2011 Signs of the zodiac Canada stamp series, Aries

Signes du zodiaque-Bélier
Signs of the Zodiac-Aries

On March 21, 2011, Canada Post began issuing the first stamp in a new 12-stamp series which will continue throughout the year. This new series, the Signs of the Zodiac, kicks off in March with the sign of Aries. Ancient Greek astronomers mapped out the constellation of Aries as a ram lying down with his head to the right.

Constellation du Bélier
Constellation of Aries

Each colorful stamp features an image of the zodiac sign as well as the corresponding star constellation. An intriguing release in this series will be the first day covers for each stamp, which, when correctly positioned, will form a sky map of all 12 signs. Also, in July a souvenir sheet will feature the four zodiac signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer.

1 thought on “2011 Signs of the zodiac Canada stamp series, Aries

  1. Greetings from South Australia.I collect philatelic issues of Western-Zodiac
    I wish to buy the latest Canadian ssue of these;Is the issue complete(12 stamps), or when will it be so.Please send details of costs etc.(visa ?).This is a real request.
    Regards,
    J.C.H.

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