Rick Badwey
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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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Collector, Dealer
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Steve is a good guy
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FOund on my own
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American History, Political, Military.
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What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Signed Ships Papers
Why do you collect?
Thrill of the hunt and what you can find
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
The Apostle Paul

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Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 7:41am 15 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…



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 Mgr. 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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