Conservation Framing Articles

“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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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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Proper Framing of Historical Documents, Autographs and other Antique Paper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…

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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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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…

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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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