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Grade

(1) A designated ground level. (2) To change the contours of land.

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The Wilson Graded School opened on the first Monday in September 1881 with Julius L.
The curriculum in the Graded School differed from that which had been taught in the county's field schools not so much in content as in its pedagogy.
15 cent Lincoln issue of 1861, graded 75, Scott catalogue $3,500, sold for $29,900
90 cent 1869 Pictorial issue, graded 90, Scott catalogue $4,750, sold for $37, 375
When the graded assignment is returned from the instructor, the opportunity to think about the assignment is once again an option but so, too, is the option to stash the assignment in a backpack or portfolio.
To date Collectors Universe has graded and authenticated 8.
Based upon our information, all third-party graded sportscards sold for in excess of $50,000 have been graded by PSA.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: acceptance by the collectible stamp market for graded stamps, submission rates for grading of stamps, realized average grading fees, development of a sight-unseen market for the sale of graded stamps, our company's limited operating history, potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results, seasonality, competition, a possible decline in the popularity and realized selling prices of some high-end collectibles, the limited availability of high-end collectibles and the risk that Internet based e-commerce providers could make exclusive arrangements with our competitors or other service providers.
Once a card's authenticity is determined, it is graded using PSA's highly successful 1 to 10 scale -- 1 being Poor to Fair and 10 being Gem Mint.
After being authenticated and graded, the stamps will be sealed in a tamper-evident holder with a label describing the stamp, its assigned grade, and a unique certification number.