Malcolm Wade passed away in England on 3 March 2015, a day before his 82nd birthday. He was a former chairman of The Malaya Study Group (1975–1978). The Malaya Study Group promotes the understanding and appreciation of Malayan philately and its members comprise collectors of the stamps, postal stationery and postal history of the states of Peninsular West Malaysia. In an obituary posted on the group’s website, the editor wrote that Malcolm, who had been a member since 1969, “was always a very thorough researcher, and was noted for always helping other members, and introducing them to new areas of Malayan collecting. His displays were renowned and always anticipated with interest. Memorable ones in recent years were Penang, Perak, and of course BMA. He was a major influence in the study of the postmarks of Malaya.” Malcolm was co-author of the books Penang Postcard Collection: 1899-1930s and Perak Postcards 1890s-1940s (with Khoo Salma Nasution and Abdur-Razzaq Lubis).
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