Pictures of most sale items
This is a 1909 Hamilton King poster. The bottom text is gone, and there are many losses in the paper.
After treatment, the losses are filled in, and the missing text is filled in, using reversible pigment.
Severe water staining was the biggest detraction to this poster's beauty.
The staining is much reduced, and this poster can now be displayed.
1902 Hilda Clark piece. Advertising pieces generally have had a hard life, and often have broken-off pieces.
After adding back the losses, and detailed in-painting with reversible pigments, she's looking good.
This little 1918 cardboard cutout was in pieces, and badly stained.
This is a rare little bookmark in sad condition.
This is what is described as a "triptych", a 3-part cardboard cutout.
We sometimes have to search for a picture of a complete one in order to replace the losses.
The very worn creases had to be repaired, and the pigment losses filled.
This is a 1920 cardboard cutout that has become very faded over time, plus the last girl's face is badly damaged.
Although there isn't always a solution to fading, it looks much better, and the girl has her face back.
This poster was received rolled up, and is in very bad shape.
While it is sometimes impossible to remove all staining, the poster is now presentable.