MINT (M): Simply put, this grade does not exist.
EXCELLENT PLUS+ (EP+): I still maintain that the above does not exist. However I've added this grade as those magazines that carry it are better than can be reasonably expected for their age. Very little or no signs of use. Sharp corners, very bright cover and clean pages. Highly collectable and supremely suitable as a gift.
EXCELLENT PLUS (EP): The magazine is in as near a perfect condition as can be reasonably expected for it's age with little or no signs of use. Sharp corners, bright cover and clean pages. Very collectable. Suitable as a gift.
EXCELLENT (E): The magazine is in exceptional condition for it's
age but may have some
signs of use. May have minor corner bumping. May have very
minor and hard to see mark to cover, Very collectable. Suitable as a gift.
This is the category most of my magazines come under. As such I may, on occasion, further expand upon the description by adding a + (plus sign) or - (minus sign) to the E coding and appending a short explanation within the issue's page.
VERY GOOD (VG): The magazine is intact with only slight defects. Corner edges may have more than usual bumping. The cover may have light rubbing, be lightly marked, faded or be loose but attached, Pages may be creased but will have no tears. Suitable as a gift.
GOOD (G): The magazine will show some wear. The pages themselves are clean and free of major tears but some may be loose. Some light yellowing at the edges. Slight pulling at staples. May be suitable as a gift.
FAIR (F): Some wear, tattered edges, possible small tears. Staples are discoloured and/or rusty. Pages are yellowed at the edges. Magazine will be complete but pages may be loose or detached. Cover may have a sticker. Some wrinkle.
READING (R): The magazine has a bad or torn cover, wrinkled pages, tattered edges, stains, overall quality is low. Cover may have a sticker. Staples are discoloured and/or rusty. Pages are yellowed at the edges. Magazine will be complete but pages may be loose or detached. Some wrinkles.Not normally of collectable standard except to plug a gap
|Some General Points|
magazines are free of writing on the front cover and pages unless otherwise stated. Even so If you intend to frame a cover, or even an internal page, please let me know and I'll advise before dispatch.
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