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1937 (Mar 25) octuple-rate (!) cover (174x153mm) with 'PRIME MINISTER' imprint at lower-left to "The Rt Hon JA Lyons/Prime Minister of Australia/Passenger RMS Orontes/Port Said", Kangaroos 2/- maroon & 5/- pair + 1/- Large Lyrebird all tied by 'AIR MAIL/CANBERRA FCT' cds, Egyptian '.../RECU PAR/ AVION/ALEXANDRIA' arrival b/s, received at Port Said in dilapidated condition & repaired with four 'EGYPTE/TROUVEE/OUVERTE/OU/ DECHIREE/ET/REPAREE/D'OFFICE' labels tied by '.../PORT SAID TRAFFIC' cds & re-directed to the passenger terminal at Port Tewfiq. [The rate was 1/7d x8 = 12/8d so overpaid 4d]Joseph Aloysius Lyons was one of Australia's most highly regarded politicians. He was elected to the Tasmanian parliament in 1909, becoming Premier in 1923, in which position he has been credited with restructuring the State's finances. However, his consensual style alienated many in his Labor Party. In -/10/1929, he was elected to the Federal parliament, and soon thereafter appointed Postmaster-General. Under Scullin he rose to become Acting Treasurer but disputes with other party leaders caused him to resign his positions in & membership of the ALP. He was one of the prime movers behind formation of the United Australia Party &, after an electoral triumph in 1931, became Prime Minister. At the time this cover was sent, Lyons was en route to London for the Coronation of King George VI, on 12/5/1937.
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OVERSEAS: 1919 (March 4) cover endorsed "US Mail/SS Ventura" to "The Secretary of State/Washington DC" with Kangaroos Third Wmk 6d blue tied by 'FAIRFIELD/VIC' cds, scarce red/white registration label & 'AR'-in-oval h/s, Melbourne transit & 'WASHINGTON DC/REGISTERED' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. Robert Lansing was US Secretary of State between 24/6/1915 and 13/2/1920. Lansing served under President Woodrow Wilson & headed the US delegation at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference but he did not consider the League of Nations to be necessary to the peace process, a position that caused Wilson to ask for Lansing's resignation.