191 Main Street, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand sales@chaplows.co.nz
(0800) 423 726 / Freephone NZ only   Overseas callers  64(4) 528 8082 

We do not just Frame Medals, we create memories Framing By Design

Our dedicated and specialised long term experience with detailed high quality finishing speaks for itself. It has been our privilege to have created many, many hundreds of medal frames for families, collectors and institutions both in New Zealand and Australia. Some of our work has even gone further afield to the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore. Each family heirloom that we create is bespoke and individually handcrafted by us to preserve the past for future family generations. We Will Remember Them.    

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Framed Medals that may also be worn on Anzac Day 

We offer a series of bespoke Medal Case Frames (opening frames) for families specifically wanting to display their full size original or replica  court mounted medals in pride of place and have the flexibility to wear them.    

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Protect your full size mounted medals in our Medal Case Frames

We have designed and manufacture Medal Case Frames, that in addition to the mounted medals being secured inside the frame, there is also a photo in its own the frame.

All photo restoration including resizing, digital imaging and production services are completed by us in-house. 
The end result is significantly impressive and is a popular option with both families and collectors alike. 

Available in a choice of timber frames, to which we fit a premium UV protective Museum Glass®, delivering amazing clarity. Museum Glass® provides long lasting protection ensuring that your medal ribbons and photo are protected from UV breakdown and degradation, making it a truly worthwhile long term family heirloom.

Mounted medals are retained and displayed in our Medal Case Frame, with removal and reinstatement of your mounted medals being a very easy and straightforward. 

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Photos, Badges, Insignia and Documents 
In many instances due to the quantity of items required to be framed, which may include insignia such as: multiple photos, dog tags, badges, flashes, patches, slides and documents we do not by design offer a Medal Case Frame (opening frame) as a solution in these instances.  

We offer our bespoke custom made sealed frames, each of which is designed specific to the family's requirements. Many families have accumulated a significant amount of military memorabilia and other treasures and it is important to present as many as possible of these  items to tell the full story. Otherwise they may become lost remnants which over time run the risk of being disguarded. Framing in one of our bespoke frames is a great way to keep every thing together for future generations and display it in pride of place rather than leave it languishing and forgotten about in a drawer.   

Another option to also consider should you wish to wear the mounted medals, is to frame them in a Medal Case Frame, and have a separate sealed frame containing the insignia and documents.This then provides you with the best option available. Should your family select this option, consider in investing in a set of replica medals for wear.


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Documents of significance are digitally reproduced by us

First World War documents that include the Memorial Scroll and Certificates of Service are digitally reproduced by us.
We also supply and mount a full range of replica medals and other items including the: Memorial Plaque (Death Penny) and Anzac Medallion.   


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Mounting and framing of Emergency Services Medals: Police, Fire, Ambulance,    
Corrections, also Civil Orders & Honours, Decorations, Sports Medals, Masonic Jewels and more....

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Visit our business premises for a personal consultation, or Freephone NZ 0800 423 726 for a friendly chat. 

When sending us your medals and memorabilia including photographs by courier, please enclose with your contact details (email & phone). 
We will make contact to acknowledge receipt.

For families in Australia or elsewhere overseas, we return your medal frames in a custom made wooden case. We manufacture and supply this at no charge. You only 'pay cost' for the freight and packaging, as do all our customers.





Shop Hours

Sat. 11 Jan.  10.00am - 1.00pm
Sun. 12 Dec.      CLOSED
Mon. 13 Jan.  9.30am - 4.00pm
Tues. 14 Jan. 9.00am - 4.00pm
Wed. 15 Jan. 9.00am - 4.00pm
Thurs.16 Jan. 9.00am - 3.00pm
Frid. 17 Jan. 9.00am - 4.00pm 
Sat. 18 Jan. 10.00am - 1.00pm

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191 Main Street,
Upper Hutt

New Zealand

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