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#1 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:41 PM

hey guys

(i did a search and nothing came up, so excuse me if this has been brought up before)

- this is more to do with how you display your collection as opposed to the items themselves.....but i was wondering how do you gents go about displaying your militaria collections?

......do you have proper displays or are they kept in boxes?
...do you display your collection on a shelf, in a display cabinet, office space or maybe even have a "militaria room" ?

(pictures/photos are welcome)

if so what are they like? do you make your own "display cabinets" etc

when you buy a new item, do you keep your display space in mind? (size, how it will look in it? etc)

myself, being a student, i dont really have the space at the moment, but i have ideas on how i would like to display my little collection in the near future (i hope ;))

Edited by AndyPants, 10 July 2009 - 05:43 PM.
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#2 will382

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:49 PM

Unfortunately, like you, I have no room for displaying! It all stays in boxes :(

I safely store everything now and hope to get a shelving unit or glass cabinet one day...

#3 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:54 PM

hey will - thanks,

i'm often away from home, so most of my stuff is in boxes at the moment

....i supose its safe for now, but it's hard to enjoy it when ya cant really see it
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#4 Kruska

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:55 PM

Hello AndyPants,

All of my collectables (not so much) besides those hanging on the walls are displayed in Cubbords (Sh..t.. how is cubboard spelled :D) You know those furniture pieces standing at the wall usually containing cloth or books.

Most cub... have a glassfront and are of the same time period as most of my collectables "German Imperial stuff".

So I think that it blends in quite well.

Oh and yes, if I from time to time aquire a new piece of history I already can see its rightfull place for display even before I get it :)

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#5 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:03 PM

Thanks for the response Kruska,

(dont worry i know what a cupboard is :))



oh i just taught of this:

for you guys that collect photos / letters & postcards / paper / award docs / soldbuchs ect...

do you have them out on display (like in a frame or album) or do you "file" them somewhere?


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Edited by AndyPants, 10 July 2009 - 08:05 PM.
spelling of CUPBOARD !

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#6 Kruska

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:33 PM

Thanks for the response Kruska,

(dont worry i know what a cuboard is :))


Hello AndyPants,

C U B O A R D ... thanks, my rouge face colour has just returned to it's natural caucasian blanc. :o

as for letters, photos, docs, etc. I usually try to frame the nice ones and others I lay into bookfiles - never glueing, clipping or attaching/fixing them in any way.

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#7 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:40 PM

no bother Kruska.......im not too good at spelling myself!


ya, that's good that nothing is ever "stuck" in place.....so it's easy to handle and no damage to the doc too.
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#8 36thva2

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:51 PM

This is how most of my autographed photos are displayed. I still have about 100 to put in the album when I get more pages. I only use the PVC free pages so no damage will happen to the photos.

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#9 jason4473

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:56 PM

I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now. Right now they are in boxes but I have been looking at china cabinets the kind with a light in them.

#10 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:57 PM

very nice 36thva2.....you must have some amount of photos!
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Andy

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#11 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:59 PM

hello jason......true keeping them in boxes is a shame
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#12 jason4473

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:08 PM

Yes it is! there was a real nice one in an antique shop the kind with the rounded glass but no light it was oak it was almost 500.00 usd. hows it going Andy?

#13 36thva2

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:26 PM

Thank you Andy! I probably have about 350-400 photos all together.

Some of my other items are in a small section of a china cabinet. Most everything else is in boxes and the uniforms are stuck in bags in the closet.... This is my little section in the cabinet. Don`t pay any attention to the models. I put those together about 30 years ago.

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#14 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:31 PM

sounds nice jason.....maybe you could sort out a light for it?

ya i like what kruska said about perhaps using an old cuboard or antique cabinet for his collection to reflect the historical items contained within it

im not too bad myself jason....plenty of rain here though
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#15 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:38 PM

no problem 36th,

that's quite a few photos!

you got a few nice items there on show....i like the wound badge (is it black - hard to tell from the photo because your "tank commander" is in the way :)) and the sholderboards too
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#16 will382

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:48 PM

It's cupboard :P hehe

#17 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:03 PM

:lol: thanks will........at least i was closer than Kruska was


(or maybe "cuboard" is what you call a "cupboard" with militaria in in ;))
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#18 sniper1946

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:19 PM

all on display andy,guns,helmets,and awards,no point having a collection stuck away and never seen till you dig them out.this is how I display helmets,ray..:D
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#19 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:25 PM

:eek:

Very Very Very nice Ray


you have some collection mate!


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p.s what does your weapon collection consist of? i see the mauser butt anyway

Edited by AndyPants, 10 July 2009 - 09:31 PM.

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#20 sniper1946

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:47 PM

click on my album andy,you'll see some,ray..

#21 36thva2

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:51 PM

Wow Ray. That is one sweet collection!

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:57 PM

thanks 36thva2,glad you like it.pleasure showing it ray..

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:03 PM

thanks for salute andy...

#24 Kruska

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:14 PM

:lol: thanks will........at least i was closer than Kruska was
(or maybe "cuboard" is what you call a "cupboard" with militaria in in ;))


Ehmm...ja..off course, that is exactly what I meant, weren't you familiar with that term ??? :D

Hello 36thva2,

Interesting collection, congrats - I like those tanks.

Hello sniper1946,

good looking collection there, any close ups on the gunnery especially the one on top.?

Regards
Kruska

Edited by Kruska, 10 July 2009 - 10:20 PM.

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#25 AndyPants

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:15 PM

you've got a great collection ray....im sure your proud of it (i certainly would)

and nicely displayed too......im sure it's great, to be able to glance over at them "on display" .....someting i will have have to sort myself
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