British Commonwealth


Traditionally, British European philately has attracted great collectors. The exotic issues of Batum, the Ionian Islands and Long Island are extraordinary, but not to everyone's taste. More mainstream is Ireland, of course, which used British stamps until 1922; the first issues were overprinted on British stamps. Ireland has a keen following at home and amongst the diaspora. Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta have less important home markets, but each is keenly followed nonetheless. All three initially used overprinted British stamps which may be identified by their postmarks. Cyprus also used overprints on British stamps and Gibraltar's first issue was overprinted on Bermuda! Each has a rich philatelic history.

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MALTA 1965 SG345b Mint

Stock Code: P14504305

MALTA 1965 SG343b Mint

Stock Code: P11203498

MALTA 1965 SG341a Mint

Stock Code: P12305722

MALTA 1965 SG340b Mint

Stock Code: P12305719

MALTA 1965 SG336a Mint

Stock Code: P12305702

GIBRALTAR 1960 SG160/173 Mint

Stock Code: P212021011

GIBRALTAR 1938 SG130a Mint

Stock Code: P212021009

GIBRALTAR 1940 SG124ab Mint

Stock Code: P212021008