British Commonwealth Stamps - George VI (1936-1952)

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    South West Africa 1937 1 1/2d Purple-Brown SG96 Fine MM (2)
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    South West Africa 1937 1 1/2d Purple-Brown SG96 Fine MM
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    South Africa 1942 3d Blue SG101 Fine MNH Block of 8
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    S.W.A 1943-44 1s Brown Both Types of Opt SG130 & SG130d Fine VLMM
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    S.W.A 1941-43 Set of 11 SG114-122 Fine LMM
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    Gold Coast 1948 10s Black & Sage-Green SG146 Fine Used (3)
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    Gold Coast 1940 10s Black & Violet SG132 Fine Used (3)
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    Northern Rhodesia 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG48-49 Fine LMM
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    Northern Rhodesia 1938 Set of 6 Top Values SG40-45 Fine MM
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    Gold Coast 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG147-148 Fine LMM
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    Gold Coast 1948 2s Sage-Green & Magenta SG144 Fine LMM
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    South Africa 1942 4d Slate-Green SG103 Fine Used
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    South Africa 1939 1s Brown & Chalky Blue SG62 Fine Used
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    Somaliland 1942 Set of 4 Top Values SG113-116 V.F.U
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    South Africa 1943 3d Indigo SGD33 V.F MNH
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    Somaliland 1938 Set of 12 SG93-104 Good to Fine LMM
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    South Africa 1942-44 War Effort Set of 8 SG97-104 Fine LMM
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    South Africa 1938 Set of 14 SG76-79 Fine MM
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    Somaliland 1949 RSW Set of 2 SG119-120 Fine LMM
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    Basutoland 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG36-37 Fine LMM
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    Basutoland 1938 Set of 11 SG18-29 Fine LMM
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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


Currently showing stamps issued between 1936-1952 during the reign of King George VI