you realize it or not, there is quite a bit of framer bashing
that goes on in the movie poster collecting hobby. Some of it
is justified ... BUT quite a bit isn't.
section is designed to give you an insiders' knowledge of the
movie poster collecting hobby so you can apply your training and
knowledge to take you out of the circle of 'framer bashing' and
put you in a 'recommended framer' catagory as far as we're concerned.
you think there's no difference in handling movie posters over
any other paper collectible?? When someone brings you in a piece
to be framed... do you even inquire about it's value???? do you
know whether this piece of paper is worth $10 or $10,000??? And
don't say that you would handle them the same.
do a decent job, you have to have at least an idea of what you're
first step is to be able to tell, what is collectible and what
isn't. To get an idea if you would know or not......
STOP for a moment and do exactly what we tell beginners to do...
Look up on the NAVBAR on the left of the Home page and Take
Our Test. It's only 20 questions and we don't record the results
- it's just for your personal knowledge and will only take a minute.
really go ahead....I'll be right here when you get back.
honestly, how did you do? NO, I said HONESTLY....
that you see there's all types of variations (and that's only
a touch) then let's try to attack this and come up with some solutions
my end... I hear constantly the tale of how a poster was acquired
a few years ago, it was taken to a framer and they (you)
dry mounted it and ruined it..... or something to that effect
and a whole line of framer bashing follows. (very similar
to the stories about picking a lawyer, you don't know how good
they are until they've lost the case and you're told who you should
have gone to)
having a retail store myself, I understand that even though no
matter how many times you explain a situation, when there's a
problem, the more the story's told, the more it was totally your
feel our job is to try to explain and educate the poster collector
on one side to help eliminate problems AND even though you may
not be a poster collector... and are probably NOT interested in
becoming one, if we can get YOU where you know WHEN to check more
and direct you to the area that you need THEN once you know what
you're dealing with, you can use your training to intelligently
present the options to your customer as the EXPERT with the confidence
that you're protecting his collectible AND making yourself look
better at the same time.
have put together a Framers Package... with a Crash Course on the do's and
don't plus a lot more. If you're interested or want to know more, contact