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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Monday January 26th 2015

 

MSG Auction March 28th 2015 Catalogue, Bid Form & Pictures of Lots

Report of Members Displays - Pahang, Spink, January 17th 2015

Exclusively for MSG Members - your own area on this website.

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.

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A very recent download to the Members Only Area is a new 2015 illustrated Brochure about the MSG Packet - which describes the Packet, typical contents, and its great role in building your collection

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 2010-2014 are now available below.

The Volume 3 Interim Update for 2014 has now been added [Jan 24 2015]

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 Members Displays report - approx 150 + pictures

Members Cinderella Displays, Saturday December 13th 2014, Spink London

Round One - Andrew Norris, Sue McEwen, Charles Keel, Graham Coles & David Tett

Round Two - Len Stanway & Gordon Peters

Round Three - Mac McClaren & Brian Reeder


 

New Thanks to Len Stanway the TMP Index and Malaysia and Singapore New Issues Indices are updated to issue 265 of TMP


NewThe Eulogy to the late Mike Pullan is on the Tributes Page on this website. Click here to go directly to the Eulogy.


New The Report and pictures of the Bourse and Members Displays WWI on November 22nd 2014 are on the Members only Page, in full, and more briefly on the 2014 Meetings Reports Page


New Report and pictures of the MSG Members Displays on 5th December 2014, in Kuala Lumpur

The detailed report of the MSG Meeting in KL on December 5th 2014, with sets of figures / scans from Dr.N H Gong, have been added to the Members Only Area, go to the MOA to see them.


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 !


Philately in Essex 2015

Two new Pdf volumes to download.

Philately in Essex 2015 Volume 1, Essex Present

Philately in Essex 2015, Volume 2, Essex Past

“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. This will incorporate 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. This will incorporate 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. It incorporates the “AEPS Catalogue of Essex Philatelic Collectibles”, a valuable guide for collectors of exhibition covers, etc., which is now published in colour for the first time.


 

Next London meetings at Spink

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

2015

Stampex, February 17th - 21st Business Design Centre, Islington

Saturday March 28th 2015, 12.30, AGM, 13.15 Auction

Next UK Regional MSG Meetings

Saturday March 7th 2015, 10.30, Leicester Meeting

May 2015, date to be confirmed, Scotland Meeting

Saturday June 13th 2015, 11.00, Milton Keynes Meeting

 

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


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.


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."


 

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, 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.

dominiccbmorris@yahoo.co.uk


Awards & Medals Page


Saturday March 17th 2014 - Australia wide MSG meeting in Canberra

PIctures of the Leicester Meeting on March 8th 2014

RPSL - Thursday February 27th 2014, Display at the RPSL, Malayan Revenues, by Peter Cockburn

Meeting Report Saturday Feb 15 2014 11.00 a.m. Joint meeting with KGVI Society. KGVI Malaya (Straits, MPU, BMA, Singapore and Malayan States)

Report Members Displays - Kedah & Perlis, Spink London, January 18th 2014

Informal Members Meeting in Singapore, January 5th 2014

 


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

Malaya Study Group meeting during the 29th FIAP and World Youth stamp exhibitions 1st to 6th December 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Preliminary announcement:

A Malaya Study Group meeting will be held during the 29th FIAP and World Youth stamp exhibitions at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 1st to 6th December 2014. This meeting will be open to all MSG members. with free admission.

One of the highlights of the meeting will be Dr. Abdul Majid's talk on 'Unlisted varieties of Malaysia: Part 2'

MSG members who are interested in giving a talk and/or a display are requested to contact Dr. N. H. Gong at gongngiehee@yahoo.co.uk as soon as possible."

MSG Meetings in Singapore

Please contact Bernard Chung for details

bkp.chung@gmail.com

Venue: Singapore Philatelic Society 2pm

MSG Meetings in Australia

 

Australia - Sydney Group, on the Meeting Page

MSG Australia Programme 2014

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


 

The Chinese New Year

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).

 

 

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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