Maxicards chat

Just posting to
a) show my new maxicards that arrived today from the special cancellation office:


and b) to ask the experts here who are all in this thread. :smiley: I made another design of cards, too, but I’m not sure if it counts as maxicards or if it’s rather a “creative philatelic souvenir”. ^^


To see it as a maxicard, you’d have to interpret the postmark as a rainbow and see the rainbows in the syllable division symbols. Of course that’s a bit far fetched, so my second thought was that it might rather count as a “philatelic souvenir” as we had a few in this thread already. What do you think?

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I was so lucky as to have received that one too! :blue_heart:

It is such a gorgeous treasure! :purple_heart:

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Snail and froggy - what a charming combination!!! :green_heart: :orange_heart:

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I would count it as maxi card, it’s interesting how the two different stamps change the emphasis of the word. While the first one is a more general approach to tolerance, the 2nd one (with rainbow) shifts it more towards lgbtq+ tolerance.

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Republic of China (Taiwan) Homage to all Health Works
COVID-19 maxicards, issued on August 11, 2021.



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Republic of China (Taiwan) Homage to all Health Works
COVID-19 maxicards, issued on August 11, 2021.



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Republic of China (Taiwan) Homage to all Health Works
COVID-19 maxicards, issued on August 11, 2021.



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@Axolotl, I like your maxicards (traditional or not).
The one with the rainbow stamp can be considered concordant, with the concordant visual element being “the color bands of the rainbow”, even if the postmark is not colored.
After all, lots of “concordant” maxicards have black and white images of subjects that are actually colorful, in real life.

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A word of wisdom: If you think of sending maxi(mum )cards, in particular older ones, put them in envelopes! If not, it can happen that the stamp(s) on the picture side get another postmark in the sorting office, and the stamp on the address side gets none. Just got a card where this has happened.

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I’m happy all my hamster :hamster: cards made it to their new homes now!

And I think all football cards too:

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I received my first one today.

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Unfortunately, maxi cards are no longer issued in the Netherlands (only on a very small scale by some hobbyists) and there are no more post offices either (only service points in other shops) which makes it impossible to get a cancellation as well.

My Dutch sent maxi cards are all from the ‘80s like this one:

I’ve also sent several from other countries like these:

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August maxicards, Fuggerei Augsburg

and historic tractors, Porsche Diesel Master

I found the tractor card by coincident and it fits so surprisingly well to the stamp!

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On August 24, new stamps “Heroes of our Time” on the medical topic were released in Russia.

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I’m loving seeing all the beautiful maxicards here! This is one I sent out today.

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I thought MAXI card was any postcard that’s larger than the standard 4x6 postcard… do they have to have stamps on them? Oh, I feel so silly :woman_facepalming:t2:

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@niki5 don’t feel silly, we’ve all been there! Probably only philatelists know about this before starting Postcrossing.

This is a list of all these miracle words I didn’t know a year ago!

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New MC from Czech Republic




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I would also a maxi card send only in envelope if the recipient requests it.

I received more than 100 of them so far and sent along also about 100. Neither I received one without the stamp nor any of the recipient told me about a lost stamp or an additional postmark.
Scars and any other “wounds” are normal and belong to traveling postcards.

I am way more dissappointed about a card sent in envelope (except: filigree handmade cards) than about a card with scars etc. And I know I’m not the only one.

Edit: I’m not sure if it’s true but I was told that sorting machines are able to “recognize” such special cards. It makes sense as I think there would be way more rumour about additional postmarks or lost / destroyed stamps.

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Recently I received a nice card, with two enlarged Danish stamps of a composer and a choreographer. Also the two issued stamps were places and canceled. So a maximum card.

I knew nothing about either of them. Jacob Gade turned out to be a violinist and a composer. His most famous composition Jealousy is a Tango that I recognized from when I danced the Tango myself. And I thought that was an Argentinian; turns out to be a Dane! Video

A. Bournonville appears to have died in the year Jacob Gade was born. Hence, this issue in 1979. Canceled on May 22, 1981 on the occasion of the International Stamp Exhibition in Vienna, WIPA 1981.

And all shipped from Lithuania in 2021!

Willemstamps

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