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Colour postage stamp with artwork showing a close-up portrait of former slave, Josiah Henson, with a row of refugees walking in the background Source

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Philately and Postal History

The philatelic collections include stamps and other philatelic materials as well as archival documents on all aspects of the design and production of postage stamps and on the Canadian postal service. Library and Archives Canada also holds numerous philatelic works, including material about philately and the history of postal service in Canada. The collections include monographs, philatelic periodicals, serials, publications, stamp-club bulletins, specialized catalogues, and brochures and series on philately.