17 October 2015

Material for clocks and watches

Yet another parcel address card. This parcel contained metal, what kind of metal one might wonder? One clue is that the parcel was addressed to the horologist Mr. S. Ljungberg living in Dannemora a small mining community 45 km north east of Uppsala. Three kilos of metal - must have been a lot of of clocks and watches made out of that. The parcel was sent on Wednesday 4 July 1962. It reached the Post Office Dannemora the next day and the parcel card got into the hands of Mr. Ljungberg the same day since he signed it then, but it took him an additional eight days before he picked up the parcel. He was not in a hurry.

Domestic parcel 1 - 3 kg fee: 2.00 kr + Cash on Delivery fee: 45 öre
1952, 1 July. 2 kr red-violet Three Crowns. Qty: 84,800,000
1957, 1 June. 10 öre blue New Numeral Type, type II. Qty: 239,000,000
1957, 15 October. 25 öre brown Gustaf VI Adolf, type II, Qty: 77,800,000

The postal rate for domestic parcels had been changed four days earlier but only two of the highest weight classes were affected. The C.O.D fee was however raised, from 40 öre to 45 öre.

A some what puzzling thing is that the older 25 öre brown Gustaf VI Adolf from 1957 was used instead of the newer 25 öre  Gustaf VI Adolf type III from October 1961. Maybe Uppsala 1 still had some stock of the older one?

The new domestic parcel rates effective 1 July 1962:   (öre)
- 1 kg 1 - 3 kg 3 - 5 kg 5 - 7 kg -10 kg -15 kg -20 kg
170 [200] 250 450 600 900* 1200*

*only these weight classes were affected by the raise

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