Glossary

ABBREVATIONS USED


arr.   arrival  OHMS official, government
addr.   address/ed  ovpt. overprint
bkstpd.  backstamped o/w otherwise
blk.   block  P lot photographed
canc.   cancelled perf. perforation
cens.  censored PO post office
commerc.  commercial pc. postcard
cpl.  complete ppc. picture postcard
c.t.o.  canc. to order PL plate
diff.  different R rare
ditto  as above VR very rare
 DC  Double Circle (pmk.) reg. registered
doc.  document  SC Single Circle (pmk.)
ex.  from or part of 
(in photo section)
sl. 
spec.
slight 
special
f.  fine  st. stain
FD   first day spb. superb
FDC  first day cover stp. stamp
frkg.  franking S/S Souvenir Sheet
incl.  including t/b tied by
imperf.  imperforated TB Tete-Beche
imptd.  imprinted TLV Tel-Aviv
Jerus.  Jerusalem u used
M.Ha'am  Minhelet Ha'am u/m unmounted mint
marg.  margin/al  w/o without
MNH  min never hinged vf very fine
m. or m. m.  mounted mint  wmk watermark
OAS  On Active Service