The 1890 Austrian Empire definitive issue

The 1890 Austrian Empire definitive issue offers all the features one could desire to move from stamp collector to philatelist, as it provides colour, paper, perforation, size variations and postal history / stationary without needing to spend a fortune. An added bonus is that as one acquires the stamps, an interest in postmarks is bound to arise leading into a whole new dimension.

I have stored the exhibit in the cloud - click this to reach it!

It took me a long time to work out how to present this material in a manner that allowed the collection to grow without the need for constant change. The exception are the postmarks as they have spilled over into stockbooks that need re arranging as collections grows.

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2023 update! A revised version of this presentation is now on another cloud as a PDF file. Compare and contrast :)

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