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    Post by Camo-collector1951 on Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:35 pm

    Hi all. For many years I didn't have a decent area for displaying my collection of Militaria, but now I do and here are some pictures. I still find that I have forgotten some things that are still stored in plastic storage boxes & even wonder when I actually acquired them. A lot web gear is hard to display, [unless on some type of maniquin] so it all remains in boxes, some WW1 & WW11 uniforms are in plastic covers & not displayed. Regards Jim.Displaying your Militaria Dscn0518
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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:20 am

    Nice collection and displayed well.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:28 pm

    Nice display! One of the best reasons for collecting this stuff is to enjoy it. Hard to do that when it's at the bottom of a box under 2 other boxes shoved into a closet with several boxes in front of it Wink You have the right idea for sure. Though, as you say, displaying kit presents a ton of challenges, so it's not so easy to keep that stuff from being stashed away out of sight.

    I always said that I'd stop collecting when I couldn't easily see my collection. I've not kept to that promise despite my best efforts Sad

    I would recommend moving to wooden hangers instead of plastic. They hold up longer and support the uniforms better over time. At least here in the US boxes of 20 wooden hangers aren't too expensive (less than $1 each).

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    Post by Camo-collector1951 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the comments, the reason I buy the plastic one's is they are cheap and the hanging hook swivels. good wooden one's like the tailors use are fairly expensive. Jim.
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    Post by Wolverine on Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:12 pm

    I prefer the wooden hangers, but no matter the type, if you have some especially heavy uniform, it is helpful to put some foam pipe insulation over the hanger and wrap it with some type of fabric. This really supports the shoulders, and prevents the hanger from making stretch points.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:49 pm

    I also advise against hanging very lightweight stuff, such as Warsaw Pact sniper sets. You'll never get the hanger marks out of the shoulders once they set in, and they will set in.

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    Post by Wolverine on Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:51 pm

    Indeed, some items are simply better off laid flat in boxes - this also protects from dust and light.
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    Post by Camo-collector1951 on Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:48 pm

    Yes I will have to begin the swap over to wood.The only wooden one is hanging the Congo Mlok jacket because it is so heavy. regards Jim.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:27 pm

    Heh... I've had Czech stuff break wooden hangers Smile But that's due to using cheap Chinese made wooden hangers!

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