DEALER in Quality Stamps,
Postal History and Ephemera
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About Chris Green STAMPS  

Visit Ottawa's Premier Stamp Store

Dealer in Quality Stamps, Postal History & Ephemera



151-D Second Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1S 2H6

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5:30pm

Near the corner of Bank St.
and Second Ave. in the Glebe

Our Team

A lifelong collector, Chris is a full-time dealer in fine stamps, postal history, and works on paper. His professional interests extend to all manner of ephemera, from quality stamps and postal history to vintage advertising, antique maps and prints to historic documents and manuscripts.

A graduate of the Queen’s University School of Business, Chris has also studied at the Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany. Professionally, has been a senior advisor to Canada’s Minister of International Trade & Minister of Foreign Affairs.

He is currently a Director of Sparks Auctions of Ottawa, and has participated in all aspects of auction management, from preparing catalogue descriptions to auctioneering. A frequent participant in local, national, and international auctions as both a buyer and seller, Chris is intimately familiar with the auction process from both sides of the rostrum. Collectors may also remember Chris from his work for Ian Kimmerly Stamps, where he handled Ian’s online sales, and served retail clients during his summers off from university.

Chris is an accredited member of the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group, whose curriculum is based on the internationally-recognized Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). He has completed a comprehensive program of appraisal theory and continues to expand and enhance his knowledge of the appraisal process through attendance at conferences, seminars, and trade shows.

Passionate about preserving Canada’s heritage, Chris has been an invited speaker on the topics of monarchy and Canadian history, and has appeared in national media discussing antiques and historical memorabilia.

Chris is a member of a number of philatelic societies and study groups, including the Canadian Stamp Dealers Association, the American Philatelic Society, the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, the British North America Philatelic Society, the Postal History Society, the Postal History Society of Canada, the Forces Postal History Society, the Canadian Postal History Society of Great Britain, the Boer War Philatelic Society, the Cape & Natal Study Circle, the East Africa Study Circle, and many more.

Personally, he collects Canadian military postal history and ephemera, with particular interests in Militia Camps, World War I, and the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. He also collects the postal history of Stratford, Ontario, as well as all manner of memorabilia of the Stratford Festival of Canada. His habit of accumulating books of all sorts is a mild addiction to which he has resigned himself.

David Giles

David Giles
Retail Manager

At the age of eight years, with the encouragement of an uncle and his parents, David became a lifelong stamp collector.

By trade, David has been a professional corporate salesman; a computer technical support specialist; and a cellular telephone repair technician. For several years he was employed by Ian Kimmerly Stamps, the last two years as the store manager.

In philately, David has been a lotter with Sparks Auctions, and is currently the firm's principal auctioneer. He has been involved in the philatelic community as a Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Ottawa Philatelic Society; and hosts the Sports on Stamps Study Group at Chris Green Stamps. He is also a 10+ year member of the American Philatelic Society, a member of the Board-of-Directors of the Society of Costa Rica Collectors, and a member of the American Topical Association. He has also been the invited speaker on various philatelic topics at local stamp clubs, and a regular contributor of a number of short articles to the numerous philatelic association newsletters to which he is a member.

David is a specialist collector on Costa Rica, United States, Netherlands Indies/Indonesia; as well as a small group of topical collections.

Quality Stamps

Stamp collecting dispels boredom, enlarges our vision, broadens our knowledge, makes us better citizens and in innumerable ways, enriches our lives.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, an avid philatelist

With that in mind, we are pleased to stock a worldwide selection of stamps, with something for the beginning to advanced collector. Over 240 "Red Boxes" and dozens of counter books await your perusal in our retail store.

Our website offers an ever-changing selection of highlights from our stock, with a particular emphasis on very fine or unusual examples. As we can only present a small fraction of our inventory online, we welcome your Want Lists. Contact us today!

Postal History & Ephemera

It is a pursuit that provides an unmatched opportunity to tangibly connect with history.
Chris Green

From rates, routes & destinations, to advertising, military mail, and railway post offices, the diversity of postal history allows every collector to find a niche that suits their interests.

Chris Green STAMPS carries a quality stock of Canadian postcards and postal history, covering all eras, as well as a selection of worldwide covers, with a particular emphasis on Germany and the British Commonwealth.

We also offer a complementary selection of antique documents, letters, and ephemera, as well as vintage advertising to suit both the collector and those looking for a unique decorative piece.

We are pleased to maintain a Want List database, and actively seek out new material for our clients. Call or e-mail us today to register your interests!

Supplies for Stamp & Coin Collectors

We're pleased to supply both our in-store retail and online clients with a comprehensive selection of quality philatelic and numismatic supplies from a range of manufacturers.

Our shelves are filled with stockbooks of various colours and sizes; VARIO™ and Hagner™ pages; black, clear, oversized, and split-back mounts; watermark trays and fluid; and all the little tools of our hobby. With multiple shipments arriving weekly, we are pleased to arrange for special orders.

Looking for album supplements? Call or e-mail us to fill those missing pages from your album. We offer supplements for various album systems, including:

  • Lighthouse™
  • Scott™
  • Lindner™
  • Davo™
  • Harris™
  • CWS Dominion™
  • CWS Unity/Uni™
  • And more...

Browse or search our online stock, or contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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