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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Niger Coast 1894 2 1/2d Carmine-Lake SG48 Fine Used (2)
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Niger Coast 1894 2 1/2d Carmine-Lake SG48 Fine Used (3)
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Niger Coast 1894 2 1/2d Carmine-Lake SG48 Good MM
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Niger Coast 1894 2 1/2d Carmine-Lake SG48a Good MM
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Niger Coast 1894 2d Green SG47 Good MM
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Niger Coast 1894 2d Green SG47 Good Used (2)
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Niger Coast 1894 5d Grey-Lilac SG49 Fine MM
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Niger Coast 1894 5d Lilac SG49a Fine MM
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New Zealand 1931 £1 Pink SGF158 Superb MNH
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New Zealand 1931 £2 Bright Purple SGF162 Superb MNH
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New Zealand 1931 1s3d Lemon SGF145 Superb MNH
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New Zealand 1931 2s6d Deep Brown SGF147 Superb MNH
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New Zealand 1931 4s Red SGF148 Superb MNH
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New Zealand 1931 5s Green SGF149 Superb MNH
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New Zealand 1931 7s6d Olive-Grey SGF152 Superb MNH
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New Zealand 1931 8s Slate-Violet SGF153 Superb MNH
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New Zealand 1931 Air Set of 3 SG548-550 V.F MNH
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New Zealand 1932 1s3d Orange-Yellow SGF146 Superb MNH
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New Zealand 1935 Air Set of 3 SG570-572 Fine MNH
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New Zealand 1936 Set of 2 SG591-592 V.F MNH Corner Pairs
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New Zealand 1936 Set of 5 SG593-597 Fine MNH
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New Zealand 1936 Set of 14 SG577-590 Good MNH CV £220+
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New Zealand 1955 1s3d Yellow & Black SGF192 V.F MNH
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Nigeria 1936 Set of 12 SG34-45 Superb MNH
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Regular Price £275.00 Special Price £220.00