World Stamp Catalogue/Switzerland

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Map showing the cantons of Switzerland (1994)

Revenue stamps of Switzerland, issued by federal, cantonal and municipal authorities.

The Swiss tax system[edit | edit source]

Taxation in Switzerland has different levels. Taxes are levied by the Swiss confederation, the 26 cantons and the municipalities. The federal and cantonal constitutions govern the delimitation of Swiss taxation powers. However, the cantons exercise all the rights of a sovereign state. They can levy any type of tax as long as the Federal Constitution does not reserve a right for the national government to do so.

There are only a few types of Swiss taxes for which the confederation claims exclusive taxation authority. These include: Swiss VAT, stamp duties, withholding tax, custom duties and special consumption taxes. Consequently, the cantons have wide latitude in the creation of their own tax legislation. Municipalities may only levy taxes with authorization by the constitution of their respective canton.

In addition, the parishes of the three national churches (Christian Catholic, Protestant, and Roman Catholic) levy a church tax on their members in almost all cantons. This also applies to the legal entities liable for tax in the canton.

The levels of Swiss tax authorities are:

  • Federal level: governed by the Federal Constitution
  • Cantonal level: governed by the canton
  • Municipal level: governed by the commune.
  • Church: members of the three national churches are taxed in almost all cantons.

Federal revenue stamps of Switzerland[edit | edit source]

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. Federal revenue stamps were issued for 14 different taxes between 1915 and 1980.

Coat of arms of Switzerland.svg

Bonds and notes[edit | edit source]

1915[edit | edit source]

Hans Frei signature on lower corner right.

Design by Hans Frei (1868 - 1947), Swiss medallist, goldsmith and sculptor.

Consular service[edit | edit source]

1915[edit | edit source]

1915 federal bonds and notes stamps overprinted in black 'Service Consulaire Taxes'.

1920-1963[edit | edit source]

Bill of exchange[edit | edit source]

1918[edit | edit source]

Arms of Switzerland. 5c-50c grey-brown, 1fr-100fr lilac on yellow. Red value inscription. perforated 11.75, unwatermarked. Granite paper with red colored silk fibers (A). Different types can be distinguished for 1fr, 2fr and 5fr.

  • A: Granite paper with red colored silk fibers. Unwatermarked. 1fr, 2fr and 5 fr. (1918)
  • B: Granite paper with red and blue colored silk fibers. Unwatermarked. 1fr, 2fr and 5 fr. (1918)
  • C: Ribbed granite paper with red and blue colored silk fibers. Watermarked large cross. 1fr and 2fr. (1933)

1920-1933[edit | edit source]

Arms of Switzerland, 5c-50c. Orange-brown, perforated 11.75. Three types can be distinguished.

  • A: Granite paper with red colored silk fibers. Unwatermarked. (1920)
  • B: Granite paper with red and blue colored silk fibers. Unwatermarked. (1920)
  • C: Ribbed granite paper with red and blue colored silk fibers. Watermarked large cross. (1933)

1920

1933

Imprinted revenues[edit | edit source]

Confederation[edit | edit source]

Relief imprint. Design by Hans Frei (1868 - 1947), Swiss medallist, goldsmith and sculptor. 5 different fees were applied for different purposes. Little is known about this group except some different dates per tax. Bonds were taxed 3% (№ 5).

Cantonal revenue stamps[edit | edit source]

The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the member states of the Swiss Confederation.

Aargau[edit | edit source]

Aargau is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. 48 different revenue stamps were issued from 1886 to 1936. 50 different special issues are known, all imperforate.

CHE Aargau COA.svg

General revenue[edit | edit source]

1886[edit | edit source]

Coat of arms of Aarau. Three types can be distinguished:

  • A: Imperforate
  • B: Perforated 11.5, light colors
  • C: Perforated 11.5, dark colors

1908[edit | edit source]

Fixed fees[edit | edit source]

1913[edit | edit source]

1936[edit | edit source]

Poster tax[edit | edit source]

1916. 5 different values with perforations 10 (A), 10.75-11 (B), 11-11.25 (C) or 11.5 (D).

Markings[edit | edit source]

Two different categories of revenue markings can be distinguished:

  • Hand stamps (A),
  • Relief (dry) marking (C), from ca. 1825.

