1c - Green or light green
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 horizontally
Single line USPS wmk - Scott #448 - 1915

prices for pairs

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Used MNH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - - -
Fall 2005 $3-$10 $2-$3 - - -
Spring 2006 - - $6 $1,150 (LP) 95
Fall 2006 $19-$25 (LP) $3 - - -
Spring 2007 $15-$30 (LP) $5-$10 - $700 95
Fall 2007 $12-$35 (LP) $7 - - -
Spring 2008 $15-$35 (LP) $6-$9 - $900 (LP) 90
Fall 2008 $4-$25 (LP) - - $350 95
Spring 2009 $30 (LP) $7 - $325 98
Fall 2009 $26 (LP) $6-$24 (LP) $3 $275 98
Spring 2010 $4-$35 (LP) $4 - - -
Fall 2010 $10-$15 $5 - - -
Spring 2011 $5-$30 (LP) $3 $6 - -
Fall 2011 $10-$25 (LP) $2-$3 - $1,800 100
2012 $4-$18 (LP) $4-$11 (LP) $2-$12 $800 (LP) 90
2013 - - - - -
2014 - - - - -
2015 - - - - -
2016 - - - - -
2017 - - - - -
2018 - - - - -



2c - Red - 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.
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 horizontally
Single line USPS wmk - Scott #449 - 1915
Was put into postal use, briefly, used copies are rare
prices for certificated pairs

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MNH Graded Used Graded
Spring 2005 - $6,750 - - -
Fall 2005 - - - - -
Spring 2006 $10,000 $11,000 - - -
Fall 2006 - $5,250 - - -
Spring 2007 - $50,000 (LP) - - -
Fall 2007 - $14,000 (single) 95 - -
Spring 2008 - $4,000 - - -
- $11,500 (LP) - - -
Fall 2008 - - - - -
Spring 2009 - $1,250 - $8,000 (LP) -
Fall 2009 - $24,000 (LP) - $8,500 90
Spring 2010 - $5,250 - - -
Fall 2010 - - - - -
Spring 2011 - - - $4,750 (LP) -
Fall 2011 - $10,000-$29,000 (LP) - $2,900 -
2012 - - - - -
2013 - - - - -
2014 - - - - -
2015 - - - - -
2016 - - - - -
2017 - - - - -
2018 - - - - -

Prices are for certificated singles

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Graded Used MNH Graded MH Graded
2012 - $560 - $295-$300 - - $550 -
2013 - - - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - - - -


Trailing edge of coil roll


2c - Carmine or carmine rose - Type III
There are two shading lines 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 heavy.
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 horizontally
Single line USPS wmk - Scott #450 - 1915
prices for pairs

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Used MNH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - - -
Fall 2005 $7 - - - -
Spring 2006 - - - $260 70
- - - $280 90
Fall 2006 - $7 - - -
Spring 2007 $13-$45 $8 - $3,000 (LP) -
Fall 2007 $15-$30 $9 - - -
Spring 2008 $11-$19 $7 - $160 -
Fall 2008 $18-$55 - - $550 80
Spring 2009 $11-$60 (LP) $10 - - -
Fall 2009 $27-$45 $8-$12 $5 - -
Spring 2010 $14-$45 - - - -
Fall 2010 $12-$60 (LP) $5-$25 (LP) $2-$4 - -
Spring 2011 $16-$120 (LP) $4-$19 (LP) - - -
Fall 2011 $19-$75 (LP) - - - -
2012 $14-$130 (LP) $10-$20 (LP) - - -
2013 - - - - -
2014 - - - - -
2015 - - - - -
2016 - - - - -
2017 - - - - -
2018 - - - - -


1c - Green or light green
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 vertically - Single line USPS wmk - Scott #452 - 1914
prices for pairs

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH Graded MH Used MNH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - - - -
Fall 2005 $16-$75 (LP) - - - - -
Spring 2006 $10-$35 (LP) - - - $425 95
- - - - $105 90
Fall 2006 $9 - $3 - $525 95
Spring 2007 $25-$80 (LP) - $7-$15 - - -
Fall 2007 $16-$90 (LP) - $5-$7 - $150 95
Spring 2008 - - - - $475 95
Fall 2008 $30-$40 (LP) - $20 (LP) $11-$12 $190 (LP) 90
- - - - $1,100 (LP) 98
Spring 2009 $20-$60 (LP) - $16-$17 (LP) $2 $250 90
- - - - $225 (LP)-$240 (LP) 95
- - - - $2,700 100
Fall 2009 $7-$18 (LP) - $5 - $225-$480 (LP) 95
- - - - $700 98
Spring 2010 $10-$16 (LP) - $4 - - -
Fall 2010 $7 - $6 $9 - -
Spring 2011 $10-$22 (LP) - $16-$15 (LP) $5 $225 (LP) 95
$110 95 - - - -
Fall 2011 $17-$45 (LP) - $17 - - -
2012 $8-$135 (LP) - $5-$18 (LP) $5-$12 $400 (LP) 95
2013 - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - -


