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.

Awards & Medals

News & Awards

 

Congratulations to Susan McEwen on her election a a Fellow of the Royal philatelic Society London. October 31st 2015

Congratulations to Len Stanway for the award of a Vermeil Medal at Singapore 2015 for

"Singapore Post Offices and Registration Labels 3rd Edition 2014"

which is published by the Malaya Study Group

 



Jeff Newman celebrating his 80th Birthday, with the Cake from his family, or as Australians put it, 'OBE' (Over Bloody Eighty)

 

 


 

Stephen J Schumann elected as an RDP

Stephen J Schumann, the MSG National Representative in the USA, , has been elected to become an RDP. Congratulations Steve.

This award means he joins the select list of senior philatelists and philatelic workers who have been invited to sign the 'Roll of Distinguished Philatelists'

The award is for his work as a National and International Judge, for Chairing the FIP Commission on Postal Stationery, work on the organisation of Philatelic Exhibitions, and work for many other philatelic societies and events.

 

Hugh Jefferies awarded MBE

We are delighted to report that our member, Hugh Jefferies, Editor of Gibbons Stamp Mpnthly, and the vast range of Gibbons Stamp Catalogues, has been awarded an MBE for Services to Philately.The official wording is "Anthony Hugh Mostyn Jefferies. Editor Gibbons Stamp Monthly and Stamp Catalogues. For services to Philately. (Bournemouth, Dorset)"

 

There is an excellent article about this on Glen Staphens' Stampboards.com from which we have used the photograph above.

Glen kindly provided this link to a video from SG www.tinyurl.com/HughSG

 

Francis Podger awarded the Tapling Medal

Francis Podger an active member of the MSG has benn awarded the Tapling Medal for the best paper in "The London Philatelist" for his article "Singapore: The use and Development of Revenue Impressed stamps." March 31 2014


Sydney Stamp Expo 2015 held April 16 to 19 this year

Results of members exhibiting were-
Yen Boon Swee - " Australian Forces in Malaya - WWII" - Gold
Patrick - " British North Borneo - Stamps & Postal Usage 1883-1925" - Large Vermeil
Jim - "Brunei 1895- 1947 " - Large Vermeil
Paul - " Laos" - Large Silver & "Benin-Dahomey Postal History" - Large Silver
Derek Pocock - "Picture Postcards of The Melanesian Mission"-Vermeil
Ross Duberal - " Western Australian Postal Markings 1840-1913" - Large Vermeil

 


Tri Nation Stamp Exhibition Kuala Lumpur 2013,

and Malpex Malaysia National Stamp Exhibition 2013

Awards to Malaysian & Singapore Members

The Tri-Nation Stamp Exhbition was also a success and the awards received by Malaysian MSG members are as follows:

Ong Kuee Hong: Kedah, Malay Peninsula State: The Postal History from 1887 to 1940s: Large Gold with Special Prize and Best Exhibit
Ngoh See Jam: Postal History of Selangor, Malaya (1934-1949): Gold with Special Prize
Johnson Sau: Opposite, the contradicting norm: Large vermeil
Ngoh See Jam: Postwar Selangor, Malaya/Malaysia 1949-2001: Vermeil
Boey Ken Khoon, Malaya Penang from 1833 to 1948: Vermeil
S. Muthu Chellappan: Malaysia Revenues from Federated Malay States Period: Vermeil
Dr. Cheah Cheng Huat: Malaya 1942-1957: Large Silver
A. P. Subramaniam: Iron Track Transportation: Large Silver


The awards received by Singapore MSG members were:

James Song: The development of airmail and linking Burma to the world 1925-1942: Gold

(There are other awards won by Singaporeans and Thais but I do not know if they are MSG members)

Malpex 2013 (Malaysia National Stamp Exhibition 2013

Awards received by MSG members in the Malpex 2013 (Malaysia National Stamp Exhibition 2013) exhibition are as follows:

Ho Hon Keong: BMA Malaya 1942-1951: Vermeil

One-frame exhibits:
Tan Sioh Nam: The unofficial provincial issues of the People's Republic of China: 84 points
Johnson Sau: Federation of Malaya 1957-1963 commemorative issues: 78 points
Kuo Chee Yoong: Malaya Johore: Skeleton temporary datestamps during postal network expansion in 1950s & 1960s: 74 points


THAILAND 2013 WORLD STAMP EXHIBITION

2nd-8th August 2013

Awards to MSG members and other Malayan related displays

Name ..........................................Country ............................Exhibit ...................................................................................points award

Masayoshi Tsuchiya ...............Japan ..............................Japanese Occupation Stamps in British Territories ...84 ...........V

