ABBREVIATIONS

 

STATUS

** = OG NH, * = OG H, (*) = NG or RG, (no symbol) = used

 

CENTERING

XF = nearly perfect centering, VF = well centered, F-VF = perforations clear of the design, F+ = perforations touching the design, F = perforations cutting the design. 

 

GUM CONDITIONS

NH = no hinge, VLH = very light hinge, LH = light hinge, H = hinge, LHR = light hinge remnant,  HR = hinge remnant,  HH = heavy hinge, NG = no gum, DG = disturbed gum, RG = regummed, OG = original gum.

 

DESCRIPTION

app = appearance, bk4 = block of 4, canc = cancellation, CTO = cancelled to order, F = French francs, c = centimes, imperf = imperforate, mg = margin(s), ovpt = overprint, perf = perforation, pl# = plate number, p.o. = post office, PU = postally used, SS = souvenir sheet, v = variety, w/o = without, wmk = watermarked.