I will use any postcard which is close resemblance to the stamp subject to realise a maximum card, no matter it is a photographic postcard or an artistic postcard. Some collectors are strongly objecting to the use of artistic postcard . I see no reason why an artistic postcard cannot be used to realise a maximum card ? Since the acceptance of the maximaphily as a philately class of its own by FIP ( Federation of International Philately ), there existed and attracted many arguments on the rules. I believe the basic rule of maximaphily i.e The concordance of Stamp + postcard + postmark has to be saluted. Whether the other fine details on the rules are to be respected and followed is up to the individuals. Of course, I will try wherever possible to follow the "strict" guidelines as far as possible in the realisation of a Maximum Card, however, many a times, I am creating Maximum Cards just to satisfy to the basic 3 in 1 rule.
- The above Maximum Card was created with a "Medical Excellence" stamp duly cancelled on 26.4.10 with a FDI pictorial postmarking at Kuala Lumpur