Jump to content

Getting the Display Room back Together


Airwolf
 Share

Recommended Posts

I am sure like many of you, your display room has changed over the years. After a recent move to a new house, I am finally getting my room back to a presentable space. I still have a closet for uniforms and several cabinets filled with other smaller items that still need good homes, but here are some photos of what I have so far. The images needed to be compressed, so they are not as crisp as I hoped. Hope you enjoy the views and thanks for taking a look.

 

Let's walk around the room, starting with the some uniforms, I plan to add a second level of shelving so I can display more tunics.

post-18217-0-51114500-1580064199_thumb.jpg

 

This is a great set, all from the same Marine (except the field hat and shoulder boards), dated 1909. I messed up and did not purchase a set of boards that would have gone great with this set.

post-18217-0-60088600-1580064231_thumb.jpg

 

Small section for some WW1 honors.

post-18217-0-49305700-1580064243_thumb.jpg

 

A great variation from 1904 to 1918. It took me some time to find the correct Enlisted Full Dress cover but it looks great with the tunic.

post-18217-0-73513500-1580064223_thumb.jpg

 

On to the Wall of Covers, not nearly as impressive as some of the major USMC collectors out there, but I am working on it. Several of the swords are named, I will have a lot of things to research when I retire.

post-18217-0-73692500-1580064965_thumb.jpg

 

A little closer on the right..

post-18217-0-42261000-1580065007_thumb.jpg

 

and on the left..

post-18217-0-93870800-1580065017_thumb.jpg

 

The next posting will continue around the room.

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Continuing around the room.

 

The tall display case is still a work in progress.

post-18217-0-79460800-1580065532_thumb.jpg

 

A look going at the top and going down the shelves.

post-18217-0-18786100-1580065596_thumb.jpg

post-18217-0-34397800-1580065541_thumb.jpg

post-18217-0-82000600-1580065558_thumb.jpg

post-18217-0-25272100-1580065571_thumb.jpg

post-18217-0-38651600-1580065668_thumb.jpg

 

The last wall has some nice 1913 thru WW1 officer sets. The Service Greens are from then Captain F.H. Delano (there is a well see photo of Delano, SgtMaj. Quick, Neville, Lejeune and Butler in Vera Crux, MX.) (the cover is an add-on for display, wish I had the original). The original group had been broken up years ago, I managed to get the tunic and three pairs of pant, then 15 year later I came across a pair of his dress Blues pants, just had to add them to the group. The Tans and Whites are small parts of the Lt. Williamson lot (except the field hat and the EGAs).

post-18217-0-91673300-1580065686_thumb.jpg

 

So that completes the room, still have a lot of items to display. I love looking over everyone's post to try and get new ideas. Again, hope you enjoyed the views. Thanks, Airwolf

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am guessing several of you may also have the same problem, the spouse likes to keep all of our treasures contained in one room, I managed to get a small display wall in the main part of the house. I need to add some more to it, but at least I don't have to go to the far side ofhe house to see things.

 

post-18217-0-57714200-1580066923_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brian Dentino

You sir have an amazing collection that is very nicely displayed and focused. Beautiful, and thanks for sharing it here with us to enjoy. I wish I was a little closer so that I could come over, have a beverage or two, and admire it in person!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hookemhorns88

Looks fantastic and well presented. I especially like how the visors are displayed on the individual shelving. Looking forward to future developments.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice display. Could you tell how you built the vertical shelfs you have shown. I have a few hats that i would like to displays in a similar fashion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't think some people appreciate the gravity of this collection...it's chalk full of grail items. An original leatherneck, special dress bell crowns, a patrol jacket...and on, and on, and on...

 

Absolutely fantastic...one could spend two lifetimes trying to amass that assortment

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Usmccollector

This is an incredible collection! Very well displayed as well. What did you use to display the visors? I definitely agree with brig, its full of grails!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

for the cover displays, I used a vertical wall mounting strips for shelving, then took a wood cut-out (like for small plaques) from a hobby store and attached that to the shelving brackets. It allows me to change the display height whenever and I can put more covers in a smaller space as compared to shelves and hat stands.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 months later...
On 2/1/2020 at 6:39 PM, Brig said:

I don't think some people appreciate the gravity of this collection...it's chalk full of grail items. An original leatherneck, special dress bell crowns, a patrol jacket...and on, and on, and on...

 

Absolutely fantastic...one could spend two lifetimes trying to amass that assortment

I can only agree with Brig on the statement about grail items. Your collection, while I have seen larger ones, is simply amazing in terms of the items represented. You have some artifacts in there that I have only seen in museums. Nice job, and your dedication toward presentation is impressive. Thank you for sharing. Kevin

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just seeing this now....that is a most impressive collection....and will echo Brigs comments as well....there is some rare stuff in these images! Can we get more shots of the patrol jacket and it's interior....and who is it named to....fantastic to see one!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Excellent display room.

I like the Marine Corps theme.

I have to say that the Devil Dog Haube is quite impressive.

 

Semper Fi

Phil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't know how I missed this before. Thanks to Warguy for the link. What an amazing collection - just one "holy cr*p" after another!

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...