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Framing Movie
Poster Collectibles

 

Protecting your movie poster collectibles is as important as learning what IS and what IS NOT collectible.

Because framing original movie posters is a lot different than framing art prints or other types of paper collectibles, there has been a lot of animosity between framers and collectors. Most local framers want to handle your movie poster just like they would other collectibles.

For example... When a framer who is NOT familiar with movie posters sees a FOLDED poster... the first thing they want to do is.....dry mount it.
Did you know that if you send a nice poster to any major auction to be sold... and it's been dry mounted .... it is considered DAMAGED GOODS and the auction will charge you $400 - $600 to try to 'correct' the damage?

We have created this section to help you know a little more before you take your poster to a Professional framer. This section is in no way meant to belittle or put down on local framers. Most are very knowledgable about frames and paper. We just want to avoid future problems by trying to introduce the difference in movie poster collecting to them.

For the best information on this we turned to Sue Heim at HollywoodPosterFrames.com, who is THE most well respected and knowledgable MOVIE POSTER framer in the world. (and a movie poster collector herself)

For over 16 years, Sue has framed thousands of movie posters for the top collectors in the country and major movie studios. She prepared several articles on the proper way to frame a poster.

PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THESE ARTICLES THOROUGHLY BEFORE HAVING YOUR MOVIE POSTER FRAMED.

 

*PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT: THE REAL STORY BEHIND CONSERVATION PICTURE FRAMING

*FRAMING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

*TIPS FOR FRAMING OVERSIZE POSTERS

 

Here are Recommended framers
you bring your poster and THEY do the framing

California - USA

Hollywood Poster Frames - Chatsworth

L'Imagerie Gallery - North Hollywood

L'Imagerie Gallery

Switzerland

Movie Art GmbH - Zurich

Movie Art GmbH

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Here are Framing Suppliers
where you can buy the frames
and put your poster in yourself.

California

Hollywood Poster Frames - Chatsworth

Hollywood Poster Frames

Standard Metal Frames custom made to your size and at wholesale prices

 

Illinois

Spotlight Displays - Naperville

Spotlight Displays

Frames for any size movie poster, art print, or picture.
Easily change your poster or graphic without ever taking your
frame off the wall.

 

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For Framers

We know that we also have framers that come on our site and we want to stress that we are NOT trying to undermine or take away the importance of all the education that you've achieved in framing other types of posters. As we stated before, we are only trying to avoid problems that you may not know about.

For the benefit of local framers, we've prepared an article to help you understand the differences and we created a chart to help you distinguish the difference between collectible and non-collectible US posters.

 

*FOR FRAMERS ONLY

 

 



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