374 pages. Orange binding with black lettering on spine and front cover. Numerous B/W illustrations. Spine cocked a little. Dust Jacket chipped, torn, and worn. Jacket covers soiled a bit. Photos of book on request. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This magnificent work is the principal philatelic achievement of Dr. Chase who devoted a substantial part of his long life to the study of the U.S. 3 cent stamp of 1851-1861. When he began his research in 1907, more than 50 years had passed since the stamp had been issued. During that time the philatelic press had reported on many plate varieties as they were noted by various collectors, but no effort had been made to properly classify them. Dr. Chase established the standard of excellence in philatelic research and writing against which all subsequent work has been judged. This book had its beginning in a small pamphlet published by the American Philatelic Society in 1909. In it, Dr. Chase established that the imperforate stamps were printed from nine different plates. By this time he had also substantially reconstructed Plates 1, Plate 2 and Plate 3, although he still had not established that there were multiple states of Plates and 2. His study was interrupted by World War I, but in 1923 the reconstructions of the imperforate plates were virtually complete, and in that year he began a series of articles outlining his progress in the American Philatelist. These articles were revised and published in book form in 1929. In 1942 a second edition was published, which included progress in plating the perforated Type II and Type IIa stamps. This is the edition presently reprinted by Quarterman Publications, Inc.
Title: The 3[cents Symbol] Stamp of the United ...
Publisher: Quarterman Publications
Publication Date: 1975
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Vg
Edition: Revised Edition
Book Description Quarterman Publications, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Rev. Seller Inventory # SONG0880000708
Book Description Quarterman Publications, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020880000708