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Pete wanted info from Gustamps



Pete Franklin came to Gustamps shop in Brighton for a free Gustamps stamp valuation. Pete had his Hungarian stamp collection valued by Gustamps for £2,750. After his free stamp valuation from Gustamps Mr Franklin asked Gustamps for some info to help him write up his Austrian stamp collection. Pete wanted Gustamps to tell him which currencies were used in Austria.

Gustamps answer to Pete was "in 1850, 60  Kreuzers were worth one Gulden." Gustamps told Peter this changes in 1858 when one Gulden was equal to one hundred Kreuzers. Gustamps said the Austrian money changed again in 1899 when one hundred Heller were worth one Krone. Gustamps told Peter that 1925 saw yet another change when one hundred Groschen was equal to one schilling. Gustamps explained to Peter that when Austria was absorbed into the German Reich in 1938, the money in use was one hundred pfennigs to one Reichmark. Gustamps added the end of World War II brought back the old one hundred groschen to one schilling. Gustamps said this was back in use in 1945. Gustamps finally said, that in 2002 Austria introduced one hundred cents to one euro.

Thanks to Pete Franklin for his Austrian currency question to Gustamps and for allowing Gustamps to publish it and share the Gustamps info with other stamp collectors.    
       Stamp info for philatelists


       Gustamps have been asked consistently for info
        about the year of issue of the first stamps of various
        countries. This valuable information is now avaliable
        from Gustamps for the benefit of Gustamps customers
        and philatelists generally. Here are some of the first
        issue dates of various countries beginning with the letter A.
       
        Gustamps Abu Dhabi First stamp issue 1964
        Gustamps Aden First stamp issue 1937
        Gustamps Afghanistan First stamp issue 1893
        Gustamps Aitutaki First stamp issue 1903
        Gustamps Ajman First stamp issue 1964
        Gustamps Aland First stamp issue 1984
        Gustamps Alaouites First stamp issue 1925
        Gustamps Albania First stamp issue 1913
        Gustamps Alexandretta First stamp issue 1938
        Gustamps Alexandria First stamp issue 1899
        Gustamps Algeria First stamp issue 1924
        Gustamps Allenstein First stamp issue 1920
        Gustamps Alsace-Lorraine First stamp issue 1870
        Gustamps Alwar First stamp issue 1877
        Gustamps Andorra French First stamp issue 1931
        Gustamps Andora Spanish First stamp issue 1928
        Gustamps Angola First stamp issue 1870
        Gustamps Angra First stamp issue 1892
        Gustamps Anguilla First stamp issue 1967
        Gustamps Anjouan First stamp issue 1892
        Gustamps Annam and Tongking First stamp issue 1888
        Gustamps Antigua First stamp issue 1862
        Gustamps Antioquia First stamp issue 1868
        Gustamps Arbe First stamp issue 1920
        Gustamps Argentina First stamp issue 1858
        Gustamps Armenia First stamp issue 1919
        Gustamps Aruba First stamp issue 1986
        Gustamps Ascension First stamp issue 1922
        Gustamps Australia First stamp issue 1913
        Gustamps Australian Antarctic Territory First stamp issue 1957
        Gustamps Austria First stamp issue 1850
        Gustamps Azerbaijan First stamp issue 1919
        Gustamps Azores First stamp issue 1868