2c - Carmine rose - 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.
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 vertically
Single line USPS wmk - Scott #453 - 1914
prices for pairs
Certificate recommended

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH Graded MH Used MNH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - - $600 -
Fall 2005 - - $150 - $1,150 -
Spring 2006 - - - - $1,600 (LP) 85
Fall 2006 - - - - $1,100 -
Spring 2007 $675 - - - $1,600 (LP) 85
Fall 2007 - - - - - -
Spring 2008 - - $300 - $2,100 (LP) 90
Fall 2008 - - - - $850 (LP) 80
- - - - $550-$1,450 (LP) 85
Spring 2009 - - $90 - - -
Fall 2009 $95 - $60 - $1,300 (LP) 80
Spring 2010 $340 - - - - -
Fall 2010 - - - - - -
$420 80 - - - -
Spring 2011 $725 - - - - -
Fall 2011 - - - - - -
2012 - - $125-$500 (LP) $385 - -
2013 - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - -

prices for singles

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Graded Used MNH Graded MH Graded
Fall 2008 $115 $30-$40 - $1 $1,000 95 $400 95
- - - - $1,500 95J - -
Spring 2009 - - - $4 $800 95 - -
Fall 2009 - $10 - $1-$2 $600 95 - -
Spring 2010 - $12-$30 - $2-$4 - - - -
Fall 2010 - $100 - $2 - - - -
- $75 80 - - - - -
Spring 2011 $215 $35-$75 - $2-$12 $850 95 - -
Fall 2011 $120 $55-$90 - $1-$3 - - - -
2012 $80 $35-$70 - $3-$12 - - - -
2013 - - - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - - - -



2c - Red or carmine - Type II
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 heavy.
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 vertically
Single line USPS wmk - Scott #454 - 1915
prices for pairs
often seen as singles on ebay, many of these have been altered

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Used MNH Graded MH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - - - - -
Fall 2005 $125-$375 - - $200-$260 - - -
Spring 2006 - - - $2,100 (LP) 85 - -
Fall 2006 - - - $1,000 90 - -
Spring 2007 - - - $2,300 98 - -
Fall 2007 - - - - - - -
Spring 2008 - $100 - $1,100 90 - -
Fall 2008 $100-$220 - - $950 95 - -
Spring 2009 $100 $60 - $325 90 - -
- - - $260-$675 (LP) 98 - -
Fall 2009 $215 - $22-$30 $280 (LP) 80 - -
- - - $900 (LP) 98 - -
Spring 2010 $75-$160 - - - - $400 90
Fall 2010 - - $35 $650 (LP) 90 - -
2011 $50 - - - - - -
2012 $35-$200 $29-$30 - $650 95 - -
2013 - - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - - -


2c - Carmine or carmine rose - Type III
There are two shading lines 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 heavy.
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 vertically
Single line USPS wmk - Scott #455 - 1915
prices for pairs

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH Graded MH Used MNH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - - $65 -
Fall 2005 $15-$55 (LP) - - - $750 -
Spring 2006 $7-$22 (LP) - $4 - $260 (LP) 90
Fall 2006 $15 - - - - -
Spring 2007 $10-$30 (LP) - $8 - $325 95
- - - - $850 98
Fall 2007 - - $4-$5 - $375 98
Spring 2008 $16-$24 (LP) - $5 - $90 90
Fall 2008 $13-$35 (LP) - $5-$7 - $250 98J
Spring 2009 $8-$20 (LP) - - - $700 (LP) 98
Fall 2009 $7 - $4-$8 - $400 (LP) 95
$630 95 - - - -
Spring 2010 $19-$23 - $8 (LP) $9 $225 (LP) 95
$30 95 - - - -
Fall 2010 $12-$45 (LP) - $4 - $545 (LP) 95J
Spring 2011 $35 (LP)-$55 (LP) - $8 (LP) - - -
Fall 2011 $9-$70 (LP) - $5 $7 - -
2012 $10-$80 (LP) - $5-$9 $7 $90 95
2013 - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - -


3c - Violet, red violet or deep violet
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 vertically
Single line USPS wmk - Scott #456 - 1916
prices for CERTIFICATED pairs

