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.

Gibbons Stamp Monthly Special Malaya Study Group 50th Anniversary Edition

Gibbon Stamp Monthly, April 2009, has 5 MSG member's articles, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Malaya Study Group. The May 2009 edition has part 2 of MacMcClaren's article on the Butterflies issue.

Courtesy of Stanley Gibbons, the 5 articles are included as PDF's on this page.

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Pdf -50 Years of the Malaya Study Group by Gordon Peters

Pdf - Letters to Malaya in the 19th Century by Iain Dyce

Pdf - The Butterflies of Malaysia -Part 1 by Mac McClaren

Pdf - The Butterflies of Malaysia -Part 2 by Mac McClaren


Pdf - Japanese Occupation of Malaya -The Pictorial Issues by Susan McEwen

Pdf - 19th Century Revenue Stamps of Malaya by Peter Cockburn


Get a printed copy from your retailer or directly from Stanley Gibbons. If any member would like a printed copy of the April issue, Stanley Gibbons can supply at 4.50 inland, 5.50 Europe and overseas surface mail and 6.75 airmail, postage included.

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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