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H.R.H the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj, D.K., D.M.N., D.K. (Terengganu), D.K. (Kelantan), D.K. (Perak), D.K. (Perlis), D.K. (Negeri Sembilan), D.K. (Kedah), D.K. (Johor), S.P.M.S., S.S.I.S., S.P.M.J. , 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
Message from H.R.H the Sultan of Selangor
We have great pleasure to present the message from H.R.H The Sultan of Selangor to the Malaya Study Group published in the last issue of The Malayan Philatelist
2013 General Election Results by State
New RPSL Auction of some back copies of The Malayan Philatelist and MSG Newsletters, open to MSG members, deadline March 20th 2014
Martin Roper has kindly offered to help MSG members, who are not members of the Royal Philatelic Society London, to participate in their auction of surplus copies of some Volumes of TMP and the MSG Newsletter. They are both described as 'softback'.
MSG Newsletters No 117-133 1992-94
The Malayan Philatelist Vol 35-37 1994-96
It is a ‘sealed Bid auction’, closing date 31 March, buyer collects from RPSL London. Bids from £1 upwards are acceptable. If you are not a member of RPSL and are interested, Martin Roper (email@example.com) will submit bids for you, if contact is made with him before 20th March. firstname.lastname@example.org
New Thanks to Len Stanway the TMP Index and Malaysisa and Singapore New Issues Indices are updated to issue 262 of TMP
New Pdf's of The 22 March 2014 MSG Auction catalogue, bid forms, and many illustrations of lots are on this website!
Prof Cheah Jin Seng
Cheah Jin Seng has been awarded the title of Datuk by the Sultan of Selangor
on December 11th 2013. We send him our congratulations.
New Stamp Essex Fair 2014
There is a 70th Anniversary Stamp Fair on 10th May 2014, 10.30 - 4.00 p.m., at the Marconi Social Club, Tydemans, Chelmsford, CM2 9FH
New Book Review of Postal Stationery of South East Asia under Japanese Occupation by Masayoshi Tsuchiya FRPSL
Next London meetings at Spink
Saturday Mar 22 2014 AGM & Auction
Saturday Apr 12 2014 Andrew Norris: Labuan.
Next UK Regional MSG Meetings
Saturday Mar 08 2014 Leicester Meeting
Saturday June 14 2014 Milton Keynes Meeting: Censorship of the Mails, Members displays, led by Mac McClaren.
Saturday May 31 2014 Scotland Meeting in Glasgow
Covers on EBay.
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.
The annual subscription is £20(US$34) , with a £5 discount for members who pay on time, so if you pay by June 30th you pay £15(US$25.50).. Any member paying their subscription after June 30th in any year will have to pay £20 (US$34).For new members joining after 1st October the subscription is £22.50 ($US46.75), being half sub. for current year and full sub. for next year. Anyone in the US or Canada paying Stephen Schuman at email@example.com by PayPal must add US$1.00.
The 2013 - 4 MSG Programme Card is now on this site as a Pdf file
Dominic Morris, our Hon.Secretary, 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.
50th anniversary of Malaysia celebrations at
the 30th FIAP Asian International Stamp Exhibition
As part of the 50th anniversary of Malaysia celebrations, the Philatelic Society of Malaysia organised a special Tri-Nation (Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand) exhibition. This was the 30th FIAP Asian International Stamp Exhibition. For more information please contact Dr. N. H. Gong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The awards to Malaysian and Singaporean MSG members at the Tri-Nation Exhibition, and at Malpex - The Malaysia National Stamp Exhibition, and the Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition, and some other Malayan area exhibits, are on the Awards & Medals page of this website
MSG Meetings in Malaysia, Singapore & Australia
Please Contact Dr.N.H.Gong for meeting details
Please contact Bernard Chung for details
Appeal for assistance "Singapore registration handstamps"
Len Stanway is currently updating the Group’s “Singapore Post Offices and Registration Labels” book, with the intention of going to press early next year [in 2014] . He asks that any member who has a Singapore cover or piece which has a Singapore registration handstamp to send him details and, if possible, a scan of the cover/piece. These handstamps were primarily used before the introduction of labels in 1911 and during the 1920s austerity period, but have also been used in emergency from time to time since. Please contact him at email@example.com
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
The bronze figure of a galloping horse, with its hoof on a flying swallow, from the Eastern Han Dynasty
Happy New Year January 31st 2014 Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse
Gong Xi Fa Cai -- Kiong Hee Huat Tsai.-- Kung Hei Fat Choi -- Selamat Tahun Baharu
[Mandarin -- Hokkien -- Cantonese -- Malay]
The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos – making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an able person as 'Qianli Ma', a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li equals 500 meters).
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.