The Licorice Pie Record Condition Guide

Vinyl is graded first then the Sleeve or Box


SS = Sealed The record is still packed (shink wrapped).
M = Mint Cover and extra documents like lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. The record is in brand new condition, absolutely perfect. We rarely if ever use this grade, it may be debateable but really is there such thing as a perfect record.
NM = Near mint The cover should look as close to perfect with only the most minor signs of wear and or age, as new. The record is in exceptional condition, used grade for records that appear virtually flawless. It should play without any background noise, virtually the same as a new record.
EX = Excellent The cover and packaging might have slight wear but excellent aspect overall. The record has full gloss. On close examination will show evidence of ownership, only a few spindle trails on the label, perhaps a lonely scuff or hairline, no undue surface noise.
VG+ = Very good + Cover may show some handling imperfection like normal wear and tear, price tag, creasing or cut in the corner. The record has been played but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, no wear despite the occasional light marks.
VG = Very good Cover may suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration ... Now the signs of age and handling are starting to show. You can notice some clear wear on the surface, there is some noise (pops and crackles).
G = Good The cover and contents can be torn, stained and/or defaced, there also can be some writing on it. The record has been played so much that the sound quality has been noticeably deteriorated.
NA = Not applicable The cover is missing or this code is not applicable for that kind of item (Plain white or black sleeve). The record is missing or this code is not applicable for that kind of item (books, merchandising ...).