Cape triangle

EnglishEdit

Cape triangle stamp

EtymologyEdit

From its shape.

NounEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  • Douglas and Mary Patrick, The Musson Stamp Dictionary, Toronto, Musson Book Company, 1972.
Last modified on 26 March 2012, at 23:54