Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Theme : Zodiac signs 11d

4/12 Year of the Dragon (2000)

In the year 2000, we started the year of the Dragon.

It's the fifth sign in the cycle, but the fourth sheet that was issued by Canada.

The sign of the Dragon, can be compared to the wester sign Aries.

The Dragon personality The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast - the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.

Canada - Year of the Dragon - 2000
If we take a closer look to the stamp on the sheet, we'll see 2 dragons, facing eachother.

stamp out of the sheet
only the left part is a stamp, the right side isn't

the dragons look like embroided
When we turn the sheet, we see clearly that both dragons are emobossed, this gives us even more the impression that both dragons are embroided.

back side, embossed dragon
The sheet itself is special too, in this way that the borders of the sheet are round.

left upper corner of the sheet
Truly a beautiful sheet, and of of the better from the set of 12 zodiac sheets that were issued by Canada.

Famous Dragons are : Joan of Arc, Susan B. Anthony, Florence Nightingale, Sigmund Freud, Mae West, John Lennon, Bruce Lee, Keanu Reeves, Orlando Bloom, Colin Farrell, and Sandra Bullock.

Years of the Dragon : 1904 - 1916 - 1928 - 1940 - 1952 - 1964 - 1976 - 1988 - 2000 - 2012 - 2024

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