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Standard Abbreviations

    Condition

  • M........Mint.  Pristine, unused and like new.
  • NM.....Near Mint. Unused but with very slight signs of age.
  • EX......Excellent.  No serious defects. May be postally used. No writing on face of card.
  • VG......Very Good.  May have some slight corner rounding, minor creases, or light foxing. Any writing on face of card must be unobtrusive and not detract from the graphics.
  • G........Good.  Blemishes more serious than VG condition, such as corners more rounded, noticeable flaking on borders of card; but, card still classified as collectible.
  • F........Fair.  Noticeable blemishes or markings that affect the image. Generally not offered for sale unless the card is very rare.

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    Descriptions

  • BW..........Black & white print
  • RP...........Real Photo
  • RP/T.......Real Photo, Tinted
  • CP...........colored print
  • Emb...........embossed
  • CHR........chromolithograph
  • Un...........Unused
  • PU...........Postally used
  • wob.......Writing on back
  • wof.......Writing on front
  • pub.........publisher

 

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