V.E.A.R.S.  Abbreviation and Rating Guide

Abbreviations

DJ/PROMO

Disc Jockey/Promotional

L/S

Long/Short Version

PS/PC

Picture Sleeve/Cover

TS/TC

Title Sleeve/Cover

TOC/TOS/TOL

Tape on Cover/Sleeve/Label

CO

Cut Out

WOC/WOS/WOL

Writing on Cover/Sleeve/Label

M+I

Music and Inverviews

 

Condition/Grading

SS

Still Sealed

Factory sealed from manufacturer

M-

Mint -

Record or Sleeve should show no obvious signs of wear.  No more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling.

VG+

Very Good +

A record or sleeve that will show slight signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or light scratches that do no effect play.

VG

Very Good

Surface noise will be evident and groove wear will start to be noticeable.  Light scratches will effect sound.

G

Good

Significant surface noise, scratches and groove wear

F

Fair

Either heavy surface noise with or without record skipping, could be warped or cracked.

 

Formats

10

10" Vinyl

12

12" Vinyl

CD

Compact Disc

LP

Long Play Vinyl

45

45 RPM Vinyl

BOOK

Books and Magazines

CLOTH

Clothing and Attire

ITIN

Itineraries

JWL

Jewelry

MEM

Other Memorabilia

PAPER

Paper Goods, Press Kits or Sheet Music

POST

Posters

TAPE

8 Track, Cassette or Reel to Reel

TICK

Tickets

TPRGM

Tour Programs

VIDEO

VHS, Beta, DVD or Video Disc