New Swiss Stamps

Centenary of the Swiss FCMP

swiss hcmp stampAlthough in federal Switzerland the cantons are responsible for heritage conservation, the Confederation also provides advice and support with the resources availableto it.

The oldest institution which the Confederation has for this purpose is the “Federal Commission for Monument Preservation” which commenced its work 100 years ago.

Issue Date: 26.02.2015 Designer: Stephanie Häberli-Bachmann, Zurich Printer: Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F) Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 32.5 x 40 mm

Centenary of the Swiss FTA

swiss tax stampEver since 1915, the Federal Tax Administration has collected the majority of the Confederation’s income. It is also a leading driver for the standardization of taxes in Switzerland.

Democratic legitimacy and moderate levels of taxation make our tax system sustainable and attractive when compared with other countries. On the occasion of its centenary year, we take a look at the origins of the FTA.

Issue Date: 26.02.2015 Designer: Stephan Kuhn, Eglisau (ZH) Printer: Cartor Security Printing S.A., La Loupe (F) Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 28x33mm

EXPO Milano 2015

swiss milano stampsFrom 1 May through to 31 October 2015, the World Fair in Milan will explore the theme of “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. According to the organizers, 130 countries, 10 international organizations and 30 sponsors will be participating. Approximately 20 million visitors are expected, including 2 million from Switzerland. Expo 2015 is a World Fair on our doorstep – Milan is only 80 kilometres away from Lugano. Switzerland and Italy enjoy close cultural, economic and political ties. With trade worth 34 billion francs, Italy is Switzerland’s second most important trading partner.Switzerland was the first country to sign up to participate in the World Fair. It will be exhibiting at Expo 2015 as a country with a sense of responsibility and soli- darity in relation to food.

Issue Date: 26.02.2015 Designer: Daniel Dreier and Nadine Wüthrich, Berne Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 40x33mm

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