Monthly Archives: November 2015

Why “Acid Free” Mat Boards Should Never Be Used In Framing

  In my over 25 years of taking this business seriously, it bothers me when I see framing shops, both small and the big box outfits, tout “acid free mats” or “museum quality framing” just to draw people in without actually knowing what materials or techniques need to be applied to properly preserve and present Read the full article…

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Please Use Care When Framing Your Works of Art

                                        Last week, a customer came to me with a print she framed before she met me.  She wanted a new mat in place of the existing mat for a color change.  No problem. As I Read the full article…

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Think Ahead and Frame for the Holidays!

    With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas coming up, it is easy to get lost in the excitement and planning of the holidays. Being in the conservation framing business for over 25 years, I have seen people bring to me important family heirlooms, photos and papers that have been ruined from improper framing. One case Read the full article…

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Are Historical and Political Autographs Great Investments?

      Throughout my life, I have always been involved with collecting in some fashion and longevity.  As a child, I started like most children, collecting toys.  I remember my parents buying Hot Wheels’ cars for my birthday.   At age 7, I visited Maine with my family and took an interest in coins Read the full article…

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