• May 3rd, 2008

    Experience a movie on a real stamp!

    Austrian Post is to release a revolutionary lenticular stamp to celebrate the UEFA EURO 2008. The new stamp goes on sale on 5 May 2008 and the issue will have a matching special postmark. 48 images of a TV recording are superposed on the stamp. To the viewer, the optical effect is that of a film sequence of approx. 3 seconds. The stamp features the legendary goal scored by Andi Herzog, Austria's r ...
  • April 23rd, 2008

    UEFA EURO 2008 - Participating Countries

    The Austrian Post Office will be issuing two souvenir sheets for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2008 soccer championship. 16 national football teams will be competing for the title of European Champion and the prized UEFA Cup. The kick-off is on 7 June 2008, while the keenly awaited final takes place on 29 June 2008 in the Vienna Ernst Happel stadium. The artistic implementation of the topic is successful ...
  • March 15th, 2008

    Philatelic Sensation: Soccer Ball Stamp!

    UEFA EURO 2008 is already in the forefront of many people's thoughts but Austrians can now be reminded of this summer's tournament when they are posting their mail. The official ball to be used in Austria and Switzerland this June, made by adidas, is now available to buy as a self-adhesive stamp. Some 490,000 of the special stamps have been made and can be purchased in Austria for ...
  • March 14th, 2008

    Here it is - the 'Go Switzerland' stamp!

    The "Go Switzerland" stamp is here! Over 13,000 people took part in the public vote and sent in their favourite from the six design suggestions. In the end, the motif designed by cartoonist and comic book artist Max Spring from Berne emerged as the narrow winner. The stamp makes the idea of "Go Switzerland" fully and unmistakably clear: the centerpiece of the stamp is a football, on which drawings ...
  • February 15th, 2008

    UEFA EURO 2008 - Children's Drawing

    The coming UEFA EURO 2008 will be the largest sports event ever held in Austria, and from 7 to 29 June 2008 the whole of Europe will be under the spell of "the most important triviality in the world", football. During this period, 16 teams will compete for the UEFA EURO Cup in eight different stadiums in Austria and Switzerland - a media event that is being used by countless enterprises to positio ...
  • February 1st, 2008

    2008 European Football Championship

    Summer 2008 has treats in store for football fans, with the staging of the 13th European Football Championship (Euro 2008) in Switzerland and Austria. Sixteen national teams, including those of the host countries, will be vying for the title in 31 games, and Swiss Post is commemorating this event with a special stamp in the march issue. Date of issue: 4 March 2008 ...
  • January 24th, 2008

    Sporting Events and Stamp Exhibitions Coming to Austria

    Austrian Post is the official sponsor of the UEFA EURO 2008, a soccer sporting event set to take place across four cities in both Austria and Switzerland from June 7-29, 2008. To mark this occasion, they have released a sheet of eight stamps illustrating the eight different venues of the event, including the Vienna Ferris Wheel, the Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg, the Klagenfurt Lindwurm dragon, ...
  • June 3rd, 2007

    UEFA EURO 2008

    The UEFA European Football Championship 2008 is to be held in Austria and Switzerland from 7 to 29 June 2008. The Austrian Post Office as National Sponsor of UEFA EURO 2008 is issuing a block showing the UEFA EURO 2008 mascot "Trix and Flix". The two figures are dressed as footballers in red and white, the colours of the two host countries. Their spiky bright red hair recalls the mountains of Aust ...