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Conditions of Sale for our Auctions
Abbreviations/Descriptions Used In Our Auction Sales
unused with original gum unless described
NH never hinged
s.e. straight edge
o.g. original gum
XF Extra Fine. Exceptional in all respects.
VF Very Fine. Well centered.
F-VF Fine to Very Fine. Slightly off center perfs well clear of design
Fine Fine. Off center, Perfs clear of design.
VG Perfs cut design.
are always specifically mentioned, e.g., thins, tears, creases, etc.
markings are in black and easily readable unless otherwise stated. Normal file
folds on early letter sheets and covers opened for display are generally not
described unless they affect the stamp, a significant postal marking, or are
severe. Postmarks are always spelled out exactly as they appear in the cancel.
Postmarks in lower case or in a non-Roman alphabet are enclosed in quotation
entire letter sheet complete with original contents
LS letter sheet (no contents)
f.w. franked with
cds circular date stamp
d.s. date stamp
h.s. hand stamp
s.l. straight line
FDC first day cover
FFC first flight cover
H&G Higgins & Gage
cto cancelled to order
tpo travelling post office
f.a.c. forwarding agent cachet
CURRENCY CONVERSION. For your convenience, when foreign currencies are used in our descriptions we give both the original currency and a conversion into U.S. dollars. For this sale the following rates were used: British pound, £1.00=$1.50; German mark, DM1.00=$0.50; French franc, FF1.00=$0.15; Japanese yen, Y100=$1; Greek drachma, D350=$1, Swedish kroner, SK1=$0.13; Italian lira, L2000=$1; Swiss franc, SF1.00=$0.60