I don't usually show people, or display it.
I don't display it, but will show people I know will understand. and find it interesting
I display it, but only in an office or back room.
I display my stuff proudly for all to see.
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
I don't display any of my WW 2 German collection where house guests can see it for one simple reason - I have a bedroom dedicated to that sole purpose. Shall we call it my "in house" museum. Unfortunately the collection has long since out grown the available space and things are stacke/piled up where much is not visable.
Those who are friends/collectors and guests in my house get to go in and look around to their hearts content. No one else has any need to know it is there!
What is on my living room wall is some of my Viet Nam stuff.
I have a nice office in the back of the house, interested people are welcome to view it and many do. People are more puzzled by the odour than the items - I am more concerned about loose lips making a brek in possible. I collect British and Canadian pre -45 only, so no worries about perceptions of displaying the 'baddies' stuff: 'Are we the Baddies?' Mitchell and Webb Funny Nazi Scetch - YouTube
Well, I don't consider mine a Nazi display. I consider it a German Third Reich era display, and that's how I explain it. The items I do display are not dominated by the German items. I also have US and Japanese items to show that there was more to WWII. The items I like to display are vet bring backs that were handed down to me from my great uncle (US Army-ETO) and uncle (US Navy-Pacific) If people come in and find the history interesting, then I show them the other stuff that I've collected over the years. My wife calls it my little museum, and it is!