TYPE: A 2
ISSUED: October 1, 1874
PERF: 9½, 11½, 12½, 13½ and compound.
DESIGNER: Janos L. L’Hiver
ENGRAVER: Ferenc Haske and Emanuel Jung
PURPOSE: Regular postage issue.
DESIGN: Crown of St. Stephen, surmounting an envelope and a post horn, enclosed in a wreath, with light corners
The 2, 3 and 5 are known in violet, blue green and a dull red. The 5 is known imperf.
Although the official date of issue is October 1, 1874, stamps were placed in general use on January 1, 1875, except the 20 Kr, which was first used on June 6, 1876 according to the Austro Hungarian Philatelic society.