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 Spink London Meeting on December 10th 2011

Cheese & Wine, and "I also collect"


Pictures & Report by Susan Mc Ewen


Some of the food before the Meeting



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Part of a stirring display of Silver Spoons



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This topic produced an interesting and eclectic mix; countries from Egypt to Thailand via Mauritius, North Borneo,GB and Bahamas, topics including WWII Air drop leaflets, King George VI Open class style, Maps on stamps, Singapore SATA labels, and a wonderful display of antique silver spoons collected for their hall marks. We also learnt about the earlier collecting interests of some members from which they moved to collecting Malaya. Far from a shortage we had an excess of material and the meeting over-ran its allotted time. Thanks to Dominic for bringing all the food, to Andrew for his help organising the meeting and especially to Brenda who was Chief Washer-up.

A full report will be in the Newsletter.












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