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Signs of the Zodiac: Virgo

Signs of the Zodiac

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 23, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 3,249,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Perforation or Dimension Simulated perforation
Series Signs of the Zodiac
Series Time Span 2011 - 2013
Printer Lowe-Martin
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
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
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

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.

Creators

Design: Paprika.
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Reference

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

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