Postmarks of the Czech lands

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Cancellations or Postmarks stamped within the borders of the current Czech Republic territory. The current location name is given.


Philately in older context[edit]

Austrian Empire period (1850-1867)[edit]

They were cancelled in the provinces Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. They are sorted by issue and value.

Issue I (1850)[edit]

Issue II[edit]

Issue III[edit]

Issues IV & V[edit]

Austrian Monarchy (1867-1918)[edit]

Kreuzer Franz Joseph[edit]

The bilingual cancellations were officially required in 1871, except for locations which were dominatingly German speaking[1] (later called Sudetenland).

1883 issue[edit]

1890 - 1896 issues[edit]

Heller - Kronen[edit]

In 1900, there were 1434 post-offices in Bohemia, 656 in Moravia, and 188 in Silesia, which is 37% of the amount of post-offices (6186)[2] in the Austrian part (Cisleithania) of the monarchy.


Sorted by issue


  1. Wilhelm Klein 1967 "für alle Gebiete einzuführen, die nicht überwiegend deutsch waren"
  2. Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967

Czechoslovakia (1918-1939)[edit]

On 15 March 1939, part of Czechoslovakia was assimilated in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.