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


Anonymous said...

These are great Maximum cards! From the cards you displayed, which area can be further improve? I can see the last card image may not match the stamp on the handicraft. But this also subjective on how you interpreted it. Anyway, good for sharing your passion.

ronny said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thanks for the compliments and definitely much needs to be improve especially on finding the exact postcard to match the stamps. You are right to mention that the last card isn't a perfect match but if you look closely even the first card isn't the best thanks to the lady there. HAHAHA...

However, the Jerantut postmark is definitely a plus point as Jerantut is one the residential areas for the Orang Asli in Malaysia.

I have to agree that in the end of the day, it sometimes just depends on how we interpret it. Anyway, trying to keep it close to FIP rules. I guess I have a long long way to go before I can really have top notch Maximum Cards. But aint going to give up, "When the Going gets Tough, the Tough gets Going"