Cape triangle

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English[edit]

Cape triangle stamp

Etymology[edit]

From its shape.

Noun[edit]

Cape triangle (plural Cape triangles)

  1. Nickname for one of several denominations of triangular postage stamps issued by the Cape of Good Hope during the period 1853-1864.
    • 2003: Cape of Good Hope Wine Co.:
      Some of the Cape Triangles are very rare and expensive, depending on grade and condition.

References[edit]

  • Douglas and Mary Patrick, The Musson Stamp Dictionary, Toronto, Musson Book Company, 1972.