IBRA News 18.03.2023 – Austrian Post presents the IBRA spending programme

The IBRA 2023 Special postmark

Austrian Post will have a stand at IBRA and has planned some special features and surprises for IBRA visitors. Now a surprise is no longer a surprise if you know it in advance. But Martina Prinz, Head of Philately Sales, has given us a little insight into the plans. For example, vending machine stamps with the imprint “IBRA 2023” will be issued for IBRA and a special postmark with the IBRA logo will be used. A highlight is the philatelic souvenir sheet with motifs from Essen. This was also designed by Bernd Röttgers, who also designed the Ruhr special issues of the BDPh. The motifs on the souvenir sheet depict the Philharmonic Hall in Essen, Lake Baldeney, Villa Hügel and the Hundertwasser House in Essen. The choice of motif is intended to express Essen’s close ties with Austria. The souvenir sheet is available for EUR 10 and contains three stamps at EUR 1.20 – ideal for a letter from Austria back to Germany. Austrian Post will gladly take your letters and send them from Vienna.

Philatelic souvenir sheet for IBRA (Image: Austrian Post).
The two vending machine stamps with IBRA overprint (Image: Austrian Post)