One of the most important collections of Egyptian Antiquities can be found in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.The Egyptian and Near Eastern collection found its origin in a figure of Gem-nef-hor-bak, the Messenger of the Austrian imperial family. In 1560 it was acquired in Constantinople and is still in the museum today.
Issue Date: 20.03.2015 Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours
Austrian Inventions – Joseph Hardtmuth
He was a builder, architect and inventor and made the jump from poor bricklayer to a wealthy and honorable man – the Austrian Post is dedicating Joseph Hardtmuth and one of his greatest achievements a special stamp as a continuation of the series “Austrian inventions”. Joseph Hardtmuth was born on 13 February 1758 in Lower Austria Asparn Zaya. When he moved to Vienna with his uncle, he quickly received a lot of work. He was Director of Construction and architect of the House of Liechtenstein, and his inventive mind revealed – the end of the 18th century, he developed the “Wiener earthenware”, which was much cheaper than porcelain, he constructed a brick press without using fuels and produced and invented an artificial pumice and an elastic slate, which could be extinguished with water. He was able also to achieve commercial success with his practical inventions and supported artists such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert. Joseph Hardtmuth died on May 23, 1816, to dropsy.
Issue Date: 01.03.2015 Designer: David Gruber Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours
Impressions of Austria:Forchtenstein Castle and Golden Roof
Austrian Post presents the new series “Impressions of Austria” self-adhesive definitive stamps, which were re-designed by a young and promising graduate of the Vienna Academy of Advertising. The stamp series invites you to take a tour of the versatile Austria and presents some of the most important and most prominent attractions of its federal states. Starting with the Bregenz Martins Tower, which is closely connected with the history of his town, and boasts his gallery a wonderful view over Bregenz, Lake Constance and the Swiss mountains, it goes on to Innsbruck, that and the one hand by the covered with fire-gilded copper tiles Golden Roof On the other hand scores with an architecturally exciting sports facilities in the country – the Bergisel ski jump. The impressive Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain and the heart of Tyrol from over Salzburg and Carinthia extending Hohe Tauern National Park attracts every year tens of thousands of nature lovers and mountain enthusiasts. The Burgenland concludes the tour and shows the Eisenstadt Haydn mountain church or church, the famous Forchtenstein castle at the foothills of Rosalie Mountains and Lake Neusiedl, the largest lake in Austria and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The accompanying draft marks come from the Burgenland graphic designer Eva Tiess, which has also specialized in packaging design, photography and illustration and in her young career already resulted in a promising portfolio.
Issue Date: 01.03.2015 Designer: Eva Tiess Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B.V. (Netherlands) Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours