Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Inconsistent postal regulations giving rise to funny rules in Maximaphily

Some says imprinted stamps cut out from the postal stationeries ( e.g airletters, postal cards etc) are NOT admissible in a Maximum Card, Some says they are perfectly alright or creating maximum card. Which is which ?Maximaphily rules ( I mean FIP rules) says "a postage stamp used on the maximum card must be postally valid", hence, it is clear that if the "stamp" (whether it is an ordinary stamp or a cut out stamp from somewhere) is postally valid, then, it is recognised on a maximum card. The truth is some postal administrations restrict the use of cut out stamps from postal stationeries in lieu of postage stamps, however, they are postal administrations allow and recognise the use of cut out stamps as postage. Hence, some MCs with cut out stamps are valid MCs ( according to the FIP rules) and some MCs with cut out stamps are disqualified - Two similar MCs with cut out stamps, there exists a vast difference in the fate of the MC - What a funny regulation in the world of Maximaphily. Anyway, I had realised a Petronas Twin Tower MC with a cut out stamp from a postal cover which is appended as above. I will let you to find out whether this is a valid MC or NOT.
  • Maximum card created with a cut out stamp from a postal cover commemorating the 35th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between MALAYSIA-CHINA, FDI Cancel on 31st May, 2009 @ Kuala Lumpur

2 comments:

Dorincard said...

In USA, USPS does not recognize as valid a stamp cut out from an imprinted stamped card or envelope. :(

Ye Choh San 余曹山 said...

There you are, USPS does NOT recognize a cut-out stamp ...