The Standard Series of New York was a producer of
pirated views during the 1890s. They issued series of American,
European and Sentimental views.
The stereograph (or stereoview) is a double photograph, or
printed image. It is mounted in such a manner that when it is
viewed with a stereoscope, it appears as a three dimensional or
They reached their popularity about 1900, but continued to
be widely used until they were gradually replaced by the more
convenient 35-mm slides.
Curved cards were made from about 1879 to about 1940. Cards
were "warped" (curved) to get better 3D effect and they were made
with a heavier stock.
Do not attempt to straighten or warp a card as this will
lower its value. Keep cards in their original condition.
Decades meets all BBB OnLine Reliability
participation and Better Business Bureau membership standards and
is authorized to display the BBB OnLine Reliability seal.
We accept PayPal and personal checks for payment. PayPal MUST
have a verified address. Shipments will be held 10 business days
for personal checks to clear. Sorry - we will not accept
international personal or business checks. We will usually ship
within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment.
Your shipment will be hand-inspected and carefully
packed by skilled and experienced packers. Under normal handling,
it should reach you in the same perfect condition as it left our
After your package leaves our premises, its safe,
accurate, and timely delivery is the sole responsibility of the
carrier. This includes any concealed damages that may have been
caused by shock or vibration.
We do not provide any guarantee regarding delivery
safety, accuracy, or timeliness.
You will be notified by email when your order has
We will gladly ship to addresses outside the
Continental United States. However, you must pay all shipping
Please do not submit payment until shipping costs
have been determined.
International shipments will be sent by USPS
Priority Mail International, unless another method is
Insurance may not be available for International
It is not possible for us to know all the various
duties/taxes for each country, therefore you will be responsible
for the monetary exchange rate and any fees (such as import duties,
customs charges, taxes, surcharges or fees levied by local taxing
authorities, Customs or your Government on items purchased outside
of your Country) that may be charged at delivery.
We are not responsible for any delivery delays due
All prices are stated in United States
For your convenience, we provide a personal
currency conversion service to aid you in your purchase at
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Trusting companies that you
cannot see or easily physically reach is very challenging for the
internet shopper. It's difficult to know if a piece of merchandise
will match your hopes and dreams until you can actually touch and
We proudly stand behind the quality of the products
we sell. Your satisfaction is our goal.
Our guarantee is very straightforward. You have a
full 14 days (from the date of the invoice) to view, touch, and
feel your purchase. There's no reason to give us an excuse or a
lengthy explanation. Just advise us that you wish to return the
product under our return policy guidelines below.
RETURNS: Your satisfaction is important to us and
we want you to be happy with your purchase. We realize that
sometimes you may want to return merchandise. Therefore, we accept
returns (except on personalized items, items that are
"cut-to-order" or items that are customized in any other
The return must be authorized by emailing or
Items must be returned within 14 days of the date
of the invoice, otherwise they will not be accepted. Items must be
returned postage paid and insured. If an item is returned
uninsured, and is damaged when we receive it, you will not be
Please treat items and packaging carefully, keeping
them free of odors, (such as smoke, candles, or fireplaces).
Returned merchandise must be in its' original
packaging with labels and tags intact and attached as shipped. All
merchandise returned must be unused, and in saleable condition.
Your sales receipt (or copy) must accompany the returned
Returned merchandise meeting the above requirements
will be credited back to PayPal (less the restocking fee). The
restocking fee is 20% of the original purchase price (or $5 per
item, whichever is more) plus actual shipping costs. Any shipping
charges paid by you are non-refundable.
Any shipment returned as refused or non-deliverable
will have the amount of purchase (less the restocking fee as
defined above) credited back to PayPal.
If your order is returned as non-deliverable for
any reason (e.g.: No Mail Receptacle, No Address on Building,
Unknown Addressee, Signature Required and no one available to sign
for parcel, etc.) we will re-ship upon request instead of issuing a
credit. However, you will be charged for the shipping charges
incurred, (regardless if original shipping charges were
Any items returned because they did not arrive by
the time you desired will be treated as any other return.
DAMAGES: We do not provide any guarantee regarding
delivery safety, accuracy, or timeliness. After your package leaves
our premises, its safe, accurate, and timely delivery is the sole
responsibility of the carrier. This includes any concealed damages
that may have been caused by shock or vibration. Damaged Items are
covered by insurance.
We sincerely hope that no problems arise, but if
they do, we will assist you with your claim in any way that we can.
Decades was started in 1989 by Philip Spencer. During the
years, it has expanded and moved within the Hillsboro area several
times. We have grown to include not just gifts for the Christmas
season but gifts and collectibles for celebrations all year 'round.
We also have antiques, collectibles, and an outstanding estate
For almost two decades, we have enjoyed an
unsurpassed reputation for selling quality products and offering
outstanding customer service. We have successfully built
long-standing relationships with thousands of customers
Our success is due in part to the dedication of our
team of professionals who know the importance of customers. They
are dedicated and committed to providing our customers with
exceptional service and quality products.
It is our goal to make your shopping experience
pleasurable. We enjoy providing quality items to discerning
customers. We are committed to providing fast, friendly,
During our time in business, Decades has been a
member of the Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, the United States
Chamber of Commerce, The National Federation of Independent
Business, and the Better Business Bureau.