Pro Patria – Village Museums
The Pro Patria stamps for 2015 depict ob- jects from the collections of museums in the cantons of Appenzell Innerrhoden, Berne, Thurgau and Vaud. This year’s four stamps complete a three-year, twelve-part set of special stamps devoted to museums. The “Swiss local and regional museums” campaign launched in 2013 aimed to spe- cifically promote the communication of history also in small and medium-sized museums. Once the collection is complete, over a million Swiss francs will have been raised. Pro Patria’s partner for the project is the Swiss Museums Association (Verband der Museen der Schweiz, VMS). Over 80 applications have already been submitted and 50 grants awarded.
Issue Date: 07.05.2015 Designer: Vito Noto, Lugano Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B.V. (Netherlands) Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamps: 33×28 mm Sheetlet: 195×142 mm (4 rows of 5 stamps) Values: CHF 1.25, 1.25, 1.50, 1.50
6th International Art Exhibition
Functionally speaking, the skin is the most versatile organ in a human or animal body. Serving as an interface between the internal and external, it protects our bodies from the environment, presents our “face” to the world, and preserves our inner equilibrium. As well as providing a variety of adaptive mechanisms, the skin also plays an important role in our metabolism and in immunology. The Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz isto present an exhibition around this theme at the Swiss pavilion at the Venice Biennale and has also designed this year’s stamp (a feature of the event since 2010).
Pamela Rosenkranz was born in 1979 in the canton of Uri. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Berne she completed a residency at the Rijksakade- mie in Amsterdam. These days she calls Zurich home, but is constantly on the move. The list of places where the artist has exhibited is truly international: in 2014 alone, her works were on show in
Issue Date: 07.05.2015 Designer: Pamela Rosenkranz, Zurich Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe (F) Process: Offset Colours: 2 Colours Size: Stamps: 33×28 mm Sheetlet: 192×95 mm (2 rows of 5 stamps) Values: CHF 1.00
Aerophilately Days 2015 Fehraltorf
Aerophilately is a branch of philately that specializes in the collection of items that havebeentransportedbyairmail.These include all documents relating to trans- port by airmail services – i.e. postcards, letters, parcel wrappers, letters accom- panying freight consignments and freight documents, as well as the associated postage stamps.Not long after the invention of the aero- plane at the beginning of the 20th century,
49thAerophilatelyDays:The Swiss Aerophilatelic Society (SAV) hosted the 49th Aerophilately Days on 16 and 17 May 2015 in Fehraltorf near Zu- rich. This event has been run without in- terruption since 1967, with all language regions of Switzerland being visited sev- eral times over the years.
The SAV is a na- tional Swiss society which was founded in 1925. The Aerophilately Days 2015 took place in the Heiget-Huus in the town of Fehraltorf.
Issue Date: 07.05.2015 Designer: Martine Dietrich, Berne Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Card: 148×105 mm Stamps: 33×28 mm Values: CHF 2.00