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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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Gibraltar 1910 4s Black & Carmine SG73 V.F.U
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Natal 1902 4s Dp Rose Maize SG139 V.F MNH
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S.W.A 1924 2s6d Purple & Green SG28 Setting IV V.F MNH
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Rhodesia 1893 6d Deep Blue SG3 Fine MNH Pair
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Rhodesia 1896 10s Slate Vermilion Rose SG50 Fine Mtd Mint
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KUT East Africa & Uganda 1907 20R Grey & Stone SG32 Cleaned Used Fiscal
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Turks & Caicos Is 1894-95 Specimen set of 2 SG71s-72s Superb MNH
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KUT 1922 5 Black & Blue SG99 V.F.U Fiscal Cancel
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Mafeking 1900 6d on 2d Green Carmine SG8 V.F.U on Piece
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Malta 1922 10s Slate-Grey & Brown SG138 Superb Used
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Dominica 1903 Specimen set of 10 SG27s-36s Fine & Fresh Lightly Mtd Mint
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Trinidad 1883-94 set of 7 SG106-113 Fine MNH
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