Cape of Good Hope stamps were printed by Messrs. Perkins, Bacon & Co. The
stamps were created by a Cape of Good Hope surveyor and was supposedly
designed in a triangular shape so that even the illiterate can tell that it
is not a stamp from another country.
The design of the is that of a female figure sitting on top of an anchor,
which is resting on top of a rock, symbolizing the Cape.
The Woodblock Stamps were printed in 1861 and comes in both 1 penny and 4
penny forms. The 1 penny Woodblock Stamp comes in the color Vermillion while the 4
penny Woodblock Stamp comes in the color Blue.
However, as is common during this error, the 1 penny stamp sometimes is accidentally
printed with the color blue:
and the 4 penny stamp is accidentally printed with the color vermillion