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Austria : BREXIT Commemorative (2020) Block-of-4
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Austria
Type
Stamp (Block)
Stamp (Single)
Class
Commemorative
Face Value
1.80 Euro
Issued Date
31/01/2020
Designer
Anita Kern
Quantity Issued
140,000
Gum
Gum
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Superb
Austria : BREXIT Commemorative (2020) Block-of-4
In the press release announcing the overprinted Brexit stamp, Austria Post said “to emphasize the special position visually, the area of the United Kingdom was provided with a light blue transparent varnish.”

Austrian Post has Brexit stamp problem licked with unique print showing UK delay
By Alice Tidey  •  last updated: 01/02/2020

Britain's much-delayed departure from the European Union left Austria's post office with a problem in the shape of 140,000 stamps printed with the original, cancelled Brexit date of March 29, 2019.

The missed deadline passed last year with Britain still firmly in the bloc.

But with Brexit Day finally taking place, postal officials decided to make use of the stamps after all by simply adding the new date through a process known as overprinting.

It is sold for €1.80 — the fee for a standard size letter to overseas destinations.

The stamp "is as special and unique as the history of Brexit," Österreichische Post said in a statement.

The move was applauded online, with Twitter user Herr Naumann writing: "There's a saying about Austrians lacking a sense of humour: tomorrow there will be this stamp on Brexit."

https://www.euronews.com/2020/02/01/austrian-post-has-brexit-stamp-problem-licked-with-unique-print-showing-uk-delay
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