The overall appearance and soundness of a stamp or cover. Positive condition factors include fresh full colour, full original gum on unused stamps, and so on. Damage such as creases, tears, thinned paper, short perforation teeth, toning and so on negatively affect condition.
The actual material state of a stamp as determined by its centering, freshness, cancellation, gum condition, etc. Stamps are general grades as Gem, Superb, Very Fine, Fine, Average, or Space Filler ( Sometimes graded as intermediate categories such as " Fine to Very Fine").
Broadly this refers to what shape the stamp is in and will help in determining a stamp's value. Condition considers questions such as: Is the stamp cancelled? Is it hinged? Does it have any flaw? How well it is centred
the overall appearance and soundness of a stamp or cover, often the over-riding factor in the determination of the value of a stamp. Desirable "conditions" include fresh full color, a light, legible and well centered cancellation on the used stamp, full original never hinged gum on the unused stamp, sound perforations, etc. Undesirable features include creases, tears, thinned paper, short perforation teeth, and toning, among others.
Condition is the most important characteristic in determining the value of first day covers and stamps.
Quality of a stamp regarding its centering, color, and gum.
Condition is the most important characteristic in determining the value of a stamp. It refers to the state of a stamp regarding such details as centering, color and gum.