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Slipping a Mickey?

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by bobtnailer, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. bobtnailer

    bobtnailer CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Howdy, y'all!

    Okay, this has nothing to do with drugs (are you REALLY disappointed???). Rather, it's about displaying my own Mickey Mantle limited edition print and certificate of authenticity.

    Here's my question: When you have L.E. art with a certificate, how do you recommend treating the certificate?

    My print is 20" x 16", and the certificate is 11" x 8.5" (both are landscape orientation).

    Again, this is my own stuff - not for a customer - but I do want to frame and display it. I just don't know what's "normal" or appropriate for the certificate. Does it have its own space in the frame? Stuck on the dust cover?

    What say you?


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  2. bobtnailer

    bobtnailer CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    I failed to mention that I have another print that's 13" x 10" with an 11" x 8.5" CoA.

    I framed a limited edition sketch for a customer last week, and attached her postcard-size CoA to the dust cover with Larson-Juhl corner mounts. I thought about using a mylar sleeve, but I didn't know how that would look. She hasn't picked that stuff up yet, so I may have time to change it if that would be best.
  3. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I framed a lot of John Gould prints for customers and the text pages which faced the illustration were the same size but keeping them was important to preserve the value. My solution was to hinge the text back to back with the illustration and place a note on my sticker that "the text is in the frame".

    Unless the certificate is an elaborate and frame-worthy document I would put it in a mylar sleeve on the back of the frame to keep it safe.
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  4. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    A customer once told me she keeps her certificates in her bank's safe deposit box. That way, if her house burns down, she still has them. With most folks, I just put it on the back in a sleeve, but she kept hers and we put a copy in a sleeve.
  5. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    To keep papers on the back of the frame, it has always been tempting to fold envelopes out of duscover paper, but the brown and black papers we once used were really poor-quality and would discolor/deteriorate the valuable papers over time. So, back then, we would put the papers in a mailing-type envelope and glue that to the dustcover.

    But now that we're using the better, lignin-free, alpha cellulose dustcover paper, we usually just fold an envelope out of scraps from that. It looks quite good and provides a protective cover for the papers. Sometimes it is desirable to see the papers, and for that, we fold the envelope out of Mylar.
  6. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I must admit to being a tad cynical about COAs. When push comes to shove they aren't much more than
    window-dressing and have no real purpose. If they are intended to validate that the actual print is not a fake
    then how do you know the cert isn't a fake?

    I usually put them on the back in a sleeve. :D
  7. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Get some Clearbags print sleeves (8.5 x 11 should cover most of your needs). Put certificate or other items in there and ATG to the dust cover.
    :cool: Rick
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