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News 2016

Picture of silent heroes stamp

New Stamp Issue, 12 October

Silent heroes – rescuing objects of art, Salzkammergut region 1945

Austria and the rest of the world are grateful to those bold civilians who, in a dramatic rescue mission, saved valuable objects of art that were stored in the galleries of the salt mine in Altaussee, during the last days of the war in the spring of 1945. Austrian Post pays tribute to those miners and all the others who risked their lives with a special-issue stamp that features Michelangelo's Bruges Madonna during the rescue mission.

On the day of issue, the special post office will be cancelling mail items with the special first-day postmark.

When? 12 October 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where? VÖPh, Getreidemarkt 1, 1060 Vienna

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