CONDITION – How I Grade posters:
I am fairly conservative with my condition gradings. To me "very good" should mean just that – no major flaws or unwanted surprises. Many dealers hide behind ridiculous gradings to disguise poor condition. Some use "very good" to be the lowest end of the scale with five or six higher gradings. I rarely sell any posters that are in poor or damaged condition.
VERY FINE – NEAR MINT: Unused, no flaws.
FINE: Basically unused, with the original folds – no significant flaws, possibly minor signs of ageing.
VERY GOOD: The usual folds but no paper loss, possibly some pinholes, and slight stains or minor edge wear or small tears.
GOOD: May have multiple pinholes and some staining, possibly some edge wear or minor tears but presentable for framing.
FAIR: Poster needing restoration with possible Paper loss, tears, staining and other defects but generally worh linen backing.
POOR: Major defects requiring extensive restoration. It is unlikely that a poster in this condition would appear on this site.