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Effective October 15, 2015 the Fee Schedule for Expertization Services is being changed. Please go to Expertization Services on our website for an explanation and to download a copy of the new form for submissions after October 15, 2015. In general the fees for expertization are being increased but there are also changes to the structure of the fee schedule.
Effective IMMEDIATELY, our post office box mailing address has been changed to:
P.O. Box 69100, St. Clair Post Office. Toronto, ON M4T 3A1
Please be sure to use this new mailing address for all submissions to the Expert Committee.
The Harry Sutherland Library at the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation is pleased to announce EXTENDED HOURS and a new OPENING DAY!
Click HERE to download the newly updated PDF Winter 2016 schedule.
Download the “NEW” VGG Submission Form* HERE in PDF format. Print the form, complete, and submit with items to be expertized. Each item requires a separate form.
*Please note that to conserve space, the Terms & Conditions are no longer printed on the Submission Form, but appear in full on the Expertization Services page.
PLEASE be sure to use the PROPER MAILING ADDRESS when submitting items for expertization! DO NOT USE the OLD P.O. Box 204, Station Q, Toronto address, as that Box has now been closed. Items sent to that address could be lost!
Use only: P.O. Box 69100, St. Clair Post Office, Toronto, ON M4T 3A1 (NEW!!!)
The Greene Foundation publications
CANADA'S POSTAGE STAMPS OF THE SMALL QUEEN ERA 1870-1897 by Hillson / Nixon
THE LARGE QUEEN STAMPS OF CANADA AND THEIR USE, Second Edition by H.E. & H.W. Duckworth
have both been reprinted and are NOW ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE!
See our Publications page for details.
NOTE: ALL of the 8 Greene publications are also available on eBay.
Do a search for GreeneBooks to find the listings.
NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR USING PAYPAL ON eBAY !
July 16, 2013
The Greene Foundation is pleased to announce that it has issued a certificate of genuineness
A complete technical report to support this certificate is available for download
Below is a scan of the actual stamp.
The Greene Foundation has received a wide variety of emails since the announcement of the discovery of Canada’s Two Cent postage stamp on laid paper from the 1868 Large Queen issue.
The questions in the emails range from:
First, the basic design of the Two Cent Stamp from the 1868 Canada issue known as “Large Queens” is shown here on the website.
Download this information HERE.
Effective NOW: Change to Greene Certificates:
We have exhausted our supply of 20,000 original Green Certificates and have begun issuing new ones.
The numbering will begin at 20,001 and will look like the sample below.
We want you to be aware of this fact, so as not to raise suspicions when you start seeing the new ones.
Effective March 1, 2011: Change to Pink Certificates:
January 25, 2012:
IMPORTANT new recommendation when submitting items from outside of Canada.
INTERESTED IN OUR VSC6000?
Lessons Learned for Expertizing: The use of security features on high value definitives of Great Britain and Canada (1988-2012) as a VSC 6000 learning tool.
by Garfield Portch, FRPSC and Charles J. G. Verge, FRPSC, FRPSL Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation
31 page PDF Document available for Download HERE
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