Raritan  Stamps, Inc. is an Philatelic Auction House and Dealers 
	in Worldwide stamps and postal history. Raritan Stamps, Inc. conducts quarterly Stamp Auctions with about 1500 lots of 
	rare stamps and covers.

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Catalogue numbers (#) and Catalogue values (C.v.) are taken from latest editions of Scott Catalogue. In the cases when stamps or souvenir sheets are unlisted in Scott Catalogue we are using Michel Catalogue (Mi), which has prices expressed in Euro.

If Scott Catalogue does not have prices for NH stamps then latest editions of Dallay, Facit, Karamitsos, Michel, Sakura, Sassone, Stanley Gibbons (SG), Unitrade, Yang, Yvert (Yv), etc. are used.

Lots in the section Great Britain and British Commonwealth have been catalogued accordingly to the Stanley Gibbons. C.v. are expressed in Pound Sterling (£).

Canadian and British North America material is priced by the latest edition of Unitrade Catalogue in Canadian dollars.


** - Never hinged, original gum
* - Hinged, original gum
**/* - Mixed, never hinged and hinged
(*) - No gum, unused
U - Used
C - Coin
D - Document, Ephemera
F - Forgery, Postal Forgery
L - Label, Semi-Official Stamp
P - Proof
S - Specimen
SB, B - Stamp, Postcard Booklet
W - Wholesale lot
Block or large multiple - Block or large multiple
Cover, entire wrapper, FDC - Cover, entire wrapper, FDC
Est. - Estimate
fn - Footnote
Mi - Michel Catalogue
SC - Standard Collection Catalogue
SG - Stanley Gibbons Catalogue
C.v. - Catalogue value
OG - Original Gum
NH - Never hinged
LH - Lightly hinged
VLH - Very lightly hinged
F/VF - Fine/Very Fine Centering
VF - Very Fine Centering
XF - Extremely Fine Centering
AU/BU - Brilliant Uncirculated
MS - Mint State
UNC - Uncirculated
COA - Certificate of Authenticity
ds, cds - Date Stamp, Circular Date Stamp
CTO - Cancelled to order
FDC - First Day Cover
Govt. - Government
Gub. - Gubernia
Obl. - Oblast
PPC - Picture postcard
TPO - Traveling Post Office (Mail Car)
Ph - Photo

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