New Stamps of Austria

Classic Costumes – Costume Gmunden

\"austriaThis special issue is the first in the new series \”Classic costumes\” – a series so that combines traditionalism, local ties, fashion and everyday life in contemporary interpretation and corresponding thereto imagery in interesting ways.

The first focuses on the value costume from Gmunden, a charming town on the north shore of Lake Traunsee in Upper Austria\’s Salzkammergut region. During the Habsburg monarchy was Gmunden as a renowned summer resort, but still counts about 13,000 inhabitants city\’s most popular holiday resorts in the region. The term costume (from Old High German \”traht (a),\” Middle Low German \”Dracht\”: \”that which is born\”) is defined generally for traditional or historical clothing.

It is the dress code of a particular region, country or individual members of the population or professional groups. In many parts of the world the traditional dress in the wake of globalization, yes which also includes cultural and fashion, was largely suppressed and widely worn only in the form of a so-called \”festive costume.\”

The Dirndl were sometimes more, sometimes less long, and also the colors of the garments varied over again. It is clear however: in Gmunden the costume lives and is certainly more than a relic of bygone days. And so it is probably almost a matter of course, that here on special occasions, with the best \”G\’wand\” goes – and that\’s just the pretty Dirndl and the handsome Janker.

Release Date 23/08/2013 circulation 812,000 Printing Offsetdesign Dr.Anita core type Commemorative pressure Joh.Enschedé stamps BV

Stamp Day 2013

\"austriaThis year\’s special issue \”Stamp Day\” – a supplement brand with the nominal value of 2.82 + 1.41 EUR – shows in its motif the former Salzkammergutlokalbahn, in the background, a crowd immediately, you can see the city of Salzburg with its imposing landmark, the Hohensalzburg Fortress on the highly visible mountain monk. The edge of the attractive small arc is, however embellished with pretty drawings of different engines and wagons of Salzkammergutlokalbahn to extremely decorative way.

The Salzkammergutlokalbahn (SKGLB), also called Ischlerbahn or \”Schnackerlbahn\” popularly Association 1891-1957 as a narrow-gauge railway with a track width of 760 mm to the spa town of Bad Ischl in the center of the Salzkammergut with the city of Salzburg. In addition, the market town of Mondsee was connected via a branch line from St. Lawrence to the main track and to reach the shrine of St. Wolfgang on a railway-owned shipping line of the main track of.

The SKGLB, which carried more than two million passengers in steam operation over a distance of about 67 km per year, was set up in 1957 as the first railway line of significant length and of national importance in Austria, despite strong protests from various sections of the population, an already configured electrification was not more realized. That the SKGLB a narrow-gauge railway was was, unsurprisingly, due to the massive pressure from the then military authority, which required the appropriate gauge of Heeresfeldbahn.

Release Date 22/08/2013 circulation 640 002 Printing Offsetdesign Hannes Margreiter type Commemorative Print Austrian State Printing

Baden Train Station to the Biedermeier Period

\"austriaThis special brand created in 2011 after a gouache of archaeozoologists and railroad enthusiast Erich Pucher shows a design from the early days of the Southern Railway in the light of his home town of Baden, near Vienna. The focus is on the 1846 brand new locomotive \”Bruck\” the Vienna-Gloggnitzer train. This is already a machine of the second generation in 1840 in the railway\’s own factory under John Haswell locomotives built in Vienna. Is a native of Scotland designer initially refused even closely to British and American models, he soon found his own that shaped the Austrian locomotives for decades. Striving for-fidelity representation possible forced to extensive research and literature studies. Although the machine had no Bruck class survived, but there are type sketches and photographs. Not least, the Technical Museum in Vienna with the \”Steinbrück\” a very similar machine somewhat enhanced successor of the 1848 series, where many items can be studied. The passenger car Gloggnitzer train were relatively large bogie wagons on the U.S. model. Reception building of Baden train station was after several renovations in 2004 replaced by a new building, so that had to be including operating systems for the image reconstructed the origin state and the then branched tracks Release Date .. 13:03 2013 circulation 400,000 Printing Offsetdesign Dr Erich Pucher type Commemorative Printing Austrian State Printing

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