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British Commonwealth Stamps

The United Kingdom administrated or ruled the colonies dominions and other territories, which in all make up the British Empire. At its peak of power the British Empire was the largest empire in history and was the dominant global power for over a century. In 1922, 458 million people were held under the reign of the British Empire which was at the time one quarter of the global population at the time covering more than 13 million square miles roughly a quarter of the total global land area. This widespread presence is evident in the influence over many worldwide issues such as politics, linguistics and culture to name but a few.

During the Second World War we began to see the decline of the Empire due to South East Asia being heavily occupied by the Japanese, damaging the prestige of being a British colony in spite of Britain being victorious. Within the two years following the war, Britain then granted independence to its most populous and valuable colony, India.

For the remainder of the 20th century many of the territories of the Empire then became independent as a large decolonisation movement was taking place passed by the powers of the European nations. This movement then ended in 1997 with Hong Kong being returned to the people’s republic of China. To this date the British sovereignty has a reign of a total of fourteen overseas territories.

Following being made independent many former British colonies then joined the Common wealth of Nations a free association of independent states. The head of state for the Commonwealth being Queen Elizabeth II is shared between a total of sixteen Commonwealth realms.

Due to the many nations joining the Commonwealth this will have been viewed as a milestone for the progress of the uniting of our nations whilst having their own independence. As many major milestones in history are rarely significant enough to achieve their own stamps to be commissioned to honour the event. Commonwealth stamps are a true rare documented collection of stamps stating this worldwide event happened to unite society.

British Commonwealth Stamps
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Bechuanaland 1888 4d on 4d Lilac & Black SG25 Fine Used
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Commonwealth Stamps Box File. Superb Commonwealth mix
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Kelantan 1937-40 set of 15 SG40-54 Fine & Fresh Lightly Mtd Mint
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Sierra Leone 1933 Wilberforce set of 13 SG168-180 Fine Very Lightly Mtd Mint
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St Helena 1861 6d Blue SG2 Clean Cut Perf V.F Lightly Mtd Mint Superb example
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Transvaal Rustenburg 1900 6d Lilac & green SG6 Mtd Mint Rare
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Ascension 1934 2s6d Black & Brt Purple SG29a Teardrop Flaw Fine Mtd Mint Scarce
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Zanzibar 1895 3R Brown & Grn SG20L Opt Double 1 Albino Superb VLMM Royal Cert
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Falkland Is 1918-20 1d Orange-Vermilion SG71b Line Perf 14 VFU Royal Certificate
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St Helena QV Mint & Used Selection/Collection
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New Zealand 1855 1d Red SG4 Blued Paper Fine & Fresh Unused
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Rhodesia 1901 5 Dp Blue SG92 V.F MNH Corner Marginal Richter  BPA Cert
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