Basel[edit | edit source]

See separate book: Basel

Bern[edit | edit source]

See separate book: Bern

Fribourg[edit | edit source]

See separate book: Fribourg

Geneva[edit | edit source]

See separate book: Geneva

Grisons[edit | edit source]

Grisons or Graubünden, is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. 15 different revenue stamps were issued from 1930 to 1947 and for tourism 39 from 1936 to 1957.

Wappen Graubünden matt.svg

General revenue, 1943[edit | edit source]

Perforated 11 (A) or 11.5 (B)

Tourism[edit | edit source]

The tourism tax stamps of Switzerland deal with the stamps related to the short-term, visitor-accommodation tourism taxes (taxe de séjour).[1] The tourism tax is a public contribution that the guest of a resort or region must pay to help finance the expenses for improving the conditions of their stay.[2] 4 different sets were issued by the canton of Grisons between 1936 and 1957.

1936-1938[edit | edit source]

Type 1

Arms of Grisons. Two perforations: 11 (A) or 11.5 (B).

  • One line surrounds shield
  • Oval whorls
  • Upper right field of shield is correct
  • Condensed numeral field
  • Lower right whorl has no dot in the oval.

The 5c exists in three types: wide (x), 7 narrow 5 (y), cutoff 5 (z).

1944[edit | edit source]

Type 2

Arms of Grisons. Perforated 11.5.

  • Two lines surround shield
  • Round whorls
  • Shading in shield is incorrect
  • Condensed numeral field
  • Lower right whorl has a dot in the oval.

1944-[edit | edit source]

Type 3

Arms of Grisons. Perforated 10.75 thick paper (A), 10.75 thin paper (B) or 11.5 (C)

  • Two lines surround shield
  • Round whorls
  • Upper right field of shield corrected
  • Spread numeral field
  • Lower left whorl resembles snake head.

Lucerne[edit | edit source]

See separate book:Lucerne.

Neuchâtel[edit | edit source]

See separate book: Neuchâtel

Uri[edit | edit source]

Uri is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation, located in Central Switzerland. 25 different revenue stamps were issued from 1895 to 1947. 2 special stamps were issued in 1894 and 2 in 1895.

Wappen Uri matt.svg

General revenue, 1895[edit | edit source]

Perforated 12.75.

Zug[edit | edit source]

The canton of Zug, also Zoug is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. It is located in central Switzerland and its capital is Zug. Zug is one of the smallest of the Swiss cantons in terms of area and is subdivided into eleven municipalities. 7 different revenue stamps were issued from 1888 to 1943. 2 tourist tax stamps were issued in 1959 and 3 essays are known.

Wappen Zug matt.svg

General revenue, 1888-1909[edit | edit source]

Arms of Zug. The first issue can be divided in 4 groups: Perforated 10.75 (A), 11.5 (B), 12.75 thick paper (C), 12.75 thin paper (D). Numerous shades.

Municipal revenue stamps[edit | edit source]

The municipalities of Switzerland are the lowest level of administrative division in Switzerland. Each municipality is part of one of the Swiss cantons, which form the Swiss Confederation. In most cantons municipalities are also part of districts or other sub-cantonal administrative divisions. There are 2,294 municipalities in 2017, and according Gainon[3] about 800 have issued revenue stamps.

Aarau (AG)[edit | edit source]

Aarau is the capital of the canton of Aargau. 28 different stamps were issued between 1906 and 1908. 9 special printings (S) exist.

Coat of arms of Aarau.svg

1906[edit | edit source]

1908[edit | edit source]

Aarberg (BE)[edit | edit source]

Aarberg is a municipality in the Canton of Berne. 4 different stamps were issued in 1904, perforated 11.5 (A) or 14 (B). Next to these issues 28 special printings (S) exist imperforate (A), perforated 11.5 (B,C) or 14 (D).

Aarberg-coat of arms.svg

1904[edit | edit source]

Special printings.

L'Abbaye (VD)[edit | edit source]

L'Abbaye is a municipality in the canton of Vaud. 4 different stamps were issued.

L Abbaye-coat of arms.svg

Adlisweil (ZH)[edit | edit source]

Adlisweil or Adliswil is is a town and a municipality in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zürich. 24 different stamps were issued between 1906 and 1948.

