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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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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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Museum Framing announces a new venture called Frameabilia!

Rick Badwey received his start in the framing industry when he framed his historical document and antique artifact collection in 1989.  When he couldn’t find a suitable framer offering true museum quality framing at a reasonable price, he started his own archival framing business.  This allowed him to sell antique collectibles knowing the framing was Read the full article…

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Scams in the Art and Framing Industry

Being involved in the art, antique and framing industry for over 30 years, I have witnessed the lengths these big box businesses go through to get people to buy their product or service.  This can amount to false promotions and discounts to allure the unsuspecting customer to spend their money on overpriced or worthless services 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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Your Artwork Needs Better Framing than Your Average Store

Over the Years, I have seen maps, prints, historical autographs and documents as well as beautiful artwork get damaged from inexperienced framers who use generic, substandard quality materials.  Colors, inks and vibrancy of content are harmed by not being properly cared or treated when framed.  In most cases, these negative effects cannot be restored.  Value, Read the full article…

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1590 John White/Theodore De Bry Map Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta (Frankfurt, Germany), Fine Example

   This is the first printed map showing Virginia and the Carolinas and printed right after the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island in 1590.     This example is fully original with no repairs or any form of restoration.  All margins are fully original and broad.  Nothing has been added except 2 minor verso hinges Read the full article…

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1612 John Smith Virginia Map – Discovered and Discribed by Captaiynt John Smith . . . 1606

John Smith 1612/1624 Virginia Map of Incredible Rarity An incredible map where the likeness is displayed in many historical parks, public museums and societies.  Few of the many prominent museums, library collections and well established universities own an original, genuine copy.  As Philip Burden, a map specialist and researcher of high regard, noted in his Read the full article…

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Collecting Historical Documents and Autographs Provides Something other Collectibles can’t Provide

When you hold a document signed by an important historical person, like George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, you are touching something they not only touched themselves, but also affixed their name to that sheet of paper (or vellum).  Also, imagine what they were thinking when they signed it. It gives you goosebumps just thinking about Read the full article…

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1683 William Penn Signed Document while in Philadelphia During the Time with Treaty with Natives – RARE

Rare 1683 Land Grant Document signed by William Penn while in Philadelphia! This letter was signed during his famous Treaty with the Indians, the famous scene depicting Penn and the Native Americans done by Benjamin West. This document is headed at the top “William Penn Proprietary Governor of the Province of Pennsilvania (sp) and Territories Read the full article…

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