Acceptable. A readable copy. The item maybe fairly worn but shows signs of wear which can include scratches, dents and worn corners. The item may have identifying markings on it and show signs of previous use that includes writing, highlighting, underlining and dog ears. The access code in the book may have been use.
It is the most organized book and the most helpful book I have seen for stamp collecting. Recommended if you want to save time looking up stamps.
Jul 2, 2007
An excellent guide for new US stamps collectors
My first "stamp catalogue" was a Postal Service Guide. I have graduated to the more expensive Scott Catalogue, but I still consider these books to be an excellent value. It is a great reference for identifying US stamps. You will find color photos of all stamps by Scott number (including some varieties) with the year of issue and a brief description. The catalogue values quoted here are useful when comparing the relative value of one stamp issue to another, but they do represent "retail" prices and you cannot expect to sell your stamps for the prices shown in the book. If you can pick up a recent edition of The Postal Guide in good condition at a fair price, don't hesitate to do so.
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