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.

March 18-20th 2016 -Canberra, Australia, National Philatelic Convention - MSG Report

Report and Pictures sent by Jeff Newman

The 19th National Philatelic Convention (every 2 years in CANBERRA)
was held from 18-20 March.

There were 76 entries across 330 frames.

Entries from our area were--
British North Borneo 1883-1925 by Patrick Longfield.
King George V Silver Jubilee Straits Settlements Issue by John Franklin.
Straits Settlements Postal Services 1867-1941 by John Franklin.
Our member Glen Stafford exhibited-
Nicaraguan Postal Stationery & Thailand Postcard Postal Stationery.


A meeting of MSG members present was held on Saturday afternoon.

Photos attached show --left to right--

Glen Stafford (Perth), John Hill (Newcastle)
Paul Barsdell,(Canberra), Jeff Newman (Sydney),
Jim Howard & Stephen Dowd (Adelaide)


Separate photo John Franklin (Sydney)


That's All Folks





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