Some Canadian postage stamps have a most unusual history. In this section of the exhibition, a selection of unique philatelic pieces reveals key moments in the history of Canada.

Presented here are essays attributed to Louis Riel, who may have ordered them to give his government official status. You will also find issues commemorating the first transatlantic flights, which linked Canada and Europe in record time.

These pieces from the Royal Philatelic Collection are considered Canadian philatelic treasures.

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The Treasures
These bronze plaques were among
the lavish interior decorations of the Besserer Street post office, Ottawa, which opened its doors on November 11, 1936.
Canadian Postal Museum Collection.