19 April 2014

Zodiac Stamps

The theme for this week in Viridian's Postcard Blog Sunday Stamps is Zodiacal and zodiac signs stamps. I have published sometimes stamps about Chinese zodiac (for instance here or here). I though I hadn't received stamps about Western zodiac, but then I remembered these:



From Ukraine

Issued in 2008. The whole series here.


From Sri Lanka
This series was issued in 2007. I have got just this stamp on a postcard. You can see here the complete series (bottom of the page).

I am very curious to see yours!

15 comments:

  1. The Ukranian stamps seem a little unusual to say the least, I'm not sure about Aquarius being represented by someone with their trousers down! Would that possibly offend an Aquarian? I don't know ;) ;)

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    1. I hope it won't offend anyone! :)

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  2. I love your Ukranian stamps :)

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  3. I must say that I think the Ukrainian image of the Aquarius a little weird and indeed offending. In Dutch the 'Aquarius' is called 'Waterman', which doesn't mean that they have to produce the water :-) . And I must say that I prefer the Aquarius with bottles or amphoras full of clear, clean water :-)

    Anyhow, it's of course great to have our own signs on stamps, too :-)

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    1. I never thought of this stamp as offending until Lisa and you suggested that... Maybe because I have hardly interest in Astrology matters. I just was looking for a excuse to show these Ukranian stamps. I find these illustrations funny, I like this childish style.

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    2. I must confess that I only raised my eyebrows when I saw this little Waterman doing this. And I began to think it offending (being an Aquarian who's never able to produce water in that way, and then I began to think of my preference for clear water and so on) from the moment that I read Lisa making this suggestion :-)
      I agree, these stamps are nice, fine illustrations. I love the fishy and cancer one, and I must confess, too, that I like (and feel connected to) the Aquarius' friendly smile :-)

      In my teens I read about astrology, and I thought it very interesting matter then. And I cherish the characteristics, contributed to my (sun and moon (an other one!)) zodiac signs.
      But then I suddenly realised that all characterics - also from other signs - apply to all people!
      After my teens I didn't read about it anymore, and I can put it in perspective. However still I think it a nice idea to be both a 'pretty mad' person and a genius, and original, creative and so on - characterisics attributed to 'my' sun sign (for what it's worht) :-)

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  4. The Ukrainian stamps are so cute. I must admit I puzzled over the Aquarius sign at first, but now I can see the Ukrainian sense of humour and just think its funny, but then I'm not an Aquarian:-)

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    1. :D
      I need to hear the opinion of an Aquarian (with sense of humour too, please!).

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  5. I would never have thought the Ukrainian stamps were showing signs of the zodiac until you told me. :) I think they are fun!

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    1. I also didn't see at first sight. Then I realised the theme. In the links posted by Heleen you can see the complete series.

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  6. I am coming late to the commentary. I thought the Ukrainian stamps a little odd, Scorpio too.
    Anyway, thank you for participating!

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    1. You're welcome anyway.

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  7. i too havent realised this series was of zodiac for quite a while, but i like different interpretations, even though a bit cheeky :)

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    1. Yes, I also find them cheeky... But funny!

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