/added 25 Jul 2005
Postage due items from USA to Sweden
1 Oct 1907 to 30 Jun 1911
US foreign surface letter rate 5 c
US Conversion rate 1 US cent = 5 goldcentimes
Swedish conversion rate 1 goldcentime = 0.8 öre
US handstamp shows amount to pay in goldcentimes, normally double deficiency.
In Sweden the indicated amount was multiplied by 0.8 is and marked on the item. The amount due was paid in cash.

Unfranked postcard. Correct rate 2 cent. Shortpaid 2 cent. US due handstamp without value (somtimes used on unfranked items). The amount indicated in USA should have been 20 centimes equal to 16 öre which has been marked in Sweden. This amount has probably been paid by the remailer in Örebro. As no extra fee was needed for remailing there was no need for the 5 öre stamp.