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Signs of the Zodiac: Virgo

Signs of the Zodiac

Title

Signs of the Zodiac: Virgo

Denomination

PERMANENT™ (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

Virgo - Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 300,000
Cancellation Location: Sainte-Marie (Beauce), Quebec
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: Sainte-Marie (Beauce), Quebec
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.

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.

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Reference

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

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