|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.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
Moderate Libras’ alter-ego, Scorpios are the most intense and powerful sign of the Zodiac. Forget balance—Scorpio’s studied veneer of self-control seldom hides the emotional storm that lives inside them. Known for their volcanic eruptions when pushed, their magnetic intensity and almost hypnotic personality when they turn on the charm, Scorpio is popular and fun to be with but can intimidate those unequal to their power or trapped by their mesmerizing stare. The “watchers” of the zodiac, with often breathtaking eyes, their passion can be overwhelming; their extreme likes and dislikes and rebelliousness invite controversy and discord, but with self-discipline they can channel their natural conviction into a force that can move mountains.