Austrian stamps for 2021 – another impressive list

Austrian stamps for 2021 – another impressive list

Time to look at Austrian stamps for 2021. I like this time of year; many post offices announce coming year’s stamp.

I’m experimenting with creating lists of upcoming releases that can be updated with photos and details throughout the year. I haven’t settled on a format, hence the varying styles in the previous articles on coming Canadian, USA and Australian stamps.  I’m leaning towards the layout on this article because it’s clean and easy to update. Sometime in January, I’ll create a new index titled – Year Issues – 2021 and link to all the various pages.  Not sure how many I’ll manage to setup, it’s not easy finding the info and translating some of the details. It can be a bit of a slog.

Today’s offering, as you can see by the title is Austria 2021. When possible, I’ll include extra information about the stamps and captures of the day of issue cancels. Although the topics and titles have been released, many of the designs have not been. Bookmark the page if you are interested in Austrian stamps and come back each month to see updated details.

Please note I’m depending on Google Translate so some of the English translations may not be 100% correct. If you find an error in my translations, please post a comment and I’ll correct it. Your help would be appreciated in ensuring accuracy.

Austrian stamps for 2021 Jan to March

8 stamps will be released by Österreichischen Post covering topics ranging from architects, cars, trains, and art.

 Stamp with Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in front of a Frankfurt Kitchen

Frankfurt Kitchen designer
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky


First Day cancel for Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in front of a Frankfurt Kitchen


Einbauküche –Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky | Equipped kitchen – Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky
1897-2000 architect / Frankfurt Kitchen

This stamp celebrates the life of Schütte-Lihotzky, the first woman to work successfully as an architect in Austria. Her ground-breaking Frankfurt kitchen designed rationalised kitchens to make them more efficient.

Release date Jan 20, 2021.
Designer David Gruber.

All of us benefiting from a modern, well designed kitchen should thank Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Schütte-Lihotzky was the architect behind what became known as the Frankfurt Kitchen, the forerunner to modern kitchen designs. She was an extraordinary person that would take far too long to write about in this short space. You can read more about here Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky – Wikipedia

Austrian stamp showing a 1930s Pullman car

Gräf & Stift Pullman car


Special cancel for the PUllman car stamp


Gräf & Stift SP 8 Pullman 

Release date Jan 20, 2021.
Designer David Gruber.

This little stamp will appeal to collectors of automobiles, especially classic, prewar ones. Also designed by David Gruber, the 1930 Pullman car stamp will be issued the same day as the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky stamp. The First Day cancel will be worth getting on its own.

Stamp celebraiting the Westbahn Triebzug

WESTbahn – railways


First Day Cancel for WESTbahn railways

Special Cancel for WESTbahn Triebzug

WESTbahn | railways

Release date Feb. 11, 2021
Designers Peter Sinawehl and Kirsten Lubach.

Benedetto Gennari painting Theseus and the daughters of Minos

Theseus mit den Töchtern des Minos


First day cancel for Benedetto Gennari

Benedetto Gennari

Benedetto Gennari, (October 19, 1633 – December 9, 1715), Italian painter

Theseus mit den Töchtern des Minos | Theseus with the two daughters of Minos, painted 1702. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Release date Feb. 11, 2021
Designer Kirsten Lubach

Spring flowers – Kamelie | Camelias

Release date Mar 5, 2021

Freimarken 1899 / Postage stamps from 1899

Release date Mar 5, 2021

Adriana Czernin – Ohne Titel, 2004 | Artist Czernin – untitled work

Release date Mar 5, 2021

Millstätter Fastentuch

Adam und EvaMillstätter Fastentuch,
Adam und Eva |  Millstätter fasting cloth Adam and Eve

Release date Mar 5, 2021

Austria April 2021 releases

 50 Jahre STAUD´S Wien |50 Years of STAUD’s Vienna –
Murbodner Tracht – Not sure but a search pointed to a hardy cow

Klarinette |clarinets

Austria May 2021 releases

Europa – wolf | Europa wildlife – wolf

Austrian Artist

Josef Pillhofer – Badende, 1981 | Josef Pillhofer – Bathing, 1981

Gigant 600 | Giant 600
250 Jahre Wiener Börse | 250 Years of the Vienna stock exchange

Österreichische Bundesgärten | Austrian Federal gardens

Austria June 2021 releases

Fischerkirche Rust | Fischer Church in Rust, Austria


Austrian artist
Lisl Ponger – Gone Native, 2000
BL Dispensermarken Mutation  | translates into gibberish

Austria July 2021 releases

Klimawandel: Österreich – Grönland | Climate Change: Austria – Greenland
Granatkapelle – Garnet Chapel
Austrian painter – Martin Schnur – Ast, 2020
Glückwunsch-Marke | Congratulations stamp

Austria August 2021 releases

Trauer-Marke | Grief stamp
Endangered cattle from the Tyrol (Austria) area/ Jochberger Hummel | Jochberger “bumble bee”
Steinpilz | Mushrooms
Historische Postfahrzeuge | Historic postal vehicles

Austria September 2021 releases

Europ. Jahr der Schiene | Europe – year of track
Sport & Boden – Ringen | wrestling
Sport & Boden – Judo
Sport & Boden – Gymnastik | gymnastics

Austria October 2021 releases

BLZ 100 Jahre VÖPh | 100 years of Austrian Philatelist Associations
Tag der Briefmarke 2021 | Stamp day 2021
100 Jahre Burgenland | 100 years of Burgenland
Technische Innovation | Technical innovation
Thermenregion aus der Serie „Weinregion Österreich“ | Thermal region from the
“Austria Wine Region” series
 100 Jahre Wr. Messe | 100 years of trade fair
Freimarken 1899-1918 | Free markets 1899-1918
Jahre diplomatische Beziehungen ÖsterreichChina | 50 years diplomatic Relations Austria

Austria November 2021 releases

Weihnachten – Vintage Schaukelpferd | Christmas – Vintage rocking horse
Weihnachten – 100. Geburtstag Bischof Stecher | Christmas – 100th birthday Bishop engraver
Weihnachten Päckchenmarke | Christmas package brand
PostWeihnachten – Der hl. Josef am Josefsalter im Dom (1969)croDer hl. Josef am Josefsalter im Dom (1969) KHM Motivssing 2021 | Christmas – St. Josef at the Josefsalter in the cathedral (1969)
Weihnachten – KHM Motiv | Christmas KHM motif
Postcrossing 2021 | Post crossing 2021

No issues were announced for December 2021. I’ll keep an eye open for them.  Don’t forget to check out the list of previous articles Big Index Of Philately Articles | Bitter Grounds Magazine and the expanding list of Post Offices Around World | Bitter Grounds Magazine, this is a work in progress but will eventually turn into a handy reference guide.