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Old 24th November 2017, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Weapons display 'themes'

I know we have discussed display racks, holders and cases over the years, but I wasn't sure if we had touched on so called 'theme' background ephemera supporting the type sword, sword history, country of origin, etc. In other words, for a medieval swords collection, perhaps family crests, banners, goblets, etc. For an African collection, perhaps leather shields or trophy animal heads, etc, etc. I believe there accouterments accentuate and highlight a collection, bringing out the whole historical (and possibly cultural) aspects.

Here are some pics of my pirate/privateer/maritime collection. The weapons are all real, as are many of the items. That being said, the gems and coins, 'old maps' and broadsides are for looks. And yes, the skull is also only a prop-
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Old 24th November 2017, 11:33 PM   #2
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I've added some pieces to my collection that the average onlooker might not understand, such as the blue white china Imari dish (18th c.). Believe it or not, many pieces of Chinese/Japanese porcelain was found on European shipwrecks and pirate vessels...
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Old 24th November 2017, 11:37 PM   #3
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Pewter items dating to the Age of Sail, along with Revolutionary War era items, such as the powder keg, tell a story about the items.
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Old 25th November 2017, 01:01 AM   #4
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Very cool
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Thanks, drdavid!
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Old 25th November 2017, 04:19 AM   #6
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Good stuff!
Thanks for sharing
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