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Price History for Scott 491 in Used 95 Grade

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
491
2c
47
2
1
6
1
5
2
3
0
2
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
SMQ
Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
491 (type II)
Used
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-
-
-
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$250
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$400
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$550
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$800
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$875
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$975
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$1,600
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$2,500
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  1. It is important to look at the individual data points listed below. Price swings up may be due to varieties such as broken hat or other positives such as cancels. Price swings down may be due to factors such as faults on items that would have graded higher if they were sound, and may not be considered as desirable as a sound copy in this grade.
  2. When looking at multiple grades on the graph, grades with the same population numbers may show overlapping.
  3. At the time of an auction, the SMQ value has already been published and is available to bidders. Increases or decreases in SMQ value prior to the auction may affect the price realized.

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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3580
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3580, 1917-18 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 483-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Superb centering with wide balanced margins, bright color on fresh paper, light wavy-line machine cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT TYPE II ROTARY PRESS COIL HAS STOOD FOR NINE YEARS AS THE ONLY SUPERB 98 GRADE IN THE P.S.E. POPULATION REPORT. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

With 1998 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00). Since it was submitted to P.S.E. in 2003 this stamp has remained the highest graded example, used or unused, of Scott 491

800
1,600
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-22
The James Depew Collection of Superb U.S. Coils and 20th Century Imperforate Issues
2608
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1202, Lot Number 2608, 1916-18 Perf 10 Horizontal Rotary Press Coils, Unwatermarked (Scott 490-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Deep rich color, unusually choice centering for this issue with balanced margins, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), only one stamp grades higher (at 98) and six others share this desirable grade

800
900
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
207
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 207, 1916-19 Issues (Scott 462-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Deep rich color, neat machine cancel, unusually choice centering for this issue, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2003 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00), only one stamp has graded higher

800
1,500
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2013-03-26
United States Stamps
1879
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1879, 1916-17 Issues (Scott 462-491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, unusually choice centering for this issue, Extremely Fine Gem, a difficult issue to obtain in such superb used condition, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00)

800
1,500
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2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1985
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1985, 1916-17 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 463-496)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Radiant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat machine cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, surprisingly difficult to find in such choice used condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00), only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and only three others share this grade

775
1,500
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2009-09-29
United States Stamps
2090
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2090, 1917-19 Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Radiant color, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, neat machine cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, surprisingly difficult to find in such choice used condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00), only one has graded higher to date and only two others share this grade

750
1,200
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
2000
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 2000, 1916-22 Issues (Scott 462-497)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Rich color, neat wavy-line machine cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $975.00)

800
500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
3469
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3469, 1917-19 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 481-524)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491), 2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491)2c Carmine, Ty. II, Coil (491). Brilliant color, attractive centering and margins, New York duplex cancel, fresh and Very Fine example of this scarce coil, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $800.00)

800
500
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