Domestic Postal Rates
The Gustaf V right profile type II definitive series covered well almost all rates except one, the heaviest weight class that required 60 öre. There was no 60 öre in the series and there were not supposed to be one either. The reason was that one of the purposes of the Three Crowns definitive series was to cover the three lowest weight classes for parcels. 60 öre was the rate for a parcel - 1 kg, as well as for domestic letter - 500 g. Besides the raise of the - 20 g letter from 15 öre to 20 öre the - 250 g weight class vanished and the rate for - 125 g was raised from 30 to 40 öre.
Local Postal Rates
This is a beautiful suite of Gustaf V right profile type II, 10 - 20 - 30 - 40 öre in a row. The special postal rates for local letters still existed in 1942 and would do so for ten years more. There is an extra weight class compared with the domestic postal rates. The - 125 g weight class was kept for local letters, to the benefit of the customers. There were no changes of these rates either.
International Postal Rates
So far single stamps have covered each rate. In 1942 there was not yet a 70 öre Three Crown nor a 1.10 kr stamp either so two stamps were required for - 60 g and - 100 g letters. As you can see the stamp for postcard and letter - 20 g are UPU-coloured. Red for postcard and blue for letter. The rates were not changed.
|From left to right |
1941, 23 January. 5 öre green Gustaf V, right profile. Qty: 415,000,000
1940, 13 April, 20 öre red Gustaf V, right profile. Qty: 880,000,000
1939, 10 February 10. 60 öre red-carmine Three Crowns. Qty: 77,900,000
Parcel Postal Rates
The parcel rates were not raised and they had been the same since 1922. As mentioned above one of the purposes with the Three Crown definitive series was to cover the most common parcel weight classes and it did for many years.
|Postcard||- 20 g*||- 125 g*||- 500 g||Printed
*) raised from 15 öre to 20 öre and from 30 öre to 40 öre
|- 20 g||- 125 g||- 250 g||- 500 g|
|Postcard||- 20 g||- 40 g||- 60 g||- 80 g||- 100 g||
|- 1 kg||1 - 3 kg||3 - 5 kg||5 - 6 kg||6 - 7 kg|
You can read more about the Gustaf V right profile type II series - here and
more about the Three Crowns series - here.