This web site uses cookies in order to adapt to our visitors‘ needs to the best possible extent, to analyse access rates and marketing actions and to be able to provide customised information about offers concerning the entire Austrian Post portfolio. In addition, third-party providers can also store cookies on your device and use similar technologies to collect and use specific information for advertising purposes. For additional information and to find out how you can manage your data protection settings, please go to legal information. By clicking on “accept” or by continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies as defined in your data protection settings.

Newsarchiv 2018

Newly released special-issue stamp "Austrian inventions - bent backrest furniture by Michael Thonet", 22 January 2018

New Stamp Issue, 22 January 2018

Bentwoond Furniture – Michael Thonet

Everybody has seen them, those traditional chairs in Viennese cafés with the bent backrest. This chair was invented by the carpenter and eventual entrepreneur Michael Thonet, who ended up creating a true cult object.

Austrian Post is honouring this furniture pioneer with a special-issue stamp in the "Austrian inventions" series.

On the day of issue, the special post office will be cancelling this new coil stamp with the special first-day postmark.

When? 22.01.2018, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where? VÖPh, Getreidemarkt 1, 1060 Vienna

Go to Philately Shop