First Triangle Map Stamp

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     The first triangular postal map stamp was issued in 1894 by Liberia. The central design is a female figure representing "Commerce," holding a caduceus, the astrological symbol for commerce, on the left are containers of trade goods and a globe showing the continent of Africa, on the right are a palm tree, a canoe with Krumen, members of an indigeneous tribe, a box of trade goods, and a ribbon with the Liberian motto, "The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here".

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