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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college diplomas, corporate artwork and personal memorabilia, my main specialty originally was (and still is) framing historical documents, antique maps, prints, collectible coins and currency.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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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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Beware of Cruise Ship Art Auctions!

How many of you have purchased art aboard a cruise ship auction?  If you haven’t, count yourself lucky! Why?  Because these art auctions are nothing more than overpriced venues for moving virtually worthless art at inflated prices.  As a matter of fact, these art auctions are filled with reproduction artwork, most worth less than the 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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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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Framing your artwork, diploma or whatever is important to you enough to frame!

Framing is one of those things where you aren’t sure of the quality until it’s too late.  My experience has shown me that many items are framed using very harmful and acidic hinging materials, such as masking tape, scotch tape, even highly acidic brown corrugated board! As a matter of fact, I recently took apart Read the full article…

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