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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.


Leicester Meeting Members Displays 18th March 2017

Report by Dominic Morris CBE

Pictures by Sue McEwen


The meeting was opened by Mike Ludlow (and many thanks to him for organising it). There were three rounds.


Round One was by Terry Pickering who showed the postal history of the Japanese Occupation PoW mail on the Thailand- Burma Railway. displays.

Terry Pickering

Round Two was led off by Iain Dyce who displayed pre-stamp and early stamped Straits Settlements covers. Terry Pickering put up an additional Burma PoW card.

Dominic Morris showed four frames of ‘My recent acquisitions, mounted, or that which I have recently mounted up.’ The centre-piece for which was the outstanding ex-Rob Holley material that Dominic had acquired from Richardson and Copp.


Dominic Morris

Susan McEwen showed a frame and a half of Johore covers, not quite New Acquisitions but they were all described as ‘newly written up’ that and being Johore was all they had in common.

Susan Mc Ewen

Round Three was led off by Colin Riddell (a very welcome re-joiner to the MSG. We hope to see him again at Leicester next year). Colin showed the postal history of the Cocos-Keeling Islands and Christmas Island.

Colin Riddell

Andrew Norris followed him with a collection of postmarks of Negri Sembilan from A-Z. As usual with Andrew, there were postmarks that were scarce, rare and some that few, if anyone, had ever seen before.


The Round concluded with Mike Ludlow’s splendid and eclectic mixture of the Straits Steamship company (SSsKelantan and Kedah) ; MAPT and SATA labels; Perfins; ephemera from Malayan Airways and a lovey (if totally philatelic) cover of the Kelantan ‘chef’s hat’ issue from 1c-40c.


Thanks to Mike for organising the meeting.

Dominic Morris CBE


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