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New Many Thanks to Len Stanway the TMP Index and Malaysia and Singapore New Issues Indices in the website are updated to issue 277 of TMP
24th March 2018 11.15 a.m. Spring Auction viewing,
followed by Spring Auction 1.15 p.m. on March 24th
The details and lot illustrations for the October 28th 2017 are available if you press below
The Joe Robertson Collection of Underpaid Mail & Postage Dues and the Brian Geden Display Collections of Singapore Postal History
Both to be auctioned by Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions in their February 28th – March 1st 2019 sale.
A rare offering of two diverse collections of interest in some respect to most collectors of Malaya, Malaysia and Singapore will be sold in the above auction. The Joe Robertson Underpaid & Postage Due study collection is offered as Joe presented it - Outgoing Mail with Malay Tax marks and some overseas postage dues marks or stamps applied; Incoming Mail with Foreign Tax marks and either Handstruck Malay Due marks or the range of Postage Dues issued. The Postage Dues of the F.M.S., Straits Settlements, Malayan Postal Union through to later Malaysia & Singapore are all well represented.
A naturally smaller section of scarcer Bornean Territories material of the same subject are also included with useful North Borneo and Kuching handstamps. A number of the large Kuching due handstamp and a fine example of the same format affixed as a rare oblong label. There are over 200 lots offered from this property and this includes a section of Postal Stationery of the same territories plus an accumulation of Thematic Rubber. The latter includes the collection of Hugh Allan that Joe acquired via Ian Raybould, to which Joe added the Peter Setchell collection and more. A remarkable opportunity once sorted!
The display collections of Singapore Postal History formed by Brian Geden is a very different section in that it is the cream of Brian’s keen interest in this subject. This is the best of the best in that Brian always went for the finest quality possible and this is what he selected to mount to a high standard for displays to our, and other societies. It starts with early letters, through the India and early Straits Settlements periods and then studies rates. This includes Air Mails and as many aspects of this broad area as one can think of, including a remarkable Postage Due cover from Bedoh. Which Joe and many of us envied. Finishing with a fine study of the Sub Post Offices which in turn encompasses a study of their Registration labels. This section includes many gems and arguably the finest strike of the rare Sea View Hotel cancel. This is another important holding and is offered in 148 lots and covers a period from the early nineteenth century to the 1960s.
Both have been lotted to be attractive to both the general and specialist collector. The catalogue will be on-line around early February and those requiring a paper catalogue or more information should contact Grosvenor P.A., 399-401 Strand, 2nd & 3rd Floors, London WC2R 0LT, Tel 020 7379 8789, Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spink, 69 Southampton Row, London WC [Nearest Undergound stations Holborn Kingsway, and Russell Square
20th January 2018 Committee Meeting at 11.00 a.m., followed at 1.15 p.m. by "Revenues" Members Displays led by Andrew McClellan
10 February 2018 1.15 p.m, Members Displays "Registered, AR, Express and Insured" 1.15 p.m.
24th March 2018 11.15 a.m. Spring Auction viewing,
followed by Spring Auction 1.15 p.m.
21st April 2018 1.15 p.m. "Penang" Members Displays
16th June 2018 1.15 p.m.Members Displays led by Len Stanway "Postal Stationery to 1936" 1.15 p.m.
Regional MSG Meetings
10. 00 a.m.4th March 2018, Leicester Meeting, Fosse Park Premier Inn Members Displays
May, 2018 , Scotland Meeting Members displays, to be confirmed
AEPS Seminar 27 January 2018- Preparing To Display Your Collection to Societies and Traditional Philately
Please find attached details of the next Seminar in the AEPS’s successful series of educational/social events. You, and anyone that you know who may be interested, are cordially invited to attend. All levels of experience (or none) are welcome. There is ample parking at the venue. Applications should be sent on the attached form to Ray How, the organiser.
Acting Publicity Officer
- Philatelic Estate of Joe Robertson -
It is expected that the more specialised material, mainly his Malaya, Singapore & Bornean Territories Postage Due and underpaid mail collection, but also Postal Stationery of the same areas, plus Thematic Rubber, will be included in an early Spring 2018 auction.
A VIEW OF THE POSTAL HISTORY OF THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY
This very new book by Susan McEwen was available from July 1st 2017 onwards and is now sold out. Susan is an Honoray Member of the Malaya Study Group having been the Chairman up to 2016
The book is now sold out. The author is [email] email@example.com,
Rob Holley disposes of his collection
- a contribution from Andrew Norris
Rob Holley – Has decided that the time has come to dispose of his wonderful collection of Malaya formed over 40, going on 50 years, with discernment. The years do roll on and he and Diane are O.K. but gracefully ageing and Rob feels it wise to sell whilst one is able. He certainly doesn’t want to leave that task to Diane or other family members who are not philatelists. So a start has been made. He has sold his Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States and constituent States, and some other collections such as Johore privately.
For all our members, but particularly those who collect the Northern States, the news is better. Rob’s Kedah & Perlis, Kelantan and Trengganu collections have also been consigned to the Malaya Study Group to auction. Date to be announced and this will be a bespoke stand alone auction of importance.
