Old China Town KL The Malaya Study Group Selangor SG 87

The Malaya Study Group exists for collectors of the stamps, postal stationery and postal history of the states of Peninsular Malaysia which until 1963 formed the Federation of Malaya, including the Straits Settlements of Malacca, Penang and Singapore, the Federated Malay States, Negri Sembilan and Sungei Ujong, Pahang, Perak and Selangor and the Unfederated States, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Trengganu. The Society has a JOURNAL, "The Malayan Philatelist" and a NEWSLETTER supplied free to members, EXCHANGE PACKETS, AUCTIONS and has produced a number of significant PUBLICATIONS on the stamps and postal history of the area.



Congratulations to all the MSG entrants at Spring Stampex.

It was great to see exhibits were back again. I went on Thursday and it was pretty busy, which I think is in good part caused by being an exhibition again. Especial congratulations to Mac McClaren, for winning both a Gold and a Silver. I was delighted when I was viewing the frames by the sudden appearance of the officials attaching the rosettes to the frames! Notes & photos from Nick Hackney

Mac gets a Gold


Mac gets a Silver & a Gold

Some of the MSG Frames at Stampex



MSG SUCCESS AT STAMPEX - contributed by Len Stanway

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Group and seek publicity for our activities, the Group sponsored members to display in the new ABPS National One-Frame Competition. The Group's entries were praised by the judges as being of a very high standard, especially as many had never competed at this level before. The organisers encouraged other specialist societies to follow our example. Of the 63 entries, at least 14 were from MSG members.

The following members took part as part of the Group entry:

Andrew Norris: Kedah 1919 Provisional Surcharge Issue. Traditional Class - Vermeil
Andrew Norris: Labuan 1907 - A Year of Transition. Traditional Class - Silver.
Susan McEwen: Japanese Occupation of Malaya, 1943 General Pictorial Issue. Traditional Class - Vermeil.
Susan McEwen: Majeedi Detention Camp. Postal History Class - Silver.
Susan McEwen: Johore Malaya Sultan Sir Abou Baker Issue 1891-1896. Traditional Class - Vermeil.
David Tett: Mail from the Malayan Civilians on the Burma Thailand Railway. Postal History - Silver.
Peter Cockburn: High Denomination Revenues of Malaysia 1975-1985. Revenue Class - Vermeil.
Joe Robertson: Postage Due Stamps of the Federated Malay States 1924-1936. Traditional Class - Vermeil.
Len Stanway: Malaya Par Avion - The Early Years. Aerophilatelic Class - Vermeil.
Mac McClaren: Errors & Varieties - The Agricultural & Fruit Definitives of Malaysia. Traditional Class - Silver.
Mac McClaren: 1st World War Censorship, Malaya. Postal History - Gold.

In addition, MSG members participating independently noted were (apologies to anyone I may have missed):

Brian Marshall: Sarawak - Stamps Issued for Revenue Purposes 1900-1934 - Revenue Class - Vermeil.
Peter Lister: A Violet Haze - 1911 Coronation Airmails of Great Britain. Special Studies Class - Gold.
Jon Higgins: The North Borneo Railway and its TPO. Open Class - Silver.

Len Stanway

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