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Blog > A new Postcrossing stamp... from Austria!

Today, we're happy to welcome Austria into the club of countries that have issued Postcrossing-themed stamps! Here's what their shiny new stamp looks like:

A new Postcrossing stamp... from Austria!

The stamp was designed by Robert Sabolovic and depicts a stylised "wall of postcards", with the word POSTCROSSING in front of it, painted in the Austrian flag colours.

To celebrate the stamp launch, a meetup was held on Hirtenberg's Kulturehaus today, where postcrossers came together to write and send postcards with the new stamp and special first-day cancellation mark.

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Photo by Eva (aka Meixi)

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Mr. Sabolovic, who designed the stamp, was also in attendance, and autographed postcards and stamps.

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Photos by Anita (aka honeybee)

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Photo by Sabine (aka turtles)

In the end, a wonderful time was had by all, and hundreds of postcards were carefully stamped, postmarked and put on their way. Maybe one of them will land on your mailbox soon? 😊

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67 comments so far

medusa242, United States of America
What a wonderful stamp from Austria! Congratulations to Austria & all Austrian Postcrossers! :)
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mounten, Italy
Eine sehr schöne Briefmarke,würde mich sehr freuen eine in meinem Postkasten zu finden.
Nice stamp from Austria, would like to find one in my Mailbox. Congratulation!!!!
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ned44440, Ireland
Can't wait to receive a postcard with this wonderful stamp. Looks like great fun was had at the meet-up.
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Schulze, Germany
Great, hope to get one day. And hope, that Deutsche Post will issue one day, too!
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ydnic, United States of America
Wonderful! More and more countries have these stamps now!
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Cheryll, Suriname
Hey, Congrats to all of you Postcrossers :) great to see you again Sibylle, Anita, Theresa, Sabrina , Susi , Zuzana :) !!
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Staluol, Russia
Congratulations!!! :)

