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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Antigua 1916-18 War Stamp Set of 3 SG52-54 Fine MM
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Bermuda 1916 1d Rose-Red SG46a Fine MNH (4)
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Bermuda 1910 1d Red SG46 Fine LMM
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Bermuda 1919 1d Carmine SG46b Fine MM
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Bermuda 1938 5s Green & Red-Yellow SG118 Fine & Fresh MM (2)
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Bermuda 1938 10s Green & Deep Lake-Pale Emerald SG119 Fine LMM
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Antigua 1863 6d Dark Green SG9 Fine & Fresh Unused Scarce
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Qatar 1961 10R Black SG37 V.F MNH
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Falkland Islands 1878 1d Claret SG1 Good Used
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Gold Coast 1906 6d Dull Purple & Violet SG54a Chalk Fine MM
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Gambia 1902 2 1/2d Ultramarine SG48 Fine MM
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Sierra Leone 1905 3d Dull Purple & Grey SG91 Fine MM
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Victoria 1854 1s (Registered) Rose-Pink & Blue SG34 3rd Ptg Pos 13 Fine Used on Small Piece
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Graham Land 1944 Set of 8 SGA1-A8 Fine MM
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Seychelles 1903 1R50 Black & Carmine SG55 Fine LMM
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Hong Kong 1904 $1 Purple & Sage-Green SG86 Fine Used (3)
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Regular Price £24.00 Special Price £12.00
Barbados 1873 3d Brown-Purple SG63 Used Fine
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Bahamas 1863 1d Red SG24 Fine & Fresh Unused
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Barbados 1858 6d Deep Rose Red SG11a Fine Used
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Bermuda 1943 5s Pale Bluish Green & Carmine Red-Pale Yellow SG118d Fine LMM
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Bermuda 1928 1d Scarlet SG79 Type III Fine MM
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Bermuda 1939 5s Pale Green & Red-Yellow SG118a Fine MM
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Canada 1937-38 Set of 11 SG357-367 Fine & Fresh LMM
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Regular Price £74.00 Special Price £37.00
Somaliland 1903 1/2a Green SG06a 'BRIT SH' Fine MM
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