Sunday, March 20, 2011

125 Years of the Frontier Railway Spielfeld-Strass – Bad Radkersburg, Austria

Today I have these two fantastic items to show, thanks to Andrea who was very kind and eager to help me with my Austrian collections.

She sent me both the FDC and a cover with the same stamp coz as you may or may not, I have this odd urge to have the train stamps in all possible for example if I have a mint version of a stamp, I wont be satisfied with it, but I just want to have it all =/ One can call it greediness, or passion....I would choose the latter :)

In 2010, the Spielfeld Strass – Bad Radkersburg frontier railway celebrated a round anniversary; exactly 125 years ago, in 1885, this railway commenced operations. The commemorative is an impressive reminder of this proud birthday. The stamp motif, designed by Ernst Sladek, shows both a historic steam locomotive of the time and a modern train of today, thus reflecting the history and development of this southern Styrian frontier railway in an original pictorial language.

Technical details:

Release Date:            10|07|2010
Number of Copies:  300.000
Printing Style:           Offset
Type:                            Special issue stamp
Width:                          42.0 mm
Height:                         32.25 mm
Denomination:          0.65 €
Number in set:           1
Layout/Format:         sheet of 50
Perforations:              14 by 14


  1. train stamps are always special.

  2. It proves to say postcards and stamps reflect the culture and history of the place or even the world.Bravo to your good work.