Rare and Original Large Engraving of Washington Crossing the Delaware for sale

  The above engraving is engraved by Paul Girardet and published by Goupil & Co.  Entered according to Act of Congress 1853.  The size of the engraving is approximately 42″ x 27″.  Framed size is 55″ x 42″.  Framing involved the use of 100% Museum Grade materials and techniques…..$12,500 Emanuel Leutze’s famous painting of Washington Read the full article…

“Send him to his Mother” –(signed) Abraham Lincoln

  One of the most interesting items I have framed lately is a note written by Abraham Lincoln toward the conclusion of the Civil War where he orders a young man to be sent to his mother.  Rarely did President Lincoln evoke emotions in his orders, such as discharges, but this one must have really Read the full article…

Abraham Lincoln Signed Page dated during his Presidency while the Civil War was happening, Museum Framed

  Abraham Lincoln Signed this leaf (sheet of paper) on May 31, 1864 in Washington, D.C.  During this time, the famous Virginia Campaign occurred when Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee went head strong against each other in the Civil War.  Signed leafs, letters and documents bring life to original autographs when you stop and Read the full article…

Framed Set of 13 Colonial Currency Offered for the Christmas and Hanukkah season!

  In my many years of collecting, dealing and framing historical objects, nothing gives people more excitement than a framed collage of paper money from all thirteen original colonies.  Not only is the display very historical and amazing to view, but it invites topics of conversation among the owner and his/her guests. You probably have Read the full article…

Proper Framing of Historical Documents, Autographs and other Antique Paper

Being a collector and dealer of American historical autographs and prints/maps for over 30 years gives me the utmost in pleasure of handling and owning these important treasures.  The thrill of seeing and touching such amazing historical artifacts is enough to get you goosebumps up my spine.  Yes, even after all these years, I never Read the full article…

Beware of Framing from Sports Sellers and Framers not Familiar with Museum Quality Framing

  Many times people show me documents and photographs that have badly faded images and virtually invisible autographs.  What was once a valuable signed photograph or document becomes a nearly worthless piece of memorabilia.  This doesn’t have to happen.  After all, why would someone frame an important treasure to proudly display on his or her Read the full article…

Museum Framing announces a new venture called Frameabilia!

Rick Badwey received his start in the framing industry when he framed his historical document and antique artifact collection in 1989.  When he couldn’t find a suitable framer offering true museum quality framing at a reasonable price, he started his own archival framing business.  This allowed him to sell antique collectibles knowing the framing was Read the full article…

Scams in the Art and Framing World

Being involved in the art and framing industry for almost 30 years, you learn what lengths businesses go through to get people to buy their product or service.  This can amount to false promotions and discounts to alluring the unsuspected customer in an exciting atmosphere to part with their money on worthless goods.  Whatever the Read the full article…

Use Caution when Trusting any Company to Frame Your Important Artwork

As I have mentioned time and time again, most frame shops and framing companies use minimal grade materials and techniques when framing your artwork, diplomas and other important items.  One would figure if you are going to spend any money framing an item, you would want it done correctly. After all, if you want to Read the full article…

Buyer Beware when Purchasing Artwork that’s been FRAMED!

Just the other day, a woman called me about selling the famous rare large civil war era antique map Arnold’s  “City of  Washington (DC)”.   She purchased the map several years ago from a relatively new gallery in Washington D.C.  Interested in seeing it, I immediately asked if she can bring it over  to my Read the full article…