The initial function of a maximum card was to enhance the small image in a stamp with a larger blown up picture on the postcard. Many a times, there are several different images depicted in a single stamp, and indeed they are too small to be seen. Maximum Cards had been playing the role by presenting to the collectors a larger picture of the subjects which are on the stamp.
It was a great and bold step for Pos Malaysia Bhd to have included the Christ Church of Melaka in a Malaysian Stamp - This is the first stamp in Malaysia to depict a CHRISTIANITY worship place; although it was NOT shown as a key picture in the stamp depicting the 1 Malaysia worship places, however, I had extensively created many versions of the Christ Church on maximum cards. The little image of the Christ Church of Melaka hiding at the left hand corner of the stamp will pass unnoticed by most of the collectors, however, it was an impact as shown on a blown up picture presented on a maximum card. I think Maximum Card or rather maximaphily has served its function perfectly in the above example. Hooray, Maximaphily.
- A maximum card realised with the "2007 Tourism Year" stamp issued in 2007, FDI Pictorial Cancel @ Melaka