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Abbreviations

NOTES & ABBREVIATIONS FOR AIRMAIL AUCTION

Codes used in this catalogue

In the second column after the lot number, there appears a letter which allows cross referencing as follows;

A = Arriving Flight into Australia
B = Balloon flight
C = Crash mail
CC = Concorde flight
D = Departing Flight from Australia
E = Ephemera lot, not a flight cover
I = Internal Flight within Australia
R = Rocket mail
S = Sector or Intermediate Flight outside of Australia but listed in the AAMC
W = Western Australian Internal Flight

Grading and terminology used in this catalogue

Good Condition - The cover is sound with no major faults or damage to the key parts such as the stamp, vignette or postmarks. However there may be light wear, corner creases, minor bends/folds, etc but nothing that detracts from the cover.

VG Condition - Above average condition for a flight cover with none of the above minor faults.

Excellent Condition - Superb grade, fault free and well above expected condition.

Heavy foxing/toning, folds, tears and tape remains/repairs have all been described accordingly however remember we are dealing with historic, aged covers that have been handled outside of the clinical condition of the today's mail centres so there must be understanding of this when bidding.

Please Note; The date shown at the front of each description is the date that appears in the AAMC and was the earliest date that the flight or later intermediates or return routes began. This is done for ease of use with the catalogue and thus we have done the same to ensure the AAMC can be used in conjunction with this auction catalogue. Hence the actual "flown" date may not be the one at the start of the description but should appear within the text.

AAMC Australian Air Mail Catalogue
b/s Back stamped
Cat. Catalogue
CDS Circular Date Stamp
CERT. Certificate of Genuineness
Cond. Condition
Env Envelope/Cover
FDC First Day Cover
FDI First Day of Issue
h/s Hand stamp
Incl Including
MUH Mint Unhinged
MLH Mint Lightly Hinged
MVLH Mint Very Lightly Hinged
Ovpt Overprinted
PD Postage Due
Pmk Postmark
PPC Picture Postcard
Regd Registered
SG Stanley Gibbons Catalogue (£)
Unused Mint without gum
Var. Variety or flaw
VG Very Good
Wmk Watermark

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