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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Malacca 1949 UPU Set of 4 SG18-21 Fine LMM
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Malacca 1949-52 Set of 20 SG3-17 Fine & Fresh LMM
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Regular Price £65.00 Special Price £52.00
Maldives 1933 Set of 9 SG11a-20a Fine MM
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Maldives 1933 Set of 9 SG11b-20b Fine MM
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Maldives 1950 Set of 9 SG21-29 Fine LMM
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Negri Sembilan 1935-41 Set of 20 SG21-39 Fine & Fresh LMM (Includes Both 3c) CV £230
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Regular Price £115.00 Special Price £92.00
Negri Sembilan 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG40-41 Fine LMM
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Regular Price £14.00 Special Price £11.20
Negri Sembilan 1949 UPU Set of 4 SG63-66 Fine LMM
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Negri Sembilan 1949-55 Set of 21 SG42-62 Fine MNH & MM
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Regular Price £72.00 Special Price £57.60
Pahang 1941 15c Ultramarine SG39 Fine MM
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Regular Price £23.00 Special Price £18.40
Pahang 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG47-48 Good LMM
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Regular Price £11.00 Special Price £8.80
Pahang 1950-52 Set of 21 SG53-73 V.F MNH & LMM
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Penang 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG1-2 V.F MNH
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Penang 1949 UPU Set of 4 SG23-26 Fine & Fresh MM
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Penang 1949-52 Set of 20 SG3-22 Fine & Fresh LMM
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St Helena 1903 2d Black & Sage-Green SG57 Fine LMM
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St Helena 1903 2d Black & Sage-Green SG57 Fine MM
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St Helena 1903 8d Black & Brown SG58 Fine MM
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St Helena 1908 4d Black & Red-Yellow SG66 Fine & Fresh LMM
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St Helena 1908 6d Dull & Deep Purple SG67 Fine MM (4)
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St Helena 1912 2d Black & Greyish Slate SG75 Fine VLMM
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St Helena 1922-27 Small Selection of Stamps 1d to 8d SG98, 99, 101, 103, 104 & 105 Fine MM
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St Helena 1927 2s Purple & Blue-Blue SG108 Fine MM
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St Helena 1935 1s Slate & Purple SG127 Fine MM
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