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Maximum Cards

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A maximum card or maxi-card is a postcard with a postage stamp placed on the picture side of the card. Ideally, the theme of the postage stamp and the theme of the postcard match. In most cases, the cancel also is related to the theme.

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This maximum card and cancellation were commissioned for the philatelic exhibition held in Cesena, Italy, from October 29 to November 1, 2011. The theme of the exhibition was "L'Inferno di Dante" (Dante's Inferno) and 34 members of the Centro…

This maximum card was issued by the philatelic group Círculo Filatélico de Liniers and postmarked in Buenos Aires on September 16, 1965. The card features Gustave Doré's portrait of Dante. Below the portrait is a detail from Doré's illustration…

This maximum card was issued by Colorano (Series 1965, no. 5) and postmarked in San Francisco on July 17, 1965. The card mimics the 1965 United States postage stamp designed by American painter Douglas Gorsline.

This maximum card, postmarked in February 1967, commemorates the 1966 Uruguay postage stamp honoring Dante. The card's portrait of Dante is a reversed detail from Luca Signorelli's painting in the cathedral of Orvieto, Italy.

This series of maximum cards was issued by Stampa Filatelica (Golden Series, no. 104–107; series supervised by Vittorio Lo Bianco) for the Vatican City postage stamps of 1965. The first card (no. 104), like the stamp, shows Raphael's portrait of…

This series of maximum cards was issued by KimCover (KimCover Art Gallery of Vatican Stamps, no. 36–39) for the Vatican City postage stamps of 1965. Each card reproduces its respective stamp within a decorative frame. At the top of each frame is…

This maximum card was issued by Golden Italia as "Edizione «Roma» no 769 Italia". The card features a black and white photograph of the Naples Bust of Dante, the 1990 Italy postage stamp commemorating the centenary of the Società Dante Alighieri,…

This maximum card features a black and white photograph of Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, the 1971 Germany postage stamp commemorating the 650th…

This maximum card was issued by Lupita and postmarked in Buenos Aires on September 16, 1965. The cachet features a black and white left-facing portrait of Dante, a quill pen, and three books with titles in Spanish: "LA / DIVINA COMEDIA" (Divine…

This maximum card was issued by Hammond Maxi-card and features a portrait and biography of Dante.

This maximum card features Giotto's portrait of Dante and the 1965 Russia postage stamp commemorating the 700th anniversary of the poet's birth. The card was issued by Giusti di S. Becocci of Florence.

This maximum card was issued by Poste Italiane and features a monochromatic enlarged image of the 2011 Italy postage stamp designed by Gaetano Ieluzzo. The stamp commemorates the "Giornata della filatelia 2011" (Philately Day 2011). In the center of…

This maximum card was issued by the philatelic group Circolo filatelico fiorentino and postmarked in Florence on October 21, 1965. The card features a portrait of Dante signed "G.P.". Above the portrait is "1265" and "1965" and below is "VIIo…

Domenico Petarlini's painting Dante in Exile. Issued by Kyrgyz Express Post. Designed by Elnur Isakov. "Maximum Card No 8". Limited to 300 pieces.