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Jansimon
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05 Jun 2020
05:52:18pm

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My brother (who lives in Zwolle, the Netherlands) just pointed out to me that Canada Post recently issued a stamp commemorating Léo Major, who played an important role in the liberation of Zwolle at the end of WW2. As the press release puts it "In April 1945, while scouting the German-occupied Dutch town of Zwolle, Private Leo Major singlehandedly tricked the enemy into thinking they were under a full attack, capturing dozens of prisoners and forcing the Germans to retreat, which earned him the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the lasting gratitude of the people of Zwolle."

The stamp shows the socalled Sassen-gate in Zwolle on the background.

Would any of the Canadian members here be willing to trade this stamp? We would very much like to get hold of at least one copy :-)
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DavidG
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05 Jun 2020
07:25:55pm
re: Léo Major / victory in Europe Day stamps

Jan-Simon:

I will check at the post office, tomorrow to see if they have it, and report back to you.

David Giles
Ottawa, Canada

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BrightonPete
05 Jun 2020
09:27:01pm
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And if David can't find one, I'll check at my post office.

But David should be able to get it in Ottawa!

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Benque
05 Jun 2020
10:13:31pm
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Can you not order from Canada Post online? I used to do that often, and hope to again in the near future.

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BrightonPete
06 Jun 2020
08:24:45am
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Ordering from Canada Post means you'll be paying for more than you want & postage.

Asking here means you'll get what you want for free! Well, from me at least!

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DavidG
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06 Jun 2020
12:11:16pm
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Jan-Simon:

Will check the post office on Monday. Not open to-day.

David

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Jansimon
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06 Jun 2020
03:06:30pm

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re: Léo Major / victory in Europe Day stamps

Thank you all for your offers to help and advice.
It is all very much appreciated. But please know that I did not ask this with the intention to get a stamp for free. If there is anything I can do in return please let me know.

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DavidG
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10 Jun 2020
02:31:36pm
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Done!

Will go into the post tonight to you.

David

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RiTz21
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16 Jun 2020
03:45:17pm
re: Léo Major / victory in Europe Day stamps

Oh I love Léo Major!!
His story is amazing... Pray tell me this isn't the first time Canada post mentions him on a stamp... or is it!?

RiTz21

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red-eric-1
16 Jun 2020
10:26:02pm

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This is the first Canadian stamp for Leo Major. And I'm afraid to admit, as a Canadian, I hadn't heard about his story before I read this thread.

Eric

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RiTz21
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08 Jul 2020
11:11:13pm
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Take a few minutes to listen to Léo Major's story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTy2kjE617k

It's so unbelievable..!

RiTz21

P.S. Why hasn't his stories not been made into a movie...!!

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philb
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09 Jul 2020
09:24:06am

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I remember old Zwolle well, my wifes brother Grego lived there in 1966.

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