Diecast Gems Model & Box Grading
Model Condition: Explained
On each models decription, these grades describe what condition its in using the guide below.
As made, may have a minor casting mark.
May have the most minor fault from mint.
Very Near Mint
Could be several smaller marks or maybe one or two obvious chips from mint. May include a tiny touch in but this would always be stated clearly.
Maybe some obvious marking but a bright example, or a major chip or several obvious smaller chips. A carefully touch in or two possible but would be clearly stated.
A few marks, overall some could be heavy. Touch-ins on a very nice model possible. Always stated.
Some playwear-still presentable, near mint but maybe a broken part. Touch-ins possible but always stated.
General playwear. Touch-ins possible always stated.
Heavy playwear-broken part/s. Touch-ins or repaints possible always stated.
Box Condition: Explained
I’ve also graded the model boxes below! Don’t forget to check the variations for any leaflets etc.
Like new, may include neat pricing.
Very Near Mint
Could be slight wear, neat pricing and shop price label.
Possible early edge wear, slight card dulling, heavier pricing, light graffiti. Possible signs of a price label carefully removed.
Maybe some minor edge wear, starter tears or heavy pricing. Could also be graffiti or tape residue. Overall the box would remain a nice box.
Possible re-attached flaps or some bigger flap tears. May include one or more of the faults as in the above grade.
Overall general age wear but complete or badly removed price label. Maybe some unsightly graffiti or tape residue present.
Quite tired looking with some tears. The card could be dull with possible missing flap/s.
Probable missing flaps with the box falling apart that overall, looks very tired.