Kacyds, you bring 2 valid arguments: storage space, and the lack of postal circulation.
The storage space, for me, is just a quantitative aspect. I prefer to focus on collecting what I like, and that is a qualitative aspect. Even if I have to deal with the inconvenience of extra storage space needed.
I know that many people think that maxicards have (or should have) only philatelic use, and no postal use ever. Fancy cancels or just courtesy CDS. That is false. Nobody stops you from creating maxicards (traditional, or non-traditional), with a postally-valid postmark of some sort, in the process of really mailing that maxicard as a "postcard". I've done that many times, mailing to friends and partners from many continents, including Antarctica.
In general, if the city name doesn't matter, you can still obtain a retroactive MPP postmarking of your items, just for philatelic purposes (not for real postal sending, in this case), from some of the over 200 active philatelists/holders of MPP permits/cancels, if they have the year 2015, in this case, on their canceling device. But if you only want postmarks with the name Yazoo City, then you could apply for a future use of your own MPP with that name, which would cost you a few tens of $ for the actual postmarking device from a supplier, and that might be too expensive for just a few Yazoo postmarks.
Some philatelists have permits for over 50 different localities, across USA.
Last Edit: Aug 19, 2017 8:45:22 GMT -5 by Dorincard
In the future, people will have MANY more choices, and BETTER (or worse) choices of things to do for fun in their spare time, rather than doing some of things that are being done nowadays by the stamp collectors/philatelists.
Competition for the precious spare time.
Stamp collecting/philately will continue to undergo a progressive overhaul, shifting focus and resources from 1) the PASSIVE accumulation/hoarding by country (which I understand and like, especially for educational purposes), to 2) the very discriminate acquiring of regular stamps by personal topics of interest, and to 3) the ACTIVE and CREATIVE philately (personalized stamps, postcards, postmarks, envelopes, maxicards, etc. designed by you or by many others, from around the world.)
OWNING some stamps will be replaced in a major way by VIEWING those stamps on demand, in electronic image databases. Then, if viewing online is not enough, people will make the effort to acquire those special stamps offline.
All the things above are ALREADY happening for some of us. Or we make them "happen". Here's a Korean War Memorial maxicard, while photobucket is still around...
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