So although a big wrench Rob has nothing left to sell. His collections have either already been sold or are already consigned to the Group to auction. With the exception of a replete library of books on Malaya/Malaysia. That also has to be sold so if you think that is of interest please contact either Rob or our Chairman.
Richardson & Copp – This well known business has bought a large portion of Rob’s collection and would be happy to receive wants lists from members. Please bear in mind they have bought 39 volumes but they will endeavour to provide you with details of any particular stamps, group of stamps you are interest in for you to consider if you tell them what they are. For those not familiar with the collection one great strength is the arly State overprints on Straits Settlements which are particularly strong in Perak & Selangor. Pahang is of course a smaller section but is nonetheless replete and comes with the 1891 2c surcharges and Owen provisional bisects, on the latter Rob was an authority. The emphasis is on fine used but there are many good mint pieces too with the overall condition well above what is considered average. The later issues include the 1935 Malaya issue, 1949 ‘smalls’ and the 1957 pictorial issues with many plate blocks and some fine covers showing the use of the individual values.
Sent your wants lists by post to Richardson & Copp, 4 Station Road West, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9EP or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Their premises are not open every day and they also attend many events around the world so appointments to visit essential.
The Year of the Rooster - January 28th 2017
The name of this year can be translated in three ways.
Happy New Year January 28th Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster
Gong Xi Fa Cai -- Kiong Hee Huat Tsai.-- Kung Hei Fat Choi -- Selamat Tahun Baharu
[Mandarin -- Hokkien -- Cantonese -- Malay]
er the Rooster sign are warm, generous, diligent, sociable and very capable speakers. They have quick wit and think fast. So sometimes they are impatient. When talking, they may stammer as their mouth couldn’t catch up with the brain. To change this, they need to think slowly. The men born in the year of the rooster usually pay great attention on his appearance. They dress well no matter in casual clothes or suit. The women also are beautifully dressed with a variety of colors. As they attach great importance to the attire, they look upon with disapproval to those who dress casually and don’t like to communicate with them. Therefore, they usually leave an impression of coldness to others.
Johor 300 Early Postcards
A review, by Dr.Gong Ngie Hee, of the latest lavishly illustrated book "Johor 300 Early Postcards" by Dr,Cheah Jin Seng, is published on this website.Johor 300 Early Postcards by Dr.Cheah Jin Seng
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Auctions of Malayan Material coming up - watch this space
Mac McClaren's Malaysia material - at 'zeboose.com'
Mac McClaren has decided to down size his collection by disposing of his 'Malaysia' material. Many of the items will be offered through the online stamp shop 'zeboose.com' and will include a large number of rarities and unique items appearing over the next several months, commencing with the Agricultural Produce Federal Territory Definitives in plate blocks including 2A's, 3A's and 7A's etc.
Exclusively for MSG Members - your own area on this website - the MOA Members Only Area.
We have created a new area on this website which is only open to MSG Members. We have started it with some downloads of TMP from Vol 51 to 55, and full meeting reports with many additional pictures which do not appear in the public area. We have reports and articles not readily available elsewhere. Let us know what you would like to see included! [firstname.lastname@example.org] Please join today! It takes less than a minute to join.
New items on the Members Only Area Download Section
Howard Selzer's Recollections made on the 45th Anniversary of his Foundation of the MSG
Full Meeting Reports! Profusely illustrated.
MALAYSIA HANDBOOK VOLUME 3 INTERIM UPDATE - Download from the Members Only Area . Volume 3 of the Group’s handbook covered issues to 2009. For member’s reference, interim supplements for 2010-2015 are now available below.The Volume 3 Interim Update for 2015 has now been added [July 2016] The author, Len Stanway FRPSL, email@example.com, would welcome advice of any errors or additional information. Members wishing to purchase the handbook should contact Peter Cockburn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Meeting Reports -
Our reports of these meetings are on the website. The short Report is accessed via the Meeting Report index on the left side of the pages, and the Full Report is on the Members Only Area, also accessed via the index on the left side of the pages
The Rosevear Award
The Rosevear Award was established in the memory of John Rosevear by his widow, to be presented to those who have given long service to the Group. John Rosevear was the President of the USA based Malaya Study Group 1963-71. He organised the formation of the UK Branch of the MSG on 15th March 1963, and had many important roles in the MSG when the base of the MSG moved to the UK, on Howard Selzer's retirement.
Peter Hooper was only the fourth recipient of the award, previous ones being Derek Clayton in 1992, Bill Reeves in 1993, and Rob Holley in 2005. Pete Hooper joined the MSG in 1970, playing an active part for many years. He was Distribution Secretary from 1989 - 1992. He was a Committee Member from 1982 to 1991. He carried out many activities fror the Group behind the scenes in many roles.
The award, an engraved Selangor Pewter plaque, has the arms of the States around it. It was presented to Peter by Nick Hackney, before the AGM, as Peter was unable to attend for health reasons, and he presented his apologies to the members, thanking them and the Committee for the award..
The Rosevear Award
Project Leader Wanted - by Susan McEwen
There has been some discussion recently about a possible research project leading to publication, on Stamp Office /Fiscal / Revenue cancellations. The publication might be a book, or a monograph or an article [or even a series of articles] in TMP, depending on what emerges.
