We sell only original postcards, no reproductions. Most are from 1905 to 1925, but occasionally newer cards if they are good. Since these cards have been stored in various situations for the past 80 to 100 years, they typically will have some fading, some edge & corner wear, most corners may be rounded some, some light creases or slight bends. Many cards will have some postal ink on the image side from being postmarked. Our description above will list any significant defects that may detract from the collectability of the card. We have been in the antique postcard business for over 20 years and are not fly by night. If we fail to list any major defect we will refund your money + postage for you to return it. Our cards are sent in hard plastic sleeves that prevent most postal damage. Please email if you have questions about payment options.