MINT – A poster in MINT condition looks like it just came off of the press. It will have no imperfections or defects of any kind. It can be machine folded or rolled, depending on the manner in which it was originally.
NEAR MINT – A poster in NEAR MINT condition may have minor imperfections in the border only. The artwork is in excellent condition with no imperfections whatsoever.
VERY GOOD – A poster in VERY GOOD condition may have imperfections in the border and up to approximately one inch of the poster’s artwork. There may be small tears in the artwork along the fold lines only. It may also have minor fading.
GOOD – A poster in GOOD condition may have tears or small holes that measure no larger than a quarter on the outer edges of the poster’s artwork. Pieces of the border may be torn or missing; there may be mild bleed-through in the outer area of the artwork; there may be mild fading. It will have minor imperfections but the major area of the artwork must be clear of any imperfections.
FAIR – A poster in FAIR condition may have major imperfections that directly affect the artwork of the poster. The poster is recognizable and the artwork is primarily intact.
POOR – Posters in POOR condition will have serious imperfections or in general, in such poor shape that even the slightest handling adds to the damage.