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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New Zealand 1903 6d Red & Violet SGE1 P.11 Fine LMM
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Regular Price £18.00 Special Price £14.40
New Zealand 1904 1/2d Red & Green SGD18 Fine MM
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Regular Price £3.00 Special Price £2.40
New Zealand 1906 1/2d Emerald Green SG370 Fine Used
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Regular Price £15.00 Special Price £12.00
New Zealand 1906 6d Pink & Olive-Green SG373 Good Used
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Regular Price £125.00 Special Price £100.00
New Zealand 1906 Exhibition Set of 4 SG370-373 Fine MM
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Regular Price £125.00 Special Price £100.00
New Zealand 1907 1d Carmine SG060 Fine MM
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Regular Price £6.00 Special Price £4.80
New Zealand 1907 1s Orange-Red SG065 Good Used (2)
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Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
New Zealand 1907 2d Bright Reddish Purple SG061 Fine MM
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Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60
New Zealand 1907 2s Blue-Green SG066 Fine & Fresh MM
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Regular Price £110.00 Special Price £88.00
New Zealand 1907 3d Bistre-Brown SG063 Fine MM
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Regular Price £25.00 Special Price £20.00
New Zealand 1907 5s Deep Red SG067 Fine & Fresh MM
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Regular Price £170.00 Special Price £136.00
New Zealand 1907 6d Bright Carmine-Pink SG064 Fine Used
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Regular Price £14.00 Special Price £11.20
New Zealand 1908 1/2d Green SG069 Fine MM
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Regular Price £8.00 Special Price £6.40
New Zealand 1908 1d Carmine SG070 Fine LMM
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Regular Price £35.00 Special Price £28.00
New Zealand 1908 2d Rose-Pink & Green SGD22 Good MM
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Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £4.00
New Zealand 1909-12 Set of 8 SG388-394 Good Used
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Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
New Zealand 1910 1s Vermilion SG077 Fine MM
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Regular Price £37.00 Special Price £29.60
N.Z Victoria Land 1908 1d Rose-Carmine SGA1 V.F.U
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Regular Price £30.00 Special Price £24.00
St Helena 1903 2d Black & Sage-Green SG57 Fine LMM
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Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60
St Helena 1903 2d Black & Sage-Green SG57 Fine MM
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Regular Price £6.00 Special Price £4.80
St Helena 1903 8d Black & Brown SG58 Fine MM
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Regular Price £11.00 Special Price £8.80
St Helena 1908 4d Black & Red-Yellow SG66 Fine & Fresh LMM
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Regular Price £9.00 Special Price £7.20
St Helena 1908 6d Dull & Deep Purple SG67 Fine MM (4)
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Regular Price £24.00 Special Price £19.20
St Helena 1902 Set of 2 SG53-54 Fine Used (2)
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Regular Price £4.00 Special Price £3.20