Hereby, I would like to showcase some of the maxicards for Orang Asli Lifestyle issue. I'm definitely very new to maximaphily but this new area in philately has surely caught my attention. Though it seems easy, trust me its really hard to create a good maxicard where the postcard, stamp and cancellation is directly related.
However, the journey to find the perfect postcard and patiently wait till the day you can use card is definitely a worthwhile journey. The satisfaction you get from the privately made maxicard is just mind blowing. I'm really happy to be part of the fun and I have to thank Mr Ye for the encouragement and advice along the way. Just can't thank you enough and I truly hope I will be as good as you one day.
Maximaphily is a branch of philately involving the study and creation of maximum cards. It is one of eleven classifications of philately recognised by the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) and therefore has its own FIP Commission.The FIP Maximaphily Commission holds an annual conference on the subject, most recently at Bucharest in 2008.
A maximum card is made up of three elements, the postcard, the stamp and the postmark. The object of maximaphily is to obtain a card where the stamp and picture are in close concordance, ideally with an appropriate cancellation too. The image should not be of the stamp on the card.
Maximaphily displays have become popular at competitive philatelic exhibitions and special rules have been developed by the FIP to assist in judging the entries.
Maximaphily did not become organised until after the Second World War. Before then maximum cards were created as novelties, often by tourists. Maximaphily is closely associated with thematic or topical stamp collecting and many thematic collections are enhanced with appropriate maximum cards.
PS: I have to admit they are not the best of maxicards but hopefully these are small steps for me to reach greater heights in Maximaphily