British Commonwealth

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 honor the event. Commonwealth stamps are a true rare documented collection of stamps stating this worldwide event happened to unite society

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Newfoundland 1910 3c Olive SG97 Fine & Fresh MM
Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60
Newfoundland 1910 4c Violet SG98 Fine & Fresh MM
Regular Price £13.00 Special Price £10.40
Mauritius 1902 50c Green SG161 Good MM
Regular Price £12.00 Special Price £9.60
Montserrat 1908 6d Dull Purple & Olive SG29a Chalk Fine & Fresh MM
Regular Price £10.00 Special Price £8.00
Newfoundland 1910 1c Green SG95a 'NFWFOUNDLAND' Flaw Fine Used
Regular Price £55.00 Special Price £44.00
Gambia 1905 2 1/2d Bright Blue SG60
Regular Price £10.00 Special Price £8.00
Gambia 1905 5d Grey & Black SG63 Fine Used
Regular Price £17.00 Special Price £13.60
Falkland Islands 1904 2d Purple SG45 Fine MM
Regular Price £13.00 Special Price £10.40
Gambia  1906 1/2d on 2s6d Purple & Brown-Yellow SG69  Fine MM
Regular Price £30.00 Special Price £24.00
Gambia 1902 2 1/2d Ultramarine SG48 Fine MM (2)
Regular Price £25.00 Special Price £20.00
Gambia 1902 3d Deep Purple & Ultramarine SG41b Fine MM
Regular Price £50.00 Special Price £40.00
Gambia 1902 3d Purple & Ultramarine SG49 Fine MM
Regular Price £12.00 Special Price £9.60
Gambia 1902 4d Brown & Ultramarine SG50 Good Used
Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
Gambia 1902 6d Pale Sage-Green & Carmine SG51 Good Used
Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60
Brunei 1906 $1 on 8c Black & Vermilion SG22 Superb Used
Regular Price £85.00 Special Price £68.00
Brunei 1906 1c Black & Purple SG11Var 'Carmine Opt' Good MM
Regular Price £17.00 Special Price £13.60
Brunei 1906 2c on 8c Black & Vermilion SG13Var 'Brunei Kiss Print' Fine LMM
Regular Price £16.00 Special Price £12.80
Brunei 1906 4c on 12c Black & Yellow SG15 V.F MNH Corner Block of 20
Regular Price £150.00 Special Price £120.00
Brunei 1906 4c on 12c Black & Yellow SG15Var 'Kiss Print' Fine LMM
Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
Brunei 1906 5c on 16c Green & Brown SG16Var ' Kiss Print' Fine VLMM
Regular Price £30.00 Special Price £24.00
Brunei 1906 10c on 16c Green & Brown SG18Var 'Brunei Kiss Print' Fine LMM
Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £4.00
Brunei 1906 Set of 12 SG11-22 Good to Fine LMM
Regular Price £295.00 Special Price £236.00
Brunei 1907 Set of 11 SG23-33 Fine & Fresh MM
Regular Price £140.00 Special Price £112.00
Brunei 1907 Specimen Set of 11 SG23xs-33s Fine & Fresh MM
Regular Price £195.00 Special Price £156.00