>Peter, >And the tax basis cost of personal property contributed to a >charity auction is deductible, so you can at least recover a >portion of the framing cost (not the fair market value of the >item though). >Chris
Interesting. I wonder how you would document that (at least for Canada's tax folks). I suppose you'd have to ask the charity to prepare you a donation receipt and it would be helpful to provide them with a copy of the receipt for the framing.