Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Contents

EnglishEdit

 
Cape triangle stamp

EtymologyEdit

From its shape and origin.

NounEdit

Cape triangle (plural Cape triangles)

  1. (informal) 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.