/revised 23 Aug 2009
Postage due items from USA to Sweden

1 Mar 1977 - 31 Jan 1978
US foreign surface letter rate 18 c
Swedish foreign surface letter rate 140 öre
US handstamp shows amount missing in US cents and US surface letter rate.
In Sweden the indicated fraction multiplied by 140 rounded up to nearest 5 öre and a handling fee of 100 öre were normally paid by affixing stamps on an advice card sent along with item by the Swedish post office. Items handed out at the window or by rural carriers may have the amount due affixed on the item.

For further details and larger image, click on the item

Letter with 13 cent

Postcard with 9 c

Postcard with 9 c, incorrect US mark

Air mail letter with 22 cent

Air mail letter with 26 cent

Second rate air mail letter with 31 cent

Air mail post card with 8 cent