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A Bad Assumption When Framing Your Art and Artifacts

Most people know that my main specialty is framing historical documents, antique maps, prints, collectible coins and currency. My hobby turned into dealing and now, adding protecting these items for future generations to enjoy and pass down. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that these items need to be protected and preserved to maintain their condition Read the full article…

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Framing Antique maps

Antique maps, as with other antique paper items, requires proper conservation framing to ensure longevity and protection of your antique map.  Unless trained to correctly frame a map, some framers use tape, glues or other adhesives to mount the map.  Many have even glue/tissue mounted the map to backing not realizing doing so would devalue Read the full article…

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Why Buying a Diploma Frame from the College or University is a Racket

  You have heard of credit card scams…Banking scams…Even scams from robocalls.  But, have you heard of diploma frame scams? Diploma frame scams can be found at your nearest college or university college store.  Why are they referred as scams?  Because colleges and universities charge a boat load of money for a minimal quality frame.  Read the full article…

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Rare and Original Large Engraving of Washington Crossing the Delaware for sale

    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 cruise ship auctions?  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 paper 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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