British Commonwealth - Queen Victoria (1840-1901)

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  1. Antigua 1863 6d Dark Green SG9 Fine & Fresh Unused Scarce
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    Antigua 1863 6d Dark Green SG9 Fine & Fresh Unused Scarce
    Regular Price £260.00 Special Price £130.00
  2. British Guiana 1898 5c Deep Green & Sepia SG219 Fine LMM
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    British Guiana 1898 5c Deep Green & Sepia SG219 Fine LMM
    Regular Price £27.00 Special Price £13.50
  3. Falkland Islands 1878 1d Claret SG1 Good Used
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    Falkland Islands 1878 1d Claret SG1 Good Used
    Regular Price £150.00 Special Price £75.00
  4. Victoria 1854 1s (Registered) Rose-Pink & Blue SG34 3rd Ptg Pos 13 Fine Used on Small Piece
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  5. Bahamas 1863 1d Red SG24 Fine & Fresh Unused
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    Bahamas 1863 1d Red SG24 Fine & Fresh Unused
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  6. Barbados 1873 3d Brown-Purple SG63 Used Fine
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    Barbados 1873 3d Brown-Purple SG63 Used Fine
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  7. Barbados 1858 6d Deep Rose Red SG11a Fine Used
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    Barbados 1858 6d Deep Rose Red SG11a Fine Used
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  8. Grenada 1898 2 1/2d Ultramarine SG56 Fine LMM
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    Grenada 1898 2 1/2d Ultramarine SG56 Fine LMM
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  9. St Christopher 1886 4d on 6d Green SG25 Fine Used
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    St Christopher 1886 4d on 6d Green SG25 Fine Used
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  10. Straits Settlements 1867 4c on 1a Deep Brown SG4 Good Used
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    Straits Settlements 1867 4c on 1a Deep Brown SG4 Good Used
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  11. Gold Coast 1899 1s Green & Black SG31 Good Used
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    Gold Coast 1899 1s Green & Black SG31 Good Used
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  12. British Guiana 1860 5d on 12c Postage Payable for Overseas Letters SG36Var Fine Unused
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    British Guiana 1860 5d on 12c Postage Payable for Overseas Letters SG36Var Fine Unused
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  13. Canada 1868 12 1/2c Bright Blue SG60b Watermarked Double Lined 'HW' Fine Used
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  14. Bechuanaland 1888 1s on 1s Green & Black SG28 Good Used stamp
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    Bechuanaland 1888 1s on 1s Green & Black SG28 Good Used stamp
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  15. Canada 1869 1c Orange-Yellow SG56b Fine Used
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  16. Canada 1868 15c Dull Violet-Grey SG61ba Watermarked 'V OT' Fine Used Scarce
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    Canada 1868 15c Dull Violet-Grey SG61ba Watermarked 'V OT' Fine Used Scarce
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  17. Canada 1879 15c Clear Deep Violet Thick Paper SG67 Fine Used Scarce
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    Canada 1879 15c Clear Deep Violet Thick Paper SG67 Fine Used Scarce
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  18. St Lucia 1863 Emerald Green SG8 Good Used
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    St Lucia 1863 Emerald Green SG8 Good Used
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  19. Newfoundland 1857 3d Yellowish Green SG3 Fine MM
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    Newfoundland 1857 3d Yellowish Green SG3 Fine MM
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  20. Virgin Islands 1868 1s Black & Rose-Carmine SG21 Fine Used
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    Virgin Islands 1868 1s Black & Rose-Carmine SG21 Fine Used
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  21. Virgin Islands 1879-80 Set of 2 SG24-25 Fine Used
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    Virgin Islands 1879-80 Set of 2 SG24-25 Fine Used
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  22. Virgin Islands 1888 4d on 1s Black & Rose-Carmine SG42 Fine Used
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    Virgin Islands 1888 4d on 1s Black & Rose-Carmine SG42 Fine Used
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  23. Virgin Islands 1888 4d on 1s Black & Rose-Carmine SG42d Fine MM
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    Virgin Islands 1888 4d on 1s Black & Rose-Carmine SG42d Fine MM
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  24. Virgin Islands 1899 1/2d Yellow-Green SG43a 'HALF PFNNY' Good Used
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    Virgin Islands 1899 1/2d Yellow-Green SG43a 'HALF PFNNY' Good Used
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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 1840-1901 during the Queen Victoria reign