Austria Philatelic Society (US)

This society was founded by Ralph Schneider (RSStamps) of Illinois to pick up the activities of the Austria Philatelic Society of New York which had "softly and silently vanished away".


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Vol 1 No 1: Choice of name; what should newsletter cover; should they have auction, library, packets etc; proposed mentoring programme; translation (with colour illustrations) of Ferchenbauer-2000 on the 1851 Newspaper stamps; the Vienna-Kiev (or Kyiv) airmail service.

Vol 1 No 2: the Vienna-Kiev airmail service continued; Austrian Post Office in Crete; 1890 issue translated from Ferch.2000; disputed colour variations on ANK844, the 1.9.1947 75gr-on-38gr & 140gr-on-16gr overprints; thimble cancels (all with colour illustrations); an Auction to be begun.

Vol 1 No 3: Austrian Post Office in Crete concluded; Losenstein 'bridge rebuilding' 1945 overprints; Bosnia-Herzegowina 1879/99 issues translated from Ferch.2000; 'Adressezettel' postcard; A. Guttag's Tante Mina.

Vol 1 No 4: Lager Tarp labels; ‘Postal Forgeries’ translated from Ferch.2000; Auction List (some illustrated in colour).

Vol 2 No 1: Q&A; Müller's History of the 1st issues (trans, 7pp); Austrian Post in China 1901-17; forwarding of Telegrams by post (trans. Ferch2K pp863-9); Auction list (colour pics!)

Vol 2 No 2: Q&A; Austrian Perfins; Forms and stationery for money transfer (trans. Ferch2K pp977-985); Calendar of the 1867 issue.

Vol 2 No 3: Q&A; the DDSG and its stamps; the 1867 issue (trans. Ferch2K pp421-430); corrected calendar of the 1867 issue.

Vol 2 No 4: Sigmund and Rudolf Friedl; the DDSG and its stamps (trans. Ferch2K pp1281-1292); Mixed ?/ATS frankings; WIPA 1881 and 1890

Vol 3 No 1: the Ergänzungsmarke; the Spital 'stamp'; Revenue stamps used for Postage and conversely (a translation of Ferch2K pp263-273); Austrian offices in Neum.

Vol 3 No 2: Constantinopel I cancels; Bosnia 1 and 1a; local post via Christkindl; DOAV wrappers; 1899 and 1901/2 definitives (a translation of Ferch2K pp525-540).

Vol 3 No 3: letter on fundamental pointlessness of specialist Society auctions; Fiscal stamps and mixed stampings (a translation of Ferch2K pp263-273); Anschluß era pictorial cards; 'use me' labels on current Austrian postboxes; 'striped lozenge' cancels.

Vol 3 Nr 4: History of the Friedl family (with new discoveries on what happened in 1938, and a most interesting URL link to the Claims Resolution Tribunal); Austrian Postal History, 1840-UPU (Ferchenbauer2000 pp18-23); DOAV precancels

Vol 4 Nr 1: VOePh awards for Richard Kruger; Rupert von Trapp in Graz; B&H 1906 stamps with holes; Proofs and Forgeries (Ferchenbauer2000 pp281-284); Galatz Harbour postmarks; Private Essays (Ferchenbauer2000 pp763-5).

Vol 4 Nr 2: Premium, Registration, 7-cent & Ergänzungsmarken; The 1858 Issue (Ferchenbauer2000 pp301-5,9-15); sale of items from Vienna-Kyiv flights (some were those illustrated in Ferchenbauer) with realisations (some big; the highest was €2100 plus about 20% assorted charges).

Vol 4 Nr 3: Information sources on Revenue stamps; Qs & As; The German Enclave of Southern Moravia (1918-38); Newspaper Tax Stamps (Ferchenbauer2000 pp 1027-34); Neum Post Office; Dealers in Vienna

Vol 4 Nr 4: Members Forum; Types of the First Issue; Newspaper Tax Stamps (Ferchenbauer2000 pp 1030-38); Index of volumes I-IV; "Good News from the Russian Front"

Vol 5 Nr 1: Members Forum; The EGER canceller of 1867; a Plebiscite cards series from 1938; Anatomy of a Postcard (Sal Rizza); Bosnia-Herzegovina (Ferchenbauer2000 pp 1293-1300).

