By Dr. Avinash B. Jagtap, Binningen (Switzerland)
The idea behind Maximum Card is not at all so old. It is taken for granted that the picture postcard with the simple reproduction of a black/white photograph showing that reputed Gizeh Pyramid in the desert of Egypt, to which a simple definitive postage stamp worth 2 Paras (in green, also showing the pyramid at Gizeh) was affixed and the same was obliterated by the simple round date obliterator of 1902 (see pic.1) were the essential "requisites" formed the very first maximum card as its preliminary version. It is still regarded as the Classical Maximum Card.
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