/revised 26 Jul 2005
Postage due items from USA to Sweden

1 Jan 1976 to 31 Jan1976
US foreign surface letter rate 18 c
Swedish foreign surface letter rate 110 öre
US handstamp shows amount missing in US cents (normally double deficiency) and US surface letter rate.
In Sweden the indicated fraction multiplied by 110 rounded up to next 5 öre and a handling fee of 100 öre were normally paid by affixing stamps on the item. During January 1976 the new system with single deficiency+handling fee was used but the use of enclosed due advice cards did not start until 1 Feb 1976

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Air mail postcard with 13 cent