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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Malaysian 2018 Election result stuns politicians commentators

The results of the Malaysian General Election 2018 have shaken politicians and news commentators. The 92 year old former Prime Minister, Mathatir has secured victory over the Barisan Nasional coalition after it had been in power for over 60 years, The outgoing premier, Najiib Razak has conceded. There were apparently delays during the day, May 10th, before the King of Malaysia asked Mahatir Mohammed to form a government.

Members can get detailed and up to date information on the internet.

Forged Revenue Stamps on EBay, a report from Andrew McClellan

Dear MSG friends

I'm sure you don't need me to tell you this, but just for the record - someone has just paid

$285.80 for this forged revenue stamp of the Thai Occupation of Kelantan, it is a 1943 THAILAND OCCUPATION KELANTAN MALAYA 8c Red and Black REVENUE. You can look it up on Ebay.

The seller seems to specialise in offering rare overprint or surcharge errors - which itself should immediately raise suspicions - but has somehow managed to maintain a 100% positive

rating on eBay. This time however I hope the buyer will realise before too late that the stamp is wrong.

The lettering in the inscriptions (printed in black) is extremely well done and I would guess it's a photographic/scanned reproduction of a genuine stamp. (The same plate has also been used to print other forged stamps with violet centre plate or with no centre plate.) The red is also quite good, though all the red stamps I have seen have a slightly clearer impression, and most are a more pinkish shade - this one is on the orangey side.

However what gives it away is of course the fact that the Jawi inscription at bottom right reads posta (=postage) rather than hasil (=revenue)! The forger - who perhaps doesn't read Jawi? - has used a forged inscription plate from the 8c postage stamp and combined it with a head plate printed in red, failing to notice that the revenue inscription plate is different.

Let's hope the buyer spots his mistake before he pays!

Please do feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Thanks
Andrew McClellan
Bromley
UK

The Revenue Society Postal Auction 19th May 2018

The auction contains lots from Andrew McClellan collection. He is the Secretary of the Society.

His message about this is:

I am running the auction and some of the Malayan material is mine, so I'm keen to get some good bids in! I have set the estimates fairly conservatively as I would like everything to sell.

You can browse the catalogue on the Revenue Society website at

The Revenue Society Auction catalogue

Additional lot information and/or scans can be supplied on request.

You are welcome to submit bids even if you are not currently a Revenue Society member, so long as you're happy for me to add a £10 membership fee to your invoice if you're successful. There's no buyer's premium so I think this is still a pretty good deal.

The deadline for bids is Saturday 19th May 2018.

Andrew McClellan
Secretary and Auctioneer
The Revenue Society
9 Orchard Road
Bromley
BR1 2PR
revsocauction@gmail.com
www.revenuesociety.org.uk

David Foreman's magnificent exhibit is now available on the vicstamps.com site, thanks to Neil Donen and Richard Hale. David Foreman passed away recently, after winning a Grand Prize in Vancouver 2009. His great work was in research into the 1935 Silver Jubilee issue from the Singapore Archives (Virtually all of that information was destroyed following the Japanese invasion in 1942)

http://www.vicstamps.com/displays/foreman_straits-exhibit/table_contents.html

New Many Thanks to Len Stanway the TMP Index and Malaysia and Singapore New Issues Indices in the website are updated to issue 279 of TMP

 

The March 24th Catalogue remains available here

The Illustrations of the Lots are available here

March 2018 Auction results here


Next London meetings at Spink

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

2018

16th June 2018 1.15 p.m.Members Displays led by Len Stanway "Postal Stationery to 1936" 1.15 p.m.

27th October 2018 Rob Holley Auction

10th November Bourse & Labuan Straits period by Andrew Norris

8th December The Letters of Christmas Members displays

 

Regional MSG Meetings

2018

May, 2018 , the Scotland Meeting will not take place

22nd September 2018 Worthing Meeting

 

 



The Chinese New Year

The Year of the Dog - February 16th 2018

 

The name of this year can be translated in three ways.

Happy New Year February 16th 2018 Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog

Gong Xi Fa Cai -- Kiong Hee Huat Tsai.-- Kung Hei Fat Choi -- Selamat Tahun Baharu

[Mandarin -- Hokkien -- Cantonese -- Malay]

Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and a most reliable partner

A Dog’s most defining characteristic is their loyalty. They will never abandon their friends, family or work.

Honest and just, they are popular in social circles. Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help. They are also good at helping others find and fix their bad habits.

Despite how they act, they are worried and anxious inside. However, they will not let this stop hem. Once they decide on something, no one can persuade them against it.


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

 


Your Forum!

Have you visited your Forum today? Visitors to this site, and MSG Members are invited to go to our Forum, look through it, and Join it to Post your own messages.

Ask Questions

Post your Wants List

Give answers to other people's questions

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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

The Revenue Society Postal Auction 19th May 2018

The auction contains lots from Andrew McClellan collection. He is the Secretary of the Society.

His message about this is:

I am running the auction and some of the Malayan material is mine, so I'm keen to get some good bids in! I have set the estimates fairly conservatively as I would like everything to sell.

You can browse the catalogue on the Revenue Society website at

http://revenuesociety.org.uk/auction/auction22.pdf.

Additional lot information and/or scans can be supplied on request.

You are welcome to submit bids even if you are not currently a Revenue Society member, so long as you're happy for me to add a £10 membership fee to your invoice if you're successful. There's no buyer's premium so I think this is still a pretty good deal.

The deadline for bids is Saturday 19th May 2018.

Andrew McClellan
Secretary and Auctioneer
The Revenue Society
9 Orchard Road
Bromley
BR1 2PR
revsocauction@gmail.com
www.revenuesociety.org.uk

www.auktionen-gaertner.de

Gaertner Malaya catalogue Pdf
In our next Auction in June we will present our second MALAYA special catalogue.
The auction for the Malaysian States will be held on 11th June 2018. The second catalogue
will have the focus on cancellati ons and postal history. If you have any suitable material for
this auction please don´t hesitate to contact us. The deadline for consignments of
stamps, covers, postcards and collecti ons will be the 5th of April 2018.

 

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.

Join the MSG Members Only Area Today

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 RPSL, 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.


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

 


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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StampEssex2018

 

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.


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>

Jeff writes "Nick - due to absence overseas of several members we have not had an MSG meeting in Sydney since last year.

(Yen Boon Swee sold his Airmail collection in Spink Singapore)

I received an award (The PHILAS MEDAL) from the Philatelic Association of New South Wales (PHILAS) as per attached report on their quarterly journal.
Note report in a later issue that I had in 1971 received The Briskham Award for “Services to Philately” in the state of South Australia."

 


MSG Projects

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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