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Many times auctioneers use abbreviations. Depending upon the auctioneer, some abbreviations are not standard. As a service to you, the Clapp Auctions would like to make their standard abbreviations available to everyone.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Symbols

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ACC=ACCESSORY(IES)
AC/AIR=AIR CONDITIONER/CONDITIONING or ALTERNATING CURRENT
ACC=ACCENT
ACT=ACTUAL
ADV=ADVERTISING, ADVERTISEMENT
ALUM=ALUMINUM
AMMO=AMMUNITION
AMP=AMPLIFIER, AMPLIFIED, ETC.
ANNIV=ANNIVERSARY
ANT=ANTIQUE
APPL=APPLIANCE
APPROX=APPROXIMATE, APPROXIMATELY
APT=APARTMENT
ASST=ASSORTED
AUTO=AUTOMATIC (sometimes)
 
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BATH=BATHROOM (when referring to real estate descriptions)
BBQ=BAR-B-Q
BD=BOARD
BEV=BEVERAGE
BFG=B. F. GOODRICH
BICENT=BICENTENNIAL
BINOCS=BINOCULARS
B&M=BOX SPRINGS & MATTRESS
BR=BEDROOM
BRO(S)=BROTHER(S)
BS=BAXTER SPRINGS
BSA=BOY SCOUTS of AMERICA
BUFF=BUFFALO
B&W=BLACK AND WHITE
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C&A=CAB AND AIR
CAB=CABINET
CA/CAL/CALIF=CALIFORNIA
CASS=CASSETTE or CASSEROLE
CB=CITIZEN BAND
CBW=CHARLES BANKS WILSON
CC=CARSON CITY (Mint Mark)
CERT=CERTIFICATE
C&I/C&IVES=CURRIER AND IVES
CI=CAST IRON
CIG=CIGARETTE
CO=COMPANY
COLL=COLLECTABLE, COLLECTION
COMF=COMFORTER
COMM=COMMEMORATIVE/COMMERCIAL
COMP=COMPRESSOR
CONT=CONTAINED
CONST=CONSTRUCTION
CONV=CONVENTION
C&S=CREAM AND SUGAR
CR=CREAM
CTR=CENTER
CYL(S)=CYLINDER(S)

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D=DENVER (Mint Mark)
DC=DIRECT CURRENT
DECO=DECORATION(S)
DEP=DEPRESSION
DISP(S)=DISPENSER(S)
DIFF=DIFFERENT
DEMI=DEMITASSE
DP=DUNCAN PHYFE
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- E -

EA=ETHAN ALLEN
ED=EDITION
ELEC = ELECTRIC
ENCYCLO=ENCYCLOPEDIA(S)
ENG=ENGINE
ENT=ENTERTAINMENT
EQUAL=EQUALIZER
EQUIP=EQUIPMENT
ETC=ETCETERA
EXC=EXECUTIVE
EXT=EXTENSION, EXTENDED, EXTINGUISHER
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FERT=FERTILIZER
FIG=FIGURE/FIGURINE
FLOURS=FLORESCENT
FURN=FURNITURE
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- G -

GAL=GALLON
GALV=GALVANIZED
GAR=GARAGE
GE=GENERAL ELECTRIC
GR=GREEN
GWTW=GONE WITH THE WIND
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H&A=HEATING AND AIR
HANKIE=HANDKERCHIEF
HD=HEAVY DUTY
HI-FI=HIGH FIDELITY
HP=HORSE POWER/HEWLETT PACKARD
HR(S)=HOUR(S)
HRDWR=HARDWARE
HYD=HYDRAULIC

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- I -

IHC=INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER
IND=INDIAN
IKE=EISENHOWER
INCL=INCLUDES or INCLUDED or INCLUSIVE
INFO=INFORMATION
INSUL=INSULATION
INST=INSTINT or INSTEAD
INT=INTERIOR(S) or INTERNATIONAL
IRR=IRRIGATION or IRREGULAR or IRIDESCENT
IS=is
IT=INDIAN TERRITORY

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- J -

JD=JOHN DEERE
JEFF=JEFFERSON

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- K -

K=CARAT (jewelry)
KC=KANSAS CITY
KENN=KENNEDY
KERO=KEROSENE
KIT=KITCHEN

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- L -

LIB=LIBERTY
LG=LARGE
LINC=LINCOLN
LR=LIVING ROOM
LT=LIMITED
LVS=LEAVES
LWB=LONG WIDE BED
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- M -

MAG(S)=MAGAZINE, MAGNESIUM, MAGNUM, MAGNETIC, ETC.
MCD=McDONALD(S)
MDF=MULTIPLE DENSITY FIBERBOARD
MED=MEDIUM or MEDITERRANEAN
MEMROB=MEMORABILIA
MERC=MERCURY
MM=MICKEY MOUSE
MI=MILE(S)
MISC=MISCELLANEOUS
MOD=MODEL or MODERN
MT=MOUNTAIN, MONTANA
MW=MONTGOMERY WARDS
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NATL=NATIONAL
NOT ALL INCL/NAI= NOT ALL INCLUSIVE (Coins)
NIB=NEW IN BOX
NO=NUMBER
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- O -

OCC=OCCASIONAL
OCC JAPAN=OCCUPIED JAPAN
OP=OPERATED/OPERATOR
ORN(S)=ORNAMENT(S)
OSC=OSCULATING
OTT=OTTOMAN
OXY=OXYGEN
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- P -

PART=PARTIALLY
PATT=PATTERN
PC(S)=PIECE(S)
PED=PEDISTAL 
PHON(O)=PHONOGRAPH
PL=PLACE
PORC=PORCELAIN
PORT=PORTABLE
POTT=POTTERY
PR=PAIR
PT=POINT
PU=PICKUP
PRO=PROPELL(ED) OR PROFESSIONAL
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- Q -

QE=QUEEN ELIZABETH

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- R -

RE=REAL ESTATE
RECIP=RECIPROCAL
REF=REFRIGERATOR
REG=REGISTER/REGULAR
REPUB=REPUBLICAN
RIDER=RIDING LAWNMOWER
ROOS=ROOSEVELT
RND=ROUND
RR=RAIL ROAD
RT=RIGHT
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- S -

S&P=SALT AND PEPPER
SAT=SATELLITE
SEC=SECTION, SECURITY
SERP=SERPENTINE
SERV=SERVING
SEV=SEVERAL
SF=SQUARE FOOT/FEET
SIL=SILVER
SM = SMALL
SP(D)=SPEED
SQ=SQUARE OR SQUIRREL OR SPEED QUEEN
SS=STAINLESS STEEL
SU=SUGAR
SUP(P)=SUPPLY/SUPPLIES

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- T -

TELE=TELEPHONE
TORQ=TURQUOISE
T=TON
TV=TELEVISION

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- U -

UNC=UNCIRCULATED

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- V -

VAC=VACUUM
VAR=VARIABLE
VEG=VEGETABLE
VICT=VICTORIAN
VIB/VIBR=VIBRATOR/VIBRATING


V=VOLT, ALSO VALVE: MOTOR DESIGNATIONS SUCH AS V8, V6, ETC.

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- W -

WASH=WASHINGTON (COINS)
W=WIDE OR WEST
WD=WHEEL DRIVE
WT(S)=WEIGHT(S)
WU = WIND UP

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- X -

XMAS=CHRISTMAS

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- Y -

YEL=YELLOW

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- Z -

(NONE)
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- SYMBOLS -

+=PLUS
#=NUMBER
(See also N)
'=FOOT (FEET)
"=INCH(ES)

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