Vol 5 Nr 2: Bosnia’s 1913 Newspaper stamps; the 2 engravings of the first set of Austrian stamps (long article, many colour enlargements); a new watermark on the 1867 issue; review of Berislav Skelj’s "Bosnia-Herzegovina postal history"

Vol 5 Nr 3: Qs&As; results of 'Whadda you want?' survey of the membership; Austrian military stamps (themes and variations); Ferchenbauer2000 pp1301-5 translation: the 1879/98 issue; Personal Stamps; etc etc.

Vol 5 Nr 4: Visit their web site www.austriaphilatelicsociety.com; Qs&As; mysteries of an Italian postcard; proposed Dalai Lama stamp and why Opost may not have wished to issue it; 60th Jubilee Postcards; the 'punched holes in 1906 Bosnia issue' saga revisited; etc.

Vol 6 Nr 1: Mercury variations; a Trieste-Athens cover; Salzburg Festival; Wien-Krakow-etc air mails (Ferchenbauer pp611-19 translated).

Vol 6 Nr 2 Mercury Variations - Pt 2; 'Anmeldstelle'; Precancelled Newspaper Tax Stamps; A-H Military Airmail (Ferchenbauer pp603-610 translated); Censored POW, Civilian and Army Mail 1914-1918

Vol 6 Nr 3: The Imperial-Royal Post Office in Jerusalem; Turkish Mail in 1873 (both from Die Brief 4/2005); 1948 costume series; Scott vs Michel pricing

Vol 6 Nr 4 Postal History 1943 (Rizza); B&H 1906 Definitive Issue (Ferchenbauer2000 pp1335-1344 translated); 1948 Costume Series Pt 2

Vol 7 Nr 1 1910 High Value Issue - Original & Reprints; Deutsch Matrei; Makart Platz, Salzburg - Philatelic Associations (Sal Rizza); Tabbed Stamps; 1948 Costume Series Pt 3

Vol 7 Nr 2 1910 Commem. Issue (Ferchenbauer2000 pp567-574 translated); What Cancels Tell Us; Index to Journal Articles

Vol 7 Nr 3 1948 Costume Series Pt 4

Vol 7 Nr 4 Post-WW2 US Occupation; Feldpost Issues for Italy (Ferchenbauer2000 pp1100-1110 translated)

Vol 8 Nr 1: Of crowns and eagles (coats-of-arms); Austrian Fieldpost (Ferchenbauer2000 pp1o67-1075 translated); Christkindl

Vol 8 Nr. 2 Austrian Rocket Mail; Newspaper Post Stamps (translated from Ferchenbauer2000 pp 1039-49)

Vol 8 Nr 3 Austria-Hungary's Last Offensive; Newspaper Tax Stamps, 1890 Issue (translated from Ferchenbauer2000 pp 1061-66); The Handbook of Austrian Philately - "The Plan" - Notes from a joint APSUS/APS Meeting.

Vol 8 No. 4: Austrian covers on Ebay; Sigmund Friedl; Austro-Americana

Vol 9 Nr 1: Comments on WIPA; Viribus Unitis; The First Postal Cards (translation of Ferch2000 pp813-23); detailed review of Ferchenbauer 2008 (concludes by describing it as "the new gold standard"!).

Vol 9 Nr 2: Christkindl; business envelopes 'By Imperial Appointment' and their post-WWI use; working with the 1 Kr 1850 (the yellow one: scan it, photoshop it into blue and you can see the details and separate the subtypes!); the excellence & the demise of the Austria Philatelic Society [of] New York.

