Two of Austria’s most important artists have designed the central elements of the terrace and building. Eva Schlegel has designed MQ Libelle’s glass wall, while Brigitte Kowanz has created the iconic lighting fixtures on the terrace.  MQ Libelle – MuseumsQuartier Wien (mqw.at) 

Designer: Karin Klier

Release date: June 29,2022


July

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Georg Kreisler (1922-2011)

Headerbild SM_Juli RZ Kreisler 1440x810

Headerbild SM_Juli RZ Kreisler single stamp

Satirist, songwriter, cabaret performer. playwriter, and novelist.

Kreisler’s song “Poisoning pigeons” makes an appearance on the stamp. Note the small pigeon in the lower left.  

 The experience of immigration and remigration is a central theme in his artistic work, as evident in many of his songs and musicals—most notably in Heute Abend: Lola Blau, one of the most widely performed works in contemporary European musical theater. Georg Franz Kreisler | Transatlantic Perspectives

Designer: Anita Kern

Release date: July 13, 2022


Lois Weinberger (1947-2020)  

Headerbild SM_Juli RZ Weinberger 1440x810 

Headerbild SM_Juli RZ Weinberger sheet.

Onopordon acanthium Common Thistle 1995

“The bent plant suggests that nature has been damaged. Throughout his lifetime, the artist studied humankind’s interaction with nature and the phenomenon that humans can look at nature while being part of it.” Austria Philately News 2022 13.06.2022

… an early and visionary critic of the upheavals of the Anthropocene and is considered a pioneer of a distinct, artistic ecology. From the 1990s onwards, he played a significant role in shaping the discourse surrounding the relationship between nature and culture. Between ironic shamanism and conceptual but poetic rigor, his works show the limits of human agency and make our superiority over the environment perceptible as an illusion. Weinberger’s works challenge our ethical standards with the juxtaposition of the seemingly marginal, useless, and worthless. In doing so, they express with relish an all-encompassing, inescapable cycle of becoming and decaying. Lois Weinberger | Belvedere Museum Vienna 

Artwork: Lois Weinberger – pencil on paper, common thistle
Designer: Regina Simon

Release date: July 6, 2022


150 Year Anniversary Austrian Hungarian North Polar Expedition 1872-1874

Headerbild SM_Juli RZ Nordpol 1440x810 

Headerbild SM_Juli RZ Nordpol sheet 

In 1871, the Austrian government dispatched veteran Arctic explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht to investigate this possibility. As Payer wrote, “Our ideal aim was the north-east passage, our immediate and definite object was the exploration of the seas and lands on the north-east of Novaya Zemlya.”  Oficiální stránky: Komité Eduarda rytíře z Orlů – Články – The Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition of 1872-74 (estranky.cz)

Designer: Robert Höfler

Release date: July tba


August

Vending Machine Stamps – Summer Flowers

Vending machine stamps Austria 2022

Sunflower/Rowanberry

Sunflower/Rowanberry

2 philatelic vending machines stamps

They are offered with 3 different overprints, depending on where they are sold.

  • Sunflower
  • Rowanberry

Release date: August 1, 2022


Fliegenpilz | Fly Mushroom

 

Release date: August tba


Birdpex 2022 – swan

 

Release date: August tba


Birgit Jürgenssen 1949 – 2003

 

Photographer, artist, teacher

Birgit Jürgenssen | MoMA

Release date: August tba


September

TBA

 

Release date: September tba


Stamp Day 2022

 

Release date: September tba


150 Years of railway line Feldkirch – Schaan – Buchs

 

Release date: September 9, 2022


100 years of Wagenburg in Schönbrunn

 

Release date: September tba


Paul’s initial Codex 26 f. 170r – Heiligenkreuz Abbey

 

Stift Heiligenkreuz – Seit 1133 eine Oase der Kraft (stift-heiligenkreuz.org)

Release date: September tba


150 years of BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

 

Die BOKU feiert 150 Jahre::Stabsstelle Öffentlichkeitsarbeit::Staff units::Rectorate::BOKU Available in English & German

Release date: September tba


October

Technical innovation

 

Release date: October tba


Hurdles

 

Release date: October tba


Gustav Tauschek – Drum storage

 

Release date: October tba


November

TBA

 

Release date: November tba


150th birthday of Raissa Adler

 

Release date: November tba


Christmas

Release date: November tba


Christmas

 

Release date: November tba


Werner Berg’s family

 

Release date: November tba


Christmas

 

Release date: November tba


 Don’t forget to stop by the page devoted to Austria’s 2021 stamps

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