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.


Gordon Weate 1922 - 2012 a tribute


We regret to announce the death of our long time member, Gordon Weate, on Monday December 3rd 2012, in Australia.

He achieved the age of 90 years and was much loved member of the MSG.

He was a Golden member of the Group and joined in 1961, just two years after the Group was founded. Gordon was born in Melbourne Victoria & was a Member of the Brighton Philatelic Society (they had an active group of Malayan Philatelists with William Wells) & he was also a 'Golden Member' with them.

In 1969 he moved to Sydney & was working with DOW as a Chemist specialising in plastics.
He was a member of The Philatelic Society of NSW . and also a member of the Northern Suburbs PS in Sydney

He was an active member of the MSG in Sydney until his passing, and will be greatly missed by his many friends in the MSG group in Australia.












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