Vol 9 Nr 3: dearth of articles; Austrian mails from the 2nd Mexican Empire; translation of Ferch2000 pp 1321-28 (B&H 1878-9 issue); revealing a forgery by colour-processing; auction list.

Vol 9 Nr 4: DDSG stamps (10pp color); first postal cards of 2nd Republic.

Vol 10 Nr 1: "Austria in Albania" (ex Die Briefmarke 5/2008); "Austria-Hungary Military Air Mail (Ferch2000 pp 603-610); Two cards from March 1938. Plus 305-item Auction list.

Vol 10 Nr 2: "Supplemental Franking" (Ferch 2008 vol II pp. 387-98); Mail in Austria after 1945: censorship hassles (Die Briefmarke 6/2008); Reading those old postcards (discussion on Frakturschrift!)

Vol 10 Nr 3 (July 2010): Sanjak of Nove Pazar; translation of Ferch.2000 pp 1050-1059 "Nppr Post & Tax Stamps"; The 21 April 1921 Plebiscite stamps; Ship Mail on the Bodensee; auction lists.

Vol 10 Nr 4 (Oct 2010): Wanted: auctioneer, article-authors (the cupboard is bare), and translators; Mail from Sigmundsherberg POW Camp; "Forwarded letters with supplementary franking adhesives" (Ferch2008 II 387-398); 100 years of Austrian Stamp Dealer Association.

Vol 11 nr 1 (Jan 2011): Still wanted: auctioneer, article-authors, and translators; Late-arrival Mail & the fees; Austrian Post in Liechtenstein (Ferch2000); does stamp collecting have a future?; all-issues Index.

Vol 11 nr 2 April 2011: Judaic Philately in Austria (including notes on ‘marginal tabs printing’);

Vol 11 nr 3 July 2011: "Official or semi-Official" and "Christmas Post" as translated by Jean Toghill; Austrian mail service in the Turkish Empire (from Ferchenbauer2009); Cancellations (an overview, by Edwin Mueller).

Vol 11 nr 4 Oct 2011: Austrian mail service in the Turkish Empire (from Ferchenbauer2008) part 2; Back door delivery of interrupted field post from Bosnia to Austria in 1888; Court Delivery Stamps; Official letters & messengers.

Vol 12 Nr 1 Jan 2012: Society Matters; Court Delivery Stamps (2); Letters conveyed privately; Leather postbags; pricing pre-philately letters

Vol 12 Nr 2 April 2012: Official Fieldpost cancels of WWI; Austrian Mail service in the Turkish Empire; Kinderdorf balloon mail.

Vol 12 Nr 3 July 2012: Telegraph Stamps; Cancellations (by E Müller (!), from Mercury Stamp Journal 1948); Three classic covers; Austrian Legion in 1938; 1842 Bavarian Treaty charges; ‘Growing like Topsy’ (musings on the plethora of personalised stamps, and why Scott do not list them).

Vol 12 Nr 4 Oct 2012: Newspaper tax stamps; why Austria supported the Anschluss; Personal stamps, booklets and folders; musings on the market, especially catalogue versus auction prices; etc.

Vol 13 Nr 1 Jan 2013: "Austrian Post in Liechtenstein" (translation of Ferchenbauer2000 pp1137-1145); stamps depicting lesser-known Austrians; Postage dues and postcards; etc.

Vol 13 Nr 2 April 2013: Innsbruck postal history 1938-1945; "Fakes on Ebay and elsewhere" (translation of Die Briefmarke 2007 issue 10 p 54; original by Fritz Sturzeis); successful use of 'printers waste' 2Kr postcards; missing-dot error on 2Kr 1867 issue.

Vol 13 Nr 3 July 2013: "Postal duty offences" (eg reusing stamps, unjustified use of free-post); The Mail Coach; Innsbruck postal history part 2.

Vol 13 Nr 4 Oct 2013: Stephansdom; Innsbruck postal history part 3; Market Trends; beware of fake cancels on high-value 1967 series [fakes with cancels plus original gum are easier to spot!]


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