Colin Gullberg is seeking information about author Frank Rose. Can anyone help?
Colin Gullberg, editor of the Chopmark News, the newsletter of the Chopmark Collectors Club [CCC], is trying to find out more about Frank Marvin Rose. Mr. Rose is the best known collector in the field of chopmarks, merchants countermarks placed on coins used in the China trade in the 17th - early 20th century. Mr. Rose wrote the most famous book on the subject, Chopmarks, which was published in 1987. He died in 1992.
He was a merchant marine spending much of his life on ships. When he wasn't at sea he could be found at coin shows as a judge. His display of chopmarked coins won best of show at the 100th ANA show. His collection was probably the largest of chopmarked coins ever amassed. After his death the collection was acquired by Michael Chou of Champion Auctions.
This September marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Chopmarks as well as marking 20 years since Mr. Rose's death. Mr. Gullberg is writing a tribute article for the Chopmark News. Anyone with know of Mr. Rose is encouraged to write Mr. Gullberg at email@example.com All photos and comments are very welcome.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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