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Finally, a respectable display...


alktrio06

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I have been collecting for almost two years now. I have been focusing on acquiring things, but did not put much stock into how to display anything. Finally, I went to Ikea to pick up the detlof case that everyone uses, instead I picked up the Billy book case with glass doors and shelves. Here are some pics...

 

Also, I am strictly focusing on WWII, so if you see anything that does not fit let me know!

Thanks!

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Very well displayed. Thanks for sharing! Beware though, pretty soon you'll find yourself picking up 5 more book cases and filling them up:)

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Also, I am strictly focusing on WWII, so if you see anything that does not fit let me know!

 

Nice looking display! I've seen everyone with these Ikea display cases and keep meaning to pick one up.

 

And only because you asked the question above, I thought I'd point out a few of the non-WWII items in the display.

  • USAF EM Visor (blue) - The USAF was not established until September 18, 1947
  • Following medals were awarded post WWII - Army Achievement Medal (1981), National Defense Service Medal (1953), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (1950), Army Commendation Medal (Ribbon only from 1945-1960), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (1971)

It's of course highly likely that a WWII vet, had they served post war, could have worn/been awarded any of the items I've mentioned above. But as far as being issued during WWII, they were not.

 

Personally, I would keep them in the display regardless as it looks good the way it's setup.

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Great display! I too have tried to improve the display of my items by putting them into glass cases, it just seem so much more professional looking but, those cases can get pricey also. As for the flag, I don't think it's military, it's a bit large compared to those worn by soldiers. I'm thinking just a really nice 40's-50's period civilian 48 star flag. I'd leave it in there anyhow, it looks good!

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Thanks to all the responses and answers to my questions. I'm going to leave everything as is for now, as I get more, I'll take out non-WWII stuff.

 

Those of you that pointed out the helmets on the book shelf are right! As soon as my basement is done this summer, I'm moving my stuff downstairs and getting a few more shelves.

 

All in all this displays my two loves...hockey and collecting military items.

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Good looking display. I like the lighting. I'm overloading on ideas for starting mine.

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ww2relichunter

very nice medal and display i like it a lot and the flag could have been cared in ww2 i have seen a lot of these small flags carried by soldiers into combat it is like a tradition so i wouldn't write it of as not a ww2 flag

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Thanks, I should have gone with the led lights, but they are sufficient.

 

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Thanks, I'm fairly sure you are right. I picked it up at a veterans estate sale.

 

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I got the flag above from an estate sale, anyone know of its uses? Was it an issued flag?

 

Flags like these are mostly civilian or private purchase.Parade type flags like you see on the wooden sticks.Several sizes were made/used.Not uncommon for soldiers to have one.I have a few even made out of silk.One came in a WW1 group.Another in a WW2 group and the vet said his mother sent it to him.Yet another small flag I have came in a group and was a award for a competition or inspection a veteran was involved in.

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I grew up in Canton Alktrio, I started collecting there in 1977 and I graduated from Plymouth-Salem in 1985. Seeing that you are starting your collection there brings back many fond memoies for me. I had a lot of friends who I collected with and the times were great! Nice displays and keep up the great work. Scott

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