2011 Canada sign of the zodiac stamp, Taurus

2011 Canada stamp-Taurus
2011 Canada stamp-Taurus

On April 21, 2011, Canada Post began issuing the second stamp in the «Signs of the Zodiac» series. This month’s stamp depicts Taurus and once again features the astrological sign along with the constellation outline in the background. Adding joining lines to the visible stars of the Taurus constellation explains how it got its name-two upright, front horns are plainly visible.

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International year of forests 2011 Canada stamp

2011 International Year of Forests stamp
2011 International Year of Forests Canada souvenir sheet

On April 21, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new series of stamps commemorating the UN’s International Year of Forests. The UN’s mandate is to “raise awareness and strengthen the sustainable forest management…for current and future generations”.

This new series of two se-tenant stamps features close-up views of the forest floor and the soaring heights of a new tree. Appropriate images, since a forest is not just about the trees, but the entire ecosystem, including flora and fauna.

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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.

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