WWII Netherlands 1942 Nazi Legion Semi-Postal Complete Set of Souvenir Sheets VF MNH! Historical Background: Despite the Netherlands' declaration of neutrality German forces invaded the Netherlands on May 10, 1940. By May 13 Queen Wilhelmina and her cabinet evacuated to the United Kingdom, leaving General Winkelman in charge of the country's affairs. By May 15, 1940 most of the Netherlands had capitualted and remnants of the Dutch military were evacuated on May 19. On June 28, 1941 Dutch Nazi Arnold Meyer formally proposed the establishment of a Dutch Legion to fight on the Eastern Front and this idea was quickly put into action.
This interesting semi-postal set features images of Legionaries and the surtax was used to fund the Netherlands Legion. These were produced in full sheets of 100 and also in souvenir sheets of ten and four. This lot offers a set of the souvenir sheets.
Please see the terms below. Condition: Very-fine overall condition, with fine to very-fine overall centering, nice appearance and with full clean original never-hinged gum. Note a tiny corner bend at the lower-right corner of the sheet of ten. Interesting addition to your Netherlands, WWII or occupations collection.
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The item "Netherlands WWII 1942 Nazi Legion Semi-Postal Set of Souvenir Sheets VF MNH" is in sale since Sunday, September 25, 2016. This item is in the category "Stamps\Europe\Netherlands & Colonies". The seller is "cj72stamps" and is located in St George Brant, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.