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#26 robins2

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:45 AM

Interesting to note that on grave marker : his number 350971 formerly 3353

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:36 PM

A great idea to "show off" your collections or part of. I find it interesting to see how things are displayed. My stuff is in a clean attic on Ikea plain wooden slat shelving. I try and put a photo of the item as in use during the war as sometimes it might be a relic or part of a fuse and needs a bit of imagination to understand what it was used for! Will try and get some pics sorted to upload.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:06 AM

A great idea to "show off" your collections or part of. I find it interesting to see how things are displayed. My stuff is in a clean attic on Ikea plain wooden slat shelving. I try and put a photo of the item as in use during the war as sometimes it might be a relic or part of a fuse and needs a bit of imagination to understand what it was used for! Will try and get some pics sorted to upload.


I like that idea , illustrating an items use as part of your display, sort of breathes life into an inanimate object. Looking forward to your pictures.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:46 AM

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:12 PM

Gary, WOW !! what a great job of framing, combining medals, badges and images, the use of matting and spacing is 'spot on', Looks very professional. Did you have to modify the wooden frames to get the depth?
I know how hard it is to find suitable wooden frames. Your display reminded me of a medal collector about thirty five years ago who specialised in Scottish regiments and framed them all up adding into the frame matting a section of Tartan that was appropriate for each regiment.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:58 PM

Hi Khaki
The frames are a good old Ikea special and made for the job,just a wee bit of a squeeze to get the back on the one with the
badges in it.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:23 AM

very very nice, I like especially the causualty medals with the CWGC certificates attached, gives a whole new meaning to a stand alone medal.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:55 PM

Thanks to members for sharing there collections large or small, all are very interesting. I, for one would love to see some more.
Cracking stuff.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:42 PM

Some badges,titles and buttons from the Irish Regiments I have some medals but will have to frame them.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:04 PM

Nice collection of Irish badges, getting hard to find now, would look great framed with a couple of Irish Regimental photo's.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:16 PM

Hi Gladiator,
Magnificent display of family medals, really eye catching in its simplicity, great use of multiple matting ,colours and frames. Its really useful to see how it all goes together so well, this is another excellent example of why I started this 'thread'
thank you for sharing with us
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:37 PM

Thanks for your nice comments khaki. I got my framing ideas from seeing framed images/medals at The Manchester Regiment Museum in Ashton-under-Lyne. See attached.

I am the custodian of medals & other memorabilia of a Pte. in the Oxs & Bucks LI - see images this topic:

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It is my intention to do a similar display with these medals etc.

............also medals etc. belonging to a 'shropshire lad' in the ASC - see image in this topic:

http://1914-1918.inv...1

I have successfully conducted significant research into both soldiers lives & had hoped to swop their memorabilia for Manchester Regiment 20th & 22nd Bn. memorabilia or RNVR Anson Bn. memorabilia but there are no interested parties in the forum. I have even tried to sell in the forum in order to buy memorabilia in my collecting zone but to no avail. Rest assured however that I will not sell on ebay for 'next to nought'! Posted Image

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:50 PM

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:53 PM

And more Manchester Regiment Museum images. A must place to visit if you are ever in the Manchester area as is the Library in Ashton-under-Lyne for records/war diary transcripts etc. for all the Manchester Pals Bn's. Posted Image

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 06:41 PM

Due to a lack of space, I change my mannequins regularly and I try to compose an outfit that fits a particlar event or period. This one I called 'Nach Paris!', and shows a Füsilier of the 73 hannovrian fusilier regiment in august 14, when they left Hannover 'to Paris' for a short, glorious and victorious war, their helmets and uniforms adorned with flowers....

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 07:40 PM

Due to a lack of space, I change my mannequins regularly and I try to compose an outfit that fits a particlar event or period. This one I called 'Nach Paris!', and shows a Füsilier of the 73 hannovrian fusilier regiment in august 14, when they left Hannover 'to Paris' for a short, glorious and victorious war, their helmets and uniforms adorned with flowers....

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Very nice, will you please advise the significance of the cuff band GIBRALTAR, I first observed one at Munster Tank Museum where a group of reinactors were displaying their collections a couple of years ago.
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:19 PM

After the war of 1866 the Kingdom of Hannover was annexed by Prussia. Allready in 1870 hannovrian troops fought with the prussians in the franco-prussian war. In recognation of their assistace and to form an esprit de corps, some of the newly raised hannovrian troops received in 1901 the Gibraltar cufftitle, to commemorate the participance of hann. during the Peninsula war and the defence with the british of Gibraltar against the french. The title was worn by FR73, JR79 and JB10.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:01 PM

I've always found the deeper picture frames quite handy for displaying medals with cap badges and such like, the additional space gives you more room to play with and makes the display stand out better.

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Unfortunately these are no longer available from Wilkinsons, which was a bit of a pain, as there were available in three sizes and very reasonably priced.


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:09 PM

I have managed to find an alternative at Tesco's though, still reasonably priced and available in three sizes.

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Not as deep as the original frames, but still good enough to do the job.


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:18 PM

I've been given one or two items which I have diplayed on a floating shelf which is fixed to the door frame.


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:41 PM


Due to a lack of space, I change my mannequins regularly and I try to compose an outfit that fits a particlar event or period. This one I called 'Nach Paris!', and shows a Füsilier of the 73 hannovrian fusilier regiment in august 14, when they left Hannover 'to Paris' for a short, glorious and victorious war, their helmets and uniforms adorned with flowers....

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Hi Esparges, neat manequin display, rotation is a good idea, keeps everything fresh,

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:48 PM

I have managed to find an alternative at Tesco's though, still reasonably priced and available in three sizes.
Hi Llew, When I was in the framing business, I used "shadow boxes" for customers militaria, from memory they could display anything up to about 2" deep without any modification, try asking the local framers for shadow boxes as opposed to frames.
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Not as deep as the original frames, but still good enough to do the job.


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