/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.

Oversized postcard with 2 cent taxed at letter rate. Correct rate 5 cent. Shortpaid 3 cent. US due handstamp shows double deficiency 2x3x5=30 centimes. Swedish due 0.8x30=24 öre in manuscript should to be paid in cash.