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.

April 16th 16th 2016 - Spink London, Members Displays - Sipiing,Maritime Marks and Paquebot marks

Pictures by Nick Hackney , Report by Mike Padmore

[The report extract below only goes as far as the first Display b y Mike Waugh. There are many more displays byy Peter Cockburn, Gordon Peters, Joe Robertson, Susan McEwen, and Andrew Norris in the fuller report.

The very much fuller report is on the Members Only Area. Any MSG Member can join the MSG Members area, just go to the MSG area on the Website]


Opening remarks by Dominic Morris, CBE, Hon.Chairman

Dominic opening the meeting

One of the viewing sessions


Michael Waugh



The April meeting was held at the usual London venue, Spink’s Auction Rooms. Michael
Waugh kicked off with six frames, beginning with two recent acquisitions; pre-stamp covers
to the UK landed at Seaford and Romney. He then showed a group of 1860s ships letters,
pointing out how the postage date will be uncertain with Malayan dumb cancels in the
abscence of a receiver cancel. One 1904 Penang-New York cover took 30 days (presumed via
London), and Michael commented on the efficient connections required to achieve this. This
was followed by several French Ligne N & German Deutsch See Post cancels, many with
clear forwarding agents chops as well, and some NEI Post Agent cancels including one from
These were followed by a frame of Edward VII postcards, all showing nice examples of clear
transit times by ship. Michael reminded the meeting that most pre-railway Malayan
correspondence would have travelled by boat or ship at some point. Finally, he showed local
paquebot cancels to finish, closing with a 1981Moearaenim-Zandvoort registered cover via
























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