Dorinco, United States of America
  • country U.S.A.
  • Member since Joined 29th Mar., 2008
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About Dorin...

Hello, potential philatelic partners and friends!

My focus is on Wild Mammals on maximum cards. Occasionally, I get or create maximum cards with other animals, or any other topic. For example, I would love to have at least one with each species of mammals (especially marsupials) from Australia, Papua-NG, etc. For those mammals not yet on stamps– that's what personalized stamps are for! I'll create some, within budget, in some of the 60+ countries that stil have such a program. As of June 2020, USA stopped the program, unfortunately.

I also collect stamps, but there are millions of collectors who own the other millions of copies of the same stamps, usually. How many maximum cards do you think exist with a certain stamp? How many are collector-created? Moreover, how many maximum cards have personalized stamps? How many were created by you for the enjoyment of the philatelic world, immortalizing you in the process?

Isn't RARITY the greatest factor in the value of a collectible item? Certain exceptions apply, of course.

After collecting just stamps for over 35 years, all created by others, I decided I should create :
- my own personalized stamps, from several countries
- my own postcards (even customized with text printed on the back, from, for example)
- my own canceler (postmarking device), approved by the United States Postal Service (USPS); the permit is called MPP (Mailer's Postmark Permit, see USPS Form 3615).

I am a member or ex-member of:
ATA= American Topical Association

MACSU= Maximaphily Card Study Unit of America

I administer 6 groups on Facebook.
The main one is this:
[Maximaphily, traditional and non-traditional](

P.S. Transylvania (Transilvania, The Land Beyond The Forest) is about one third of Romania. I should know...and I do!

Best wishes to everybody!

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