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Recherché Specialty Picture Framing

191B Heidelberg Rd. Northcote Vic. 3070 Call 61 3 9486 1236

East to West, North to South: ART, SERVICE MEDALS, FRAMING



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Posted on May 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (405)
The inspiration to make this particular post came from a moving and special album of photographs of animals and WWl       Album link will open in a separate window

Animals in War WWI (video below) - is a tribute using WWI footage from Pathé News*

This film thanks the forgotten army of WWI a war in which millions of animals gave their lives.

The animals were selected for their variety of natural skills and instincts and they displayed unwavering courage even when exposed to extreme conditions.

*Pathé News captured many of the most momentous events in 20th century war history


Posted on May 4, 2013 at 1:51 AM Comments comments (168)
Old photographs of the scene at Gallipoli in 1915

and a moving and informative documentary from the ABC team
which includes interviews with ANZAC & Turkish veterans, archival footage & reconstructions

Watch an excerpt from the program here

Producer: Harvey Broadbent
Presenter: Andrew Olle

Note the silvering of these three photographs - at Recherché Specialty Picture Framing we always recommend displaying a copy in the original frame while storing the originals in a cool. dark and dry environment.


Posted on April 29, 2013 at 4:33 AM Comments comments (1580)
Well Anzac Day for 2013 is over, many medals have been aired, stories have been told, old mates have reminisced, those lost have been remembered widely and families and friends have gathered.
The crowds for the dawn service reached record numbers -

However in this web log we are tracking the development of Recherché's very special and totally unique Limited Edition Centenary set of Victoria Cross recipients.

First off the production floor when all the research is done and the photography - currently being sourced through the National collection at the AWM - is ready, will be the frames set up for those  honoured as we know for valour "in the face of the enemy" at Gallipoli.

The Victoria Cross is the highest military decoration awarded and can be awarded to members of the armed forces within the Commonwealth countries or previous British Empire territories.

It is usually presented at an investiture held at Buckingham Palace and can be awarded to a person of any rank or any civilian under military command.


Alexander BURTON   -  William DUNSTAN  -  John HAMILTON

Leonard KEYSOR  -  Alfred SHOUT  -  William SYMONS

Hugo THROSSELL  -    Frederick TUBB     -  Albert JACKA


Posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:14 AM Comments comments (887)
Be sure to put yourself on the list as a possible purchaser, requests will be honoured in order of registration of interest

Enquire here 61 3 9486 1236 or send an email soon to  [email protected]


Posted on April 14, 2013 at 8:06 AM Comments comments (1042)
Prototypes for the upcoming Recherché Victoria Cross Limited Edition Medal Frames are in progress.

They feature shaped mats cut in the traditional manner of 100 years ago - each designed and cut by experienced specialist picture framer Neville Crawford.

Focussed attention to detail is needed as Crawford shapes the matting, layer by layer and cut by cut in preparation for the inclusion of complete sets of medal groups, archival photographic portraits, archival documents and solid brass name plates ...

Simple tools are used - a steel straight edge and an Olfa knife. 1260 gsm heavyweight Canson conservation board in an Antique White is the board and colour of choice.

These unique prototype frames, with their individual nuances, will be available for sale prior to the completion of the Editioned series.

Be sure to put yourself on the list as a possible purchaser, requests will be honoured in order of registration of interest


Posted on April 12, 2013 at 9:24 PM Comments comments (712)
With Anzac Day 2013 almost upon us and nearly 100 years since WWl, it's all stops out to let everyone know about the very special Limited Edition series underway at Recherché in Northcote.

Currently in the throes of production are prototypes of Medal History Frames for Australian Victoria Cross recipients. 

First cab off the rank is No. 465 Lance Corporal Albert Jacka of the 14th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces.

Lance Corporal Albert Jacka was awarded a Victoria Cross by His Majesty the KING on 23 July 1915

“For most conspicuous bravery on the night of the 19th-20th May, 1915, at Courtney’s Post:, Gallipoli Peninsula”

So to start at the beginning, we first salute our Gallipoli heroes -

Alexander Burton
William Dunstan
John Patrick Hamilton
Albert Jacka
Leonard Keysor
Alfred Shout
William Symons
Hugo Throssell
Frederick Tubb

These prototypes will be available for sale prior to the main edition.

Be sure to put yourself on the list as a possible purchaser, requests honoured in order of registration of interest