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Signs of the Zodiac: Leo

Signs of the Zodiac

Title

Signs of the Zodiac: Leo

Denomination

PERMANENTâ„¢ (P)

Date of Issue

July 23, 2012

Year

Quantity

3,249,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Signs of the Zodiac

Series Time Span

2011 - 2013

Perforation or Dimension

Simulated perforation

Printer

Lowe-Martin

Creators

Design: Paprika.

Layouts

Leo - Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 300,000
Cancellation Location: Lions Head, Ontario
Original Price: $6.10
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Pane of 12 stamps

Quantity Produced - 50,000
Original Price: $7.56
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 128 mm x 128 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir sheet of 4 stamps

Quantity Produced - 175,000
Original Price: $2.44
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 128 mm x 128 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Paper: Tullis Russell

Gutter Product (sheet of 4)

Quantity Produced - 4,000
Original Price: $14.64
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

OFDC

Quantity Produced - 13,500
Cancellation Location: Lions Head, Ontario
Original Price: $1.61
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

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.

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Reference

Canada's Stamp Details (July - September 2012, Volume XXI NO 3)

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