One of the more elusive usages of definitive stamps in the Great American series is the solo proper use of the 19¢ Sequoyah stamp.
The Sequoyah was issued on December 27, 1980 to pay the upcoming new surface rate for post cards mailed to foreign destinations. This 19¢ surface rate was in effect from January 1, 1981 through February 16, 1985.
After years of searching, I finally was able to buy an example on eBay in August 2002.
The card was mailed to Sweden from West Palm Beach Florida on May 21, 1982.
Thanks to Arne Rasmussen, an avid collector of US issues and editor of a US stamp collecting newsletter for Danish collectors, following is a translation of the front of the card...
$100-DOLLARS ticket to U.S.A. market.
For unbelievable $100 per month you can get your own platform and somebody who works(this word is underlined) and take care of your interests on the U.S.A. market. A situation which means lower establishment - and start cost, reduced risk and good possibilities for expansion. In principle you have at your disposal:
*A qualified assistant
*An office address
*Work to do in accordance with a plan.
Text in the frame:
The monthly fee is higher for bigger firms. The purpose is that even small firms shall have possibility and can afford to try their possibilities at the U.S.A. market. We do not count on full coverage of our expenses but hope to "grow in the same pace as our clients". You can stop your subscription at any time. Please ask for full information.
WE ALSO DO CONSULTING JOBS IN USA FOR SWEDISH FIRMS. OUR AIM IS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AND FIND NEW BUSINESS POSSIBILITIES OF INTERESTS FOR BOTH SMALL AND BIG FIRMS. SHORT INFORMATION IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POSTCARD