Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Theme : Zodiac signs 11k

We are reaching the end of the Zodiac series, issued by Canadian post.

11/12 Year of the Pig (2007)

The second last sheet, issued in 2007, is for the year of the Pig (Boar).
This is the last animal in the cycle, but as we started with the second one, there is still the 'first' animal that will be explained in my next post.

The Boar type is usually an honest, straightforward and patient person. Such man is a modest, shy character who prefers to work quietly behind the scenes and when others disappear he/she is often there to offer support. This type of people is reserved with those who they know not too well, but as time passes and they gain confidence those around may discover a lively and warm-hearted person behind that mask of aloofness. In spite the fact that those who born in the year of pig have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, they have only few close friends who understand them and share their inner thoughts and feelings. It is easy to put trust in pig type; he/she won't let you down and will never even try to. Such people simply want to do everything right according to the social control. 

11th sheet - year of the Pig
The sheet is rather modest,  but has a nice, unusual cut.
The stamp in the sheet is also modest, an embossed rectangle.

We see a second pic on top of the stamp, but that's similar to the other sheets, just for decoration.
detail - sheet year of the Pig
To see the effect of the embossed image, we better flip the sheet again.
2 embossed pigs, one stamp, one decoration
Some Famous Pigs: Bryan Adams, Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Richard Attenborough, Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Glenn Close, Richard Dreyfuss, Farrah Fawcett, Ernest Hemingway, Barry Gibb, Alfred Hitchcock, Elton John, Kevin Kline, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dudley Moore, Marie Osmond, Michael Parkinson, Lee Remick, Ginger Rogers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Spielberg, Emma Thompson. 

Years of the Pig : 1911 - 1923 - 1935 - 1947 - 1959 - 1971 - 1983 - 1995 - 2007 - 2019 - 2031
Next : Rat

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