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do you give a military collection a number code

Article about: do you give a military collection a number code? i give my military collection a code number to help speed up my research. and it helps me find out if my collection is stolen or not.

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    do you give a military collection a number code?

    i give my military collection a code number to help speed up my research.
    and it helps me find out if my collection is stolen or not.

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    Do you mean cataloging you items so you can keep track of them, I have heard of this it never end well. I know a dealer well who spent thousands on a cataloging system because he had so many items after about a year the system fell apart because he could not remember where he had put the items. I personally would not do this because I have a good memory of what I have, but if you where going to do this I would suggest taking pictures of each item to remember

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    I remember in the old old old days, that some collectors(I never did this!!) would mark all of their pieces-from guns to daggers,etc-with an engraving pencil. Even today, you will still see tiny numbers or initials, etc on the occasional piece-and still much accursed by collectors! By, yes, I know what you are saying, and no, I have never done the number code system, but it would be a good thing to do, if one could figure out how to identify pieces without permanently marking them! And, Welcome to the Forum, by the way!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Ron R has perfected catalogue numbering of his extremely extensive collection. Seems to work very well for him.

    http://www.walhalla.se/topic/3294-th...ection/page-40

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    I have afew excel spreadsheets of items I have in my collection, items for sale and items I have sold. I do give everything a number but also a description of what that item is. I dont need the number so much but it helps me know how many items I have for sale mostly, plus number of items I have in my collection. It also helps to let me know what I payed for an item so if I see another in the future I dont have to rely on memory alone.

    In saying all this I would never inscribe an item with a number though or use stickers for that matter, to much damage can occur.

    Jason

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    I document my items on lined paper kept in a binder. It is organised
    by country: 'Germany', USA, or by what the items are: Medals,
    Wings, Patches, Ordnance, etc. I name and describe each
    piece with a few pertinent details as well as the price paid,
    plus an empty column for an estimated selling price,
    and if possible, where and when I got it.

    I have yet to go around and tie little labels on a lot of badges
    and pins to further identify each one. I believe that marking
    items permanently is a no-no, destroying history
    as well as value.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    i use a piece of paper and write the number until i make a metal number tag and i use a display frame for my patch to

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    Tape will eventually leave stains or glue residue on your things.

    First thing I do after I buy something at a show, is take the
    damn sticky tag off. I've seen plenty of items with muck
    on them somewhere, or rust from a staple.

    There should be a graduated licensing program for
    anyone who wants to use tape or staples.........
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 06-13-2013 at 04:56 AM. Reason: Additions.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Nathan Krausch View Post
    i use a piece of paper and write the number until i make a metal number tag and i use a display frame for my patch to
    or i use this trick

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    Thats very true, think of old book in second hand book shops that have had pages taped back together again. They also discolour and ruin the page. When I have items for sale I use a paper tag thats on a piece of string. The string is tied to a part of the item to keep the label secure and the string will no cause damage or marks. The paper tags come in many sizes to, depending on the information you plan to put on them. When an item sells the new owner can either keep the tag on or take it off without any problem.

    Jason

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