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.

Malaya Study Group meeting Spink

AGM and Auction March 24th 2018

Pictures and Notes by Nick Hackney

The Members gathered full of enthusiasm for the AGM and the Auction which followed it, perhaps with more enthusiasm for the Auction.


The audience await the AGM.


The AGM was conducted by the Chairman, Dominic Morris, CBE [centre], Mike Padmore our Hon.Secretary [left], and Carl Stott, Treasurer [right].


The Officers presented their reports which were accepted, and the election followed.

The changes were the sad retirement of David Tett as Membership Secretary after 12 years of splendid service. He will, however, be attending future meetings.

The members elected Martin Roper as Membership Secretary, after his distinguished service as Publicity Officer.

MacMcClaren was elected as Publicity Officer. In the past he has been Newsletter Editor, and before that was the Publicity Officer.

The Committee,and the Officers were all then re-elected, and the Treasurer's report was accepted.


The Auction followed the AGM without undue haste. Copies of the Catalogue, of the Illustrations and of Prices Realised are in the Members Only Area.


Rob Holley and his wife Diane, looking forward to the Auction, in which he had his own substantial section.

The Auction was conducted by Peter Cockburn, with John Hawes who was dealing with the lots, despatch, and publication of the prices realised

and many other duties. Carl Stott recorded the prices paid. Dominic Morris and Mike Padmore distributed lots to successful room bidders.

Mike Waugh had previously undertaken the great task of lotting, Catalogue compilation and illustrations.

Peter Cockburn had also seen to the Catalogue production and despatch.

There is certainly a lot of work to do to conduct an Auction!


John Hawes [Left], Peter Cockburn [Centre] and Carl Stott [Right]

That's All Folks





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