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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…

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Breathtaking Display of Genuine Currency from the 13 Original Colonies

  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…

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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…

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High Quality Prints of Historical Photos of Washington, D.C.

  Recently, I picked up a collection of very high quality reproductions of photographs of people and period vehicles by Washington D.C. landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial and U.S. Capitol.  These prints measure a nice displayable 14″ x 17″ and are printed on sturdy acid free paper.  These images will maintain their crispness and Read the full article…

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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…

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Thank You For Supporting Museum Framing in 2015… And Previous Years, too!

It is my humble appreciation of thanks and gratitude that I appreciate the support you all have shown me in 2015 and past years.  I look forward to a continued relationship this next year and forward! Rick has operated this business since 1989 and continues to do so.  Rick firmly believes that great framing comes Read the full article…

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Museum Framing will Frame Your Art and Personal Memorabilia in Time for the Holidays

When it comes time to frame your diplomas, art or anything else in time for Christmas, Hanukkah or any other holiday, count on Rick and his staff at Museum Framing to get the job done correctly, beautifully and reasonably. Rick knows there is a lot of competition for your business.  He also knows that frame Read the full article…

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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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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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What’s the purpose in framing important art if you don’t preserve it?

You acquire a piece of important art, antique map or print or even a diploma you wish to proudly frame to display.  Obviously, you want it to be preserved and protected for a long time. People believe that if something is framed, it is preserved and out of danger from deterioration. This is almost always Read the full article…

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