Vincent Graves Greene
Philatelic Research Foundation

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The Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library at the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation aims to support the work of the Greene Foundation and philately in Canada by:

  • providing a comprehensive collection of items relating to British North American and Canadian philately;

  • providing an up-to-date collection of items relating to expertizing, frauds and forgeries;

  • supporting the basic needs of the Canadian philatelic community with definitive works on important collecting areas and the most recent general catalogues.

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While we are very grateful for donations of items that enhance our collection, space is limited and arrangements must be made in advance. Please review The Foundation’s donation policy.

The HSPL is noted for:
  • the best B.N.A. reference collection in the world
  • a significant collection of early Canadian philatelic journals in OCR searchable format
  • a comprehensive collection of Canadian auction catalogues
  • historical runs of selected auction catalogues
  • research collections from important Canadian philatelists
  • historical collection of prospectus for International and Canadian stamp exhibitions

We are looking forward to your visit!

The library is open to researchers on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Library Visit


Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Phone number
416 921-2073

Library staff:

Natalie Mitchell – Library Manager

Sophie Andrade – Librarian

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Lending policy: The HSPL does not provide an interlibrary loan service. Some material is available for circulation within Canada to members of philatelic groups. Arrangements for photocopying or scanning of items might be possible.

Requesting books. Friends of the HSPL who live in Canada can request books directly from the online catalogue.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact our librarian:

Once or twice a month the library sends out an e-mail to the Friends of the Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library informing every one of upcoming events.

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