FINE AND SCARCE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY PRESS HORIZONTAL COIL, SCOTT 491.
With 1968 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROTARY TYPE II, SCOTT 491. OUR CENSUS RECORDS JUST 12 USED JOINT LINE MULTIPLES.
Unlike many other issues, the horizontal coil is actually scarcer than the vertical coil. It was in production for only a short period of time before being replaced by the Type III, Scott 492.
Our census of used joint line multiples of Scott 491, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/491 , records 10 joint line pairs, plus joint line strips of three and five (offered in the previous Depew sale). Most are off-center either top to bottom or side to side or both. At least four also have faults.
Census No. 491-CAN-LP-12. With 1999 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (latter graded 60 and heavily discounted due to the small corner crease)