VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS COIL ISSUE. IT ALSO CONTAINS ONE OF ONLY NINE RECORDED USED JOINT LINE PAIRS OF THIS ISSUE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF ROTARY PRESS COIL COLLECTING.
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 http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/491/491.pdf , records six joint line pairs, a strip of three, a strip of four and the strip of five offered here, which is also the largest recorded used multiple.
Census No. 491-CAN-LP-09. This was discovered in an old-time accumulation in the 1990's. With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as joint line pair, normal pair and single