Ohne Schatten ohne Schriftzug Farbe.jpg

Albligen (BE)[edit | edit source]

Albligen (former French name: Albenon) is a former municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. 4 different stamps were issued between 1910 and 1913.

Albligen-coat of arms.svg

Amriswil (TG)[edit | edit source]

Amriswil is a town and a municipality in Arbon District in the canton of Thurgau. 44 different stamps were issued between 1907 and 1970.

CHE Amriswil COA.svg

Arbon (TG)[edit | edit source]

Arbon is a municipality and district capital of the district of Arbon in the canton of Thurgau. 33 different stamps were issued between 1908 and 1970.

Arbon-blazon.svg

Bellinzona (TI)[edit | edit source]

Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino. 12 different stamps were issued between 1910 and 1962.

Stemma Bellinzona.svg

Biasca (TI)[edit | edit source]

Biasca is a town of the district of Riviera in the canton of Ticino. 7 different stamps were issued up to 1963.

CHE Biasca COA.svg

Biel / Bienne (BE)[edit | edit source]

Biel/Bienne is a town and a municipality in the Biel/Bienne administrative district in the canton of Berne. 88 different stamps were issued between 1892 and 1935.

Biel Bienne-coat of arms.svg

Municipal tax[edit | edit source]

Documents[edit | edit source]

1902-1910[edit | edit source]

Schriften-Controlle, perforated 11.5. or 13.25 (1910 - B). 5 types can be distinguished of the 1902 issue, based on small line deformations in the lower half of the stamp.

1919[edit | edit source]

Schriften-Kontrolle, perforated 11.5.

Police[edit | edit source]

1918-1931. Polizei-Commissariat, perforated 11.5.

City of Biel[edit | edit source]

1919-1921.

1926-1933.

Bremgarten (AG)[edit | edit source]

Bremgarten is a municipality in the Canton of Aargau. 29 different stamps were issued between 1905 and 1940.

Bremgarten-blason.svg

Brig-Glis (VS)[edit | edit source]

Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais. 6 different stamps were issued in the 1930's, perforated 11.25 (A) or 13 (B) or 13x11.25 (C).

Gemeindewappen-Brig-Glis.gif

Brügg (BE)[edit | edit source]

Brügg is a municipality in the Biel/Bienne administrative district in the canton of Bern. 12 different stamps were issued between 1907 and 1935.

Brügg-coat of arms.svg

Burgdorf (BE)[edit | edit source]

Burgdorf is the largest city in Emmental in the canton of Bern. 12 different stamps were issued in 1917. Four different perforations exist: 11.25x11.5 (A), 13 (B), 11.25x13 (C) and imperforate (D).

CHE Burgdorf COA.svg

Cadenazzo (TI)[edit | edit source]

Cadenazzo is a municipality in the district of Bellinzona, in the canton of Ticino. 5 different stamps were issued.

Cadenazzo-coat of arms.svg

Castagnola (TI)[edit | edit source]

Castagnola is a village on the northern shore of Lake Lugano, below the mountain of Monte Brè, in the Swiss canton of Ticino. Now a quarter of the city of Lugano. Until 1972 an independent municipality. 15 different stamps were issued from 1905.

Chaux-de-Fonds, La (NE)[edit | edit source]

La Chaux-de-Fonds is a municipality in the canton of Neuchâtel. 60 different revenue stamps were issued from 1889.

La Chaux-de-Fonds-coat of arms.svg

Chenit, Le (VD)[edit | edit source]

Le Chenit is a municipality in the canton of Vaud. 2 different entertainment tax stamps were issued in 1938.

Logo Le Chenit.jpg

Corgémont (BE)[edit | edit source]

Corgémont is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern . 17 different stamps were issued.

Corgémont-coat of arms.svg

Courrendlin (JU)[edit | edit source]

Courrendlin is a municipality in the district of Delémont in the canton of Jura. 10 different stamps were issued between 1901 and 1925.

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Court (BE)[edit | edit source]

Court is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern. 6 different stamps were issued in the 1900's.

Court-coat of arms.svg


Crissier (VD)[edit | edit source]

Crissier is a municipality in the district of Ouest Lausannois in the canton of Vaud. 11 different stamps were issued between 1905 and 1968. 3 special issues are known.

