Are there rips, holes, or creases?
Is there fading? (Hint: Compare front
Is there cracked, missing or excess
Is there hand writing or staining?
Does the tip come to a distinct point?
Was it mis-cut since many were cut by
personal preference but manufacturing defects are acceptable)
Has it been trimmed, altered or
(Hint: Use a
holder to evaluate shape and symmetry)
Are there thumbtack holes, rings or
Are the spine and tassels tight and
Are the tassels cut off? (Note: Some
were made without tassels. This is
of those manufactured by the “ADFLAG”