/revised 21 Oct 2008
Postage due items from USA to Sweden

ca April 1888 to 31 Dec 1891

US foreign surface letter rate 5 c
US Conversion rate 1 US cent = 5 goldcentimes
Swedish conversion rate 1 goldcentime = 0.80 öre for letters, 1 goldcentime=1 öre for postcards and printed matters
US marking shows the amount missing in goldcentimes.
In Sweden the indicated amount was doubled and multiplied by 0.80 for letters and 1 for postcards and printed matters. The amount due was paid by affixing postage due stamps.

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Letter with 2 cent

Letter with 4 cent

Double rate letter with 2 cent

Double rate letter with 5 cent

Fifth rate letter with 10 cent

Postal card 1 cent, incorrect due calculation

Postal card with 1 cent

Litterature: XpoNAT IV Sweden  Postage Due Mail before 1892, Kersti Larsson and Bertil I. Larsson (2008)