Raritan  Stamps, Inc. is an Philatelic Auction House and Dealers 
	in Worldwide stamps and postal history. Raritan Stamps, Inc. conducts quarterly Stamp Auctions with about 2000 lots of 
	rare stamps and covers.

Raritan Stamps, Inc.

ABBREVIATIONS

 

DESCRIPTIONS

Catalogue numbers (#) and Catalogue values (C.v.) are taken from 2017 Scott Catalogue. In the cases when stamps or souvenir sheets are unlisted in Scott Catalogue we are using Michel Catalogue (Mi), which has prices expressed in Euro, approximate exchange rate is €1=$1.13.

If Scott Catalogue does not have prices for NH stamps then latest editions of Dallay, Facit, Karamitsos, Michel, Sakura, Sassone, Stanley Gibbons (SG), Unitrade, Yang, Yvert (Yv), etc. are used.

Lots in the section Great Britain and British Commonwealth have been catalogued accordingly to the Stanley Gibbons 2017. C.v. are expressed in Pound Sterling (£), approximate exchange rate is 1£=$1.28 at the time of catalogue printing.

Stamps in various Russian sections in most cases catalogued by Scott, however in each lot we provide numbers by Russian Specialized Standard Collection Catalogue (SC), catalogue value of Collections and Collective lots presented by the latest edition of this Catalogue, approximate exchange rate is $1=59₽

SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS

** - Never hinged, original gum
* - Hinged, original gum
**/* - Mixed, never hinged and hinged
(*) - No gum, unused
U - Used
C - Coin
D - Document, Ephemera
F - Forgery, Postal Forgery
L - Label, Semi-Official Stamp
P - Proof
S - Specimen
SB, B - Stamp, Postcard Booklet
W - Wholesale lot
- Block or large multiple
- Cover, entire wrapper, FDC
Est. - Estimate
fn - Footnote
Mi - Michel Catalogue
SC - Standard Collection Catalogue
SG - Stanley Gibbons Catalogue
   
C.v. - Catalogue value
OG - Original Gum
NH - Never hinged
LH - Lightly hinged
VLH - Very lightly hinged
F/VF - Fine/Very Fine Centering
VF - Very Fine Centering
XF - Extremely Fine Centering
AU/BU - Brilliant Uncirculated
MS - Mint State
UNC - Uncirculated
COA - Certificate of Authenticity
ds, cds - Date Stamp, Circular Date Stamp
CTO - Cancelled to order
FDC - First Day Cover
Govt. - Government
Gub. - Gubernia
Obl. - Oblast
PPC - Picture postcard
TPO - Traveling Post Office (Mail Car)
Ph - Photo

Raritan Stamps, Inc.