962262 Scott 491 pair Zoom

Scott 491 pair mint 2c type II unwatermarked 1916 scarce! SCV $5,750

Scott 491 pair mint 2c type II unwatermarked 1916 scarce! SCV $5,750

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $2,100.00

Now only: $1,800.00

Product Description


Scott 491, 2c Washington Franklin issue, type II, perf 10 vertical coil, rotary press, unwatermarked, 1916.  Mint pair, original gum, hinge remnant.  Fresh and bright, typical centering for these, guaranteed genuine and properly identified, sound in all respects.

491's can be very tricky, as watermarked type II's (on Scott 453) can have very light watermarks (very difficult to spot), and if that wasn't bad enough, those single line watermarks in general can be difficult to find on a single stamp (sometimes just a small part of one shows in a corner.)  However, pairs are quite different -- watermarks (even the light ones) can't hide on those!  For that reason, I'd recommend collecting 491 as a pair (or larger multiple) just to make sure you have a legitimate unwatermarked type II...

Siegel sold a nearly identical pair (in fact, when I first saw it in the database, I thought for sure it was this exact pair) for $2,530 in 2008. 

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $5,750

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962262
Condition Mint - OG
Centering F
Certificate Uncertified
Characteristic No

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

The following expertization services are acceptable: