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Vincent Graves Greene
Philatelic Research Foundation

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The Greene Foundation Office and the Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library are open Monday to Thursday each week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In addition the Library is open once a month on a Saturday. Please check the Library section of our Home Page for details.

The Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation was established in 1975. The initial funding of the Foundation consisted of a series of gifts made to the Foundation by Vincent Graves Greene.

It is expected that these funds will be augmented by gifts from individuals or organizations who are interested in furthering the purposes of the Foundation.

The Foundation bears the name of Vincent Graves Greene who was considered to be the Dean of Canadian Philatelists. He was a signatory of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists; a recipient of the Lichtenstein Award; and a Fellow of both the Royal Philatelic Society, London and the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada. He served on many international juries and made significant contributions to all areas of philately.

The Foundation is incorporated and registered as a charitable organization for Canadian tax purposes.

The primary purpose of the Foundation is to encourage and promote research in the fields of philately and postal history. To carry out this purpose the Foundation is empowered to raise and distribute funds, to enter into arrangements with various authorities and to employ staff as necessary to attain its objectives.

Five Main Functions of the Foundation

1. The establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive library for research and study purposes.

2. The provision of expertization service for the validation of Canadian philatelic and postal history items.

3. To conduct or support lecture programmes or courses of study designed to improve and expand the knowledge of Canadian philatelists and postal historians.

4. To encourage, participate and organize philatelic and postal history exhibitions, competitions and displays.

5. To underwrite and publish philatelic and postal history research work in various formats.

In addition, the Foundation will make available meeting space for suitable organizations. The Library is open to groups meeting at the offices of the Foundation and at other times by special arrangement.

Applications for the support of projects within the purposes of the Foundation should be made in writing enclosing all necessary details to the Board of Directors. All proposals must include an explanation of the project, an estimate of financial need, biography of the person or persons undertaking the work, the time involved and the eventual disposition of the results.

Approval of all applications is subject to the availability of funds.

EXECUTIVE

Chairman & Treasurer
  J. Edward (Ted) Nixon

Vice-President
  Garfield Portch

Secretary
  Charles J. G. Verge


DIRECTORS

  David Hobden

  Ingo Nessel

  J. Edward (Ted) Nixon

  Garfield Portch

  Kimmo Salonen

  Ralph E. Trimble

  Charles J. G. Verge


OFFICERS

  Margaret Schulzke, Executive Assistant

  Sheila Moll, Director of Library Services

EXPERT COMMITTEE

  J. Edward (Ted) Nixon (Chairman)

  Glenn Archer

  William Coates

  David Hobden

  Lawrence Pinkney

  Garfield Portch

  Kimmo Salonen

  Yohann Tanguay

  Rob Taylor

  Ralph E. Trimble

  Charles J. G. Verge

  Ted Wright


COMMITTEE ASSISTANT

  Mark Stelmacovich


CONSULTANTS

The Expert Committee has excellent relations with other expert committees and individuals and will consult with one or more of them in a case of difficulty.


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