1877 22c UPU to Ceylon. #36, #38(4) 2¢, 5¢(4) Small Queen tied by target hs on cover (top flap loss behind stamps) from South Zoro, Ont (AU 21 77) to Kandy, Ceylon, reverse with Hamilton, Ont cds (AU 22 17), via New York and London, England (PAID 3 SP77) hs in red, ms notation “6 1/2” British claim, via Brindisi route. From the original find of this Dunlop correspondence and the only source of pre-UPU rates to Ceylon. Dunlop was an engineer from Canada employed by a coffee company in processing coffee and tea.
1870 Small Queens