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.

Members Displays Postal Stationery 7th May 2011

Notes & pictures by Nick Hackney


"Postal Stationery" attracted a lot of members [10 in all] giving us three rounds of displays. There will be a full report in the Newsletter.

Part of the audience


Malcolm Clarke showed Registered envelopes


Joe Roberston displayed, amazingly, Registered envelopes and Postage Due cards & material


Hans Van Dooremalen revealed Postal Stationery from many states, Official Perak Cards, with two varieties, and several items not listed in Tan


Len Stanway regaled us with Airletters & Registered Envelopes



Dominic Morris focussed on the George VI period


Brian Reeder gave a splendid set of Airletters


Nick Hackney showed many Postal Stationery cards including Penang Rates bills, an Advertisement card for Madame Winnie Wyatt offering Onieromancy at Sarres Hotel, and a WS Magness envelope. He commented that his write up was in the usual 'invisible ink'


Jon Higgins presented Labuan Postal Stationery


Peter Cockburn gave us both BMA and North Borneo

Susan McEwen displayed Japanese Postal Stationery cards



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