Commission for Maximaphily


Welcome to the website for the
FIP Maximaphily Commission

This site provides General Information on the FIP Maximaphily Commission as follows:

  • The names of Bureau of the FIP Maximaphily
  • The Regulations governing Maximaphily (for those interested in exhibiting at the FIP level):
    • Special Regulations for the Evaluation of Maximaphily Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (SREV)
    • General Regulations of the FIP for Exhibitions (GREX)
    • General Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (GREV)
This site also presents the Activities of the FIP Maximaphily, as follows:
  • Conferences/Meetings during FIP World Exhibitions
  • Annual World Maximaphily Activity Reports
  • Annual World Best Maximum Card Competitions
  • Articles, Events, Links
You can also view our very first Event Gallery for the World Competition for the Best Maximum Card created in 2010.

For any additional information, you may contact me at geo.constant@sympatico.ca
George Constantourakis
Chairman, FIP Maximaphily Commission

A little history

The Maximum cards are born towards of the end of 19th century, with the appearance of the illustrated postcards and the postage stamps.

At the time, the back of the postcard being reserved only for the name and address of the recipient, the postage stamp on the postcards was on the view side, where the illustration was.