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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 Canberra Stamp 17th National Philatelic Convention, 16th - 18th March 2012

Report & pictures by Jeff Newman

On 16th to 18th March the 17th National Philatelic Convention was held in the Hellenic Club Canberra. Paul Barsdell was on the organising committee & judging.

MSG member Jim Howard exhibited 3 frames of “BRUNEI 1895-1947”, and was awarded a Large Silver medal.

Graham Hayward exhibited “Too Late & Posted Since mail of G.B. 1783-1904”, and received a large vermeil medal.

On the Saturday some of us met for lunch, and in the afternoon we had an MSG meeting attended by 8 members. 4 members tabled items for viewing.

Photo shows left to right – Graham Haywood, Paul Barsdell, Imran Ali,

Jim Howard, Bob Newbold, William Wells, & Glen Stafford.

(Jeff Newman took photo)

The other photo was taken last week was for the centenary of the first meeting of the ‘Philatelic Society of Australia’ – originally called ‘The Junior Philatelic Society’. A special cover was produced


& the photo shows myself [Jeff Newman] on left with well know philatelist Lance Skinner.


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