Stamp Stories from around the world

Around the world there are many examples of the so called “Postmaster rouletting” where local postmasters rouletted former imperforated stamps. Todays stamp is an example from USA: “
After the need for imperforate sheets of 400 of the 1912 1-cent and 2-cent Washington Franklin series in vending machines ended, Kansas City’s postmaster faced a dilemma. He could return the small surplus to Washington, DC, for redemption or he could make them available to patrons over-the-counter. He decided to roulette the stamps using tracing wheels and add them to the sales stock. This created the local perforations that collectors today identify as the “Kansas City Roulettes.”