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Has anyone heard of Charity Fundraising Packages?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Ryan Jul 29, 2013. 8 Replies

The skeptic I am, my cousin bought at a Orthopedic Association charity auction, a signed photograph of contemporary living presidents.This was the item: …Continue

Wanted Very early American letters, autographs and documents

Started Mar 28, 2012 0 Replies

Looking for documents and autographs from 17th century through early 18th century.  Autographs of Early American governors, figures, etc.  examples include WInthrop, Vane, Endecott, Winslow,…Continue

 

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Rick Badwey and Dee Cronkite are now friends
Mar 30, 2014
Rick Badwey is now friends with Josh Board and David S
Mar 28, 2014
Cliff liked Rick Badwey's blog post Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph
Mar 25, 2014
Rick Badwey commented on Rick Badwey's blog post Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph
"This manly depends on the matting and glazing used, but to be blunt, Avoid coming into the piece, especially with an irregular shape. Over time, some fading and shadowing, not to mention mat burn (if the matting is not 100% rag) will cause a…"
Mar 10, 2014
SuspiciousMatt commented on Rick Badwey's blog post Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph
"I have a question about composed frames (picture+autograph beside) For exemple a composition like this (from internet) makes me wonder: To cover a document signed with a paper with a "small window" that let see the only signature is…"
Mar 10, 2014
Rick Badwey commented on Rick Badwey's blog post Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph
"Avoid purchasing fine art or autographs mounted on backing board that cannot be easily removed.  Depending on the backing and the adhesive used for mounting, acids in either can penetrate through the poster over time.  Of course, this…"
Feb 22, 2014
michelle commented on Rick Badwey's blog post Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph
"Hi what an interesting & informative blog.  I am interested in purchasing a poster that  says it has been mounted onto foamcore.  I'm assuming after reading this excellent bog that this could cause potential problems …"
Feb 21, 2014
Rick Badwey commented on Rick Badwey's blog post Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph
"True.  Most frame shops should disclose how things are mounted and the materials used, if you can trust them.  I have seen too many autographs get ruined from improper framing.  This is why most collectors avoid framing. Trust and…"
Feb 17, 2014
Rich commented on Rick Badwey's blog post Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph
"A few months back, I brought a framed autograph I'd purchased years earlier (that turned out to be a forgery) to a local framer so that they could replaced the forgery photo with an authentic one.  The photo had originally been framed at…"
Feb 17, 2014
Rick Badwey posted a blog post

Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph

Being an active collector of autographs and in the archival framing industry for over 25 years, I am amazed at what I see when I remove autographs from most frames.  Framers should know better when framing autographs versus cheap posters.My purpose in writing this is to inform collectors on what they need to tell their framer when having their items framed.Truth be told, the incremental costs of framing it correctly is very little.  Yes, my wholesale costs to purchase true museum quality…See More
Feb 17, 2014
Carl Ryan replied to Rick Badwey's discussion Has anyone heard of Charity Fundraising Packages?
"I have never heard one good thing about Nurse."
Jul 29, 2013
Ian Baldock replied to Rick Badwey's discussion Has anyone heard of Charity Fundraising Packages?
"I don't like the presidential white house signed "piece"."
Jul 29, 2013
Luke Lopez replied to Rick Badwey's discussion Has anyone heard of Charity Fundraising Packages?
"my little bro got burned by them once. but he was also an idiot about buying crap online."
Jul 29, 2013
Josh Board replied to Rick Badwey's discussion Has anyone heard of Charity Fundraising Packages?
"I just saw some items in a recent auction provided by that company, that I believe to be fake. I'm in the process of TRYING to look into it. ANybody else with stuff purchased from Charity Fundraising Packages or Anthony Nurse, please contact me…"
Jul 29, 2013
Rich replied to Rick Badwey's discussion Has anyone heard of Charity Fundraising Packages?
"There certainly are charities that stars will sign for (for some celebrities, it might represent the best way to get a quality autograph).  This is not one of them."
Jul 27, 2013
Rick Badwey replied to Rick Badwey's discussion Has anyone heard of Charity Fundraising Packages?
"Thanks Rich and JXE.  Although this is what I thought, my initial inclination is that you would think there are foundations that would have stars sign items for fundraising benefits."
Jul 27, 2013

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American History, Political, Military.
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George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Signed Ships Papers
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Thrill of the hunt and what you can find
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The Apostle Paul

Rick Badwey's Blog

Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 7:41am 11 Comments

Being an active collector of autographs and in the archival framing industry for over 25 years, I am amazed at what I see when I remove autographs from most frames.  Framers should know better when framing autographs versus cheap posters.

My purpose in writing this is to inform collectors on what they need to tell their framer when having their items framed.

Truth be told, the incremental costs of framing it correctly is very little.  Yes, my wholesale costs to purchase true…

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Posted on October 24, 2012 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Removing a signed photo stuck to glass

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 3:50am 1 Comment

Client wants me to frame a signed photo of Badfinger he bought a auction, but a couple parts of the photo is stuck to glass.


Any help here would be appreciated

Another well known frame shop damages artwork using inferior materials

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Last week, a property owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation called me up to repair a couple of framed antique prints that suffered some damage from the earthquake we had a few months back.

The items were donated to them from a prominent collector and were going to be displayed in their museum.

The original framing establishment was well known for framing important works of art.  It was located in Georgetown, an affluent section of Washington, DC.

When I…

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At 12:19pm on July 2, 2011, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…
***Happy Birthday, Rick!!!***
At 8:37am on June 24, 2010, Dr. Richard Saffro said…
Hi Rick, it has taken me a while to continue this thread..............but now I am back. thanks for the response. I have a Grant Mediterranean Ship's Passport. Have you ever seen one? Any more contemporary?
 
 
 

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