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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.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
The only sign represented by a female figure, Virgo is the overachiever of the zodiac. A love of precision, refinement, cleanliness, hygiene and good order can make observant Virgos seem critical of others. However, they will never be harder on anyone than they are on themselves. While some Virgos may appear cold, this outward lack of feeling can conceal strong emotions, often hidden due to a lack of trust. Virgos see shortcomings in both themselves and others and this tendency, mixed with their natural practicality, can make them come off as harsh. They are well-spoken, wise and witty, with the ability to understand and tolerate the problems of others with far more leniency than they can their own.