Crissier-coat of arms.svg

Cully (VD)[edit | edit source]

Cully is a former municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud. 40 different stamps were issued from 1892. 7 special issues are known.

Cully-coat of arms.svg

Delémont (JU)[edit | edit source]

Delémont is the capital of the Swiss canton of Jura. 44 different stamps were issued between 1904 and 1956.

Delemont coat of arms.svg

Dornach (SO)[edit | edit source]

Dornach is a municipality in the district of Dorneck in the canton of Solothurn. 9 different stamps were issued.

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Échallens (VD)[edit | edit source]

Échallens is a municipality in the district of Gros-de-Vaud in the canton of Vaud. 4 different entertainment tax stamps were issued.

Échallens-coat of arms.svg

Evilard (BE)[edit | edit source]

Evilard is a municipality in the Biel/Bienne administrative district in the canton of Bern. 14 different stamps were issued, perforated either 10 (A) or 11.5 (B).

CHE-Evilard-COA.svg

Giubasco (TI)[edit | edit source]

Giubiasco is a municipality in the district of Bellinzona in the canton of Ticino. 14 different stamps were issued between 1945 and 1992.

Giubiasco-coat of arms.svg

Grenchen (SO)[edit | edit source]

Grenchen is a municipality in the district of Lebern in the canton of Solothurn. 47 different stamps were issued between 1919 and 1971.

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1923[edit | edit source]

Arms of Gretchen. Four perforations exist: 11.25 (A), 11.5 (B), 13 (C) and 11.25x13 (D).

Grüningen (ZH)[edit | edit source]

Grüningen is a village in the district of Hinwil in the canton of Zürich. 18 different stamps were issued between 1932 and 1953.

Grueningen-blazon.svg

Guggisberg (BE)[edit | edit source]

Guggisberg is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the Swiss canton of Bern. 7 different stamps were issued in 1908 and 2 tourism tax stamps.

Guggisberg-coat of arms.svg

Herisau (AR)[edit | edit source]

Herisau is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. 33 different stamps were issued between 1889 and 1960.

Herisau gemeinde.jpg

Horgen (ZH)[edit | edit source]

Horgen is a municipality in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zürich. 34 different stamps were issued between 1909 and 1936.

Horgen-blazon.svg

Huttwil (BE)[edit | edit source]

Huttwil is a municipality in the Oberaargau administrative district in the Swiss canton of Bern. 29 different stamps were issued from 1903.

Wappen Huttwil.gif

1903[edit | edit source]

Interlaken (BE)[edit | edit source]

Interlaken is a statistic town and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the Canton of Bern. 31 different stamps were issued between 1926 and 1933. Variations exist, some can be distinguished by measuring the distance between value numeral and 'Cts' or 'Fr'.

Interlaken-coat of arms.svg

Kilchberg (ZH)[edit | edit source]

Kilchberg is a municipality in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zürich. 32 different stamps were issued between c. 1916 and 1952.

Kilchberg-blazon.svg

c. 1916[edit | edit source]

1941[edit | edit source]

Köniz (BE)[edit | edit source]

Köniz is a statistical town, however considers itself still as a village, and a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district right on the southern border to Bern in the canton of Bern. 43 different stamps were issued from 1901.

Köniz-coat of arms.svg

Kreuzlingen (TG)[edit | edit source]

Kreuzlingen is a municipality in the district of Kreuzlingen in the canton of Thurgau. 33 different stamps were issued between 1908 and 1980. One tourism revenue stamp was also issued.

Kreuzlin.GIF

Küsnacht (ZH)[edit | edit source]

Küsnacht is a municipality in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zurich. 8 different stamps were issued in 1901.

Kuesnacht-blazon.svg

Langenthal (BE)[edit | edit source]

Langenthal is a town and a municipality in the district of Oberaargau in the canton of Bern. 36 different stamps were issued between 1907 and 1950.

Langenthal-coat of arms.svg

Laufen / Laufon (BE, 1994: BL)[edit | edit source]

Laufen is a municipality and the capital of the district of Laufen in the canton of Basel-Country. 7 different stamps were issued in 1908, perforated either 11 (A) or 11.5 (B).

CHE Laufen BL official COA.svg

Lausanne (VD)[edit | edit source]

Lausanne is the capital and largest city of the canton of Vaud. 103 different stamps were issued between 1878 and 1950.

