The opening bid is high enough that you can count me out. Looks correct but I have to wonder if the paint loss at the threads is because someone heated the barrel up trying to remove the lens group. I have a 14" Verito that has the identical look in the identical spot. Doesn't seem to hurt anything. A #2 Series IV is a 12" lens for 5X7 but for head and shoulder shots you would find it quite useable on 8X10. The camera seems to be a 5X7 Ansco with a 4X5 back. Doesn't add much to the ultimate value which is the lens. With an opening bid like that I believe I would insist on something in writing from the seller that if for whatever reason their was a problem that neither of you could know about ahead of time, a return would be possible. Maybe even one of those escrow services. $1900 would be too much to get the item and find out the glass is beyond repair or service, or even less than almost perfect really for that amount.