UPA GLOSSARY

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.
CatCatalogue Value
cdscircular date stamp
ctocancelled to order
cvCatalogue Value
EEast
ELEntire Letter
exclexcluding
f.u.fine used
FFFirst Flight
g.u.good used
h/rhinge remainder
inclincluding
invinverted
l.m.m.lightly mounted mint
mmint
m.m.mounted mint
MCMaltese Cross
MSminiature sheet
NNorth
NENorth East
n.h.never hinged
NWNorth West
o.g.original gum
o/coff centre
o/wotherwise
ovptoverprint
part o.g.part original gum - may denote heavy hinging
PHPhoto
pmkpostmark
RSWRoyal Silver Wedding
SSouth
SESouth East
SWSouth West
uused
u.m.unmounted mint
unusedmint, no gum
USitem is previously unsold
US2previously unsold twice
US3 etc...previously unsold three times etc...
v.f.very fine
v.f.u.very fine used
vals to 1incomplete set to value stated
WWest
wmkwatermark
(4)Number in brackets denotes number of stamps in the Lot