/revised 24 Jul 2005
Postage due items from USA to Sweden

8 July 1940 to 29 Dec 1946

US foreign surface letter rate 5 c
US Conversion rate 1 US cent = 5 goldcentimes
Swedish conversion rate 1 goldcentime = 1.4 öre
US handstamp shows amount to pay in goldcentimes, normally double deficiency.
In Sweden the indicated amount was multiplied by 1.4, rounded up to nearest 5 öre and marked on the item. The amount due was normally paid by affixing stamps on the item.

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Letter with 3 cent

Postcard with 2 cent