Cape Triangular, noun phrase

Origin:
EnglishShow more Cape + English triangular having the form of a triangle.
historical
Any of several rare triangular stamps issued at the Cape from 1853 to 1900. Also attributive.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 82A complete copy of Ritter’s almanac..would be worth as much as any Cape Triangular.
[1953 U. Krige Dream & Desert 57For a long time they had stood motionless, gaping at a whole page full of large blue, green and red Cape of Good Hope triangular stamps-..the faint figure of Hope sadly reclining against her anchor.]
1975 S. Afr. Panorama Jan. 30The Cape triangulars, together with the early stamps of Britain, Europe and the U.S.A., are regarded as the corner-stones of the classic heritage of philately.
1982 S. Afr. Panorama Apr. 35Charles Davidson Bell (1813–1882)..is world-famous as the designer of the rare and valuable Cape triangular stamp first issued in 1853.
1990 Weekend Post 5 May (Leisure) 7Charles Bell, Surveyor-General of the Cape of Good Hope, drew her (sc. ‘Hope’) seated (semi-reclining) on the old Cape Triangular.
Any of several rare triangular stamps issued at the Cape from 1853 to 1900. Also attributive.

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