Philatelic materials related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression

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Austria officially the Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,879 square kilometres . Austria's terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps. The majority of the population speak local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and Austrian German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene. Austria, with its well-developed market economy, skilled labour force, and high standard of living, is closely tied to other EU economies, especially Germany's. [R1]

Black print of Together for Peace in Ukraine stamp of Austria 2022
Black print of Together for Peace in Ukraine stamp of Austria 2022
Since 1946, the standard set of stamp-related philatelic products issued by the Austrian Post include stamps, an information page or brochure, FDC, but also a Black Print. The information page or brochure includes a brief description of the issue and some technical details. The Black Print is an ungummed, imperforate proof printed in black from the original printing plates. Black prints are distributed by the Austrian Post, but are not valid postage. Limited numbers (about 500) of these philatelic souvenirs are printed.

Another unusual feature of Austrian Post is production and distribution at official Philatelic Bureau of kind of "official personalized" stamps. Distinguished from regular personalized stamps, produced for private persons or companies the "official personalized" stamps produced in big topical sets and offered at face value price.

Since strat of Russian invasion in Ukraine on February 24th 2022, Austrian Post transport humanitarian parcels to Ukraine for free.
For the first six months, Österreichische Post AG has transported almost 29,000 humanitarian aid packages to Ukraine. What was only meant to be temporary has turned into a successful fundraising campaign by Austrians. In order to continue supporting Ukrainians and Ukrainian refugees, Österreichische Post AG is now pooling its resources in a joint aid campaign with Caritas Austria. Österreichische Post AG will continue to transport aid parcels free of charge. [R2]

Official Philatelic materials of Austria related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression

31.03.2022, "Help for Ukraine" (in German: "Gemeinsam für den Frieden: Ukraine"), MiNr.: 3641, Scott: B140 [1]
Help for Ukraine stamp of Austria 2022 Help for Ukraine commemoraive postmark of Austria 2022 Help for Ukraine FDC of Austria 2022

[1] The semi postal stamp, "Help for Ukraine" was issued by Austrian Post om Match 31, 2022. The stamp has €1 face and €2 charity value. The half of the €2 charity value gone to the Austrian Aid organizations: „Nachbar in Not“ (Neighbour in Trouble") and another half gone the international UNICEF. The log of both organizations can be seen on the right side of the stamp. [R3]


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