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Postal Archives

The National Archives preserves and makes accessible Canada's philatelic and postal heritage and, as such, possesses the most definitive collection in the country. In addition, the Canadian Postal Archives offers the most complete online documentation of this material. The following resources provide information related to this theme.


General Inventory
An excellent starting point to any research, the General Inventory presents the whole of the National Archives' holdings at the fonds, collection and accession levels, including those of public and private origin and covering all media.

Detailed Descriptions

Philatis - Postal Archives
Information regarding Canada's postage stamps and descriptions of records from the Canadian Postal Archives collection. Contains tens of thousands of descriptions.

Biophil - Stamp Creators
Biographical information on the creators of Canadian postage stamps. Over 200 biographical notes and links to collections are available.

Canadian Post Office Publications  New
Online access to 26,000 pages of administrative directives concerning the Canadian Post Office and published between 1759 and 1900.

Philatelic Library
Detailed inventory of the thousands of monographs and catalogues in the collection of the National Archives' philatelic library.

Philatelic Bibliography  New
More than 10,000 bibliographical references on stamps and postal history of Canada.

Post Offices and Postmasters
Information regarding Canada's post offices and Postmasters in all provinces and territories. Contains tens of thousands of records.

Government of Canada Files
Over one million descriptions of files created by departments and agencies of the Government of Canada. RG3 contains all files related to the Post Office.