All stamps have been hinged unless listed as "NH". All stamps will have original gum (OG) unless described as regummed (RG) or ungummed (NG).
Unless noted as NH, gum can be expected to be disturbed from hinging and other causes. Therefore, stamps not listed as NH may not be returned because of disturbed gum, hinge remnants, etc. Stamps listed as LH will obviously have much less disturbance than those listed as simply OG.
Describing and grading are an art, not a science, and therefore the descriptions provided in this catalog may not agree with the opinion of others, including trained experts.
In large lots, the degree of condition denotes the average and stamps above and below such condition can be expected.
Minor separations on blocks and sheets are the rule, not the exception, and are not grounds for the return of a lot.
Unless listed as VF, covers which have passed through the mails will generally show signs of wear such as torn or partly missing back flap, minor smudges, tears and wrinkles. On postal history covers, condition of stamps is secondary. On less expensive stamps, centering and minor defects such as short perfs are not mentioned. Such items as listed above are not justification for the return of a cover.
A list of prices realized will be available about 3 days after the close of the sale. Price is $1.00 per sale or $4.00 for our next six sales. Prices may also be viewed on our web site.
In order for us to settle promptly with owners of the stamps auctioned, we expect invoices to be paid within five days of receipt. If the account is still open at the end of 30 days, we will charge 2% interest rate per month (24% per year) for late payments. May we have your cooperation in remitting promptly, thus keeping your credit always in good standing.
EST is the amount that we feel informed bidders will pay for the lot. This value is based on our experience with previous sales of similar material. Lots may realize more or less than our estimate. This is not a catalog value. Bids of less than 70% of the estimated value are not likely to be successful.