Old China Town KLThe 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. 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.



Howard J Selzer

Malcolm Wade

David Medhurst

Gordon Weate

Bill Lyons

Mervyn Lavender

Nigel Tyre

Frank Laycock

Mike Pullan


Geoff Rosamond

The Group is sorry to announce the passing of Geoff Rosamond, a long established member, on January 16th 2016.

Geoff joined the Malaya Study Group in 1973. He was especially interested in Revenues. Geoff was a founder member of the Revenue Society in 1990,

In recent years members will have seen him at his table in the MSG November Bourse.


Photograph of Members at the 1997 Worthing Meeting by Susan McEwen

from left to right.
Harold Carpenter, Malcolm Wade, Joe Robinson, Keith Elliott, Brian Geden, Ian Raybould, Doug Binder, Peter Cockburn, Joe Robertson, Peter King, Anthony Rogers, Brian Cave, David Medhurst,
Rob Holley, Shirley Brooks, Andrew Norris, Graham Nelson, Harry Brooks, James Fisher

Anthony Rogers

MSG Packet Secretary 1995 - 2007, MSG Member 1974 - 2013

It is with sorrow that we have to report the passing of Anthony Rogers on Sunday November 3rd in a Nursing home in Devon. Anthony's funeral was on November 20th in Bodmin.

Anthony, a long time member of the Group, first developed his interest in Malaya when he served there in the Army.


Derek Miller

It is with sorrow that we have to announce the death of our member Derek Miller. A fuller tribute will be published later.


Mike Pullan

It is with sorrow that we have to announce the death of our member Mike Pullan. A fuller tribute will be published later.


Ken Santer

It is with sorrow that we have to announce the death of our member Ken Santer, of Eastbourne. A fuller tribute will be published later.


In Memoriam, Passing of Joe Robertson

It is with great sorrow that the Study Group has to announce the passing of our distinguished member, Joe Robertson. Joe was a very active collector and MSG Member. He attended many meetings in London and round the country, giving displays and contributions.

He suffered a stroke on a cruise, returned to England, but passed away a short time afterwards.

'There will be a remembrance of Joe Robertson's Life where people from his various interest groups will speak about him on Tuesday 28 March at 11.00. This will be an opportunity for his friends to meet at Loddon Vale Indoor Bowls Club, on the Leisure Park in Basingstoke, RG22 6PG. Please could anyone who is intending to come let me know at yvonnegrant@btinternet.com or on 01256 850198 so that I can confirm numbers for catering.' from Rob Holley


Joe giving a display


Joe viewing lots at an MSG auction

Joe joined the MSG in 1981, was on the Committee from 1991 to 1995, Distribution Secretary from 1992 - 1999, and Hon Secretary from 1995 - 2007.


Ted Proud

It is with much regret that we have to announce the passing of our member, Ted Proud, on February 6th 2017. Edward Wilfrid Baxby Proud was born in 1930 and was a most distinguished postal historian and author. He published many many books including his three volumes on Malaya. He spent several years in Malaya and built up a substantial collection of covers, and of knowledge! He was invited to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. At the time of his passing he was the earliest member still with us, having joined the group in 1959. He gave several amazing displays to the MSG, all of which were attended to th point of overflowing. He will be a great loss to philately, to Malaya and to so many other countries.

Ted Proud giving a display at the MSG.

R.I.P Dr. Abdul Majid

It is with great sadness that I wish to inform you that MSG member Dr. Abdul Majid passed away at 7 a.m. Saturday 17th December 2016 following a massive heart attack in the early hours of that morning. He had been a great inspiration to our local collectors and for me in particular, a source of valuable research information into many aspects of Malayan philately.

He will be very much missed by us, may his soul rest in peace.


Dr. Gong Ngie Hee


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