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On November 1, 1858, Austria issued five stamps featuring Emperor Franz Joseph. These postage stamps, often referred to as the “Franz Joseph stamps,” holds a special place in the world of stamp collecting in Austria. Todays stamp itself depicts a young Emperor Franz Joseph, who ascended to the Austrian throne in 1848. This cancelled Kreuzer stamp is a Type 2 copy with a CV of 4 €. But this copy with a, beautiful and nearly perfect placed bulls eye cancel can be sold for up to 50 €.