That's also why my collection is on the second floor. Not every Tom, Dick and Harry can see it when we have parties or people over. Very few people I trust to know what I have or what it's worth. Can need be too careful these days.
Larry: An interesting subject that you have launched; Haven or Shrine. I suppose for some of us it's analogous to the fighter pilot's "Hero Wall" in that we display our prized possessions and, possibly, expose our egos. In many cases such a room is probably the only place in the house or apartment where the collection can be housed and displayed and becomes a "man cave" by default. In any event, the so-called "man cave" is an expression of one's interests and a show of pride, and is by its very nature an individualistic statement. In my case, it's a show of pride and a record of accomplishment, though I really can't call it a "man cave." Here are a few photos of the room and the displays. We will start with the family-related stuff. Dwight
great Display and family history. thanks for sharing.
I forgot to add this photo in my original post. Dwight
Great displays, Dwight. I'm in need of a nice bookcase and I think yours would work well.
Cousins on BOTH sides of WW2!!!!!!! not too many can boast of that in their past - that must have torn the family apart back then!
but lends itself to ripe collecting research and picking!
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
A 10 years ago I had a 4 story colonial home finished basement attic,,etc,, and garage,,,, but even out of all that space and rooms,, my hiding place was the garage! My collectibles were in one room which my Ex occupied with her sewing stuff. The garage had a desk and my motorcycle ,small fridge and beer. I sat in there for hours,,as the Mrs. at that time had the whole house,,, and my escape from the "Honey Do" weekends were spent hidden in the garage of my mind. Great posts guys!!! Keep em coming!! Regards Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
Dwight, your models are absolutely amazing. Unfortunately I couldn't have anything like that around, as my furry tortoiseshell assistant would see it as her own personal playground - and with inevitable consequences. My bookshelves are tempting enough for her...
My girlcave i.e. my house, is stuffed with books and well-stocked with chocolate. I'm an inveterate visitor to charity shops and boot sales to not only sniff out books on military history, but to feed my sci-fi addiction.
BTW, both my grandfathers fought on opposite sides in WW1; one in the Belgian army and one in Pilsudski's Legions in the Austro-Hungarian army.