/revised 9 Aug 2010
Postage due items from USA to Sweden

20 Jan 1950 to 31 Oct 1953

US foreign surface letter rate 5 c
US Conversion rate 1 US cent = 5 goldcentimes (during 1949 the US conversion rate changed to 3 goldcentimes)
Swedish conversion rate 1 goldcentime = 1.7 öre
US handstamp shows amount to pay in goldcentimes, normally double deficiency.
In Sweden the indicated amount was multiplied by 1.7 rounded up to nearest 5 öre and marked on the item. The amount due was normally paid by affixing stamps on the item.

For further details and larger image, click on the item

Letter with 3 cent

Postcard with 1 cent

Postcard with 1 cent, incorrect rounding of Swedish due

Postcard with 2 cent

Air mail letter with 5 cent.

Air mail letter with 6 cent.

Air mail letter with 9 cent

Air mail letter with 10 cent

Air mail letter with 12 cent

Double rate air mail letter with 15 cent

Customs fees in Göteborg: 85 öre  (7 Jun 1952 to 4 Dec 1955)

Customs fees in Stockholm: 95 öre  (23 May 1952 to 24 Aug 1955).