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Grading canadian stamps

To recognize canadian stamps grades with the help of descriptions and pictures.


A cancellation (or cancel for short) is a postal marking applied on a postage stamp or postal stationery to deface the stamp and prevent its re-use.

Centering and margins

To determine the grade of a stamp according to its design vertical and horizontal alignment. (AVG, F, VF, XF, S).

Gum and hinge

To determine the grade of a stamp according to the gum and hinge (NH, H, LH, NG, DG, HR, HH).


Other aspect to determine the quality of a stamp according to its perforation, thickness, etc.

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