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Used MNH Graded MH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - $3,000 - - -
Fall 2005 - $565 (LP) - - - - -
Spring 2006 - $500 (LP)-$900 (LP) $65 $1,500 90 - -
Fall 2006 - - - $525 80 - -
Spring 2007 - - - $3,500 95 - -
- - - $5,750 98 - -
Fall 2007 - - - - - $2,100 -
Spring 2008 - - - $1,700 90 - -
Fall 2008 - - - $2,000 (LP) 85 $650 85
- - - $1,400 90 $725 95
- - - $4,250 98 $1,000 98
Spring 2009 - - $45 - - $260 80
- - - $4,250 98 - -
Fall 2009 - - - - - - -
Spring 2010 - - - $1,000 90 - -
Fall 2010 - $80 - - - - -
Spring 2011 - - - - - $350 95
Fall 2011 - - - - - - -
2012 - $225 - - - $1,400 (LP) 95
2013 - - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - - -

Prices for CERTIFICATED singles
Beware of forged singles

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Used MNH Graded MH Graded
Fall 2008 - - - - - $425 90
Spring 2009 - - - $500 90 - -
Fall 2009 - - - - - - -
Spring 2010 - - - $550 80 $325 85
Fall 2010 - $125 - - - - -
Spring 2011 - $175 - - - - -
Fall 2011 - $325 - $1,300 95 - -
2012 - $175-$200 - - - $350 90
- - - - - $450 95
2013 - - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - - -



4c - Brown or light brown
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 vertically - Single line USPS wmk - Scott #457 - 1916
prices for pairs

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Used MNH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - $240 -
Fall 2005 - - - $300 -
Spring 2006 - - - $1,600 (LP) 95
Fall 2006 - $25 - $425 90
Spring 2007 $45-$75 $20-$25 - - -
Fall 2007 - - - $1,600 (LP) 98
Spring 2008 - $105 (LP) - $750(LP) 95
Fall 2008 $50-$150 (LP) $35 - $650-$900 98
Spring 2009 - - - $1,700 (LP) 98
Fall 2009 - $16-$50 - $325 95
Spring 2010 - $22 $35 $700 98
Fall 2010 - $50 - - -
Spring 2011 $35 $16-$40 - - -
Fall 2011 - - - $350 95
- - - $575 98
2012 $50$55 $20-$45 - $550 98
2013 - - - - -
2014 - - - - -
2015 - - - - -
2016 - - - - -
2017 - - - - -
2018 - - - - -

Prices for singles

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Used MNH Graded
Fall 2008 $35 $17 $2 - -
Spring 2009 - $16-$30 $22 - -
Fall 2009 - $11 $3-$12 - -
Spring 2010 $15-$16 - $8 - -
Fall 2010 $16-$21 $12 $3-$5 - -
2011 $22 $15-$45 $6-$9 - -
2012 $16-$40 $9-$17 $7-$20 - -
2013 - - - - -
2014 - - - - -
2015 - - - - -
2016 - - - - -
2017 - - - - -
2018 - - - - -



5c - Blue
Rotary Press - Perf. 10 vertically
Single line USPS wmk - Scott #458 - 1916
Prices for pairs

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH Graded MH Used MNH Graded MH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - - - - - -
Fall 2005 $310 (LP) - $55(LP) $14-$16 $220-$350 - - -
Spring 2006 - - - - $1,100 (LP) 95 - -
Fall 2006 - - - - $300 90 - -
Spring 2007 $65 - - - $2,100 (LP) 95 - -
- - - - $3,500 98 - -
Fall 2007 - - $30 $9 $550 90 - -
Spring 2008 - - - - $425(LP) 90 - -
Fall 2008 - - - - $325 (LP) 80 - -
- - - - $375 (LP) 90 - -
- - - - $850 (LP) 95 - -
- - - - $650 98 - -
Spring 2009 $35-$50 - $20-$30 (LP) $21 $325 95 - -
Fall 2009 $645 (LP) 95 - - $850 (LP) 95 - -
Spring 2010 - - $12-$25 - $450 95 - -
Fall 2010 - - $25 - - - $225 (LP) 95
Spring 2011 $50-$450 (LP) - - $95 (LP) - - - -
Fall 2011 $60-$115 - $20 - - - - -
2012 $55-$150 (LP) - $23-$60 (LP) $10-$110 (LP) $160 90 - -
  - - - - $325-$925 (LP) 95 - -
2013 - - - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - - - -

