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.

Books about Malaya

Books about Malaya - philatelic, postal history & social history

Books about Malaya by MSG members or specialist publishers

The books here and links to publishers are going to be of keen interest to MSG members. We welcome additional books proposed by specialists in Malaya, or publishers new to us

Postal Stationery of South East Asia under Japanese Occupation by Masayoshi Tsuchiya FRPSL
Postal Stationery of South East Asia under Japanese Occupation


Penang: 500 early postcards by Prof. Cheah Jin Seng
Penang : 500 Early Postcards


Areca Books, specialist publishers of books about Penang, Perak, Straits Settlements, Malaysia
The Areca Book Catalogue

Penang Postcards by Khoo Salma Nasution & Malcolm Wade
Malcolm Wade Penang

Perak Postcards by Abdur-Razzaq Lubis Khoo Salma Nasution & Malcolm Wade
Malcolm Wade Perak

Missionary Mail in Singapore 1831-1961 by Alan Au Yong
Missionary Mail by Alan Au Yong

Pahang - the Chersonese Collection
Pahang - the Chersonese Collection

A Postal History Of The Prisoners Of War & Civilian Internees In East Asia During The Second World War,Volume 1, Singapore & Malaysia by David Tett
Pows & Civilian Internees in Singapore & Malaysia by David Tett

A Postal History of the Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in East Asia During the Second World War Volume 6 Hellships to Slavery Japan, Korea, Manchuria And Borneo 1942-1945 By David Tett
Hellships to Slavery by David Tett

There are seven Appendices dealing with detailed aspects of the postal history such as cards and covers addressed to POWs in Malaya and Singapore and Australian Red Cross Society Directions for Mail.

This is the first of several volumes to deal with the subject of the main title.

There is a good index and bibliography.

Atlantic City, 2002, Gold Medal
Chester, 2002, Gold Medal
Melbourne, 2002, Special Award

"... this is a goldmine of a book....the stuff of history....a priceless and universal appendix to so many singular stories " Martin Bell

"This superbly produced and informative book provides for the first time, a history of communications between prisoners of the Japanese and their families during the sad days of 1942 to 1945. It is undoubtedly a very fine book... . " Stamp Lover 2002

"The new book has more than 400 pages..with hundreds of illustrations of covers and correspondence, newspapers and other collateral material." Linn's Stamp News March 2002

Volume 2 Dutch East Indies 1942-1946 Paradise Lost, won a Gold medal at Singapore World Championship 2004, and a Gold at Basildon in 2004
Volume 3 Burma, Thailand & Indochina, The Railway, The River and The Bridge, 2005, won a Gold Medal at the New Zealand National Literature Exhibition in 2007, and Gold at the Canadian Seventh National Philatelic Literature Exhibition 2005
Volume 4 Hong Kong, & China, Captives in Cathay, 2007, won Large Gold at ABPS Harrogate 2008
Volume 5 The Philippines & Taiwan, No Uncle Sam, 2009, won a Gold Medal at Chicagopex 2010
Volume 6 Japan, Korea & Manchuria, Hellships to Slavery, 2010
Volumes 2 - 6 are published by the author,
see www.fepowmail.com for prices and how to purchase or

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387 pages

B/W illustrations

Cover binding: Hard bound with colour dustjacket

ISBN 978 0 9530004 5 6

Publication date : 2002

Price 35.00 + postage & packing

Places & Subjects: Australia India Japan Singapore Malaya

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