And I need one meant stamp for my collection. I have russian pc stamp for swap. Who can make me happy? :)
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honeybee, Austria
@ Stalulol: It will be my pleasure to send you one.
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DIM1, Russia
Just perfect!
BTW where is a report about 2nd edition of the Postcrossing stamp in Russia?
http://www.rusmarka.ru/en/catalog/marka/position/29818.aspx
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rosenbusch, Germany
Congratulations!
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trolette, France
So nice stamps i don't know why france doesn't do the same !
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jeroenvberlo, Netherlands
Looks like a solid postcrossing stamp. Very nice :D.
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Excellent! Well done, combining local identity to global media. Congrats Austrians, be proud of being postcrossers!
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juttertje, Netherlands
congratulations! Hope to receive one soon!
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RosaRosae, Spain
Congratulations Austrian post !!!
Attitude is all we need !!! :)
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IndonesiaRaya, Indonesia
wow.. great ! hope i'll have one soon
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Kat_44, United States of America
Congratulations! I look forward to receiving this great new Postcrossing stamp. If anyone would like to send me a card with this stamp, I'd be glad to send you a card in return, with a good stamp(s). I sure wish the Post Office would issue one here in the US!!
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DorotheeB, Germany
It's amazing to see how different the Postcrossing stamps from the different countries look like. Great Job of the Austrian Postal Service to launch a Postcrossing stamp. And of course I hope to find a card with this stamp in my mailbox.
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idus, Germany
Great! :)
And well done!
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KatG, Austria
I already sent my first postcards with our new Postcrossing stamp! So exciting :)
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Nieke11, Germany
How great. This stamp i have to buy now ;)
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Pulmu, Finland
Nice job!
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geminiscp, Portugal
Very cool stamp!! :) I really hope to receive it. :)
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Hamodi, United Arab Emirates
AWW thats cool ! how can we get one =')
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ybur, Czech Republic
I´m glad that postcrossing stamp was issued in further country. Unfortunately I was unable to attend meeting in Hirtenberg because of work...Good job, Anita!
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Knerq, United States of America
So awesome! Wish we could get one in the US!
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Braam, Australia
Well done to the PostCrossing visionaries in the Austrian Post Office service! Your new stamp is bright & certainly eye-catching. I hope that Australia Post will follow this international trend with some Aussie PostCrossing stamps!
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Christa, Germany
Wounderful ! Looking forward to receive such a stamp :) I hope Germany also will have a postcrossing stamp too !
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Hermelina63, Netherlands
Very nice!
I hope to receive one some day.
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Robin67, Austria
You will, Christa, you will! :-)
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Alenkiy, Belarus
Such good news! Postcrossing really unites more and more countries!
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ljcherniske, United States of America
Congrats, this is really awesome
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MZebra, Russia
Great stamp :) Congratulations!
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Ejderha, Netherlands
Wonderful! I hope to receive a postcard with this Postcrossing stamp some day. (^_^)
Oh, and thanks to the comment of DIM1 I now know of the second Postcrossing stamp from Russia. Hope to receive that one too, to make the collection complete!
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nugget, United States of America
Way to go, Austria! I hope someday to see one on a card in my mailbox.
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amitxsahoo, India
Congrats Austria!!
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ipuenktchen, Iran
congrats to austria!!!
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Vre, Switzerland
Just got the great meeting- card with the new Postcrossing stamp! Thank you so much Dear Kroete and all you signed it! You made my day, my week!
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freyr1, Slovakia
Schade dass ich dort fehle.
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bayou-ranger, United States of America
Great that there is a postcrossing stamp from Austria - I hope I get one soon :)
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Peggyloh, Singapore
Great stamp design......looking out for my cards from Austria with this beautiful stamp.....
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heli89, Germany
I received an official card from this meeting, that made me so happy today! :) Thanks a lot to all who signed it. It is great that more and more countrys issue postcrossing stamps and honour this great project that brings people all over the world in contact.
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bearadela, Taiwan
Hope to get one :)
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radiofan, Austria
I could not participate in the Meeting, unfortunately, but I got 2 wonderful Meeting Cards :) Thank you, Anita (honeybee) and Sabrina (Danube)!
I already bought some Sheets with this "our" stamp, and have already sent out some :)
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Fnatten, Norway
Great! Hope there will be a postcard on it's way to my mailbox :-)
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Robin67, Austria
A card is on its way Fnatten! ;-)
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Megwin, Australia
I love the stamp and hope one will make its way to my letterbox. Why cannot Australia Post have one?
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Robin67, Austria
@ bayou-ranger - hope your card will arrive soon too!
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slpascual, Philippines
Its so nice....How can i avail one?
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Sengana, Germany
Yesterday I received the gorgeous first day cover from the meetup. I'm still smiling, it made me so very happy ... a big thank you to everyone but especially to honeybee (Anita)!!! The stamp is very beautiful, and I also like the official meetup card: the words on it are so true ... :)
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foxfires, United Kingdom
I received an official card from the meet-up with fantastic stamp and first-day cancellation, and signed by everyone there. A treasure!
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Catlady, Germany
Yesterday I found a Hirtenberg postcrossing meeting card with the new stamp in my box - it made my day! It was written by my long-time penpal Sibylle (Robin67)on occasion of the postcrossing stamp issue and signed by the other participants. Thanks so much to you all!
And yes, we Germans envy you for your stamp - let's see when we'll finally manage to have one.
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Prima_Murasakibara, Germany
since i usually dont get cards from austria,i have no hope getting one of those..
Lets see if germany follows within the next 50 years (less hope lol)
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MainStation, Germany
I received one and I'm very excited about it. :)
Thanks again to Knirin for sending it and everyone who signed it.
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rikspacs, Finland
thank you honeybee for meetup card and great stamp. Congrats Austria !!
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Travel_By_Cards, United States of America
Congratulations Austria! I love stamps and hope to receive on in the future!I hope the USA will create a postcrossing stamp soon ;)
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maleko, United States of America
I've just received a wonderful card with this awesome stamp and special cancellation from this meetup! Thank you to everyone who signed the card, and a warm hug for dearest turtles!
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iphoto, Australia
My fingers are XX that a kind fellow Austrian Postcrosser will help with my request of receiving one of these NEW Postcrossing stamps ... Mr Sabolovic has out done himself with his design - it's contemporary with an industrial edge! LoVe it :D
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PedroSantos, Portugal
Thanks I received the postcard and the new stamp :D Hug
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Seven7Seven, United States of America
That's awesome!! I hope I receive a card one day with one of these stamps! :)
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buckndi, United States of America
That's terrific! I wish we would come up with a US Postcrossing stamp, I would use it all the time. Haven't gotten a card yet with any of the amazing Postcrossing stamps from so many European countries, but I'm hoping!
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keshavayg, India
congratulation..and more good is the release of the stamp.. in my india it take lot of time recognise this kind of event by postal dept we too did our meet on MAY 15th with more than 30 post crossers gathering.
I request any post crosser by come forward to send me stamp. I can compensate with INDIAN STAMP with UNESCO WHS CARD and withSpl Cancellation.regards
.my post cross id: keshavayg
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Stupsicat, Austria
Being Austrian, I started using this stamp a few days ago, so some of you will certainly find it on a card from Vienna soon. I must say though that it is just not fancy at all, very simple design. Hope the next one will be more artistic... still, wish you happy postcrossing and good times
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radiofan, Austria
I'm a happy receiver of 3 Meeting cards from Hirtenberg :)
TODAY, 11 days after the meeting, I got a third one, written by Susi (schwestersusi), THANK YOU, Susi, and thank you to all who signed it :)
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riazkhan4880, India
Beautiful. I love it when postal organizations work with social themes and release stamps to encourage fellow people. I would love to receive it too. A thank you postcard will be sent in return. :)
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Staluol, Russia
Hurray! I got an Austrian Postcrossing stamp from Anita. Now I have mint PC stamps from Slovenia, Austria, Belarus and Russia. I am very happy!:)
My collection: http://s020.radikal.ru/i713/1606/9d/07a45cdbea24.jpg
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Cosima98, Germany
Congratulation. I like the stamp.
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