Déjà vu?

Déjà vu  [French]

definition :  literally "already seen", is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. (Source : Wikipedia.org)

The Basics and Origins of Grading

Grading is part and parcel of collecting as much as exams are part of studying; and yet there many collectors feel that grading is something best left to the experts or numismatists.  Let me assure you that nothing can be further from the truth.

We grade things in our daily lives – from picking the right fruit at the grocery store, to checking out that used car, right up to our life partners!  Grading is the process of determining the condition and therefore value of something and subsequently deciding on how much of resource e.g. time and money that you want to invest in it.

Sheldon Scale
Fig1. Dr. William H Sheldon (Source : LIFE)