Tan Ah Ee ...................................Singapore ......................Straits Settlements Classic ................................................97 ..........LG

Nestor Nunez..............................USA .................................Perak: 1878-1900 .................................................................89 ...........LV

James Song ...............................Singapore ......................Burma Under the Reign of the Three Kings..................93 ...........G

Terence Pickering .....................United Kingdom .........Japanese Military and Prisoner of War Mail
..................................................................................................of the Thai-Burma Railway ................................................88 ............LV

Vincent Ong ...............................Singapore .....................The Quest for Postal Privacy .............................................91 ............G

Goh Khee Huang Augustine ..Singapore .....................Singapore Air Letters ..........................................................78 ............LS

Johnson Sau Chee Min ...........Malaysia ........................Opposite: The Contradicting Norm .................................83 ............V

Tan Chee Hui ..............................Malaysia ........................Malaya: Sultan Ibrahim's Johore : The Middle Period .82 ...........V

Kuo Chee Yoong .......................Malaysia ........................Johor, Malaya:
..................................................................................................Skeleton Temporary Datestamps During
...................................................................................................Postal Network Expansion in 1950's and 1960's ........68

Mok Chee Yong .........................Malaysia ..........................Malacca, Malaya:
...................................................................................................Date-Cancellers During Japanese Occ. ........................64


The Royal Philatelic Society London awards the Crawford Medal and the Lee Medal to David Tett.

The Crawford Medal, instituted in 1920, is awarded by the Royal Philatelic Society London for the most valuable and original contribution to the study and knowledge of philately published in book form during the relevant period.

It has been awarded for 2012 to David Tett for his books A Postal History of the Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in East Asia During the Second World War Volumes 1 6.

The Lee Medal is awarded by the Royal Philatelic Society London for the best paper read before the Society, supported by a display at an ordinary meeting dealing with any aspect of philately.

It was awarded for 2012 to David Tett for his paper “War Prisoners Mail in East Asia, in the Second World War” read before the Society on 24th February 2011.

David Tett has now published all 6 Gold Medal winning volumes of his epic work on Far Eastern Prisoners of War. He is now selling his very large comprehensive Research Library. Many of these books are about Malaya, Singapore, and the area so MSG members may like the opportunity of buy them. The list of these is available as a 73 page Pdf Research Catalogue from his website www.fepowmail.com. The page on the site is Fewpowmail Research Library Catalogue

 


NAPEX - held in Washington DC 3- 5 June 2011

NAPEX is the National Philatelic Exhibitions, held annually in USA. The MSG entered in 2 categories and was awarded a Vermeil Medal for Malaya Postal Stationery, 1937 to 1947 in the Literature category, and a Silver Medal for The Malayan Philatelist Volume 51 in the Periodicals category.

Thanks to Len and everyone who contributes to TMP, and to the project team and all the contributors to the Postal Stationery book.

Congratulations to MSG Members for their awards at Indipex 2011

Jimmy Song Burma Gold Medal

Len Stanway MSG Book, Malaysia and The Federation of Malaya – their stamps and postal stationery 350 pages (Volume 1) Large Vermeil

Henry Ong Postal Stationery of the Malayan Postal Union 1935-1941 Large Vermeil

Lim Sa Bee Malayan Airmails Large Gold

Vincent Ong Duty of the crown - An Anthology of Straits Settlements Queen Victoria Revenue Stamps Large Vermeil

Ken Khoon Boey Malaysia Postal History Malaya - Penang From 1833 To 1963 Large Silver

See Jam Ngoh MalaysiaPostal History Postal History of Selangor, Malaya (1934-1949) Large Vermeil

Stephen D. Schumann, New Zealand Postal Stationery 1876-1940, Large Gold

Boon-Swee Yen, Malayan Airmails 1919-1942, Gold

Paul Yap, Ceylon Postal Stationery 1857 – 1936, Large Vermeil

Sydney Expo Meeting April 2011

Jeff Newman has sent us an account of the MSG Meeting at the Sydney 2011 Expo, with the excellent award results for which we warmly congratulate our members

Paul Barsdell's exhibit of Benin/Dahomey for which he gained a gold medal.

Patrick Longfield exhibited North Borneo and was awarded a vermeil.

Glen exhibited British New Guinea & Papua Lakatois and received a large vermeil.

Boon Swee exhibited his gold medal collection of Malayan Airmails in the Championship Class.

‘Sarawak’s Three Rajahs’ by Phil Platt of NZ gained a large silver.

Indipex 2011

Congratulations to Len Stanway who's Volume 1 was awarded a Large Vermeil at Indipex 2011

 

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