Conditions and Descriptions

Exc.C Excellent condition. Original mint.
VGC Very good condition. Almost mint.
GC Good condition. Some service wear. Most items sold are in good condition (with whatever defects described.)
QGC Quite good condition (with some defects)
AF As Found (Defects)
WC Working Condition (in mechanically working condition.)

Other Common Descriptive Abbreviations
Vic Victorian, pre-1902
QVC Queen Victoria's Crown, as in insignia
KC King's Crown, used 1902-1953
QEC Queen Elizabeth's Crown, post 1953 (Note: Not all badges were changed to QEC in 1953; KC often retained until the early 1960's.)
Off Officer
OR Other Ranks
NCO Noncommissioned Officer
WO Warrant Officer
Br Brass
Bz Bronze
WM White Metal
BiM BiMetal - item comprised of 2 metals such as brass/white metal
G Gilt
S Silvered
SP Silver Plate
HM Hallmarked Silver, followed by place and year of manufacture
SD Service Dress
KD Khaki Drill
BD Battle Dress
SBP Shoulder Belt Plate
WBP Waist Belt Plate
WBC Waist Belt Clasp

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