I am happy to send records anywhere in the world.
My grading is moving over to the Goldmine grading system as follows -
Absolutely perfect in every way - certainly never played, possibly even still sealed. Should be used sparingly as a grade, if at all.
Near Mint (NM or M-)
A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truely perfect.
The record should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling.
An LP jacket should have no creases, folds, seam-splits or any other noticeable similar defect. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same should be true of any inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves, and the like.
Basically, an LP in Near Mint condition looks as if you just got it home and removed the shrink wrap.
Very Good Plus (VG+, EX)
A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
Record surfaces may show some slight signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experience. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are OK.
The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. The center hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play.
Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, turned-up corners, or a slight seam-split. An LP jacket may have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print or sold at a discount.
In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good (VG)
Many of the defects found in the VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as well as light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels will be marred by writing, or have tape [TOL] or stickers [SOL] (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers [TOC] or [SOC]. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time.