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|Date of Issue||July 23, 2012|
|Perforation or Dimension||Simulated perforation|
|Series||Signs of the Zodiac|
|Series Time Span||2011 - 2013|
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
|Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine||$1.95|
U-VF Used - Very Fine
|Used - Very Fine||$0.35|
This summer, Canada Post continues its three-year Signs of the Zodiac series with stamps and stamp products directed at Leos, Virgos, Librans and Scorpios. Like the initial four stamps issued in 2011 (Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer), again this year the stamps were designed by Paprika in Montreal. Created with the same kind of highly-layered graphics that incorporate symbolic imagery, astrological mapping and the colours traditionally associated with each sign, these four issues are not only interesting to collectors, but invite those born under the signs of Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio to personalize their mail.
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Leo’s strong, extroverted nature can be perceived as pompous or overbearing if taken to the extreme. Just as the lion is the king of beasts, the monarch-like essence of Leos make ambition, courage, independence and wilfulness part of their nature. Their self-confidence is magnetic and their lack of complication generally makes them easy to get along with—as long as they get what they want. Leos are idealistic, intelligent and disciplined, but even in the face of hard facts, they can be obstinate in adhering to out-of-date beliefs.