Signs of the Zodiac
 

I started this page in March 2005 when I noticed parts of a couple of sets in a stamp box from Bexleyheath PhilSoc. I have admired the Polish set on previous encounters and so decided on this comparative study of designs. A quick check on eBay shows that there are others available, including Russian and French. There are many Asian "years of", but I will not pursue those, at least for now, The subject matter suggests a different presentational approach, grouping by sign rather than country of origin.

Scorpio October 23, 24 to November 22

     
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Sagittarius November 23 to December 21

     
 
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Capricorn December 22 to January 19

     
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Aquarius January 20 to February 18

     
 
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Pisces February 19 to March 20

     
 
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Aries March 21 to
April 19
 

   
 
image from eBay
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Taurus April 20
to May 20
 

   
 
image from eBay
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Gemini May 21 to
June 21

     
 
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Cancer June 22 to
July 22

     
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Leo July 23 to
August 22

     
 
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Virgo August 23 to
September 22

     
 
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

Libra September 23 to October 23

     
Poland 1996 Czech Republic 1998 Russia 2004 Switzerland 1982 France 1977 Liechtenstein 1976-78

 

And here are the omnibus editions

 

Israel 1961

 

Booklets
Several countries have taken to producing booklets containing stamps for a single star sign. I'll collect the Scorpio ones.

 

Russia 2004

 

Israel 1961 SG198-209 and 210
Denmark 1967
Spanish Colonies 1968
Liechtenstein 1976 SG643-646; 1977 SG666-669; 1978 SG710-713
France 1977 SG2164 - 2175
Switzerland 1982/86 SG1034-1045
Poland 1996 SG3609 - 3620
Czech Republic 1998 SG206a - 218
Brazil 24th Jan 2001 "year of"?
Romania 2001
Czech Republic 12th Feb 2003 26kc Ram
Turkey 19th June 2003, single stamp SG?
Russia 2004 SG?
Australia 2005 SG?
 

Below is a zodiac MS from Hungary which I have not yet found in a catalogue. Also found on eBay,
Thanks to Blair Stannard for the information that this was issued on 3rd January 2005, and also for some of the Polish stamps above.



 

Thanks to Astrology.com for the symbols

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