Thanks classic_paper for all your help! You convinced me to get an ANK Austria specialized catalogue.
The only problem is that now I regret buying the 2009/2010 version I found, as it must be too old...
Granted, it is nice! I had no idea about all the plate flaws on Austrian stamps from the 40s and 50s, but I am disappointed in the coverage of Ostmark and Lombardy-Venetia, as I was hoping it would look like your's. Oh, well! Evidently they must have revamped it after my 2009/2010 catalog came out.Ostmark
: My catalog sadly does not have the first page you posted (page 88) at all. They just start the section with how your page 89 looks.Lombardy-Venetia
: They include some information similar to your scans, but not as much. Also, the layout of the info they do include is not as nice or easy to understand. In my catalog, they separate the Austria and Lombardy-Venetia listings into entirely different sections, while your catalogue seems to combine the listings together, somewhat. Most disappointedly, my catalogue doesn't appear to value Austrian stamps used in Lombardy-Venetia, or Lombardy-Venetia stamps used in Austria.
classic_paper, if you wouldn't mind, and have a chance, could I see how your ANK Austria Specialized covers the 1863 issues/cancellations of Austria/Lombardy Venetia (probably pages 35 and 36 according to your scans)? That should cover that last bit of information I'm missing, that I've been unable to get ahold of so far!
Also, how would you translate the text at the top of the your scanned page 88 (Ostmark)?
Through my rudimentary Google Translate method, I get:
From top left:
On Saturday, March 12th, 1938, German troops crossed the border with Austria and occupied the whole country without any resistance. On March 13, 1938, the Anschluss was standardized and the newly created Greater Germany was subsequently accepted by the Austrian population on April 10, by means of a vote.
Unless they were previously declared invalid (the period of validity is specified for the individual stamps), the Austrian stamps kept their postage validity until October 31, 1938 at the latest.
On April 4, 1938, postage stamps of the German Empire became valid in the Ostmark and mixed postage with Austrian stamps became possible.
Exchange rate: 1 RM = 1.50 OS
The following stamps were also valid in the Ostmark:
Prices apply to Ostmark cancellations, or on letters alone or in mixed postage with stamps from the German Empire.Does this mean that listings below this are for Austrian stamps that were still valid to use, and that were used in Austria between April 4,1938 and October 31, 1938? Am I interpreting this correctly? Is that what it means by Ostmark cancellations?
From the top right:
The following stamps of the German Empire were also valid in the Ostmark:
Austrian postage stamps were not allowed to be used in the German Reich.I take this to mean that they are saying the listings below are for German stamps (ones issued before 1938?) that are have Austria cancellations. Is this correct? If so, do you know if ANK numbers are the same as Michel numbers?
Thank you again for all your help!