Saturday, October 27, 2012

Theme : Zodiac sings 11i

9/12 Year of the Rooster (2005)

Canada's 9th sheet in the series of Zodiac signs, is dedicated to the Year of the Rooster.

The rooster is the 10th sign in the cycle.

People born in the year of Rooster are very usually observant. Most of the time, they are very accurate and precise with their observation. These people certainly love find themselves in the spotlight, they love entertaining friends and adore meeting new people, and even unexpected and uncertain circumstances are not a barrier for them. It is almost impossible to find someone born in this year looking dowdy or untidy. The fact is that these people are usually one of the best dressed and groomed of all other people. They are actively interested in clothes, colours, and accessories, and usually are very critical about their own appearance as well as about appearance of those they are surrounded by. People born in the year of rooster like to be noticed and flattered. Such person might dress a little flashily with this in mind, but in his heart, he/she is completely conservative. Roosters - type always appear attractive and beautifully turned out. They are sociable and love to receive attention. Others may criticize them for being exhibitionists but the fact that they are a compassionate, wise and have a brave nature which comes to the fore when others need their help makes up that deficiency. 

fan shaped sheet with 'normal' stamp
bar code label at the bottom

This year's issue is rather 'modest' but the sheet is still impressive.
The sheet is printed in gray colours, and the stamp itself is breight, with golden feathers on the rooster.
stamp from the sheet
 Parts of the stamp and two squares on the sheet are embossed.

embossed image of the rooster
embossed squares (top right side)
Some Famous Roosters: Dirk Bogarde, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Michael Caine, Eric Clapton, Joan Collins, Errol Flynn, Melanie Griffith, Richard Harris, Goldie Hawn, Katherine Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Jayne Mansfield, Steve Martin, James Mason, Somerset Maugham, Bette Midler, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Kim Novak, Yoko Ono, Dolly Parton, Michelle Pfeiffer, George Segal, Peter Ustinov. 

Years of the Rooster : 1909 - 1921 - 1933 - 1945 - 1957 - 1969 - 1981 - 1993 - 2005 - 2017 - 2029
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