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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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Transvaal Wolmaransstad 1900 1d Rose-Red Green SG2
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KUT 1938-44 set of 20 SG131-150ab Fine & Fresh LMM
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New South Wales 1856 2d Blue Specimen SG112s Fine & Fresh Unused
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Cyprus 1924 90pi Green & Red-Yellow SG117 V.F MNH
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Singapore 1949-52 set of 18 SG16-30 P. 17.5x18 Fine Very Lightly Mtd Mint
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St Helena 1856 6d Blue SG1 Very Fine & Fresh Lightly Mtd Mint
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Bechuanaland 1919 5s Brt Carmine SG87 D.L.R Fine & Fresh Mtd Mint Nicely Centred
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KUT 1937 5c Black & Green SG111ba P.13 x 12 Rope Joined to Sail Fine Mint
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Nigeria 1936 set of 12 SG34-45 Fine Lightly Mtd Mint 1 Value MNH
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St Lucia 1891 1/2d on Half 6d Dull Mauve & Blue SG54c Surch Double V.F.U
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Transvaal Wolmaransstad 1900 1-2d Green SG1
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Transvaal Rustenburg 1900 3d Purple Green SG5 Fine MNH
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