25 Jul 2005
due items from USA to Sweden
1 Jan 1892
to 30 Sep 1909
surface letter rate 5 c
rate 1 US cent = 5 goldcentimes
Swedish conversion rate 1 goldcentime = 0.8 öre (for postcards and
printed matters before 28 March 1892 1 goldcentine = 1 öre)
shows the amount missing in goldcentimes.
Sweden the indicated amount was doubled and multiplied by 0.8 (for postcards
and printed matters before 28 March 1892; 1.0) and marked on
The amount due was paid in cash.
divided address side taxed as letter with 2 cent. Correct rate 5 cent.
Shortpaid 3 cent. US due handstamps shows deficiency in centimes 3x5=15.
In Sweden the amount was doubled and multiplied with 0.8 and marked in
mnuscript on the item 2x15x0.8=24. The amount was paid in cash. In the
early 1890s the due rules for postcards was somewhat different.