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Grading & Other Abreviations

Our grading system is used to describe the condition of both the record cover and the actual record. The grade (condition) of the cover will be shown first followed by the record's grade.

e.g. ex/m = Cover is excellent and the record is in mint condition

Cover Grading Abreviations & Explanations
Grade Cover Condition
g shows major tear or creasing on sleeve
g+ some creasing and cover wear
ex- minor creasing and slight edge wear
ex maybe some slight blemishes
ex+ completely clean, no creases
m mint
Record Grading Abreviations & Explanations
Grade Record Condition
g record has been played regularly;
shows noticeable wear and surface scratching
g+ shows some very slight surface scratches
ex- has been played but was well taken care of;
no noticeable defects
ex no visible marks, probably played very rarely
ex+ slightly less than mint
m mint
Other Abreviations & Explanations
Grade Cover Condition
b/let Booklet included
Box Box set of LP's usually more than 1 LP
c/c Corner of cover cut
c/v Clear Vinyl
g/f Gatefold cover
g/v Green Vinyl
hic Hole in cover
ins Special insert included
l/e Limited Edition
l/i Lyric insert included
l/s Lyric record sleeve included
pic disc Picture disc
poster Poster included
Other Abreviations & Explanations
Grade Cover Condition
promo Promotional item , considered rarer
p/s Picture sleeve
r/v Red Vinyl
sealed Never opened, unplayed
signed Signed by Artist
woc Writing on cover
wol Writing on record label
wor Writing on record or disc
78 78 rpm record
1 side 1 sided 78 record
x2 2 records
x3 3 records
x5 5 records
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