1919 / 1923 Dock Fee Overprints (HAPAG)

Ship Post

Between 1919 and 1923, the Hamburg-Amerikanische-Paketfahrt A.G. (Hamburg-America Shipping Co.), or HAPAG, issued this series of dock fee overprints.  The underlying stamps are the 1914 dock fee issues.

Erler catalogs 9 values (Er BCC 20-28), all overprints of the light gray 5 Pfennig stamp.  However, numerous other variants exist with values overprinted on 1914 stamps of different values.