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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.


MSG Auction Saturday October 20th 2012

Pictures & Notes by Nick Hackney


The very successful auction held on October 20th was attended by 30+ people in the room, and many more postal bidders. There were nearly 500 lots and we saw some exceptional prices. There will be a fuller report and a set of prices realised in the Newsletter. Meanwhile here are some photographs of the viewing and the Auctioneer [Peter Cockburn], with his trusty support team, Carl Stott, Graham Coles, and the manager of this auction, Dominic Morris.

An extract from the the fuller Newsletter Report by Susan MCEwen

The MSG Auction was well attended. and we were very pleased to welcome 3 ‘first time attendees’: A report of the prices realised will be published in due course, suffice it to say that of the 470 lots offered, 392 sold (83.4%), 76 unsold, 2 were withdrawn.

Straits Settlements stamps sold well, the first 3 lots in the auction each made over twice their reserves. Perlis was a battle ground, postal bidders fought against the room and generally won, with prices upto 8 times the reserves. Moderns did less well, until the Essays and Proofs towards the end of the Auction which sold well. Many of the Postcard lots had been reserved at the nominal £10 and left to find their own levels which they duly achieved. One of our overseas members will, we suspect, be very pleased at his high success rate in adding to his Penang postcard collection. Another section from a large Estate lot was successfully cleared.
It was another enjoyable and successful Auction, thanks to all involved.










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