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tedc
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posted 09-01-2012 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently purchased a NASA presentation with a flown patch. It was given to an individual who decided to sell. In displaying this in a frame do you or would you attempt to alter the presentation by changing the name or covering the dedication in some way?

Thanks for your input.

fredtrav
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posted 09-01-2012 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No.

Spaceguy5
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posted 09-02-2012 04:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceguy5   Click Here to Email Spaceguy5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I kept mine as is. While I don't know much about who Matt is (other than that he worked on the Vehicle Integration Test Teat), it makes the presentation tell more of a story about its history.

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posted 09-02-2012 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I wouldn't do anything to permanently alter it, there's nothing wrong with putting something over the name that's removable. Or have a mat made that blocks out that part of the presentation. That way you only see the part you like and not the part that's inscribed to someone you've never heard of.

I guess it all depends on how much seeing the name on it bothers you. Just don't do anything permanent to the actual presentation.

Spaceguy5
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posted 09-02-2012 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceguy5   Click Here to Email Spaceguy5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's like the presentation I have, matting it to hide the inscription would also hide the crew signatures (and would also hide an important part of the background images).

ilbasso
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posted 09-02-2012 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hiding part of the presentation with a mat also introduces the issue of the covered part not fading at the same rate as the rest of the presentation. Even in UV-blocking acrylic, there will be some fading of the document. After 5 years of the presentation hanging on your wall, removing the mat might actually highlight the name, with an area that's brighter than the rest of the document.

garymilgrom
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posted 09-02-2012 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm with Fred - No. Doing so ruins the accuracy and history of the piece.

Greggy_D
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posted 09-02-2012 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Exactly. Do not change it.

p51
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posted 09-02-2012 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If people see it with the name, you can avoid the inevitable questions otherwise:
  1. Was this awarded to you?
  2. If not you, who, then?

tedc
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posted 09-03-2012 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to you all for your input. It is appreciated.

garyd2831
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posted 09-09-2012 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you can display some flown presentations in such a way you don't affect the original presentation. The two presentations (Skylab 1 flown American flag and Discovery flown Betsy Ross flag/Patch), both needed to have new matting, UV glass and one needed a new frame. I made sure that nothing was removed or disturbed that would affect the original integrity of the flown items.

The Discovery flown presentation was in a little rough shape as each of the photos are mounted separately to the presentation board. So I had new matting produced that provided a window frame for each item and blocked out the name of the recipient.

This process was also conducted on the Skylab flag.

tedc
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posted 09-09-2012 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary, what a great idea. Never thought of this possibility. Thanks for responding to my request.

Spaceguy5
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posted 09-10-2012 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceguy5   Click Here to Email Spaceguy5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Again though, a downside to this is that covered area will fade at a different rate than the uncovered area. You'd definitely want to avoid sunlight and other bright lights and get some good UV glass. It won't prevent that, but it'll slow it down.

garyd2831
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posted 09-10-2012 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Everything I frame is to the best standing in protection that I can afford. At the moment these items are in storage and are only brought out for special occasions.

As for faded areas, well the old mats were faded badly and yes you can see where the mats were when un-matted. Seeing how these are for myself, I don't think I really killed any value because its original provenance is still there an is just covered up.

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