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.

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pdf icon The MSG Flyer - our new November 2014 brochure about the Group (pdf format)

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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

 

The details and lot illustrations for the October 28th 2017 are available if you press below

28th October 2017 Auction details

Oct 28 2017 Prices Realised

 

Next London meetings at Spink

Spink, 69 Southampton Row, London WC [Nearest Undergound stations Holborn Kingsway, and Russell Square

2017

 

9th December 2017 Christmas Meeting, Members Displays on the theme of Cinderellas 12.00 p.m.

2018

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,

12.30 AGM

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

2018

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.

Best wishes,

Len Stanway

Acting Publicity Officer


Pdf of Seminar in 2018 description

Pdf of Seminar in AEPS Application form


- 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.


New Book

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] smcewen@btopenworld.com,

View or Download the Flyer for the book


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 alcopp@hotmail.co.uk. Their premises are not open every day and they also attend many events around the world so appointments to visit essential.


The Chinese New Year

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


 

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

Len has also issued three new or revised brilliantly illustrated new issues sections for Malaysia Volume 3 to 2015, which are available on the Members Only Area.

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POSTCARD BOOKS
Malcolm Wade retained a small stock of the Perak Postcard books and Penang Postcard books which he co-authored. The MSG is helping to dispose of these at the special reduced price of £15 each.
Please contact our Publications Manager, Peter Cockburn for details, postage etc.

High Garth
Stockcroft Road
Balcombe
West Sussex RH17 6LG

01444 811004 pfcockburn@aol.com


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! [malayastudygroup@hotmail.co.uk] 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.

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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, len.stanway@btinternet.com, would welcome advice of any errors or additional information. Members wishing to purchase the handbook should contact Peter Cockburn, pfcockburn@aol.com.


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:

Michael Ellison,

mail address: St Crispin’s, 9 South Street, Forres, Moray, Scotland IV36 1DE

email: michael56101@gmail.com phone home 01309 673470, mobile 07932 000398


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

Thefts en-route to Australia

Thefts en-route to the USA


warning - forged TEMANGEN cancel

For details and an illustration press here

Fake Covers on EBay.
Recently a rash of Fake Malayan covers have been seen on eBay, mainly BMA in appearance, they would be very rare if genuine. Other fakes have been noted from the same source. Be Careful.


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 Book Singapore Post Offices & Registration Labels by Len Stanway

Pdf of Flyer for book - Singapore Post Offices and Reg Labels

Click to Order this book !


New link added to the links page on this website

Lin Yang Chen's site


SUBSCRIPTION REMINDER

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.

Carl Stott
Treasurer

 


New: Philately in Essex 2017 - 2018

Website for Collectors , in Essex and neighbouring counties local Societies

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View or Print PDF of Autumn 2017 aeps e-news

View or Print PDF of autumn stamp essex Flyer

View or Print PDF of 2018 Spring Essex Handbill

Three new Pdf volumes to download.

Philately in Essex 2016 Volume 1, Essex Present

Philately in Essex 2016, Volume 2, Essex Past

Philately in Essex 2016, Volume 3, Essex Philatelic Collectibles

“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

See the BL Crawford Library Digitisation Project Pdf file


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

Book Review Postal Stationery of South East Asia under Japanese Occupation


Gibbons Stamp Monthly September 2013 special edition for the 50th Anniversary of Malaysia

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.

Special website page for the September & October 2013 Malaysia articles in GSM

 


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.

dominiccbmorris@yahoo.co.uk


Awards & Medals Page

New Francis Podger awarded the Tapling Medal

Francis Podger an active member of the MSG has benn awarded the Tapling Medal for the best paper in "The London Philatelist" for his article "Singapore: The use and Development of Revenue Impressed stamps."



Malaysia Singapore & Australia Meetings Diary

MSG Meetings in Malaysia, Singapore & Australia

MSG Meetings in Malaysia

Please Contact Dr.N.H.Gong for meeting details

gongngiehee@yahoo.co.uk

MSG Meetings in Singapore

 

MSG Meetings in Australia

 

Australia - Sydney Group, on the Meeting Page

Contact Jeff Newman for details of the next meeting Phone 02 9498 3762 or <jeff_and_dorothy@hotmail.com>


MSG Projects

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

The Crawford Digitisation Project 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


 

 

Malaysia News

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

 

Go to the Message from HRH the Sultan of Selangor


2013 General Election Results by State

Wikipedia Malaysia Election Results 2013



 

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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