How do you store and display your finds?!

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TerraEnglandia wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:38 pm Is that a pint glass? :shock: :D
He used to drink straight from the bottle but has gotten posh (comparatively) since he got married :lol:
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stanslad wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:42 pm A few displays from over the years.
The old chaps bottle shed ain't there no more & the good bits detecting finds cabinet has now gone, awaiting a new bigger one which will have better led lighting to get rid of shadows
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Very smart!
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Somehow the efforts to declutter never really seem to work but I keep trying. I've been looking at a range of storage boxes (toolmakers cabinets, collectors cabinets etc.) and none have really been what I want or what I want to pay - the better ones get very pricey and for that money I want something that works first time.
I've had this brass bound jewellery box for years but you have to lift out the trays and, as nice as the box is it doesn't work for me (HolzHammer - any guess on age)
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so searching for a cheaper solution - read as one I could try out and it didn't matter if I got it wrong - I found a plentiful supply of modern jewellery boxes.
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Now they are not perfect but are of reasonable, simple quality. First look shows it will need a little bit of modding but nothing much. And the price - £19.49 delivered.

It's not the quality old box that I would prefer to have but then it's not north of £300! And if it doesn't work out I haven't broken the bank and a charity shop will be a little richer.
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DaveP wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:13 am Somehow the efforts to declutter never really seem to work but I keep trying. I've been looking at a range of storage boxes (toolmakers cabinets, collectors cabinets etc.) and none have really been what I want or what I want to pay - the better ones get very pricey and for that money I want something that works first time.
I've had this brass bound jewellery box for years but you have to lift out the trays and, as nice as the box is it doesn't work for me (HolzHammer - any guess on age)
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so searching for a cheaper solution - read as one I could try out and it didn't matter if I got it wrong - I found a plentiful supply of modern jewellery boxes.

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Now they are not perfect but are of reasonable, simple quality. First look shows it will need a little bit of modding but nothing much. And the price - £19.49 delivered.

It's not the quality old box that I would prefer to have but then it's not north of £300! And if it doesn't work out I haven't broken the bank and a charity shop will be a little richer.

I'd say early 19thC - rosewood by the look of it - I really like it!
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HolzHammer wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:24 pm
I'd say early 19thC - rosewood by the look of it - I really like it!
Thank you - a little older than I thought. It also has nicely inlaid brass handles and the internal mirror folds out to a 45 degree angle - I really should restore it but then it would just sit back in the pile of boxes it's in now. I tried to find a similar sized one with drawers but they are a little expensive to say the least.
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As Sunday's digging was rained off,
decided to sort some of the bells out into a box frame.
Clint.
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stanslad wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:09 pm As Sunday's digging was rained off,
decided to sort some of the bells out into a box frame.
Clint.
Now that is a brilliant idea :D Love it :thumbsup:

P.S. Darn still haven’t done the promised video of my finds storage options - best get on with it!
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stanslad wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:09 pm decided to sort some of the bells out into a box frame.
Some of the bells? You mean there are more? :shock:

Great display, by the way :thumbsup:
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stanslad wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:09 pm As Sunday's digging was rained off,
decided to sort some of the bells out into a box frame.
Clint.
i love that . ive never found 1
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Stanslad, you need another one now with a collection of whistles :thumbsup:
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I promised a video too so here you go
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stanslad wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:09 pm As Sunday's digging was rained off,
decided to sort some of the bells out into a box frame.
Clint.
I like that Clint :thumbsup:

might well be another of your ides I snaffle :Thinking: :Thinking: :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:54 pm I promised a video too so here you go
Nice vid Cath! And nice to see some properly organised finds .... my desk top is atrocious at the moment...
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I only display a glass bowl full of Roman grots. two reason really, first being the missus thinks it's crap anyway and makes the house look untidy. second reason is, if people knew what I had in the house on this estate I would get robbed :lol:
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HolzHammer wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:44 am Nice vid Cath! And nice to see some properly organised finds .... my desk top is atrocious at the moment...
first thing this morning... see where I've left room for my laptop....!
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