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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college diplomas, corporate artwork and personal memorabilia, my main specialty originally was (and still is) framing historical documents, antique maps, prints, collectible coins and currency.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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Opinion of Buying Diploma Frames from Your College or University Store

One of the most overpriced products sold through college campuses are the typical diploma frames. Why are they overrated, you say?  Because colleges and universities charge a high price for a mediocre quality frame.  Unless one is willing to pay for the “upgrades”, such as conservation glass, you are getting a low to mid range 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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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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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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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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