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RECORDS / CD's (Cd's discs are presumably all MINT, if not indicated)


M (MINT)      Mint, as new, unplayed. Cover and extra items as innersleeves, insert, posters etc, are in perfect conditions.

M-(MINT MINUS, NEAR MINT)  The record has been played only few times , with no deterioration in sound quality. The cover and packaging are as new, with just some slight imperfections beginning to show.

EX (EXCELLENT)  The record has been played many times, but with only occasional surface marks and a few noises. The cover shows some signs of handling like little wears or tears, little ring -wear or small seam-split or bent corners, but nothing serious. 90% of collectors are happy with an EX record.

VG+ (VERY GOOD PLUS)   Nice copy with record and cover still enjoyable, but with an amount of scratches, noises and cover imperfections, as writing on cover or labels, dog-eared corners, light ring-wear, as well as extra items.

VG (VERY GOOD)  The record has been played a lot, with lessening in sound quality, with evil scratches. Covers are damaged, suffering from folding, scuffing of edges and mixed imperfections listed above.

FAIR   The record and cover are heavily damaged, the inserts are missing. A Fair record is hardly collectable. 
 
POOR   The record and cover are nearly destroyed by several serious imperfections (water-damage etc.) A POOR record is not collectable at all.


ABBREVIATIONS:
                       
      WLP (White Label Promo)
      WOC (Writing ON Cover)
      WOL (Writing on Label)
      FOC (Fold Out Cover,Gatefold cover)
      CH (Cut Hole)
      CO (Cut Out)
      CC (Cut Corner)


BOOKS / MAGAZINES / COMICS

F (FINE)   As free from defects as possible. Books and jackets are as new.

NF (NEAR FINE)  With minor defects (small tears or wears). Little signs of handling. Previous owner's name written in otherwise FINE book/magazine/comic is acceptable, and the book may be rated as NEAR FINE.

VG  (VERY GOOD)  Some signs of wear, scuffing of dust jacket, some tears, but with no serious defects.
 
G (GOOD)   A worn copy, with several defects (rips, stains, broken spine, water damage etc.) A GOOD book, magazine or comic may be good for reading, but is not collectable.