/revised 31 Jul 2005
Postage due items from USA to Sweden

30 Jun1948/23 May 1949 to 19 Jan 1950

US foreign surface letter rate 5 c
US Conversion rate 1 US cent = 3 goldcentimes (the conversion rate was officially changed to 3 gctm on 1 Jul 1948 but items with the old rate, 5 gctm have been recorded as late as 23 May 1949)
Swedish conversion rate 1 goldcentime = 1.2 öre
US handstamp shows amount to pay in goldcentimes, normally double deficiency.
In Sweden the indicated amount was multiplied by 1.2 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