Ship Post

In 1875, the Hamburg-America Packet Company (HAPAG) issued this stamp for use on letters delivered by its steamers to the Caribbean and South America.

The first, 1875 printing (#1) and the second, 1879 printing (#2) differ slightly in color shade. The center is embossed with the company symbol.

The original issues are perf 12.5, At least four reprints were made in later years, but all differ in perforation or printing method.

MiNr 1 DD Debo CertMiNr 2 Debo Cert