CHE Lausanne COA.svg

Lieu, Le (VD)[edit | edit source]

Le Lieu is a municipality in the canton of Vaud. 4 different stamps were issued in c. 1930.

Le Lieu.jpg

Locle, Le (NE)[edit | edit source]

Le Locle is a municipality in the Le Locle District in the Canton of Neuchâtel. 22 different stamps were issued between 1892 and 1950.

Le Locle-coat of arms.svg

Lugano (TI)[edit | edit source]

Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. 21 different stamps were issued between 1893 and 1931.

Lugano-coat of arms.svg

Lützelflüh (BE)[edit | edit source]

Lützelflüh is a municipality in the administrative district of Emmental in the Swiss canton of Bern. 15 different stamps were issued between 1904 and 1957.

Lützelflüh-coat of arms.svg

Madretsch (BE)[edit | edit source]

Madretsch is a former commune in the Swiss canton of Bern. Now a suburb of Biel/Bienne, which it joined in 1920. 5 different stamps were issued in 1903.

Madretsch-arms.jpg

Mett (BE)[edit | edit source]

Mett is a former commune in the Swiss canton of Bern. Now a suburb of Biel/Bienne, which it joined in 1920. 5 different stamps were issued in 1916.

Monthey (VS)[edit | edit source]

Monthey is the capital of the district of Monthey in the canton of Valais. 17 different stamps were issued.

Monthey VS.png

Montreux (VD)[edit | edit source]

Montreux is a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud. 18 different tourism tax stamps were issued.

CHE Montreux COA.svg

Moutier (BE)[edit | edit source]

Moutier is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern. 22 different tax stamps were issued between 1915 and 1945.

CHE Moutier COA.svg

Muri (AG)[edit | edit source]

Muri, formerly known as Muri (Freiamt), is a municipality in southeastern Swiss Canton Aargau and is the capital of same district . 26 different tax stamps were issued.

CHE Muri COA.svg

Muttenz (BL)[edit | edit source]

Muttenz is a municipality in the canton of Basel-Country. 30 different tax stamps were issued from 1930.

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Neuhausen am Rheinfall (SH)[edit | edit source]

Neuhausen am Rheinfall (which was called Neuhausen until 1938) is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen. 18 different tax stamps were issued from 1919 to 1947.

Wappen Neuhausen am Rheinfall.png


Neuveville, La (BE)[edit | edit source]

La Neuveville is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern. 8 different tax stamps were issued, dates are unknown.

La Neuveville-coat of arms.svg

Nidau (BE)[edit | edit source]

Nidau is a municipality in the Biel/Bienne administrative district in the canton of Bern. 19 different tax stamps were issued from 1910.

Nidau.jpg

Niederbipp (BE)[edit | edit source]

Niederbipp is a municipality in the Oberaargau administrative district in the canton of Bern. 19 different tax stamps were issued to c. 1976.

Niederbipp-coat of arms.svg

Ollon (VD)[edit | edit source]

Ollon is a municipality in the district of Aigle in the canton of Vaud. 9 different tax stamps were issued from c. 1903.

CHE Ollon VD COA.svg

Ponts-de-Martel, Les (NE)[edit | edit source]

Les Ponts-de-Martel is a municipality in the district of Le Locle in the canton of Neuchâtel. 14 different tax stamps were issued from 1892.

Wappen Les Ponts-de-Martel.jpg

Rapperswil (SG)[edit | edit source]

Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Gallen. 47 different tax stamps were issued between 1917 and 1920. 1917 issue exists in white (A) and buff (B) paper.

Rapperswil CoA.svg

Reconvilier (BE)[edit | edit source]

Reconvilier is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern. 9 different tax stamps were issued between 1904 and 1919.

Reconvilier-armoiries1.svg

Reinach (AG)[edit | edit source]

Reinach, Aargau is a municipality in the district of Kulm in the canton of Aargau. 8 different tax stamps were issued ca. 1925.

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Renens (VD)[edit | edit source]

Renens is a municipality in the canton of Vaud. It is located in the district of Ouest Lausannois, and is a suburb of the city of Lausanne. It is the fourth largest city in the canton. 63 different tax stamps were issued between 1904 and the 1940's.

