Anthracite had not been on my list of anticipated colors, but after seeing the photos and hearing about it, I'm very curious. I really don't want to risk getting it from Bal NY without seeing it first though. It seems as though it's one of those colors that refused to be captured accurately in photos. If anyone sees the color at a Boston area store, could you please let me know? Also, if there are any PFers in the area who have purchased an anthracite bag, please let me know if you would be willing to meet somewhere so I can check out the color. Thanks!