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    Canada 1906 2c Dull Violet SGD3 Fine Mtd Mint
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    Canada 1897 Set of 11 to 50c SG121-134 Fine Mtd Mint
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    Canada 1897 $2 Deep Violet SG137 Fine Used Roller Cancel
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    Canada 1893 set of 2 SG115-116 Fine & Very Fresh Mtd Mint
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    Canada 1888 10c Deep Lilac-Magenta SG88 Fine Used
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    Barbados 1912-16 Set of 13 SG170-180 V.F. Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Barbados 1909-1910 Set of 5 SG163-169 Fine Mtd Mint
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    Barbados 1907 2d Black & Yellow SG161 Fine Mtd Mint
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    Barbados 1905 2 1/2d Blue SG139 Fine Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Australia 1937-38 set of 13 to 10s SG164-177 Fine Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Australia 1936 1s Green SG163 Fine Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Australia 1931 Air 6d Sepia SG139 Fine Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Australia 1916 9d Violet SG39 V.F Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Australia 1916 2s Brown SG41 V.F Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Zululand 1893 5d Dull Purple & Blue SG7 Fine Used
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    Zululand 1893 5d Dull Purple & Blue SG7 Fine Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Zululand 1888 4d Green & Dp Grown SG6 Good Used
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    Zululand 1888 2d Grey-Green & Carmine SG3 Fine Used
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    Transvaal 1908 £1 Green & Violet SG272 Fine Used Pair
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    Transvaal 1903 2s Grey-Black & Yellow SG257 Good Used
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    Transvaal 1870 6d Dull Ultramarine SG11 Fine Mtd Mint
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    Transvaal 1870 1d Crimson Over Inked Plate SG18b Good Unused
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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