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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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Hong Kong 1903 30c Dull Green & Black SG70 V.F.U
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Leeward Islands 1922 2s Purple & Blue-Blue Specimen SG55s Fine Mtd Mint
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Gibraltar 1889 1p Bistre SG30 Fine Used
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Kuwait 1956 set of 9 SG110-119 Fine Mtd Mint
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St Lucia 1909 3d Purple-Yellow SG71 Fine Used
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KUT 1941 10s Reddish Purple & Blue SG149a P.14 V.F.U
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Western Australia 1910 10d Rose Orange SG146 V.F Lightly Mtd Mint
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Tristan Da Cunha 1971 Decimal Currency set of 12 SG137-148 V.F MNH
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Transjordan 1923 1m Sepia SG62 P. 14 Fine Lightly Mtd Mint
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Seychelles 1938 5R Red SG149 Chalk Paper V.F.U CDS
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Zanzibar 1913 1R Yellow-Green SG255 Fine Used
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Jamaica 1956 1 Black  Purple SG174 Fine Used
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