THE CANADIAN STAMP COLLECTION
Canadian Museum of History
100, rue Laurier, Gatineau, (Québec), K1A 0M8
Experience the Canadian story through an outstanding collection of more than 3,000 stamps — every stamp that Canada has ever issued! Housed in a new gallery, the exhibition includes behind-the-scenes stories and unique artifacts. Start at the very beginning, with the Province of Canada’s 1851 Three-Penny Beaver stamp designed by Sir Sandford Fleming, and work your way up to the most recent issue. New to this exhibition, artifacts from the Museum’s collections help explore themes of philately, society, sports, culture, environment, history, economy and symbols. Discover little-known stories and objects behind some of our country’s most memorable philatelic creations: the printer’s proof of the first stamp issued in 1851, the Northern Plains headdress featured in the 1972 “Indians of the Plains” stamp and the stained glass window reproduced in 1976’s “Nativity” stamp, among others.