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 Display in Sydney Sydney Stamp Expo 2011

Thursday 31 March to Sunday 3 April 2011.
The Shannon Room, Royal Randwick Racecourse,
Alison Road, Randwick.
1. Exhibition

Notes by Jeff Newman

Report on MSG/SSS meeting at Sydney Stamp Expo 2011-Saturday 2nd April

Attending were- Paul Barsdell, Patrick Longfield, Jeff Newman, Glen Stafford,
Gordon Weate, Robert Williamson, & Boon Swee Yen.
President of Exhibition- Geoff Lewis also made a short appearance.

Paul described his latest exhibit of Benin/Dahomey for which he gained a gold medal.

Patrick exhibited North Borneo and was awarded a vermeil.
Patrick also showed several items he had purchased at the expo.

Glen exhibited British New Guinea & Papua Lakatois and received a large vermeil.
Glen told us about the club scene in Perth.

Boon Swee had exhibited in the Championship Class his gold medal collection of Malayan Airmails.

The exhibit ‘Sarawak’s Three Rajahs’ by Phil Platt of NZ gained a large silver.

Gordon had brought an album of Perak postal history, which was passed around.

Robert (from Melbourne) had brought a display of Japanese occupation & Jeff one of FMS, which we viewed, in the frames provided in our meeting room.

Thank you to all those participating.

Jeff Newman 8th April 2011

Many congratulations to the award winners



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