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. Many MSG members also collect & study all of modern Malaysia, Singapore, and the island of Borneo, comprising additionally  Sabah, Sarawak, Borneo, Labuan, and the states of Brunei & the peninsular state of Singapore. Study of the whole area so often adds to understanding and appreciation of the philately of Malaya. 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.

The MSG Auction October 23rd 2010


Report & Pictures by Susan McEwen and Nick Hackney

A good crowd of MSG members gathered at Spink for the October auction. A full report and prices realised will be in the Newsletter. An unofficial count reckons that about 82% of the 360 lots were sold.

There was healthy bidding for most lots, and the odd gasp for Lot 164, the Straits 1893 ISC 19a, 3c carmine reply card overprinted in the Edwardian era c1907to comply with U.P.U. regulations with 'Carte Postale avec Reponse Payee on outward card and 'Carte Postale - Response' in black, cmplete, neat small format double ring Singapore with Maltese Cross at foot dated September 1909, to Vienna. Good condition, no message. This fetched £850, the Raybould/ Medhurst copy despite small faults fetched £820 in July 2009.

Lot 164

The Straits 1893 3c postal stationery cards ISC P18, in Lot 170 fetched £115.


The room before the viewing started



Viewing the lots



The audience


The Auctioneer's Table


Showing the lots during the auction




The October 23rd 2010 MSG Auction Catalogue & Illustrations



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