PETER MOSIONDZ, JR.

Serving Philately Since 1968
Classic and Early 20th Century U.S. Stamps

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Grading Standards

SUP: Superb. A perfect stamp in every respect.
XF: Extremely Fine. Extremely well centered with four large margins and near perfect centering. Please note that the 1857-1861 Issues (Scott 18-39) have small margins. The perforations may come close to the design on one side of these stamps.
VF: Very Fine. A nicely centered stamp with four clear margins. The design is just a bit closer on one side. Please note that the 1857-1861 Issues (Scott 18-39) have small margins. The perforations may touch the design on one side of these stamps.
F-VF: Fine to Very Fine. The perforations or margins will clear the design on Bureau printed and 20th century issues. They may touch the design on one side of pre-Bureau 19th century stamps. Please note that the 1857-1861 Issues (Scott 18-39) have small margins. The perforations may go slightly into the design on one side of these stamps.
F: Fine. The perforations or margins will barely clear the design on Bureau printed and 20th century issues. They may go slightly into the design on one side of pre-Bureau 19th century stamps. Please note that the 1857-1861 Issues (Scott 18-39) have small margins. The perforations may go into the design on one or two sides of these stamps.
AVG: Average. The perforations will go into the design on one or two sides, most prominently on 19th century issues.

NH: Never Hinged. A stamp with full original gum that has never been hinged.
VLH: Very Lightly Hinged. This stamp will show some slight evidence of having been barely hinged.
LH: Lightly Hinged. A stamp that has been lightly hinged with a good quality peelable hinge.
H: Hinged. A more heavily hinged stamp. Possibly having an adhering hinge remnant.

Flaws or defects, if any exist, will be clearly described. Otherwise you may depend on receiving sound stamps without any unpleasant surprises. We deliver exactly what is promised and have been doing exactly that since 1968.

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