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Abbreviations

Philatelic Auction Catalog Terminology

oused
*unused, but some type of gum issue
**mint (original gum), never hinged
ADaddressed
BOBback-of-the-book
BPbooklet pane
ccover
CDScircular date stamp
cllncollection
CVcatalog value
cvrcover
CAcacheted
CCcorner card
DGdisturbed gum
EFOserrors, freaks and oddities
ESTestimate
FDCfirst day cover
FDIfirst day of issue
FVface value
Hhinged
HRhinge remnant
HShandstamp
LHlightly hinged
MNHmint (original gum), never hinged
M/Smanuscript
NGno gum
NGAIno gum as issued
NHnever hinged
Pphoto illustration
PApenned address
PBplate number block
PPCpicture postcard
PSpostal stationery
RETretail
SANStamp Auction Network
SSsouvenir sheet
TAtyped address
UAunaddressed
UCuncacheted
WWworld-wide

Other

accumaccumulation
diffdifferent
incincludes, including
minminimum
o/wotherwise
w/with
w/owithout

Stamp Centering Descriptions

Extremely Fine (XF) all 4 margins are equal
Very Fine (VF) all sides definitely clear of perfs
Fine – Very Fine (F-VF) design close to perforations on 1 side
Fine (F) stamp design close to perforations on 2 sides
Very Good–Fine (VG-F) perforations into design on 1 side
Very Good (VG) stamp perforations into design, or design is cut into for imperforates, on 2 sides
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