Austria has issued approximately over three dozen official seals. Most are circular designs with coats of arms in the center. Some of these were also used for censorship purposes.

Catalog: Drummond OS14.1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU June 29, 1933

Printing: Black on thin cream paper

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "POST U. TELEG(RAPHENAMT) / (coat of arms) / Wien 1(, Abt. 4)"

Control Number: none

Description: Registered 1936 from Apia, Western Samoa to Vienna, Austria repaired at upper right corner with left half of Austrian official seal. Label tied to to reverse by boxed violet 3-line "Beschädigt eingelangt / amtlich verwahrt ("Arrived damaged, officially saved") . Wien 1, Abt.4, Prot." auxiliary marking. Plymouth, England transit and Vienna receiving cancels on back.

Catalog: Drummond OS17.1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU August 7, 1951

Printing: Black on thin tan paper

Perforation: 9 horizontally

Inscription: "Wien 1 / (coat of arms)"

Control Number: None

Description: Damaged 1954 air mail cover from Alep, Syria to Vienna, Austria missent to Chicago, IL and repaired upon arrival in Vienna using four Austrian seals. Violet boxed "Beschädigt eingelangt" ("arrived damaged") struck on reverse.

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