#MP1943 – Triangle shaped stamps, 200v

Get 200 Worldwide Triangle Stamps

Countries around the world have been issuing triangle-shaped stamps since the mid-1800s.  They’re a fun area of collecting to explore – they all have interesting designs and honor a wide variety of topics.  Selections vary, but the one I looked through had stamps from across the globe featuring plants, animals, ships, sports, and so much more.  Get your affordable collection now and get in on the fun!

More About Triangle Stamps…

The British colony Cape of Good Hope issued the world’s first triangle-shaped stamps in 1853.  They were reportedly created in that shape to help illiterate postal clerks easily identify letters that were mailed from within the colony from those that were mailed from other places.

Over the course of a decade, Cape of Good Hope would produce several more triangle stamps, totaling 12 by 1863.  The next triangle stamps from another postal administration came from Newfoundland, then a British colony in 1857. These and many other early triangle stamps were imperforate. The first nation to issue perforated triangle stamps was Ecuador in 1908. Over the next several decades, more nations would join in the fun and issued over 1,600 triangle stamps.

In 1997, the US joined as well with a special pair of stamps promoting the Pacific ’97 Stamp Show. According to the postmaster general, “These innovative stamps represent our commitment to provide the philatelic community and the American public with exciting new designs and formats… Since 1847, when the first US postage stamps were issued, stamps have been rectangular in shape. We want the American public to know stamps aren’t square.”

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Get 200 Worldwide Triangle Stamps

Countries around the world have been issuing triangle-shaped stamps since the mid-1800s.  They’re a fun area of collecting to explore – they all have interesting designs and honor a wide variety of topics.  Selections vary, but the one I looked through had stamps from across the globe featuring plants, animals, ships, sports, and so much more.  Get your affordable collection now and get in on the fun!

More About Triangle Stamps…

The British colony Cape of Good Hope issued the world’s first triangle-shaped stamps in 1853.  They were reportedly created in that shape to help illiterate postal clerks easily identify letters that were mailed from within the colony from those that were mailed from other places.

Over the course of a decade, Cape of Good Hope would produce several more triangle stamps, totaling 12 by 1863.  The next triangle stamps from another postal administration came from Newfoundland, then a British colony in 1857. These and many other early triangle stamps were imperforate. The first nation to issue perforated triangle stamps was Ecuador in 1908. Over the next several decades, more nations would join in the fun and issued over 1,600 triangle stamps.

In 1997, the US joined as well with a special pair of stamps promoting the Pacific ’97 Stamp Show. According to the postmaster general, “These innovative stamps represent our commitment to provide the philatelic community and the American public with exciting new designs and formats… Since 1847, when the first US postage stamps were issued, stamps have been rectangular in shape. We want the American public to know stamps aren’t square.”