What we are looking for is a Project Leader and supporting Project Team to define the scope and then run the project, gathering input from members, wherever they may be. It is rather vague at present, but that is because we have yet to define the Geography, time frame [up to a date or a cut off?] and definition of what is in scope.
Please contact the Chairman, Susan McEwen atcsmceewen@btopenworld .com if you can help
reproduced from The MSG Newsletter No.4 Nov 2015 Series 234
October 26th 2015 The Packet Secretary has a new address effective today:
mail address: St Crispin’s, 9 South Street, Forres, Moray, Scotland IV36 1DE
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Beware of Stolen Malayan Stamps and proofs, taken from some lots sent out from the recent Spink Sentosa Sale, to the USA and to Australia
Two PTS Notices are available below
warning - forged TEMANGEN cancel
Covers on EBay.
The Malaya Study Group is delighted to announce the publication of
SINGAPORE POST OFFICES & REGISTRATION LABELS
by L C Stanway FRPSL
Published by the Malaya Study Group © 2014
New link added to the links page on this website
Subscriptions are now overdue, but are still £15. The amount increases to £20 if you have not paid by 30th June. If you have not already paid, please do so now. You may pay for 1 or 2 extra years at the current rate if you wish. If you are in doubt as to whether you have already paid, please ask me or your local representative. My contact details and the contact details for your local representative appear on the back page of The Malayan Philatelist.If you do not want to continue as a member, which I hope will not be the case, please let me or your local representative know, so that the Group does not waste money in sending you unwanted material. PLEASE ACT NOW, so that it doesn’t get forgotten.Many thanks.
New: Philately in Essex 2017 - 2018
Three new Pdf volumes to download.
“Philately In Essex” was first published in 1986 to bring all the guidance issued by the Association of Essex Philatelic Societies into a single volume and has been issued annually since 1992 as a loose-leaf volume. It has never been possible to raise awareness of this volume to the desired level among ordinary collectors and production of a hard-copy edition is no longer commercially viable. We have therefore taken the opportunity to redesign it in three companion, e-mailable, volumes. “Volume One: Essex Present” contains the current information that needs to be kept fully up-to-date and will be e-mailed annually to everyone on the AEPS e-News list. “ Volume Two: Essex Past” (which will follow shortly) contains historical information which will be updated periodically when sufficient new information justifies it. Volume 3 is the “AEPS Catalogue of Essex Philatelic Collectibles”, a valuable guide for collectors of exhibition covers, etc.“Philately In Essex” was first published in 1986 to bring all the guidance issued by the Association of Essex Philatelic Societies into a single volume and has been issued annually since 1992 as a loose-leaf volume. It has never been possible to raise awareness of this volume to the desired level among ordinary collectors and production of a hard-copy edition is no longer commercially viable. We have therefore taken the opportunity to redesign it is two companion, e-mailable, volumes. “Volume One: Essex Present” contains the current information that needs to be kept fully up-to-date and will be e-mailed annually to everyone on the AEPS e-News list. “ Volume Two: Essex Past” (which will follow shortly) contains historical information which will be updated periodically when sufficient new information justifies it. Volume 3 is new for 2016 and is the “AEPS Catalogue of Essex Philatelic Collectibles”, a valuable guide for collectors of exhibition covers, etc.
“ Volume Two: Essex Past” (herewith) contains historical information on the Association and its member societies, which will be updated periodically when sufficient new information justifies it.
The Research Page has been updated with the announcement of the BL Crawford library Digitisation project
Book Review of Postal Stationery of South East Asia under Japanese Occupation by Masayoshi Tsuchiya FRPSL
Gibbons Stamp Monthly September 2013 is a special edition for the 50th Anniversary of Malaysia, and includes articles by five members of the Group. Rush out and buy one today! A sixth article appeared in October's GSM. Thanks to the Editor, Dean Shepherd, the cover and the articles are reproduced as Pdf files on this website.
Dominic Morris CBE, our Chairman, has a copy of the 24 page 1953 Federation of Malaya Young Report on Detention and Deportation during the Emergency.
It has much detail of the Camps. Please contact him if you would like him to email a copy to you. It is approx 18 mb consisting of 24 jpeg images.
MSG Meetings in Malaysia, Singapore & Australia
Please Contact Dr.N.H.Gong for meeting details
The Crawford Digitisation Project - Digitisation of the Crawford Collection in the British Library
The Royal Philatelic Society London, and Paul Skinner, FRPSL, Head Curator of the British Library Philatelic Collection have announced a very important project. Fuller details are set out in the attached pdf file
This is included on our Research Page
The MacMcClaren SS One Cent Surcharges Project - The Documents are here,with a new Excel recording sheet!Go to this page to read and download the documents for the SS One Cent Surcharges Project
Japanese Occupation 4c Tin Dredging Card Project with a new discovery
H.R.H the Sultan of Selangor has graciously accepted the invitation from the Malaya Study Group and has become an Honorary Member. We are delighted to welcome H.R.H the Sultan of Selangor to the Group
2013 General Election Results by State
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.