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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.



Members Cinderella Displays, Spink,London, December 13th 2014

Round Three - Mac McClaren & Brian Reeder


15 members and one guest had an enjoyable couple of hours chatting over refreshments, before getting down to the business of displays of Cinderellas.

The term is deliberately ambiguous, allowing members free range to bring a wide range of materials.
One member defined a Cinderella as anything that does not appear in Gibbons (or equivalent), Barefoot or Tan.

Round Three was mostly the ‘Mac McClaren show’. Mac displayed SATA sheets in un-mounted mint condition which was (minus the elusive 1948 issue) the complete works, together with used on cover (one or two properly tied); an incoming 1936 cover from Saigon with a very scarce and attractive anti-TB label; and a WWII incoming from South Africa.































The round concluded with some pre-War selfies of Brian Reeder, including one of him as the youngest member of Changi choir. It has been to the benefit of all members of the Study Group that Brian was one of the last successful evacuees from Singapore in 1941.



In all, a very enjoyable afternoon with much different and high quality material. The Group’s thanks go to Liz from Spink who stepped in at very short notice in place of the injured Tom. A big thank you to Liz for making the afternoon possible and all our best wishes to Tom for a speedy recovery.



Dominic Morris CBE
Hon. Sec.



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