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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Gwalior 1938 Set of 2 SG078-079 Fine MM
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Gwalior 1938-48 Set of 13 SG105-117 Fine & Fresh LMM & MNH
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Gwalior 1940-42 Set of 10 SG080-089 Fine MM
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Gwalior 1941 1a on 1a3p Mauve SG090 Good MM
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Gwalior 1942-45 Extended Set of 13 SG118-128 Fine & Fresh MM
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Gwalior 1942-47 Set of 4 SG091-094 Fine MNH & MM
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Gwalior 1949 Alizah Set of 9 SG129-137 Fine & Fresh LMM
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Regular Price £225.00 Special Price £180.00
India 1937 10R Purple & Claret SG262 V.F MNH Clear White Gum
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India 1937 15R Brown & Green SG263 V.F MNH Clear White Gum
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India 1937 25R Slate-Violet & Purple SG264 V.F MNH Clear White Gum
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India 1937 Set of 15 to 5R SG247-261 Fine & Fresh MM
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India 1937-39 Set of 7 SG0132-0138 Fine LMM & MNH
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India 1939 1a on 1 1/4a Mauve SG0139 Fine VLMM
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India 1939-42 Set of 11 SG0140-0150 Fine MM
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India 1946 Victory Set of 4 SG278-281 Fine LMM
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India 1947 Independence Set of 3 SG301-303 Fine LMM
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India 1948 Air 12a Black & Ultramarine SG304 Fine LMM
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India 1948 Gandhi 3 1/2a Violet SG306 Fine LMM
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India 1948 Gandhi 10R Purple-Brown & Lake SG308 Fine LMM
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India 1949 Set of 16 SG309-324 Fine LMM
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India 1949 UPU Set of 4 SG325-328 Fine LMM
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India 1950 Republic Set of 4 SG329-332 Fine MM
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India 1950-51 Set of 3 SG333-333c Fine LMM
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India 1950-51 Set of 14 SG0151-0164 Fine LMM
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