Maximum Cards. [010]

The Fundamentals of Philately defines maximum cards as “Pictorial postcards, pre-dating or reasonably contemporary with but not produced specifically for the purpose, duplicating the design of the stamp, with the stamp affixed to the pictorial side and cancelled with a postal marking relating as closely as possible to the picture. Some latitude is tolerated …”.  The example shown of the Shrine is in full compliance and also has a first day cancel.


The Fundamentals of Philately by L.N. Williams, 1990, American Philatelic Society

APS Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting, 7th Edition, 2016.