Foreign special rate/ Ausland Sonderporto.
Rate;Porto:- 4,5 Million Marks
Foreign letter sent to Czechoslovakia from OPD Hamburg, dated 2 Oct 1923. Correct rate of 4,5 Million Marks. Normal rate for
foreign mail at this time was 6 Million Marks.
One simple way to check if a sonderporto rate is correct is to know that Sonderporto was always calculated as being 75%
of the normal foreign letter rate. However extra fees such as registered mail would have been charged at the full rate.
Pencil notation says ," 2 Millionen abgefallen" which translates as 2 Million stamp fell off. This is not true
and the owner at the time did not recognize that a special rate applied.