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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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Malta 1922 set of 8 SG106-113 Fine Lightly Mtd Mint
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Sierra Leone 1911 1 Purple  Black-Red SG111 V.F Very Lightly Mtd Mint
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Natal 1902 5 Mauve & Black Specimen SG144s V.F MNH
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St Helena 1912-13 Specimen set of 10 SG72s-81s Fine MNH
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Hong Kong 1938 $10 Green & Violet SG161 V.F Very Lightly Mtd Mint
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Gold Coast 1898-1902 set of 10 SG26-34 Fine Mtd Mint
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Sierra Leone 1932 set of 13 SG155-167 Fine Used
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Zanzibar 1898 4 1/2a Orange SG184b No Fraction at Right, Very Fine, Apex Cert
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KUT 1935 1 Black Red SG123 Fine Used
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Northern Rhodesia 1925-29 set of 16 to 10s SG1-16 Fine MNH
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St Helena 1934 Centenary set of 10 SG114-123 Fine & Fresh Lightly Mtd Mint
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KUT 1922 50 Black & Brown SG103 Fine Used Fiscal Cancel
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