ABBREVIATIONS  USED  IN  AUCTION  LOTS  DESCRIPTIONS

Abbreviations

Catalogues

AAMC          Australian Air mail (Eustis)

ASC (SS)      Australasian Stamp (Seven Seas)(29th Edition)

BW  ACSC)  Brusden White, Commonwealth  Specialist

CP                Campbell Paterson

Mi                 Michel

Sc                Scott

SG               Stanley Gibbons

Zu                Zumstein

General

accum        Accumulation

ad advert   Advertisement

addr           Addressed

bk               Book

bklts           Booklets

blk              block of

Br Comm   British Commonwealth

bs     b/s     back stamped

canc   cxl   cancel / cancelled

cat              catalogue

 

CDS cds    Circular Date Stamp

Ch s/bk      Chinese stockbook

cmcl           Commercial

colln           Collection

commem   Commemorative

cond          Condition

cont           Contains

cto             Cancelled to Order

cv              Catalogue Value

cvr             Cover

defins        Definitives

docs          Documents

dupl,dups Duplicates

env            Envelopes

Est             Estimate

FDC           First Day Cover

FDI            First Day of Issue

FFC           First Flight Cover

FU             Fine Used (better than GU)

FV             Face Value

GU            Good Used (better than U)

H/less       Hingeless

Incl            Including

 

L/H            Light House (stockbook)

MHH         HHM    Heavy Hinged Mint

MLH          LHM    Light Hinged Mint

MNG         Mint no Gum

M/S           m/s    Mini-sheet

Mss           Manuscript

M&U         Mint & Used

MUH         UHM    Mint unhinged

o/c           Off centre

o/w          Otherwise

OG           Original Gum

Ovpt        o/p    Overprint/ed

Pkts         Packets

PMK         pmk    Postmark

POP         Post Office Pack

PSE          Pre Stamped Envelope

Seln         Selection

STC         Stated to Catalogue

s/bk         Stockbook

unaddr     Unaddressed

VFU         Very Fine Used (better than FU)

w/c           Well Centred

WMK        wmk    Watermark