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…Continue
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
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.
Added by Rick Badwey on December 13, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments
Just this morning I noticed an outfit called Power Collectibles is offering MLB authenticated Cal Ripken baseballs for half price.....$139 each.
Although I have little interest in modern sports autographs, I find this offering interesting, especially when a quantity is offered and guaranteed.
Here is the lonk:
Just last week I received a call from a local individual who was referred to me by another framer. This guy, who was effected by the downturn of the economy, called me to sell his presidential document collection.
He mentioned he bought the collection, over a period of time, from a historical autograph dealer. We discussed the collection in length and its components. The seller also mentioned that the items were framed museum quality by a…Continue
Added by Rick Badwey on November 30, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments