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Don’t Assume Every Business that Hangs a Framing Sign Knows How to Frame

Before I framed college diplomas, corporate artwork and personal memorabilia, my main specialty originally was (and still is) framing historical documents, antique maps, prints, collectible coins and currency. My collecting hobby turned into dealing and and ultimately protecting and framing these unique and valuable treasures.  From coast to coast, I sold ancient coins in attractive, Read the full article…

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Framing Antique maps

Antique maps, as with other rare and antique paper items, require proper conservation framing to ensure longevity and its protection.  Unless trained to correctly frame a map, some framers use over the counter tapes, glues or other adhesives for mounting.  It is highly recommended to use mylar or other non evasive hinging methods to protect Read the full article…

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Rare and Original Large Engraving of Washington Crossing the Delaware

    Engraved by Paul Girardet and published by Goupil & Co.  Entered according to Act of Congress 1853.  The size of the actual engraving is approximately 42″ x 27″. Emanuel Leutze’s famous painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware commemorates the crossing of the Delaware River by General George Washington and the Continental Army on Read the full article…

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“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…

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Framed Set of 13 Colonial Currency used during American Revolution era!

Remember the days of going to the gift shop of a historical town and buying a replica set of colonial currency?  Well, you can own an authentic collection of genuine currency from all thirteen original colonies.  Each piece of paper currency was signed by a prominent colonist over 200 years ago and some were printed Read the full article…

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Proper Framing of Historical Documents, Autographs and other Antique Paper

Being a collector and specialist of historical autographs, prints and maps for over 30 years, it has been my pleasure of handling and owning these important antique treasures.  The thrill of seeing and touching these amazing historical artifacts is enough to get you goosebumps up your spine.  Yes, even after all these years, I never Read the full article…

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

  Over the years, people have shown me documents and photographs that have badly discolored images and very light or faded 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 Read the full article…

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1805 Letter Signed by Napoleon as Emperor referencing Lord Horatio Nelson and other key military content, RARE this nice

…Admiral Nelson was in the Straits of Messina…   Rare Incredible Manuscript Letter Signed “Napoleon” in French, 1 1/4 pages recto and verso, 4to, Chateau De Stupini, near Turin (Italy), 3 Floreal, An 13 (April 23, 1805).   An important war date letter, informing Admiral Ganteaume of Vice Admiral Villeneuve’s departure in pursuit of the Read the full article…

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Is Your Art Protected When Being Framed?

Over the past few years, I have seen a proliferation of people entering the framing business who are either not familiar with framing to protect the art and other works on paper, like a historical document or even a diploma.  When a document, print or other work on paper is matted with other than a Read the full article…

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You Worked Hard For Your Diploma. Frame It To Last

Young people spend years achieving their diploma through hard work and study.  In addition to the time spent, many students and/or their loved ones invest a lot of money assuring a good education and at the end, proof of their achievement and success, being a diploma. With so many businesses offering to frame your diploma Read the full article…

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