We grade our postcards very carefully. Most of our postcards are in very good to excellent condition. We scan to match as close as possible to the actual card. Scanners tend to sometimes make a card look better or worse or show pixilation. We try to ensure that the actual cards you receive look the same or better than our scan. We will mark any difference such as pixilation in our Condition/Notes section of an individual card. If a card is not graded, it will be very good or better. If we see creases or bends that do not show in the picture, we will indicate such in our Condition/Notes section of an individual card. As with all our products, if you are ever not satisfied with a purchase, please contact us right away and we will do our very best to ensure 100% satisfaction.
We are strict with our grading because we would rather our customers be happy than disappointed. We have purchased postcards from various sources that were graded "excellent" that we would have graded "good to very good".
Our grading system is as follows:
M – Mint
A perfect card as though it came straight off the press. This grade is rare.
NM – Near Mint
Like mint but the picture will not be as sharp or crisp.
EX – Excellent
Like mint with no bends, creases, rounded or blunt corners. May have writing and be postally used, but only on the address side.
VG – Very Good
Slight imperfections due to age, corners may be rounded or slightly blunt, may show almost undetectable crease or bend. May have writing and be postally used, but only on the address side.
G – Good
Somewhat noticeable imperfections due to age, such as corner wear or edge wear, including slight creases. May have writing and be postally used, but only on the address side. If postal stamp bleeds through slightly and does not affect the picture, we may still grade it good, however, we will clearly indicate such. A “very good” postcard could be graded “good” because of the postal stamp bleeding through. However, if it is in almost “excellent” condition, we will mark it “very good” and tell you about the bleed.
F – Fair
Card is intact, however, stains, creases, writing, or postal cancellation may affect the picture. This card can be used as a filler until a better one comes along.