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Stamp format Example: #494 light crease M HR removed FVF $2.00

#494 (Denotes The Scott Catalog number. If a catalog other than Scott was used it would read #494 Gibbons or the name of the other catalog)

light crease ( denotes the fact the stamp had a light crease. See Condition Descriptors )

M (Mint or a stamp which has never been canceled.) or U (for Used)

HR (for hinge remnant. See Gum Descriptors)

FVF (for Fine Very Fine Centering. See Centering Descriptors)

$2.00 (our price in US $.)
Cover format Example: # 494 on a commercial cover, Manila to NY, 1/23/1946. FVF

#494 (Denotes The Scott Catalog number. If a catalog other than Scott was used it would read #494 Gibbons or the name of the other catalog)

commercial cover (denotes real use cover, not made for philatelic purposes.)

Manila (place canceled)

NY ( where addressed to and in most cases backstamped)

1/23/1946 (Date on the Cancel.)

FVF (Overall condition description. See Cover Descriptors)
Philippines, Japanese Occupation Thrift Slogan Cancels
Japanese Occ. Unofficial Special Events:
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