Thursday, October 18, 2012

Theme : Zodiac signs 11f

6/12 Year of the Horse (2002)

The 7th sign in the cycle is the Horse, it's also the 6th sheet that was issued in Canada.
And I have to admit, it's a small piece of art.

The sheet itself is oxtagonal, withe a 'normal' stamp in the middle. Well, what is normal?
The horse is printed in red metallic ink. Similar to previous sheets in this series, the horse is embossed, but also the border frame around the stamp.

2002 sheet Canada - Year of the Horse

Stamp out of the sheet

Looking at the sheet, it's like we're in a house, looking through the window, where a horse is playing outside in the garden. The embossed frame gives the impression of a window, and the flowers are printed behind that windom.
The horse seems to be beween the flowers and the window.

detail - mark the date (2001) in the image
at the back, we see the embossed frame and horse

In the border of the sheet, we see all 12 animals of the zodiac circle, the horse is printed in gold.

detail of the sheet
People born in the year of the Horse share certain characteristics:  Self-reliant, joyful, outgoing, sophisticated, resilient, arrogant, and quick-witted.  Exciting and extroverted, vivid and animated, Horse people like to entertain friends with their humor and appeal.  They are bursting with energy, are the life of any party they attend, and always looking for the next party event. They are sharp-minded, dress fashionably, gifted with a silver tongue, and have acute insight.

Famous people who were born under the Horse sign : Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Cherie Blair, Cindy Crawford, Ellen Barkin, Halle Berry, Helena Bonham Carter, Jacqueline Susann, Joanne Woodward, Princess Margaret, Rita Hayworth, and Robin Wright Penn. 

Years of the Horse : 1906 - 1918 - 1930 - 1942 - 1954 - 1966 - 1978 - 1990 - 2002 - 2014 - 2026

Next : Ram/Goat

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