Lot 37: Mackenzie King Prime Minister of Canada Signed Roosevelt FDC
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
October 27, 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Description: Signed Franklin Roosevelt FDC in vintage fountain pen ink by William Lyon Mackenzie King. This cover is marked that it is also an error cover due to the fact that it says below Roosevelt's photo, In Memoriam "he passed this way". King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada in 1921–1926, 1926–1930, and 1935–1948. He is best known for his leadership of Canada throughout the Second World War (1939–1945) when he mobilized Canadian money, supplies and volunteers to support Britain while boosting the economy and maintaining home front morale. A Liberal with 22 years in office, he was the longest-serving prime minister in Canadian history.
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