Mail to Foreign Destinations

A list of all of the destinations included on the map above can be found here.

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The U.S. United States Second Bureau stamps were in use from 1902 to 1910's. Click on the red icons in the map above to see a cover or post card sent to the indicated location. Use the buttons at the top to focus on a region or continent.

A little about mail rates... The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was created in 1875 and helped standardize mail rates between conutries. During the 2nd Bureau stamp era, countries that joined the UPU set their foreign letter rate to 10 centimes per 15 grams or 5 cents per 1/2 ounce. This rate remained in effect until until Oct. 1, 1907 where the letter rate changed to 5 cents per ounce and 3 cents for each additional ounce.