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GCLGS - Grading Standards

Grading Standards


1. Damage to the back of a label such as tape, glue, paper loss, or significant aging can reduce grade of the label by one to two grades..

2. Original holes that came from a salesman’s sample book do not affect the grade.  Holes in the label which are not accompanied by any other notation indicating a sample label, will not be considered a salesman’s sample. 

3. A label will not be graded for any of the following reasons:
              a) Evidence of restoration such as re-coloring or significant repair
              b) If the label is altered in any way
              c) Questionable authenticity (such as a forgery or a reproduction

4. Images with significantly improper registration or that are significantly off-center, cannot receive a grade higher than “Mint".





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