Yet another multi-coloured stamp with a historical motif
This beautiful definitive stamp, Gripsholm Castle, 7 kr, blue/red, arrived in April 1967 as the third high denomination in a row during that spring. The others were 4.50 kr red Uppsala Cathedral in March and the 3.70 kr violet Lion Fortress in February. Three new stamps in a row, but it did not stop there, more five new types of definitive stamps were issued and also a new kind of slot-machine booklet. 1967 was crazy. The rate for domestic parcels, 7 - 10 kg, was raised in the beginning of 1967 and this stamp covered that rate. Two stamps covered a domestic parcel up to 15 kg. The artist was Sven Erik Skawenius and it was engraved by Arne Wallhorn.
1967, 11 April, 7 kr blue/red Gripsholm Castle. Qty: 6,300,000
Domestic parcel 5 - 7 kg.
The new domestic parcel rates 1 January 1967 until December 1969:
|- 1 kg||1 - 3 kg||3 - 5 kg||5 - 7 kg||7 - 10 kg||10 - 15 kg||15 - 20 kg|
|2.80 kr||3.70 kr||4.50 kr||[7.00 kr]||10.50 kr||[14.00 kr]||17.00 kr|