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.



Malcolm Wade


The Malaya Study Group is sad to announce the passing of our former Chairman and distinguished member, Malcolm Wade. Malcolm was our Chairman from 1975 -1978, Packet Secretary from 1983-1985, a Committee Member from 1978 -1982, and a Member since he joined in 1969. He was always a very thorough researcher, and was noted for always helping other members, and introducing them to new areas of Malayan collecting.

His displays were renowned and always anticipated with interest. Memorable ones in recent years were Penang, Perak, and of course BMA. He was a major influence in the study of the postmarks of Malaya.

He was also a major collector of Postcards of Malaya, and not only displayed them, but also published books, with others, on the Postcards of Penang and Perak.

We offer our condolences to his family at this sad time.


The Malaya Study Group website was originally created by the late John Morgan, to whom we are indebted for his pioneering dedication to the Group.

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