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Stampex 2014 - September 17th - 20th at the Design Centre Islington
Worthing Meeting Members Displays,
Saturday 20th Sept 2014 11.00 a.m.
The annual Worthing gathering will be East Worthing Community Centre, Pages Lane, Worthing BN11 2NQ ( walking distance from East Worthing Railway station, just off Ham Road and there is easy parking ) As usual the meeting will start with Tea + Coffee then Member’s displays all day. Bring a display if you can, or a query or at least bring yourself !
Postal Stationery & Revenues MSG Auction Saturday October 18th 2014
Tett's POW Collection Auction, Hong Kong, Mid January 2015 SPINK AUCTION
Two important Spink Singapore Auctions 20th September 2014
Be ready to act to get the catalogues!
The catalogues will be online approximately 3 weeks before the Sale date, www.spink.com
Any MSG member wanting a printed copy should contact Nick Startup NStartup@spink.com
Catalogue 1 – Sale of Stamps from Singapore Philatelic Handling Collection – This is Singapore stamps and revenues only.
Catalogue 2 – Stamps and Covers of South East Asia featuring The Award-Winning Collection of Straits Settlements and Malayan States Revenues formed by Peter Cockburn, fine sections of Brunei, Labuan, North Borneo and Sarawak, and the Borneo portion of David Tett's Collection of POW and Civilian Internee Mail
These are portions of the leading collections of two prominent philatelists and MSG members, Peter Cockburn and David Tett.
For more about them go to: SpinkAuctionSeptember2014
The Research Page has been updated with the announcement of the BL Crawford Library Digitisation project
Warning - forged TEMANGEN cancel
Subscription Reminder April 2014
MSG Subscriptions are now overdue, and, good news, are still £15. If you have not already paid please do so now.You may pay for 2 extra years at the current rate if you wish.
The amount increases to £20 if you have not paid by 30th June.
If you are in doubt as to whether you have already paid, please ask me, or your local country representative. If you have lost the pink notice giving details of how to pay that was included in the last mailing and you need a copy, please let me know. 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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
New Members of the MSG were among the over 100 people attending the stunning Display of Revenue material by Peter Cockburn at the Royal Philatelic Society, London, on February 27th 2014. It was an outstanding Display, which will be described fully on the RPSL website.
Peter introducing the display
A few of the frames
Part of the audience at this busy display
Peter receiving the placette for the RPSL display
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."
New Thanks to Len Stanway the TMP Index and Malaysisa and Singapore New Issues Indices are updated to issue 264 of TMP
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.
Book Review of Postal Stationery of South East Asia under Japanese Occupation by Masayoshi Tsuchiya FRPSL
Next London meetings at Spink
Auction 18 October 2014 Not before 13.15
Postal Stationery and Revenues (Viewing from
Next UK Regional MSG Meetings
20 September 2014 11.00 Worthing Meeting (Pages Lane)
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 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
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
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).
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.