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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Monday September 29, 2014

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, 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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New Thanks to Len Stanway the TMP Index and Malaysisa 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 Display WWI are on the Members only Page, in full, and more briefly on the 2014 Meetings Reports Page

The Malaya Study Group is delighted to announce the publication of


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 !


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

A Malaya Study Group meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, 5th December 2014, in the Jury Room during the 29th FIAP and World Youth stamp exhibitions at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This meeting is open to all MSG members, with free admission.

Response to this meeting has been good with MSG members from as far away as North Wales and Japan confirming their attendance. Some of the previously undisplayed material during the meeting will feature Pahang and Perak classics as well as S. S. uncatalogued stamps, PSPCs and picture postcards.

MSG members who wish to attend are kindly requested to contact Dr. N. H. Gong at gongngiehee@yahoo.co.uk as soon as possible."

For this meeting, I am planning a special Q & A session where members who want some questions answered about single items etc. in their collection are required to first display their material. They can then ask some questions and hopefully get some answers from our panel and from the audience.
Dr. N. H. Gong at gongngiehee@yahoo.co.uk


POW Collection in Spink Auction Jan 2015

David Tett's POW Collection Auction, Hong Kong, Mid January 2015 SPINK AUCTION Free Catalogue

David Tett is selling a substantial part of his POW collection comprising Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Manchuria, the material that was illustrated in Volumes 2, 4 5 and 6 on his series on the Postal History of the POWs and Civilian Internees in East Asia in WW2. It does not include Malaya and Singapore or Burma and Thailand.

The collection is being auctioned by Spink, Hong Kong in Mid Janaury 2015
Anybody who would like a catalogue can email NGranger@spink.com quoting Auction 1785.

Next London meetings at Spink

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


Saturday 13 December 2014 12.00/ 13.15 Festive repast and Members’ Displays: Cinderellas

Next UK Regional MSG Meetings

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.


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


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


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


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 len.stanway@btinternet.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 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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