CHARLIE CHAN – A Confucius minded detective!

Charlie Chan played by Sidney Toler in Castle of the Desert The Charlie Chan movies were a big draw at the movie theaters during the 1930’s and 1940’s and were based on a fictional Chinese detective created by American novelist Earl Derr Biggers (1884 – 1933) in 1925. Biggers went on to write a total of 6 novels and developed his protagonist into a benevolent and philosophical sleuth with a comical twist and a knack for humorous "one-liners". The first of the series was  Charlie Chan in Honolulu, 1939  In all 44 films were made between 1931 and 1947, the first group of 16 films were portrayed by Swedish actor Warner Oland (1879 – 1938) and then after his premature death Sidney Toland (1874 – 1947) took over the role and went on to make another 11 movies until he too died suddenly. While there is no doubt that Oland developed the persona of the screen character for Twentieth Century Fox and brought Charlie Chan into the spotlight, Toland was also well received. Iread more

Water Damage Paper Restoration on World War 1 Posters from Hurricane Harvey

Flooded homes, ruined businesses, hearts broken, Harvey. We were told the water came in 18 inches in twelve minutes. It rushed in as the railroad tracks that served as a damn crested and the water surged towards the Limited Edition Arts and Antiques which houses It rushed out as quickly as the tracks gave away and the flood water resided leaving our gallery devastated. Water damage and World War 1 (WW1) posters do not mix. Somehow the community came to our r
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Linen Backing: Frequently Asked Questions: Should I Linen Back my Poster or Not?

Should I Linen Back my Poster or Not? We get this question a lot by our customers and we always ask them what they are buying the posters for; to hang and display them or to file them away in a collection? Since it’s obvious even to a serious collector that a linen backed poster looks better than a folded one the choice must be based on other factors which we discuss here. Who buys Posters? There are really four groups of people who buy posters. Group 1. The largest group are th
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Star Wars Triple Billing Restoration Project

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How to Remove a Poster from Foam Board

Do you want your poster removed from foam board/core? Click here to request this service.   Traditional frame shops often use foam board to mount posters in order to flatten the fold lines and and make the poster ready for framing. While this approach does a fine job of flattening the poster the glues that are used are permanent in nature meaning that reversing the poster is all but impossible or at the very least cost prohibitive, In addition there is a significant probability that the
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Movie Poster Values On the Rise: The Star Wars “Triple Bill” is a Case-In-Point

  Movie Poster Values On the Rise: The Star Wars “Triple Bill” is a Case-In-Point Authors: Jacob Proctor, Harry Proctor & Elizabeth  Proctor Summary The recent purchase of the most expensive Star Wars movie poster recorded on the internet, the “Triple Bill”, purchased by South Carolina restaurant owner Bobby Simons for $20,500, inspired a closer look at Star Wars poster sales in general and to see if this is in fact the “case-in-point” for observed poster sale pric
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Linen Backing an Autographed Movie Poster.

Linen Backing an Autographed Movie Poster. Author: Harry Proctor We often get asked if its possible and safe to linen backing a poster that has been autographed. In general linen backing a movie poster which has been signed requires more diligence as some inks that are used may be water soluble. Although the poster does not get wet during linen backing at our conservation studio, it does get damp and we use sponges to work out the air pockets during mounting. We always perform a quick che
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Poster Shop Houston Texas

Poster shop, Limited Edition art & antique was founded in 1994 and is located in Houston Texas. The movie poster specializing gallery is owned and operated by Elizabeth and Harry Proctor. The Proctor's, along with owning a diverse array of period antiques, have an extensive paper conservation and restoration studio for all old vintage paper ranging from maps, WW1 propaganda, circus, magic and of course, movie posters. This blog is focused on giving you a brief tour of our poster shop located
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Ebook – Linen Backing and Restoration of Vintage Posters: The Foundation

Any kind of poster collecting and specifically movie poster collecting can be looked at as a wonderful way to decorate your home, a way to collect a subject of your choosing or as an investment and a place to put your money outside of the stock market. Either way, posters are rare and collectible and there are a limited number that dwindles every day; but more importantly, they are aesthetic, beautiful and valuable! Metropolis sold in 2012 for $1.2 million, in 2009 a 1931 Dracula sold for $3
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Restoration Tier 5, WW1 US Propaganda Poster

Restoration Tier 5, WW1 US Propaganda Poster WE NEED YOU, ca 1908. This poster was printed during the first world war and was designed by Albert Steiner, an American artist famous for this type of drypoint engraving. He was born in 1863 in England and died in 1946 in New York where he lived most of his life. This allegorical work, depicting a nurse desperately trying to help a wounded patient hardly need the words "We Need You" to convey the need for new recruits to tend all the wounded.
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The Limited Edition

The Limited Edition Art and Antiques was established in 1994 in Historic Downtown Katy, Texas and features an eclectic variety of antiques, ephemera and original folk art created by the proprietor Elizabeth Proctor.

We specialize in the sales, linen backing, restoration and framing of vintage posters, We purchase collections and offer consignment services for your collections.

Visit us twice a year at the Round Top Antiques show! You can find us at the Red Barn located in the town of Round Top.

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Gallery Phone: 281-391-1993
EMail: [email protected]
Location: 5717 Second Street Katy, TX. 77493
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