Prestige Philately Auction 230 CatalogueCatalogue by countryAustria
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1873 Vienna World's Fair, fold-out map, 'Neuester Weltausstellungs-Orientirungs-Plan. Wien im Juni 1873'. Very fine condition.
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AUSTRIA: travel poster 'Ubersichtskarte von Tirol, Map of the Tyrol, Carte Topographique du Tyrol/TYROL' c1950 colour lithograph published by Wagner'sche Univ-Buchdruckerei GmbH, Innsbruck, linen-backed, size 60x84cm.
World Exhibitions: Three gilded plaster exhibition medal obverses comprising 'NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR' (x2), 1) 1855 Paris Exhibition (53mm) Napoleon portrait facing right 'ALBERT BARRE' below, 2) 1867 Paris (46mm) laureate Napoleon portrait facing left 'H. POMSCARME. F' below, plus 1873 Vienna World Fair (63mm) Franz Joseph I, portrait facing right, 'J. TAUTENHAYN' below, all with bevelled rims, excellent condition.
AUSTRIA - Austro-Hungarian Empire
1885 Innsbruck Sharp-Shooting Gold medal (13.96g, 29mm, 0.986 = 23.6k), 4 Ducat weight and purity, obverse: 'FRANZ:IOS:KAISER: V:OESTER:ETC:G:V:TIROL' surrounding Emperor Franz Joseph I portrait facing right, wearing The Austrian Order of the Golden Fleece, 'A.SCHARF/BUSSON' in small lettering under bust, reverse: 'ZWEITES:OESTER:BVNDES SCHIESSEN:INNSBRVCK:1885' (= Second Austrian National Shooting Innsbruck 1885) surrounding crowned double-head eagle holding sword and orb, Coat of Arms at centre and below, Superb. Rare, this cataloguer has identified only two other gold medals of this type previously offered at auction, gEF.
The first sharp-shooting competition held in Innsbruck was in 1584, growing in popularity the 1855 competition had 2000 competitors (and 12 music bands), rising to 6000 in 1863, by 1885 the number of competitors had risen to 14,800 and the competition attended by Emperor Franz Joseph himself.