Postage stamps and postal history of Austria

This article deals with the stamps and postal history of the Empire of Austria, Cisleithania and the Republic of Austria.

The historical context

Stamp of 1850 of the KKPost, on handmade paper

The Austrian Empire stamps were first issued on June 1, 1850: a coat of arms under the text KK Post-Stempel.[1] The word Austria does not appear, which is logical, as the issue served in whole central Europe, more precisely in all or in part of the current following countries:

The languages used were German, Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Serbo-Croat, Polish and French (postmark Chargé).

The Austrian Empire was covering all central Europe

For a better understanding of the historical context, see the article Austria-Hungary.