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 Post subject: MSG History
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:51 am 
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Please could anyone with a long memory (or good records) fill the following gaps in the information that I have been able to glean from the Newsletter and TMP:

1. When did Barry Dexter replace John Rosevear as UK Packet Secretary (circa 1965 is the best guess I can make)?

2. Who was UK Branch Chairman in 1966-1968?

3. Who was UK Branch Treasurer in 1964-1968?

4. Who was UK Branch Auction Secretary in 1965-1969?

5. Who were the ordinary Committee Members of the UK Branch in 1963-1968?

6. Who edited the UK Branch Newsletter in 1965-1966?

7. Who has audited the MSG accounts since 2006?

8. Who was Auction Secretary in 1970-1971?

9. Who was Auctioneer between 1972 and 1983?

10. Who was Chairman of the Publications Sub-Committee before 1973?

11. Who was Malaysia representative between 1978 and 2003?

12. Who was North America representative between 1978 and 2004?

13. What was the London venue between 1971 and 1979?

I am missing most MSG (originally UK Branch) Newsletters between 1 and 51. I would be glad to hear from anyone that can supply originals or copies of any of these issues.


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 Post subject: Re: MSG History
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:31 pm 
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Len, some answers using your numbering:

2. It might have been John Rosevear, can you find his obituary ?
3. Graham Nelson, in all probability. He served over 30 years in the post.
6. Derek Clayton, was the first Newsletter editor and held the post until he handed over to Nick Hackney, who should be able to tell you when that was.
7. Ask Carl !
9 Ian Raybould is the only One I recall going back to 1975.
10 The MSG's 1st publication was FMS by BIll Reeves in 1978, the publications sub committee consisted of Bill Reeves as Chairman, with Graham Nelson and Ian Raybould. I don't know when the sub committee was formed, but probably a couple of years before 1978 ?
11. Dr Gong is the only Malayasia Representative I know of and the only one I dealt with whilst secretary.
13. Between 1975 and 1979 I recall attending meetings ( as a very junior member of course ) at the Caxton hall, The National Liberal Club and at the Royal Commonwealth society, Northumberland Avenue

hope this helps


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 Post subject: Re: MSG History
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:33 pm 
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Susan,
Many thanks for your useful suggestions.
John Rosevear's obitiary is, unfortunately, quite vague, but it suggests that was more likely to have been Treasurer in the mid-1960s, rather than Chairman. Graham did not become Treasurer until 1970.
Derek Clayton did not take over the newsletter until 1970.
The Publications Sub-Committee was in existence by 1973, when Bill Reeves was Chairman and there is a suggestion in his obitiary that he took over from Harry Miller.
Before Dr Gong, the Malaysia rep was K P Chan until 1978, so I still have have a query on 1978-1984, but you have certainly closed the gap.
I have Caxton Hall as the venue to 1970, then the RCS and Gibbons auction rooms in 1970-1971, my gap, then RCS exclusively in 1979-1980. I was not aware of the National Liberal Club as a venue.


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 Post subject: Re: MSG History
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:22 am 
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Len
regarding meeting locations 1975 - 1980, I attended meetings at the 3 places I named at various dates during that time. We didn't seem to have a fixed 'home'. Caxton Hall is where I attended my first meetings and I joined in 1975. Auctions were held at the National Liberal Club, that was long before its refurbishment and the light was very poor.

Harry Miller was a newspaper man, worked on the Straits Times at one point and wrote at least one book on Malaya. He would have been an obvious choice for a publications sub committee, but what did they do ? as the first book was in 1978 !

'old hands' such as Rob or Gordon might be able to help, if their memories stretch back that far :roll:


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