Renens-coat of arms.svg

Civil tax[edit | edit source]

Non-firebrigade tax[edit | edit source]

'Taxe non-pompier', tax levied only at cantonal and municipal level. The non-fire brigade tax is not considered as being one of the 'taxes for particular services rendered' which, without exception, are to be paid by the beneficiaries of privileges and immunities. It is calculated on the taxpayer's income.

Riehen (BS)[edit | edit source]

Riehen is a municipality, in the canton of Basel-Stadt. 3 different tax stamps were issued around 1907.

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Riggisberg (BE)[edit | edit source]

Riggisberg is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern. 4 different tax stamps were issued in 1921.

Riggisberg-coat of arms.svg

Roggwil (BE)[edit | edit source]

Roggwil, Bern is a municipality in the Oberaargau administrative district in the canton of Bern. 34 different tax stamps were issued from 1916.

Roggwil-coat of arms.svg

Rorschach (SG)[edit | edit source]

Rorschach, Switzerland is a municipality, in the canton of St. Gallen. 60 different tax stamps were issued from 1909 to 1956.

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Rüti (ZH)[edit | edit source]

Rüti, Zürich is a municipality in the district of Hinwil in the canton of Zürich. 10 different tax stamps were issued in 1936.

Rueti-blazon.svg

Saanen (BE)[edit | edit source]

Saanen is a municipality in the canton of Berne. It is the capital of the Obersimmental-Saanen administrative district. 25 different tax stamps were issued, dates are unknown.

Saanen-coat of arms.svg

Sainte-Croix (VD)[edit | edit source]

Sainte-Croix is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois in the canton of Vaud. 5 different tax stamps were issued from 1894.

Sainte-Croix-coat of arms.svg

Saint-Imier (BE)[edit | edit source]

Saint-Imier is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern. It is located in the French-speaking Bernese Jura (Jura Bernois). Saint-Imier issued school revenues, unlisted in catalogues.

Saint Imier-coat of arms.svg

Saint-Maurice (VS)[edit | edit source]

Saint-Maurice, or 'Saint-Maurice d'Agaune', is a small city located in the canton of Valais. It is also the capital of the district and of the municipality of Saint-Maurice. 5 different tax stamps were issued.

Wappen St Maurice.svg

La Sarraz (VD)[edit | edit source]

La Sarraz is a municipality of the canton of Vaud, located in the district of Morges. 3 different tax stamps were issued from 1904.

La Sarraz-coat of arms.svg

Schaffhausen City (SH)[edit | edit source]

Schaffhausen is a town with historic roots, a municipality in northern Switzerland, and the capital of the canton of the same name. 23 different tax stamps were issued from 1904.

Schaffhouse-coat of arms.svg

Spiez (BE)[edit | edit source]

Spiez is a town and municipality on the shore of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss canton of Bern. It is part of the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district. 20 different tax stamps were issued.

Spiez-coat of arms.svg

Steffisburg (BE)[edit | edit source]

Steffisburg is a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern. 18 different tax stamps were issued.

Steffisburg-coat of arms.svg

Sumiswald (BE)[edit | edit source]

Sumiswald is a municipality in the district of the Emmental administrative district in the canton of Bern. 49 different tax stamps were issued from 1902 to 1975.

Sumiswald-coat of arms.svg

1902[edit | edit source]

1905[edit | edit source]

Ca. 1917[edit | edit source]

Ca. 1916[edit | edit source]

Design in blue.

Tavannes (BE)[edit | edit source]

Tavannes is a municipality in the Jura bernois administrative district in the canton of Bern. 31 different tax stamps were issued.

Tavannes-coat of arms.svg

Wädenswil (ZH)[edit | edit source]

Wädenswil is a municipality in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zürich. 53 different tax stamps were issued between 1887 and 1948.

Waedenswil-blazon.svg

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wallace, Clayton (2016). Tourism Tax Stamps of Switzerland (2nd ed.). Alamo, USA. 
  2. Zing, Pierre-Olivier (1971). La taxe de sejour et la taxe de tourisme. Lausanne University. 
  3. Gainon, Denis (1995). Catalogue de timbres administratifs publics de Suisse (fiscaux et analogues) confédération, cantons, communes (5th ed.). SGSSV / SSCEP, Zürich, Switzerland.