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Index of stamps abbreviations

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Index of stamps abbreviations:

MNH - Mint never hinged / Uncancelled, with glue, in an excrllent condition.
MVLH - Mint very lightly hinged / Uncancelled, With glue, with a very easy label or a trace from lable.
MLH - Mint lightly hinged / Uncancelled, With glue, with a label
MHH - Mint hardly hinged / Uncancelled, With damage of glue or with a serious label or without glue.
Used - Posatlly cancelled.
CTO - Cancelled withouth postay use,  with glue, in an excrllent condition.
FLT - Faults / Stamp has defect.
Wmk - Watermarked / Paper with a water mark.
Unwmk - Unwatermarked / Without a water mark.
Norm.pap. - Normal (common paper)
Chalky papaper. A chalky-like substance coats the surface to discourage the cleaning and reuse of cancelled stamps (  Shines at slanting illumination)(Mostly of Russian definitives stamps was printed on common and chalky paper) Do not soak these stamps in any fluid!

Granite paper - Paper with color fibers (as US dollars or Russian rubles) 

 

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