Bill Lyons - sad news. We regret to announce that Bill Lyons, a member of the MSG since 1974, has passed away in California, aged 96. He is widely known to members for his book on Singapore Registration labels and his generosity to the Group.
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Revenue Society Auction closing 19th May 2012
[Information received 15th May 2012]
MSG/SSS members might like to know that there are quite a few Malaya-Borneo lots in the current Revenue Society auction (closing 19th May), including some of the scarce high values. I'm afraid your members will need to join our society if they want to bid, but they are welcome to browse the catalogue for free at http://www.revenuesociety.org.uk/a12/a12.pdf. Perhaps they will find it worth their while joining just to pick up some revenue gem!
Next London Meeting
June 2012 (13.15) Display
by Malcolm Wade - London
New The TMP Index, & New Issues Page Indexes for Malaysia & Singapore in TMP have been updated to TMP issue 254 by Len Stanway
New "Missionary Mail 1831 - 1961" by Alan Au Yong
Special Offer for Malaya Study Group Members - Alan has made this newly reprinted book available to MSG Members to buy for £38 plus postage & packing. This is a huge saving as the price to non-members is £58 plus postage & packing.
Review and ordering details are on Book page for Alan Au Yong's Missionary Mail
New - David Tett has now published all 6 Gold Medal winning volumes of his epic work on Far Eastern Prisoners of War. He is now selling his very large comprehensive Research Library. Many of these books are about Malaya, Singapore, and the area so MSG members may like the opportunity of buy them. The list of these is available as a 73 page Pdf Research Catalogue from his website www.fepowmail.com. The page on the site is Fewpowmail Research Library Catalogue
MSG Representative in the United States
We are pleased to announce that Steve Schumann is the new Representative for the MSG in the USA email: email@example.com
Awards & Medals
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Forum News - A new Forum, Aerophilately, has been added to the Forum section - Fly there as fast as you can!
Happy New Year Jan 23rd 2012 Chinese New Year, the Year of the Water Dragon
Gong Xi Fa Cai -- Kiong Hee Huat Tsai.-- Kung Hei Fat Choi -- Selamat Tahun Baharu
[Mandarin -- Hokkien -- Cantonese -- Malay]
The Dragon personality The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast - the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.
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Next UK Meetings & Events outside London
MSG Scotland Meeting will be on Saturday
19th MAY 2012, at Edinburgh.
Next UK London Meetings
London Meetings held
in Spink's Auction Rooms, 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London
June 2012 (13.15)
Display by Malcolm Wade - London
MSG Meetings in Malaysia, Singapore & Australia
Please Contact Dr.N.H.Gong for meeting details
Please contact Bernard Chung for details
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Society 2pm
The Centenary of Philas - the Philatelic Society of Australia.
Two scans of an article about Philas, from the Collectors feature in the MONEY section of the SMH, have been sent by Jeff Newman, who features in the article. It is an interesting account of change over 100 years, and provides food for reflection on the future of philately...
New We have added a link to Stampboards.com, the celebrated international , Australia based, Discussion Board to our Links Page
Link to Stampboards.com, perhaps the best Discussion Board in the world......
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 Malaya Study Group website was originally created by the late John Morgan, to whom we are indebted for his pioneering dedication to the Group.