Sunday, 20 April 2014

Zodiac

I was sure I had some zodiac sign stamps with star constellations but it looks as though those must have been in my imaginary stamp collection.  In the real world I could find just two from a set  issued in 1998 by the Czech Republic.  Above is Gemini, the twins.  People born under this sign are smart, cheerful, quick witted and charming but can also be gossipy and fickle. Two famous Gemini are John F Kennedy and Queen Victoria.
Aries, the ram.  Energetic, honest, adventurous but can also be impulsive and impatient. Famous Gemini are Hans Christian Anderson and Jackie Chan.   As the latter was born in Hong Kong this gives me the opportunity to pad out my lack of western Zodiac stamps with the Chinese Zodiac
and the "Twelve Animals of the Lunar New Year Cycle" miniature sheet which Hong Kong issued in 1999. I then wondered what Lunar Year Sign  Jackie Chan (birthday 7 April 1954) was born in and discovered it was the Year of the Horse -
2014: Year of the Horse (Designed by Chrissy Lau)

An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of -  Zodiac Signs  here

6 comments:

Heleen said...

These are very beautiful, all of them! Thank you for sharing!

Hawwa said...

It isn't an easy theme... I have received one of these red horses, and I'm happy to see the complete sheet.

viridian said...

Lovely stamps, but the red horses are amazing.
Thank you for participating - I did not think this would be such a difficult theme.

Bob Scotney said...

That Czech stamp is superb.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I really love the stamp sheet from Guernsey! I must go through my cards from the Czech Republic more carefully because I'm not at all sure I'd have spotted those as being signs of the zodiac.

agi said...

wow thats quite the selection! i have some of the czech zodiac stamps on postcards but different signs