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May 30 12 6:18 AM

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Years ago I was familiar with a promo grading or rating system, scored from one to ten, that was used to describe the condition or originality of promos (not rarity or desirability). I can't find any defintions for this system on the net. Does anyone else know anything about this?

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May 30 12 8:04 AM

I found the system I was thinking of. It was in an old (early '90s) catalog/listing of Hobby Heaven, which I think is now known as Spotlight Hobbies. Dunno if this system is anything like "official" but it does provide something of a useful starting point, at any rate. Anyway, here is what they had in their catalog:
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Promos are reated for overall condition, appearance and restorability on a scale of 1 to 10:

10: Like new

8: Excellent, shows very minor wear

6: Good, may need some restoration

4: Fair

2: Rough, major restoration or parts
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They also had some helpful abbreviations/shorthand for damage:
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C1: Chrome very slightly worn

C2: Chrome moderately worn

C3: Chrome badly worn

(No C rating means chrome is in good condition)

V1: Vent or windshield post slightly bent or cracked, repairable

V2: Vent or windshield post bent or broken, possibly repairable

V1: Vent or windshield post badly broken [Snake's note: or missing completely?]

R1: Very slight warpage

R2: Moderate warpage

R3: Badly warped

J1: Slight "smile"

J2: Moderate "smile"

J3: Bad "smile"

H: Hood ornament(s) broken or missing

WWP: Whitewalls painted

T: Taillight(s) missing

G: Glass crazed or "foggy"

I: Other imperfection(s)
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Hope this is of interest/use/help to someone.

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May 30 12 10:42 AM

Thanks for this system.  It provides guidelines.  I made this topic a "sticky", so it stays at the top of this category's listings.

I wrote to Clarence Young.  He provided this reply:

I have no idea. I had my own system for a while. I simply counted flaws no matter how large or small as -1 from 10.

So if a car had an itsy bitsy paint blemish it would be a 9.

I think other promo dealers used a far different system.

Clarence Young

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May 30 12 10:42 AM

So again, Snake45, thanks for your chart.

(BTW, is it OK to ask your name?  I feel odd calling you "Snake".)

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May 30 12 11:00 AM

I'm "Snake45"--or just plain old Snake to friends--all over the net. wink

BTW, how do you upload an avatar here? I've looked all over the place and can't find how/where to do it.

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May 30 12 11:12 AM

Go to the "edit profile" heading at the top bar of the page.  Click that, and there will be instructions for loading your avatar.  Let me know if you have any problems.

Mark

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May 30 12 11:16 AM

I don't see anything that says Edit Profile. All I see across the top is "Forum," "Members," and "Stats." I don't even see any way to log in or out. I've never logged in here, other than submitting my "application" the other night.

ETA: Never mind, I found it. It's in the BLACK ribbon at the top of the page (doesn't even look like part of the page), way over on the right. DOH! devil

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