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  Future Meetings
2019 Autumn Stampex Meeting !!

The next meeting of the Malta Study Circle will be held at 3pm on Saturday September 14th 2019 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London (about a quarter mile north of the Angel Underground Station). Please check room venue on arrival.. all are welcome.

This meeting will be on an informal basis and as such no formal Agenda will be followed. Please feel free to bring any items you may wish to the meeting for display, discussion and possibly exchange or sale. Light refreshments are available.


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2019 Spring Stampex AGM !
The MSC has a room booked at the Spring Stampex on Saturday 16 February at 3PM, check which room on arrival. The themes for displays are 'anything you like' (up to 12 pages)

There is a proposal for a rule change from our secretary, to view and have your say see the members noticeboard below
Rule Change Proposal (members only)

The AGM minutes have now been released and are available to view on the members noticeboard below
AGM Minutes (members only)


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2018 May Oxford Weekender !!
The two yearly members weekend meeting has now be organised for May
There are some new slots arranged to include a bourse and a discussion point on what new technology has to offer us, as well as selected lots from this years postbid auction being sold as room bids.

For the detailed agenda with dates and location please see below
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  MSC Auction
MSC May 2018 Auction

The May 27 Auction catalogue is now available

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  MSC Auction
MSC March 2016 Auction

The March 31 is closed

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  Publication News
Postal History of World War I
Photographic Postcards of World War I

The Postal History :
The book covers (in over 470 pages, many in colour): Civil Postal Services, Postal Censorship, Civil Censorship Resealing Labels, Military Postal Services, Royal Navy Mail and Censorship, The Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force, British Army Mail and Censorship, Troopship Mail, Hospital Ships Mail, Mail from the Wounded, Allied Forces Mail, Maltese On Active Service Overseas, Prisoners of War at Malta, Prisoner of War Postal History, The SMS Emden prisoners in Malta, Prisoner of War Postal Stationery, Prisoner of War greeting cards and special events, Turkish Deportees in Malta 1919-1921. There are detailed appendices which give for the first time a comprehensive listing of all PoWs held in Malta. There is a huge amount of original, never before published, research. This book is set to become the definitive work on the postal history of this fascinating period.

The photographic postcards:
In its over 250 pages, this exceptionally visual book illustrates almost 500 photographic (not the common, printed) cards which so ably depict what life was like for the Allied forces and especially the Prisoners of War during the war. The range of illustrations on the PoW material, showing the camps, living conditions, the arts, personalities and people, special events, exhibitions of prisoners' work has never been equalled. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history of Malta, and especially in PoWs. It is remarkable how many such images have survived, and indeed were permitted by the authorities, especially when compared to the paucity of such cards from the second World War.

Taken together these books represent, arguably, the most comprehensive historical review of Malta in World War I yet published. The role of Malta during this conflict has, perhaps, not yet been fully recognised. It was an invaluable Naval Base, acted as the 'Nurse of the Mediterranean', catering for large numbers of wounded troops, and provided accommodation for Prisoners of War of many nationalities. Malta also sent many of its own men overseas to serve the Allied cause. The books tell these stories through postal history, and photographic cards.

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Revenue stamps of the Workman's Compensation Ordinance and the National Insurance Scheme 1929-1974
Malta Study Paper 53
ISBN : 978-0-9562435-2-2


An in depth study into these seldom seen revenue issues.
A complimentary reference to the Study Paper 28 Revenue Stamps.

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Malta Village Postmarks on Covers and Cards
Malta Study Paper 24A
ISBN : 09534875-6-3


An alphabetical listing by Village of all known cancellations on cover or card.
A complimentary reference to the Study Paper 25 Village reference.

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King George VI Postage Stamps and Postal Services of Malta
Malta Study Paper 33
ISBN : 09534875-5-5


The latest revision to the Study Circles King George VI paper which now includes the postal history for this period.

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Postal History of World War II
ISBN 978-0-9562435-0-8

The book covering Malta Postal history 1939-1945 has now been published and already available through some philatelic retailers.

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Coffee Bar at 12:30 !

As many of our members travel to London for Stampex and Philatex etc, it is suggested that people should visit the coffee bar at 12:30 on the day they are there when there could be a chance of other members being there also.
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November 10, 2019
eBay - George V £1000 Essay
A supposed £1000 Essay stamp sold on eBay

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November 10, 2019
eBay - Suspect Melita Overprints
Dubious Overprint varities sold on eBay

November 10, 2019
Subscriptions for 2020
Subscription options and costs for 2020

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August 28, 2019
Summer Newsletter Issued
The Summer Newsletter has been issued (Volume 21 No 2) and is available to read online

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August 15, 2019
Maltex 2019 - Exhibitor Spaces Still Available
Exhibitor spaces are still available for the forthcoming Maltex event this October in Malta

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July 5, 2019
Spink - The Michael Lewis Collection
The collection of the late Michael Lewis is being sold at Spink of London on July 10th

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May 21, 2019
New forum uploader
A new forum image/file uploader has been installed that allows files larger than 200KB

May 14, 2019
More study papers are now available online
Some early study papers are now available to members to read online or download
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March 26, 2019
Police Postal Agencies
Photos of the Police Postal Agencies taken circa 1960 have been uploaded to the image library

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April 2, 2019
GB used in Malta
a four part article by Tony Fenech on GB used in Malta
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March 15, 2019
Malta Pre-Stamp Markings
Pre-Stamp Markings 1806-1857 Part 2
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March 15, 2019
Melita Index Vol 17 - 20
A full contents listing of the Melita Newsletters volumes 17-20
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September 16, 2019
Malta cinderellas
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August 19, 2019
Stamps with holes
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June 12, 2019
2002 Movies in Malta unissued stamps (page 119)
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June 5, 2019
FAKE or FORGED postmarks
Forum Study Papers - Issued Stamps :: 27 King George V 1914-1922

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Noted on ebay with below description, does anyone know anything more about this and similar? 'UNIQUE 10.12.1958 (1959) XVI ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE CROSS AWARD, POSTAL HISTORY- SIGNED DESIGN APPROVAL'
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