Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Maxicards / Maximum Cards / Maximaphily

 
Previous Page | Next Page    
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 4
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
3595 Posts
Posted 10/22/2011   02:36 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In 2009 their were another 11 issues released.
Counting what has been posted above adds up to a lot of stamp releases.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
3595 Posts
Posted 10/22/2011   06:31 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 2002 issue.










Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Rest in Peace
Canada
6750 Posts
Posted 10/22/2011   10:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely cards John, thanks for sharing. I saw one of those termite mounds years ago. Amazing. They build them so high to avoid the floods during the rainy season if I remember.

I wish Canada did these cards. They have postcards with a printed on version of the stamp on the reverse but that is hard to display. I tried making some years ago but the cards are too glossy to hold the ink of the cancel good enough. I think you have to let it dry for a month or something. Takes dedication.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
38 Posts
Posted 10/22/2011   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorincard2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, everybody!

I like seeing all these maximum cards / maxicards here...
I appreciate them for what they are (nice creations of Australia Post, in general), and I don't criticize them for what they are not (maximum cards compliant with the current regulations of FIP Comission for Maximaphily).
Those regulations reject postcards created specially for the issuance of maximum cards by a National Post.
A true maxicard should be created with "a commercial postcard previously available", before the issuance of the new stamp(s).
There are other finer points in the rules about that, but this is the main point.
Well, unlike FIP CfM, I appreciate, as I said, even such "philatelic cartons" as some purists call them, and I enjoy their contribution to our personal collecting pleasure. :)

Since USPS has issued only a handful of maximum cards, for very few stamps, most of my maxicards are collector-created.
For example, I created this after I asked a friend from Macedonia to send me postcards with Mother Teresa:

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
3595 Posts
Posted 10/23/2011   9:58 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Heaps Puzzler they are special stamping items.

Dorincard2 thanks for posting.You are a true maker and collector of these beautiful pieces of Maximaphily.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
3595 Posts
Posted 10/23/2011   10:01 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 2011 issue. A special favorite of me.










Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
3595 Posts
Posted 10/24/2011   8:32 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all for sharing so much about these beautiful cards.
I am sure that many of us have learnt a great deal about collecting Maximaphily.
At present we have another 2 or 3 threads with heaps of information as well.
A special thank you has to go to Dorincard2 who's sharing of information for this type of collecting is amazing and has
inspired many of us I am sure.

Always Happy Stamping. KGV.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
38 Posts
Posted 10/24/2011   10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorincard2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! :)

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
38 Posts
Posted 10/25/2011   10:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorincard2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
38 Posts
Posted 10/25/2011   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorincard2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
3595 Posts
Posted 10/26/2011   06:02 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I fully agree with Puzzler, Dorincard2. The emotion and thoughtfulness that your Maximaphily has is a very special gift to this form of collecting. Once you look at your creations they will never be forgotten. Very special. Thanks John and Family

The image of the search dog of hope and gentleness being moved by ropes with the horror of 9.11(Ground Zero) in the background will be an image of hope to my family forever. An echo of Puzzlers words.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
38 Posts
Posted 10/27/2011   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorincard2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much, KGV Collector/John & Family! You made my day...:)...I will have to write someday a Beginner's Guide to Maximaphily, because many get DISCOURAGED, NOT ENCOURAGED when they see ONLY BEAUTIFUL maxicards, with pictorial postmarks. I'll have to show how anybody can start creating MCs from TODAY ON, and I'll have to share many tips and tricks to avoid frustration and get pleasing results...:)

See the postmark?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
38 Posts
Posted 10/28/2011   07:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorincard2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by Dorincard2 - 10/28/2011 07:13 am
Valued Member
United States
38 Posts
Posted 10/28/2011   07:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorincard2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
3595 Posts
Posted 10/28/2011   8:01 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting animals, amazing Leopard (Jeremiah 12,23)A Leopard can not change his spots. It is nice to know where this saying comes from and with hexagon cancel for Puzzler. The animals are not just from USA, very nice.

The Woolly Mammoth cancel confuses me. It looks to be an American and Canada card and cancel. But I live so far away from these two countries I am still learning.

Always Happy Stamping. John.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Page: of 4 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page | Next Page
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2019 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2019 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.94 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05