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Abbreviations Used in Auction Catalogue

cds Circular date stamp
Cols Colonies
cto. Cancelled to order
c/w Commonwealth
EL Entire Letter
FDC First Day Cover
fisc Fiscal (or Fiscally Used)
FU Fine used
inv. Inverted
LM/M Lightly mounted mint
M/M Mounted mint
MC Maltese Cross
m/s Miniature sheet
opt. Overprint (or Overprinted)
Pmk Postmark
Set to £1 Complete set
S.G. Stanley Gibbons
STC Stated (by vendor) to catalogue (i.e. unchecked by us)
S/ways Sideways
U/M Unmounted (never hinged)
W/M Watermark
P.S. Postal Stationery
PC Postcard
u.g. Unused with part gum (not guaranteed original)
mc Machine code