your movie poster collectibles is as important as learning what IS and what
IS NOT collectible.
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.
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?
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.
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)
35 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.
BE SURE TO READ THESE ARTICLES THOROUGHLY BEFORE HAVING YOUR MOVIE POSTER
YOUR INVESTMENT: THE REAL STORY BEHIND CONSERVATION PICTURE
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
FOR FRAMING OVERSIZE POSTERS
Here are Recommended framers
you bring your poster and THEY do the framing
Washington - USA
Hollywood Poster Frames
L'Imagerie Gallery - North Hollywood
Movie Art GmbH - Zurich
Here are Framing Suppliers
where you can buy the frames
and put your poster in yourself.
Hollywood Poster Frames
Standard Metal Frames custom made to your size and at wholesale prices
Spotlight Displays - Naperville
Frames for any size movie poster, art print, or picture.
Easily change your poster or graphic without ever taking your
frame off the wall.
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