This arrived on the day of my birthday 13th of June as expected so that was great. I was disappointed in the box which was warped and frayed and it looked like it had been opened alot and maybe got wet on one side. Then I saw the year, 1999, and I let it slide. The doll itself is in great condition, she looks beautiful, she is wired in to the inner box and the stand is still packed inside with her. I was not expecting the certificate of authenticity so I was thrilled to find it inside the box, neatly slipped in plastic that looks to be unopened. Although packaging is very important to me, everything else was so great that I'm happy.