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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.


 

Worthing Meeting Saturday September 8th 2012

Pictures & Notes by Susan McEwen

 

The MSG meeting in Worthing on Saturday 8th September, only had one problem. We had almost too much material to see. 14 attended, and most displayed. We were very pleased to welcome Gordon Peters and Frank Hatch to their first Worthing meetings. Frank joined us recently. Gordon, as MSG members well know, has been a member since 1960.
Picture 2101a is photographically poor (the Chairman will happily hand the photographer role to someone else) but it confirms that both these gentlemen were present.
The other pictures show some of the frames of displays of: Censored Mail 1939-1942, Railway related items, Malaysia 2010-11, and Bangkok Bs.
Other displays included: Mainly Modern Malaysian Monarchs, Perlis small heads, Malacca Japanese Occupation, Postage Dues of Malacca, Singapore.

One of the speakers said that Singapore's idea of historically significant appears to be anything over about 30 years. So that just about includes all the attendees at Worthing.

Worthing provided its usual bright sunshine and warm weather, and we tried a different Pub for lunch. A little further away but the cook was on duty, the food was good and the Ale was Real.
A fuller write up of the meeting will be in the Newsletter.

MacMcClaren introduces his display

 

 

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That's All Folks

 

 
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