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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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Jamaica 1923 5s Blue & Yellow-Brown SG105 V.F.U
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NSW laurette Forgeries x 3
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South Africa 1930 3d Black & Red SG35a P.14 x 13.5 Fine Used
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Turks & Caicos Is 1889 1d Crimson-Lake SG62 V.F MNH Corner Marginal Pair
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Turks & Caicos Is 1873 1d Dull Rose-Lake SG4 P.11-12.5 x 14.5-15.5 Fine Used
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Victoria 1861 6d Black SG102 Ave Used
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Gibraltar 1906 6d Dull Purple & Violet SG60 Fine Used
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Malta 1957 1 Yellow-Brown SG282 V.F Very Lightly Mtd Mint
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Dominica 1908-18 set of 7 to 1s SG47aw-53 Mtd Mint
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Ceylon 1935-36 set of 11 SG368-378 Fine Used
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Leeward Islands 1922 3s Brt Green & Violet Specimen SG76s Fine Mtd Mint
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Hong Kong 1911 30c Purple & Orange-Yellow SG97 Fine Used
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