These beautiful Postage Stamps from Commonwealth countries are riddled with symbolism, most evident is the symbol of authority.
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Images of Kings and Queens are used as symbols to represent Nation and Empire, the idea of a global commonwealth of nations, exercising power and dominion; in short an unconscious (or deliberate) marketing exercise.
To some this symbolism represents protection and opportunity.
To others of course this same symbolism represents oppression and exploitation, subjugation of a majority against their will by a minority, at worst a kind enslavement.
Symbolism can be a powerful tool…