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Signs of the Zodiac: Scorpio

Signs of the Zodiac

Title

Signs of the Zodiac: Scorpio

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

Scorpio - Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 300,000
Cancellation Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta
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: Pincher Creek, Alberta
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.

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.

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Reference

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

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