In 1996, there was a series of zodiac stamps issued in Poland
by artist Maciej Jedrysik.
You can see more of his work at his website here. When I first came across this stamp, I had no idea what it was about. I still don't. Googling koziorozec told me that it was Polish for 'capricorn'. In Poland, they use their own language for the signs of the zodiac, whereas in English we use the Latin names.
The stamp image still made no sense. You can barely see the horns of the goat peeking behind the piece of paper. What does a man sitting at a desk holding up a sheet of paper with eye holes have to do with goats or Capricorns?
It seems I am not alone in being confused.
There are quite a few threads on several forums asking for clarification about this stamp, with no luck. Some of the others in the series, while still playful, are more recognizable as you can see in this set (courtesy of Erik Berndt flickr). Aquarius, for instance is called 'waterman' (Wodnik) in Polish, and therefore shows a plumber. Aries (Baran) is using a 'battering ram'. Virgo (Panna) shows a maiden - but what is with the gears?
I'm sure many Poles found this series amusing, but for the rest of us it seems to be just confounding.
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