FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF UNITED STATES COIL COLLECTING.
The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915, and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915).
Our census of Scott 449 used joint line pairs, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/449 , records a total of ten plus one in a strip of four and one in a strip of seven. Of these at least seven have faults and three have not been examined in recent years so condition is unknown to us.
Census No. 449-CAN-LP-10. Ex Curtis. With 1971, 2003 and 2015 P.F. certificates