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Hello!

 

After a recent move (a major space upgrade!) from an apartment in a college residence hall with my wife, I have been generously given (by a great wife!) a large walk-in closet exclusively for the collection! It is still a work in progress with several boxes of gear, helmets, medals, and stacks of Rikers needing display when I figure out how. There is still much wall space to decorate.

 

I collect WWI-WWII US and have begun focusing on Constabulary/German occupation insignia when I can find them. These aren't displayed yet either. I finally got around to taking some photos and thought I would share them here!

 

Many of my ideas for displays and collecting have gratefully come from forum members here and countless hours viewing your fantastic collections online! All feedback and ideas are always welcomed!

 

-Johannes

 

Pic #1: the three partial mannequins in the closet, stacked on trunks from a 4th Armored vet group. The AAF A-2 is ID'd and has the patch of Boca Raton Army Air Field; the M42 is unissued; the display in the foreground is a progressing D-Day infantryman display.

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Great collection and very organized! I love the way you displayed the armored patches.

Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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Thank you all, again, for the kind compliments.

 

First of all, Go Cougs!

 

Second of all, fantastic collection! You've mastered a mix of quality items and top-notch displays into a limited space!

 

and GO COUGS! :D

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Red Devil - fantastic room, this is what im shooting for at some point. Where did you get your shelving materials and what kind of wood did you use? Size of boards? Congrats again on a fantastic set up!

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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Red Devil - fantastic room, this is what im shooting for at some point. Where did you get your shelving materials and what kind of wood did you use? Size of boards? Congrats again on a fantastic set up!

 

Thank you! Believe it or not, this apartment closet came furnished exactly like this. The wood is laminated boards 10" wide. My wife was kind enough to designate it was the War Room before we had even moved it. I would like to add a small shelving/bookcase for medals on one side, and a case for lead soldiers on the other at some point.

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Great addition! Those are some professional looking shelves...Where did you get your display cases?

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifmsg-24355-0-77312200-1449362814.gif

 

USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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