Are you still hanging at the cross road pondering whether to jump into maximaphily ? Are you discouraged by the existence of ONLY a handful collectors around hence it is NOT a hobby to be pursued ! I can tell you that maximum cards are NOT like postage stamps which are produced in bulk, maximum cards are realised by collectors, usually they are small in numbers. Maximum cards will NOT drop from the sky, and they are NOT stocked in Post Offices or in the dealers's hand waiting for you to purchase at any time in the future. If one does NOT realise a maximum card, there will be NO maximum card in existence. Don't look at me, I can't help you in any way to acquire maximum cards .. you need to learn to fish for yourself . Don't come back and tell me in 10 years from now that you feel regret for NOT realising any MCs in the past. I will like to listen to what you say in the year 2020!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
To realise a Good Maximum Card, one will have to get his hands down to work on a maximum card oneself. There are sweats and sorrows in the process of realising a maximum card which every maximaphilist who had his hands worked on an actual maximum card would be able to tell how "difficult" it is to correlate the stamp, the postcard and the postmark in the finished product. Yes, probably, you may have heard someone says, isn't it a simple job to cancel the stamp on the card, in a matter of seconds, a maximum card is done! I will like to invite YOU to have a personal hand on try to look for a matching postcard, have a concordant stamp affixed on it, and make a good cancel of a related postmark on the card. I will like to congratulate you if you are able to succeed in creating a perfect MC on your first trial. Will like to listen to your experience in the process of creating a maximum card. GOOD LUCK and enjoy collecting and creating MCs.
Although maximaphily is NOT new, in comparison to the other classes of philately e.g traditional, postal history, aerophilately etc., maximaphily is still "unknown" to many stamp collectors. Take Malaysia as an example, there are thousands of stamp collectors, however, there is ONLY a handful of maximum card collectors. Somehow, I find maximaphily exciting , I cannot resist to realise a Maximum Card for each new stamp issue locally. I can see a few new collectors joining in the "spree" of realising maximum cards, it is a sign of the hobby gradually picked up by Malaysians. I am sure Time will prove the popularity of the hobby in Malaysia and I hope one day Maximum Card will be the STAR featured on the cover page of the internationally known TIME magazine as what is shown as the MC above , an MC which I had realised with a TIME promotional advertisement card on the "Medical Excellence" stamp issued on 26th April, 2010.
Monday, April 26, 2010
What else can I eye on .. needless to say - I am eying on every opportunity to realise a good Maximum Card. The difficulty lies on the availability of matching postcards for a theme. I find commercial Advertisement cards are excellent materials for the realisation of maximum cards, without Ad Cards, I believe I shall NOT be able to realise many MCs to match.
What an excellent caption on the above Ad Card : I am TALENT .. talent in Maximaphily.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Maximaphily is no doubt an exciting philately hobby. Put your hands on maximaphily, you will feel the excitement of the creation of your own maximum cards. There is always opportunity for you to create a maximum card with the new stamp issue. The choice is yours, don't let the opportunity slips away. It is always NOT to late to create a maximum card. Why NOT do it today !