Dealing Exclusively in Original Vintage Posters* and Automobilia
Dealing Exclusively in Original Vintage Posters* and Automobilia
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Linen Backing

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Linen Backing

Most of the posters I sell here on my website are archival linen backed. Why do I do this? 

Linen backing is the best way to preserve and stabilize your poster and provides a canvas for further restorative work.

Linen backing a poster on canvas requires three elements. Linen, acid-free lining paper and a Wheat starch solution containing an alkali buffer which when all combined together produces a stable - but reversible - acid free environment for mounting a poster.

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Original vs Reproduction Posters

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To novices just starting to collect posters, there are general techniques to determine if a particular poster is a vintage original versus a later reproduction. 

Here are a few guidelines to help educate yourself and potentially avoid making an expensive mistake.

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