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Victorian Trade Cards Grading

Advertising Cards 1880s

Grading quality of cards

Victorian Trade Cards Card Grading Scale M - Mint A perfect card just as it comes from the printing press. No marks, bends, or creases. No writing or other marks. A clean fresh card. Seldom seen.

NM - Near Mint Like Mint - a nearly perfect card. No marks, bends, or creases. Sharp corners. No writing or other marks. May be very slightly age-colored. Never in an album.

E - Excellent Like Near Mint - slightly more aging but very light aging or very slight discoloration from being in an album for many years. Not as sharp or crisp. No marks, bends, or creases. Sharp corners. corners.

VG - Very Good Corners may be just a bit blunt or rounded. Almost undetectable crease or bend that does not detract from overall appearance of the card. May have slight foxing or other minor glue stains from being in an album that do not detract from overall appearance of the card. A very collectible card.

G - Good Corners may be noticeably blunt or rounded with noticeably slight bends or creases. May have some slight foxing or other minor glue stains from being in an album. Damage to reverse from album removal - may have text loss on reverse.

F - Fair Excess soil, stains, creases, writing, or other detractions. Damage to reverse from album removal - significant text loss on reverse. Could be a scarce card that is difficult to find in any condition and may still fetch a fair price.


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