My closet display
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The other Autograph is Rosie Rosrnthal a personal hero of mine. Someone should write a book about his life.
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:34 AM
You have a great collection and displayed in a fantastic manner.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:58 PM
Thanks for the kind words. I will be posting an update soon. I have moved everything around AGAIN! I have also added some great AAF items to my display. I hope this thread helps younger, or new collectors see what can be done with their own collections. It just takes time. I look at the first few pictures and think OMG I have come a long way. Thanks to the members of this forum I have grown my collection and learned how to display what I have.
Many thanks to all who have taken time to post their thoughts on my never ending learning experience.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:14 AM
I have been moving things around and added a new display case. I will post these pictures of what my collection has grown to. This is how it looks today. Who knows how it will change in the future.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:15 AM
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:23 AM
I just got these two items. A very nice B-15 flight jacket and a super clean 9th AAF E.T.O. jacket.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:25 AM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:42 AM
When I first joined this forum I did not know much about what I was buying. I just knew I wanted to collect 8th AAF items. With the help of the members I have gathered a nice collection of authentic items. It has taken years to collect what I have. I hope new collectors will look at this thread and see how my collection has grown. Anyone can have a great collection if you keep at it. It could be just a couple of patches or the advanced collections of some of the forum members have. Collect what makes you happy and keeps you interested in learning the history behind it and you can't go wrong.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:44 PM
A close up of the items in my "new" antique display case. The hats on the upper shelf are, from left to right, a Bancroft Flighter enlisted mans hat, an English made enlisted mans hat and an English made officers cap. It looks like the bill of the officers hat was dyed black post war. The books are Dave Dawson in the 8th AAF and Dave Dawson in the AAF. A series of adventure books for young people. I like to add things like the books to a display. Adds a bit of variety. Also a gun camera.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:47 PM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:48 PM
I've always loved what you have done with this space.
I have a very small bedroom dedicated as the "War Room". The problem is, one wall is a large closet and the other has a large window. Because I have seven bookcases, it really kills the display space.
The basement awaits!!!
Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:03 PM
This is a really interesting "war room"!
Those flyboys sure had some cool stuff.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:04 PM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:07 PM
Hello Erwin, most of the uniforms I have on display are named, some have been researched and I even have pictures of 2 of the veterans who wore them. I have learned from fellow forum member cobrahistorian, Jon, that it makes a much nicer collection to have a few named, researched uniforms than many common uniforms. I have made an effort to follow his example. I do have some very nice uniforms that have no name with them, and they display great.
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