Prices for singles

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH Graded MH Used MNH Graded
Fall 2008 - - $17-$18 $4 - -
Spring 2009 $22-$23 - $8-$13 $5 $260 95
- - - - $350 98
Fall 2009 - - $9-$20 $4-$11 - -
Spring 2010 - - $9-$17 $4-$12 - -
Fall 2010 $65 - $15 $4-$15 - -
Spring 2011 $20 - $12-$30 $4-$6 - -
$45 85 - - - -
Fall 2011 $25 - $6-$7 $5-$6 - -
2012 $21$55 - $6-$18 $4-$14 - -
2013 - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - -



2c - Carmine - 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.
Rotary Press - Imperf - Single line USPS wmk
Scott #459 - 1914

Prices for pairs
Commonly found with crease between pairs,
higher prices apply to pairs without creases

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH Graded MH MNH Graded MH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - $1,750 - - -
Fall 2005 - - - $325-$1,900 - - -
Spring 2006 $500 - - $1,700 85 - -
- - - $525-$750 90 - -
Fall 2006 - - - $1,700 - - -
Spring 2007 $650 - - - - - -
Fall 2007 $600(LP) - - - - - -
Spring 2008 $475-$675 - $350 $350-$675 - - -
Fall 2008 - - $170-$270 $1,050 (LP) 85 - -
- - - $575-$1,350 (LP) 90 - -
- - - $475-$2,900 (LP) 98 - -
Spring 2009 - 75 - $325-$1,300 (LP) 90 $175 75
- - - $375-$500 95 - -
- - - $400 98 - -
Fall 2009 - - - - - - -
Spring 2010 $620 - - $500 90 - -
Fall 2010 $300 - - $1,100 (LP) 90 - -
- - - $425 95 - -
Spring 2011 - - - $1,400 (LP) 95 - -
- - - $500 95 - -
Fall 2011 $530 - - $525 90 - -
$675 90 - - - - -
2012 - - $400 $1,400 (LP) 90 - -
- - - $525-$550 95 - -
2013 - - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - - -

Prices for CERTIFICATED singles
Beware that these forged and incorrectly identified singles

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Used MNH Graded
Fall 2008 - - - - -
Spring 2009 - - - $160 80
Fall 2009 $145 - - - -
Spring 2010 - - - - -
Fall 2010 $280-$325 $240 - - -
Spring 2011 - $295 - - -
Fall 2011 - $230 - - -
2012 $290-$330 - - - -
2013 - - - - -
2014 - - - - -
2015 - - - - -
2016 - - - - -
2017 - - - - -
2018 - - - - -



$1 - Violet black
Flat Press - Perf. 10  - Double line USPS wmk - Scott #460 - 1915

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Used MNH Graded MH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - $10,000 - - -
Fall 2005 $1,000 - - $850-$1,800 - - -
Spring 2006 - - $17-$23 - - - -
Fall 2006 - - $21-$70 $900 85 - -
Spring 2007 - - $30-$60 $9,000 95 - -
Fall 2007 - $265 $21-$30 $9,000 95 $265 -
Spring 2008 - - $17-$90 $19,000-$20,000 98 - -
Fall 2008 - $525 $23-$65 $6,500 95 $750 90
Spring 2009 - - $28-$35 $7,750 95 $850 95
- - - $10,500 98 - -
Fall 2009 - - $22 $9,500 98 - -
Spring 2010 $900-$1,265 $355 $17-$85 - - - -
Fall 2010 - $350 $16-$65 - - - -
Spring 2011 - $390-$450 - - - - -
Fall 2011 - - $35-$100 - - $300 85
2012 - $420-$430 $21-$130 - - $950 90J
- - - - - $800-$1,000 95
2013 - - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - - -


2c - Pale carmine red - 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.
Flat Press - Perf. 11 - Single line USPS wmk - Scott #461 - 1915

  NY Auction Houses
  MNH MH Graded Used MNH Graded
Spring 2005 - - - - $400 -
Fall 2005 - $175-$210 - - $300 -
Spring 2006 - $55 - $45 $550 90
Fall 2006 $150 $145 - - $1,150 95
Spring 2007 $140 $50-$70 - - $3,250 95
Fall 2007 - $50 - - $150 75
Spring 2008 - $55-$60 - - $300 85
- - - - $700 90
Fall 2008 $100-$200 $35-$75 - $50 $220 80
- - - - $600 90
- - - - $2,000 95
Spring 2009 - $60 - $70 $350 90
Fall 2009 - $40-$45 - $20 $1,150 95
Spring 2010 $115 $60 - $30-$40 - -
Fall 2010 - $80-$105 - - $5,000 98
Spring 2011 $125 $45-$75 - - - -
Fall 2011 $130-$200 $155 - $40-$115 - -
2012 $105-$270 $35-$95 - $30-$80 $550-$850 90
- $1,200 98 - - -
2013 - - - - - -
2014 - - - - - -
2015 - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - -