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My man cave

Post by stuka f » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:57 am

My man cave is a mix of different cabinets at this time.
To much other projects around the house to take care of...
So I just bought this over 3 m. long glass cabinet,with that one I am getting close to the original plan I had in mind to display the collection.
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Here is what it looks like now, with a "first improvement"... (not all "pickel" related!);

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There is more around the corner, but I have no pictures of what it looks like at this moment.
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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Post by Jaap Verduijn » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:43 am

Me likee!!!
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Post by stuka f » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:26 am

Thanks, Jaap!
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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Post by aicusv » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:30 am

Beats the brown cardboard boxes that most of my collection is in. Looks real good. I like the ships.
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Post by Sandmann » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:43 am

A real improvement with your treasures in the glas displays. Nice collection :bravo:
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Post by SkipperJohn » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:07 pm

Very nice collection. I too love the old sailing ship models. I have (had) several wooden ship models myself, but space constraints and moves have taken their toll. To the depths with 'em as it were.

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Post by Schiavona13 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:30 pm

Nice big showcase , if it doesnt fit let me know , i will pick it up for free ;-)
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Post by kaiser » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:33 pm

A lovely mixture of collectebles😉

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Post by badener » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:22 pm

That's a wonderful collection Stuka.
It must be a Bavarian. They always smell the worst!

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Post by Khukri » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:17 am

Great collection Kris! (BTW: I love the Belgian Lansier (Lancer) dolman and Tschapka of course...).4th Lancers Regiment...is that correct?The men that held the line at Halen, that 12th of August 1914.

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Post by stuka f » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:31 am

Thank you all!
And yes Francis, he was the man!;-)
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Post by Khukri » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:18 pm

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Post by stuka f » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:48 am

Due to the moving and all what goes with it, I didn't managed to spend much attention to my button collection, for a few years.
Still a lot of things to do over here, but lets say we are settled for the best. And BTW, I still didn't finish the job with that large cabinet.... :(
Weather being bad over here for the last weeks, I managed to restart doing my buttons.
The collection is stored in old printing furniture (second pic), with 12 draws each, witch I adapted in order to present greatest part of my buttons.
I am no there yet, but quiet good to show you how it stands.
The two rows on the left are my international buttons, holding military and civilian buttons from the whole world.(Among them, only one draw German buttons all periods and also nearly one Canadian draw with the help of a well know member(founder) of this forum!) :wink:
Except for the British and French witch can be seen in the two central rows.
And the Belgian witch are showed in the last two rows on the right.

My British military buttons are numbered according to numbers used by H Ripley in his book (pic 3).


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Post by aicusv » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:56 am

That's one buttoned down collection. Very nice.
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Post by Sandmann » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:01 pm

:lol: A lot of stuff...How many sqarefeets is your Mancave?
Wish my collection-room would have the half size of yours :bravo:
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Post by stuka f » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:26 am

To small!
Is what I keep telling my wife.;-)

No I can't complain. It used to be a apartment...it is over 4 m by a bit more then 6 m, nearly 26.5 m2.
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Re: My man cave

Post by aicusv » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:42 am

stuka f wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:26 am
To small!
Is what I keep telling my wife.;-)
Usually that's what my wife is telling me. (hey, some body had to say it)
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Post by Peter_Suciu » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:45 am

Very nice. Congrats on such a nice display.

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Post by stuka f » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:37 pm

Thanks Peter!
Still have to finish the big cabinet.
BTW, I got a nice photo album (2 in fact!) of a former colonel of the Force Publique in Belgian Congo.
Very interesting. But didn't do much with it, due to the button's...
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Post by Khukri » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:33 pm

Great!!!!Kris: With room for a fridge??

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Post by b.loree » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:57 pm

Congrats, great man cave and above ground too, not the usual basement retreat! I have a friend who collects war of 1812, amazing what Brit and US buttons from that era sell for.
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Post by stuka f » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:10 am

Khukri wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:33 pm
Great!!!!Kris: With room for a fridge??
Thanks!
I am making room at the moment.
For ...a fridge, a tele, a humidor, a good chair, and so on! :wink:
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Post by stuka f » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:14 am

b.loree wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:57 pm
Congrats, great man cave and above ground too, not the usual basement retreat! I have a friend who collects war of 1812, amazing what Brit and US buttons from that era sell for.
Thank you.
Most expensive button I saw was a railway button, can't remember how much, but I know I could get a very nice spike helmet for it...
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Post by Gustaf » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:21 am

A Great collection and great displays, the one thing I see that worries me is the amount of sunlight that is allowed into the collections room. I hope you have UV protection on the glass. There are a number of things that threaten our collection, we all understand water, fire, theft and vermin, but light is as bad for fabric and printed material. In my two collections rooms, I have blocked all external light, one by walling over the windows, the other being temporary, I have covered the glass with aluminum foil.
OK, they are dolls, but they have kung fu grip! and weapons.

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Post by stuka f » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:49 am

Hey Gustaf,

thanks for your message and appreciation.
No worries about sun and moon light, the whole house is equipped with special glass in order to preserve the antiques, and keeps the house chilled in the summer.It has (the glass!) a whole lot of specifications I can't even remember.
It also is; "one side see trough" (from the in side to the out side, of course! ;-))
I also blocked one window, but that was due to the fact I needed more wall space.
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Post by Gustaf » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:02 am

The one side see through also has the benefit of keeping outsiders from seeing in. I have to admit that the reason for walling over the window in one room was for the display space as it is a north wall and gets little sunlight through it. If you need more display space, you can send what does not fit to me.
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