Josef-Bramer stamp added to Austria’s most successful stamp series
Pressemeldung from 08.10.2004
30th special issue postage stamp from the “Modern Art in Austria” series
Today, Friday 8 October, 2004, Herbert Götz, member of Österreichische Post AG’s board, will present the new special issue stamp “Josef Bramer” at the Lower Austrian representation, the Landhaus, together with Lower Austria’s governor Erwin Pröll.
500,000 copies of the stamp have been produced and will be available from the 500 largest post offices in Austria as of today. The stamp produced by the Austrian State Printing Office using a combined printing process has a face value of € 0.55, which corresponds to the currently applicable rate for standard letters and postcards in Austria and within Europe. The “Josef Bramer” special issue is the 30th in the successful series “Modern Art in Austria”, the first issue of which was dedicated to Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1975. On top of that, it is the oldest series in the history of Austrian postage stamps.
Vienna-based artist Josef Bramer, who as a child collected stamps himself, feels especially honored “as now two of my greatest passions have been combined - fine arts and stamp collecting”.
Josef Bramer was born in Vienna in 1948 and went to school in Scheibbs in Lower Austria. He then embarked on an artistic career and attended a graphic arts college. Graduated from Rudolf Hausner’s master class, Bramer was awarded the “Meisterschulpreis” in 1971 as well as the cultural merits award of the town of Scheibbs. Josef Bramer is an artist renowned far beyond Austria.
For more information please contact:
Österreichische Post AG
Phone: +43 (1) 515 51 – 32010
Vienna, 8 October 2004