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 AGM & Auction 26th March 2011

Notes & pictures by Nick Hackney

The 2011 Annual General meeting was held on March 26th 2011.

The Hon Secretary, the Chairman & the Treasurer

The previously published and circulated Officers reports were approved, and the Officers & Committee proposed were duly elected.

The members study the reports


There was a presentation by the Chairman, Susan McEwen, to Bill Pain, Publications Manager, and Roger Barry, Auction Manager who were both retiring from their posts after many years of valourous service to the Group.

Their work over many years is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to finding their successors as soon as possible. Volunteers to the Chairman, Susan McEwen!

The subscription increase is approved

The proposal in the Treasurer's report to increase subscriptions to £15 was duly passed. The new rate comes into effect on 1st April 2011, for 2011 and future subscriptions.
This is the rate for payment before 30th June, it becomes £20 for payments after that date.

Any subscription years already paid in advance will count as fully paid, and we continue to accept up to 3 years' subscriptions, being 2011, 2012 and 2013 if members wish to pay in advance.

The Auction

The Auction which fiollowed the AGM was, from the seller's perspective, a roaring success. High prices were achieved on many lots, and very very few lots were left unsold.


The highest price was for lot 275, which achieved £1,860 against an estimate of £1,000. It is of course a very rare set of unused Straits Revenues,

Lot 275


Roger Barry, Peter Cockburn, Carl Stott

Standing - Joe Robertson, Dominic Morris

Part of the audience attending the auction


















The Malaya Study Group website was originally created by the late John Morgan, to whom we are indebted for his pioneering dedication to the Group.

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