1912 2¢ Single Line USPS Watermark #409
2¢ - Carmine, deep carmine or scarlet - Type I
There is a shading line in the first curve of the ribbon above
the left "2" and in the second curve of the ribbon above the right "2"
Shading of toga button is light.
9,900,000,000 - Flat Plate - Imperf. - Single line USPS wmk
Scott #409 - 1912
VALUE FOR PAIRS
No postmark with gum (MH): $1-$2
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $1-$5
Add 50% if the pair has a line between the stamps (Line Pair)
1¢ - Green and 2¢ - Carmine
Flat Plate - Imperf. - Single line USPS wmk
Kansas CITY ROULETTE
Scott #408 & 409 - 1912
Produced by the postmaster of Kansas City because of a shortage
of 1¢ & 2¢ perforated stamps at their post offices.
The 'Kansas City' Roulette
2¢ - Carmine
Produced by the Mail-O-Meter Co. for their stamp machines
2¢ - Carmine - TYPE III punch hole
Produced by the Schermack Co. for their stamp machines, with their successfull hyphen-hole punch