COMMONWEALTH & EMPIRE COUNTRIES

An evergreen stamp collecting area Commonwealth & British Empire Countries are collected worldwide by country, by monarch, or by geographical location (West Indies, South Atlantic, Pacific Islands and Australasia, Canada, British Africa etc). On this site West Indies countries can be found under "Caribbean Stamps". Commonwealth & Empire stamps enjoy a stable market with a healthy demand and even in challenging times they have performed well. For the collector, the vast and somewhat intimidating task of collecting Commonwealth and Empire stamps can be more rewarding if the collector chooses to specialize in certain aspects, reigns or regions. For example, there are collectors who collect stamps issued by islands named after a saint (ie St Christopher, St. Lucia, St, Vincent, St. Helena etc. And yes there are those who collect the whole Empire. Then there are those who collect "War Stamps", or those issued during the reign of Queen Victoria or any of her successors. Completion has never been achieved by any collector, and even kings or millionaires who came close to completion never succeeded. Instead of chasing a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, wise philatelists choose a country or a set of countries and they delve deeper and deeper in all philatelic aspects including postmarks, cancellations, postal history, postal stationery, booklet stamps, stamps with errors, and stamp varieties, to name a few possibilities for success.

There are 465 items in this category

CARAVAGGIO Deposition RARE MAXIMUM CARD NIUE
Country: NIUE
Condition: CARAVAGGIO Deposition RARE MAXIMUM CARD NIUE
Price: $89.00
Item Id #005632    See Details...
NANUMEA TUVALU  TRAINS 12 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Country: TUVALU
Condition: NANUMEA TUVALU TRAINS 12 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $12.00
Item Id #013824    See Details...
NUKELAELAE TUVALU * TRAINS 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN MNH
Country: TUVALU
Condition: NUKELAELAE TUVALU * TRAINS 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN MNH
Price: $10.00
Item Id #013825    See Details...
FUNAFUTI TUVALU * TRAINS 12 values MINT NH
Country: TUVALU
Condition: FUNAFUTI TUVALU * TRAINS 12 values MINT NH overprinted SPECIMEN
Price: $12.00
Item Id #013826    See Details...
CHURCHILL GILBERT & ELLICE 1974 FDC
Country: GILBERT & ELLICE
Condition: CHURCHILL GILBERT & ELLICE 1974 FDC
Description: TRACES OF CLIP RUST ON BACK OF COVER mentioned for accuracy but not detracting
Price: $12.00
Item Id #008195    See Details...
NUI TUVALU TRAINS OVERPRINTED *SPECIMEN* MNH
Country: TUVALU
Condition: NUI TUVALU TRAINS 8 values OVERPRINTED *SPECIMEN* MNH
Price: $10.00
Item Id #013827    See Details...
NIUTAO TUVALU * CARS MNH 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Country: TUVALU
Condition: NIUTAO TUVALU * CARS MNH 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Price: $10.00
Item Id #013828    See Details...
CHURCHILL SEYCHELLES 1974 2 FDCs
Country: SEYCHELLES
Condition: CHURCHILL SEYCHELLES 1974 2 FDCs
Description: TRACES OF CLIP RUST ON BACK OF ONE COVER mentioned for accuracy but not detracting MICROSCOPIC TRACES OF CLIP RUST ON FRONT OF ONE COVER mentioned for accuracy but not detracting
Price: $16.00
Item Id #008197    See Details...
VAITUPU * TUVALU * CARS MNH 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Country: TUVALU
Condition: VAITUPU * TUVALU * CARS MNH 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Price: $10.00
Item Id #013829    See Details...
NUKUFETAU * TUVALU  * CARS * MINT NH SPECIMEN 10 VALUES
Country: TUVALU
Condition: NUKUFETAU * TUVALU * CARS * MINT NH SPECIMEN 10 VALUES
Price: $12.00
Item Id #013830    See Details...
2004 WHALE REINDEER PENGUIN SEAL ALBATROSS DEFINITIVE SET  COMPLETE
Country: SOUTH GEORGIA
Condition: 2004 WHALE REINDEER PENGUIN SEAL ALBATROSS DEFINITIVE SET COMPLETE
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $57.00     Sale Price! $48.00
Item Id #012295    See Details...
NANUMAGA * TUVALU * CARS 12 values MNH OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Country: TUVALU
