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ACSC Australasian Commonwealth Specialist Catalogue (Brusden White)
BPA British Philatelic Assoc. Expertising Ltd. Certificate
B/S Back stamped
BW Brusden White Australian Specialists Catalogue (A$)
Cat. Catalogue
CDS Circular Date Stamp
CTO Cancelled to Order
Cert. Certificate of Genuineness followed by the year of issue
Cond. Condition
CV Catalogue Value
ENG Engraved
Env Envelope/Cover
EXC Excellent
FDC First Day Cover
FDI First Day of Issue
F/U Fine Used
FV Face Value ($)
GU Good Used (i.e. less than fine)
H/S Hand stamp
Incl Including
Inv Inverted
M/S Miniature or souvenir sheet
LC Letter card
M/S Miniature or souvenir sheet
MNG Mint No Gum
MUH Mint Unhinged
MLH Mint Lightly Hinged
MVLH Mint Very Lightly Hinged
O/C Off Centre
OG Original Gum
Ovpt Overprinted
PMK Postmark
PMI Postal Markings Illustrated Catalogue (WASG)
PPC Picture Postcard
PSE Pre-stamped Envelope
Regd Registered
RPSV Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria
S/A Self Adhesive (also known as Peel & Stick)
SG Stanley Gibbons Catalogue (£)
SS Seven Seas - an Australian made Pictorial album
STC Stated to catalogue
UNUSED Mint without gum
U Used
Var Variety or flaw
VG Very Good
VF Very Fine
W/C Well centred
WMK Watermark