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Anyone have the Higgins + Gage Stationery section for Austria handy?

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I'm having trouble acquiring a copy of Volume 1 of the long out-of-print Higgins and Gage catalog of worldwide postal stationery, and as I try to complete a longstanding goal (collecting the postmarks of Galicia-Lodomeria, where my father's family originates), I am also trying to confine myself to the officially issued postcards.

Specifically, I was hoping that if anyone has a copy of Volume 1 handy, they might be able to share the page(s) listing the 1908 Jubilee postcard issue, and anything else relating to this obverse design? There are a number of variations and I am trying to nail down precisely how many I am looking for. The postcard in question looks like this, and I believe the number is H&G 208 or thereabouts:
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Obverse
Reverse
Reverse
Thank you in advance to anyone who might be able to help!
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Don't have a copy but if you want to buy one, a PDF version of the Austria section of the catalogue is presently on sale on eBay - eBay item number:276345055804 and the full Vol 1 is available here https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=31662615 ... ults-_-BDP
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Is this what you are looking for?
HGAustria1908clip.jpg
HGAustria1908clip2.jpg
Hope it helps!
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Hi,

There are eight versions depending on the languages used and the H&G numbers are 207-214:

207 - 1 - German
208 - 2 - Bohemian
209 - 4 - Polish
210 - 4 & 5 - Polish and Ruthenian
211 - 6 - Slovak
212 - 7 & 3 - Illyrian and Italian
213 - 3 - Italian
218 - 8 & 5 - Romanian and Ruthenian

The single-digit numbers are H&G's standard codes for the different language versions of Austro-Hungarian postcards along with the names they use for these languages.

I believe in this context:

- "Bohemian" = Czech
- "Ruthenian" = East Slavic i.e. Byelorussian/Rusyn/Ukrainian
- "Illyrian" = South Slavic i.e. Serbo-Croat especially Croatian.

There is also the similar issue H&G 215 for the Jubilee Exhibition in Prague which has a similar design on the back but with different buildings on each side of Franz Josef.
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deltic1575 wrote: 10 Mar 2024 21:57 Don't have a copy but if you want to buy one, a PDF version of the Austria section of the catalogue is presently on sale on eBay - eBay item number:276345055804 and the full Vol 1 is available here https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=31662615 ... ults-_-BDP
Thank you!
stampquestions wrote: 10 Mar 2024 22:00 Is this what you are looking for?
HGAustria1908clip.jpg
HGAustria1908clip2.jpg
Hope it helps!
Yes, this is what I was looking for--I had some information from a specialized Austria catalog but needed this as well. Thanks!
nigelc wrote: 10 Mar 2024 22:04 Hi,

There are eight versions depending on the languages used and the H&G numbers are 207-214:

207 - 1 - German
208 - 2 - Bohemian
209 - 4 - Polish
210 - 4 & 5 - Polish and Ruthenian
211 - 6 - Slovak
212 - 7 & 3 - Illyrian and Italian
213 - 3 - Italian
218 - 8 & 5 - Romanian and Ruthenian

The single-digit numbers are H&G's standard codes for the different language versions of Austro-Hungarian postcards along with the names they use for these languages.

I believe in this context:

- "Bohemian" = Czech
- "Ruthenian" = East Slavic i.e. Byelorussian/Rusyn/Ukrainian
- "Illyrian" = South Slavic i.e. Serbo-Croat especially Croatian.

There is also the similar issue H&G 215 for the Jubilee Exhibition in Prague which has a similar design on the back but with different buildings on each side of Franz Josef.
Also a huge help, thank you! I did know about the Exhibition card as well, but I believe that only had the Czech and German text on the reverse? As in there was just the one version of the card?
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stampquestions wrote: 10 Mar 2024 22:00 Is this what you are looking for?

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Hope it helps!
Here is the explanation of the language versions:
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polisciguy2011 wrote: 10 Mar 2024 22:23 Also a huge help, thank you! I did know about the Exhibition card as well, but I believe that only had the Czech and German text on the reverse? As in there was just the one version of the card?
Yes, just the one version with Czech text to the left of the stamp and German to the right.
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There was also a later 1914 set H&G 221-228 issued in the same original design and versions but with the Emperor's motto, "Viribus Unitis" (with united forces) added in black and gold.

Here's H&G 221:
AH_jubilee_postcard_001.jpg
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stampquestions wrote: 10 Mar 2024 22:32
stampquestions wrote: 10 Mar 2024 22:00 Is this what you are looking for?

Image


Image

Hope it helps!
Here is the explanation of the language versions:

Image
Thank you, this is helpful as well!
nigelc wrote: 10 Mar 2024 22:57 There was also a later 1914 set H&G 221-228 issued in the same original design and versions but with the Emperor's motto, "Viribus Unitis" (with united forces) added in black and gold.

Here's H&G 221:
AH_jubilee_postcard_001.jpg
Am I correct in assuming this was issued after the commencement of the war?
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