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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college diplomas, corporate artwork and personal memorabilia, my main specialty originally was (and still is) framing historical documents, antique maps, prints, collectible coins and currency.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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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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Framed set of Genuine Paper Money from the Original Thirteen Colonies

  Museum Framing has just acquired 2 complete sets of Colonial Currency used by our Founding Fathers during the era of the American Revolution. In the days leading up to and through the American Revolution, each of the Colonies printed their own currency. The British Parliament passed Currency acts, which regulated the paper money supply 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the framing business who are either not familiar with framing to protect the art and other works on paper, like a historical document or even a diploma.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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Museum Framing will be open New Year’s Day 2016

Because I took a nice family vacation to visit my wife’s family in Mississippi during the Christmas holiday, I am ready to get back to work serving my clients and their framing needs.  I will  be open New Year’s Day.  Just call me at 703-299-0100. With Museum Framing, you won’t deal with part time help Read the full article…

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Museum Framing will Frame Your Art and Personal Memorabilia in Time for the Holidays

When it comes time to frame your diplomas, art or anything else in time for Christmas, Hanukkah or any other holiday, count on Rick and his staff at Museum Framing to get the job done correctly, beautifully and reasonably. Rick knows there is a lot of competition for your business.  He also knows that frame Read the full article…

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Please Use Care When Framing Your Works of Art

                                        Last week, a customer came to me with a print she framed before she met me.  She wanted a new mat in place of the existing mat for a color change.  No problem. As I Read the full article…

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Are Historical and Political Autographs Great Investments?

      Throughout my life, I have always been involved with collecting in some fashion and longevity.  As a child, I started like most children, collecting toys.  I remember my parents buying Hot Wheels’ cars for my birthday.   At age 7, I visited Maine with my family and took an interest in coins Read the full article…

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What’s the purpose in framing important art if you don’t preserve it?

You acquire a piece of important art, antique map or print or even a diploma you wish to proudly frame to display.  Obviously, you want it to be preserved and protected for a long time. People believe that if something is framed, it is preserved and out of danger from deterioration. This is almost always Read the full article…

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