Condition: NANUMAGA * TUVALU * CARS 12 values MNH OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Price: $12.00
Item Id #013831    See Details...
TRAINS 8 values MNH OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Country: TUVALU
Condition: TRAINS 8 values MNH OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN
Price: $10.00
Item Id #013832    See Details...
NUKULAELAE * TUVALU 8 VALUES MNH *GOLF *  overprinted SPECIMEN
Country: TUVALU
Condition: NUKULAELAE * TUVALU 8 VALUES MNH * GOLF * overprinted SPECIMEN
Price: $12.00
Item Id #013833    See Details...
CHURCHILL ISLE OF MAN 1974 2 FDCs
Country: ISLE OF MAN
Condition: CHURCHILL ISLE OF MAN 1974 2 FDCs
Price: $16.00
Item Id #008202    See Details...
2005 TURTLES SET OF 6 values + MIMIATURE SHEET
Condition: 2005 TURTLES SET OF 6 values + MIMIATURE SHEET
Description: Mint never hinged
Price: $26.00
Item Id #012298    See Details...
TUVALU * TRAINS * 16 values MINT NEVER HINGED overprinted SPECIMEN
Country: TUVALU
Condition: TUVALU * TRAINS * 16 values MINT NEVER HINGED overprinted SPECIMEN
Price: $15.00
Item Id #013834    See Details...
CHURCHILL BRUNEI RARE 1973 FDC
Country: BRUNEI
Condition: CHURCHILL BRUNEI RARE 1973 FDC
Price: $12.00
Item Id #008203    See Details...
CHURCHILL WESLEY JERSEY 1974 FDC
Country: JERSEY
Condition: CHURCHILL WESLEY JERSEY 1974 FDC
Price: $12.00
Item Id #008204    See Details...
TONGA POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Country: TONGA
Condition: TONGA POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Description: TONGA * 4 PAGES ************************************ We are offering the pages of SINGLE COUNTRIES from a used set in good condition. They have punch holes at left to fit appropriate 3-ring binders - no binder is included in this lot. Some countries have updates pasted at the proper point of the listings; in rare cases a few listings are marked, or "ticked" with v (this is mentioned for accuracy but it does not detract from usefulness) -- THE PAGES are ORIGINAL PAGES from the editions of the 1970s (do not expect listings to go beyond the early 1970s) -- these pages ARE NOT PHOTOCOPIES Higgins & Gage, World Postal Stationery Catalogue, the definitive work on postal stationery issues of the world. HIGGINS & GAGE is to postal stationery what Scott, Michel, Yvert Tellier and Stanley Gibbons are to stamps. You will find listings for all Postal Cards, Letter Cards, Envelopes, Letter Sheets, Wrappers, Aerogrammes, Telephone Forms, Registry, Special Delivery, Pneumatic Post, Parcel Post, COD, Post Office Forms, Insurance, Receipts, Franked Envelopes and much more information. In English, priced in US $. VERY USEFUL WIKIPEDIA describes the Higgins and Gage opus as "the only encyclopaedic catalogue of POSTAL STATIONERY covering the whole world. Despite most volumes not having been updated for over twenty years, the catalogue and the H & G numbering system are still widely used by philatelists and stamp dealers as although the values given in the catalogue are out of date, there is no other comprehensive listing of world postal stationery."
Price: $9.00
Item Id #009230    See Details...
MOTHER TERESA PAPUA NG 2010 4v MNH
Country: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Condition: MOTHER TERESA PAPUA NG 2010 4v MNH
Price: $13.50
Item Id #006931    See Details...
ALBERT EINSTEIN Tanzania Miniature Sheet SCOTT 2391 MNH
Country: TANZANIA
Condition: ALBERT EINSTEIN Tanzania Miniature Sheet SCOTT 2391 MNH
Price: $12.00
Item Id #006935    See Details...
2001 ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION 4 values SET Mint Never Hinged
Country: SWAZILAND
Condition: 2001 ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION 4 values SET Mint Never Hinged
Price: $5.00
Item Id #013086    See Details...
1998 20th Anniversary of INDEPENDENCE MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Country: SOLOMON ISLANDS
Condition: 1998 20th Anniversary of INDEPENDENCE MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Description: MNH means MINT NEVER HINGED!!
Price: $4.00
Item Id #013087    See Details...
2001 BIRDS MINIATURE SHEET OF 5 values MNH
Country: TRISTAN DA CUNHA
Condition: 2001 BIRDS MINIATURE SHEET OF 5 values MNH
Price: $9.00
Item Id #013089    See Details...