Design errors - AUSTRIA



1934

After this stamp has been issued, it was discovered that the poor man had inverted ears. Fortunately for him, the stamp has been corrected.
 


1934

The lid covering the pipe opens in the wrong direction
 


1937

Some people with too much imagination discovered a Hitler face hidden somewhere in the roses.
 


1937

Issue of 9 stamps featuring Austrian doctors. Gerald Freiherr Van Swieten lived in Vienna, but was Dutch.
 


1937

Issue of 9 stamps featuring Austrian doctors. Karl Freiherr Von Rokitansky lived in Vienna, but was born in Moravia, Czechoslovakia.
 


1937

Issue of 9 stamps featuring Austrian doctors. Joseph Skoda lived in Vienna, but was born in Pilsen, Bohemia
 


1937

Issue of 9 stamps commemorating Austrian doctors. Ferdinand Ritter Von Arlt however was born in Graupen, South Bohemia
 


1937

Issue of 9 stamps commemorating Austrian doctors. Theodor Billtoth however lived in Vienna, but was born in Germany
 


1937

Issue of 9 stamps commemorating Austrian doctors. Theodor Meynert however lived in Vienna, but was born in Germany
 


1948

As a piece of the rails is missing, this train will derail in a few seconds…
 


1948

Girl from Vorarlberg holding an adorn with the initials IHS (Iesus Hominum Salvator), which are not used in that region. The designer of the stamp admitted that he had mixed up some sketches he once made in Liechtenstein where this adorn is typical.
 


1955

Impossible to recognise the continents on this globe, they only exist in the imagination of the designer.
 


1960

The left collar of this jacket is missing.
 


1960

Exact birthyear is 1658, not 1660.
 


1964

Four selection buttons but only three frequency ranges.
 


1964

The stick has to be held as close a possible to the body
 


1966

Why featured a coloured scene, as the original ia a black and white woodcut from Johannes Grüninger?
 


1967

The power cable is not sustained, and will never keep a constant height.
 


1967

This train has the number 671, but only the trains with numbers between 799 and 873 were in use on the Brennerbahn
 


1968

The Austrian airlines never owned DC8 planes, Austrian planes do not have A but CO registration letters, the nose of Austgrian planes do not have three lines.
 


1968

Wrong : HALBTHURN - Correct : HALBTURN
 


1969

Inverted stars on the European flag. See the correct stars on the French stamp.
 


1971

Hyphen is missing between Jubilaums and Kongress
 


1972

Kunstschätze is written inb one word, thus an hyphen is missing between Kunst and schätze
 


1973

Neusiedler See is written in two words
 


1975

In modern art, everything is possible. But try to find the value on this stamp in the design !
 


1977

Oswald has to be written with a long S
 


1989

As can be seen on the picture, this little train pushes the wagons. And as it is more than 100 years old, it always produces a big black smoke !
 


2001

Missing powerlines on other tracks
 


2006

Schumacker : as the years he became worldmaster were wrong, a new stamp was issued.
 


2006

Country and value in silver colour are almost invisible. Probably the reason why ÖSTERREICH is written ÖSTERRREICH with RRR.
 


2010

The handle to switch the points was copied from the pictures, but there are no real points to see on the stamp.
 


2012

Antartica is missing