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Collecting Monsters => Vintage Monster Toys => Topic started by: Wolfman on August 24, 2018, 08:12:12 PM

Title: Board game display
Post by: Wolfman on August 24, 2018, 08:12:12 PM
A question for anyone who has a vintage board game that they have on display. Do you lean it against a wall, lay it flat, or perhaps put it in a display case? If the latter, where would you find one with those dimensions?  Reason I'm asking, I just acquired the Godzilla game from 1963, so I would greatly appreciate any and all tips.

Thanks,
JP
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Allhallowsday on August 27, 2018, 01:44:16 PM
Congrats on a great game.  I would put it as the background of a display in a cabinet, with other items in front of it. 
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Mike Scott on August 27, 2018, 02:25:38 PM
. . or perhaps put it in a display case? If the latter, where would you find one with those dimensions? 

You'd have to have one custom made. Google "custom acrylic display case".
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Wolfman on August 27, 2018, 09:33:26 PM
You'd have to have one custom made. Google "custom acrylic display case".
There's one on eBay now for $95. Seems a little pricey. I have it in my display case, leaning against the glass as a backdrop. I'm thinking that should be okay, as it displays very well.

JP
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Mike Scott on August 27, 2018, 09:40:01 PM
Seems a little pricey.

I hate it when the container to put things in (including poster frames) costs more than the thing you're putting into it!
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Wolfman on August 27, 2018, 09:52:33 PM
I hate it when the container to put things in (including poster frames) costs more than the thing you're putting into it!
Yes indeed!

JP
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 28, 2018, 07:30:36 PM

How about one of those "frameless" frames that is nothing more than a piece of acrylic with the same sized backing and unobtrusive plain, metal clips to hold them together?

Shouldn't be very expensive to have one cut to size at a place like Michaels Crafts.
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Hepcat on February 05, 2019, 11:18:53 AM
I keep mine in an ordinary Buehler cabinet widely available in furniture stores:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3166_zpscf9768ae.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3171_zps79acadfc.jpg)

But, as you can see, while the storage capacity is large very little of the box graphics are visible. Unfortunately board game collections require mega display space.

 :-\



Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Hepcat on February 06, 2019, 09:43:50 AM
When I decided to expand my collecting efforts to board games and lunch boxes circa 2005, I knew I'd have to use a rifle shot approach or else display space would quickly become a very real problem given the size of these items. I wanted to avoid the Rick Polizzi scenario. He started collecting board games after stumbling upon one in a thrift shop in the late eighties that he'd had as a kid. By late 1990 his collection had grown to over 400 board games:

(http://rickpolizzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Natl1.jpg)

Evidently his collection would continue to grow to well over 1500!

I therefore decided to limit my purchasing to only those board games which looked like they could be new old stock. Still I succeeded in finding some on delightful themes/subjects!

Here are a couple of pictures showing super collector Desi Scarpone's approach to displaying a very few of the games from his collection of over 6000:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Desi_zpsfqoykbxr.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/desiscarponeboardgamecollection_zpsctpwusob.jpg)

Like I say, properly displaying board games requires mega space!

 :(
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Mike Scott on February 06, 2019, 11:57:22 AM
Holy crap! And that only a third of his (eventual) collection!
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: mjaycox on February 12, 2019, 09:44:33 PM
I just callously leave my displayed on the floor

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2457/3591888766_19171efd86_o.jpg)

Matt
Title: Re: Board game display
Post by: Hepcat on February 15, 2019, 11:40:04 AM
How do you avoid tripping on them? And doesn't your wife mind?

 ???