Glossary of Terms

BABS or (B) Bag A Bargain System : Lots that are Unsold 5 times or more (US5, US6 etc...) AND have Estimates of £12 or less.
Cat Catalogue Value
cds circular date stamp
cto cancelled to order
cv Catalogue Value
E East
EL Entire Letter
excl excluding
f.u. fine used
FF First Flight
g.u. good used
h/r hinge remainder
incl including
inv inverted
l.m.m. lightly mounted mint
m mint
m.m. mounted mint
MC Maltese Cross
MS miniature sheet
N North
NE North East
n.h. never hinged
NW North West
o.g. original gum
o/c off centre
o/w otherwise
ovpt overprint
part o.g. part original gum - may denote heavy hinging
PH Photo
pmk postmark
RSW Royal Silver Wedding
S South
SE South East
SW South West
u used
u.m. unmounted mint
unused mint, no gum
US item is previously unsold
US2 previously unsold twice
US3 etc... previously unsold three times etc...
v.f. very fine
v.f.u. very fine used
vals to £1 incomplete set to value stated
W West
wmk watermark
(4) Number in brackets denotes number of stamps in the Lot