hole results when part of the poster is either torn
partially away from the remainder of the poster, or
when entire pieces of the poster are missing.
occur for an endless variety of reasons. The more
common causes are due to pins and staples which were
used to display the poster. Other holes are the result
of mishandling of the poster.
posters can attract a number of insects such as silverfish,
worms, etc. which result in chew marks.
ON POSTER VALUE
location and size of the hole(s) will determine what
affect, if any, it/they will have on the overall value
of the poster. Holes that are on the border of the
poster will only slightly impact the value, generally
small pieces that are missing from the poster, if
they are on the border, will not have much of an affect.
However, holes or missing pieces of the poster that
are located on the artwork itself is considered a
major defect, and will therefore affect the overall
value of the poster.
the paper is merely torn back from the poster but
is still attached and intact, it can be gently pulled
back into place and reattached by use of acid-free
archival tape on the back side of the poster.
torn piece may be wrinkled, so the wrinkles will have
to gently be pulled out before reattaching.Small
pin holes can be repaired by placing acid-free archival
tape on the back of the poster and coloring in the
front of the tape to match the poster.
holes can be restored by a professional poster restorer.
Major holes can be repaired in a number of ways, such
as filling the hole with a painting material called
gesso which is applied and then sanded down, or by
linen or paper backing.
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