FINE-VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL COLOR STUDY, WHICH WAS REPORTEDLY DR. CARROLL CHASE'S FIRST 3-CENT 1851-57 COLOR CHART -- EACH PAGE ANNOTATED BY DR. WILBUR F. AMONETTE WITH UPDATED COLOR ASSIGNMENTS.
This is a wonderful book which brings together the two most notable past experts with respect to colors of the 3c 1851-57 Issues. Dr. Amonette acquired a few color studies from the material studied and catalogued by Dr. Chase, including this color chart which is reportedly Dr. Chase's first effort, and the final Chase color chart which Dr. Amonette used for many years to assign colors to stamps that were sent to him for expertizing. Not all of Dr. Chase's notes in this chart are correct, and some are modified by Dr. Amonette. There is of course room to debate even Dr. Amonette's assignments in some cases, but overall his interpretations are most often correct (though not returnable if an expert committee disagrees). Overall this is an historic and fascinating book
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 PINKISH SHADE, AS CLASSIFIED BY DR. AMONETTE.
Accompanied by signed note card from Dr. Amonette stating "95R7 -- VF example of the rare 'Pink' shade that matches exactly the 'Pink' shade in the Chase Master Color Chart"
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT PLUM SHADE.
Ex Wagshal. With copy of 2011 P.F. certificate and note written on it by Dr. Amonette stating "Superb example of the rare Plum shade. This stamp matches the Plum shade exactly in the Chase Master Color Chart."
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 3-CENT PLUM SHADE.
Signed Dr. Amonette who states "Pale Plum".
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 PERFORATED ISSUE IN THE PLUM SHADE.
Any 3c 1851-57 stamp in the Plum shade is rare; however, the perforated issue is even more elusive than the imperforate.
Ex Hulme. With signed note from Dr. Amonette confirming the shade