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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:08 am 

Hi all,
after trying everything to avoid it , Sadly I am having to part with these aussie monos -  I am going to post on ebay .  I want an acurate description of their condition according to the Acaeum criteria. can I get some help evaluating that if that possible . No rust whatsoever on staples btw .
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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:23 am 

From what I can see, my opinion is:

G1 - VG/FN
G2 - VF
G3 - FN

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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:56 am 

I am NOT a pro grading expert, but will offer my thoughts below:

FWIW: Nice pictures and the inside cover pictures were VERY helpful in the overall cover grading for me.

Overall looks like plenty of spine wear and creases.
Front- Spine creases; At the Word Chief there is a white streak; All four corners look rounded and dinged up in varying degrees.
Rear-Corners dinged (Same ones) looks like some of the module has been damaged somehow with pits or surface abrasions near the spine (looking at the white spots)
Inside cover: Nice, same corner dings as front/rear cover otherwise nice…
Module Booklet: Crimped at top middle (entire module?); Foxing along the open edge (right side if looking at front) from top to bottom; All four corners dinged/rounded to varying degrees; spine creases (harder to see than on cover, but they are strong enough to see even in the small picture).

I would give it a grade of Good.

Light to moderate spine creases, slightly rounded corners at bottom, more rounded/dinged at top (especially middle top), 1/4th of the cover (at bottom) shows moderate color loss.
Rear cover- close to middle of cover at the top: Crimped upper left corner (bent back) some color loss at bottom.
Inside Cover: Same corner dings as front/rear cover, otherwise nice.
Module Booklet: Slight spine creases, rounded corners at right edge (open side), top and bottom center dings.

I would give it a grade of Fine +.

Front-Spine creases are moderate; moderate color loss along the edge at bottom, left side and top.
Both top corners are dinged/rounded with the inside top corner being bent back, and that this damage goes through entire module (About 1-1/2")
Rear-Nice color still, bent back corner (top right about 1-1/2"), top left corner slightly rounded.
Inside cover-Nice color still. Plenty of spine creasing, and this shot confirms that bent back top is throughout entire module.
Module Booklet: Spine creases; Bent top left corner (about 1-1/2") and the bend looks like it goes through the entire booklet.

I would give it a grade of Good to Very Good (leaning to just good, due to the 1-1/2" bend throughout)

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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 12:22 pm 

G1 - VG
G2 - VF
G3 - FN

I would have given the G3 module a better rating, but for the sun/light damage at the bottom of the cover.

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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:54 pm 

I'd put G1 at VG and the others at FN.


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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:23 pm 

Cheers for your input everyone, I really appreciate your advice & help. Ill post a message in the classifieds when they go online.


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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:42 pm 

Sorry I'm late to the party, but I would generally concur with the others:

G1 - Very Good+ to Fine
G2 - Fine+ to Very Fine
G3 - Very Good to Fine-

Thanks for sharing the photos.  They are a tremendous help in determining condition - more than provided in most auctions. :)

Good luck with the sale.

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