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Old 01-03-16, 10:43 AM
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Not seen many of your caps lately Jerry, about time for a bit of show and tell!
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Old 01-03-16, 11:28 AM
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Not seen many of your caps lately Jerry, about time for a bit of show and tell!
Ali, I have not bought many recently and most of mine are in an album, but if you insist I'll post the shropshire yeo cap.
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Ali, I have not bought many recently and most of mine are in an album, but if you insist I'll post the shropshire yeo cap.
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Headdress in situ, some of it temporary until I decide where its all going
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very fine collection Ali. I also use skulls for hat stands!

I notice you have a welsh guards, I have a similar one dated 1958, but missing its buttons, I must remember to get some for it.

I also like your mini drum ice buckets!
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very fine collection Ali. I also use skulls for hat stands!

I notice you have a welsh guards, I have a similar one dated 1958, but missing its buttons, I must remember to get some for it.

I also like your mini drum ice buckets!
Thanks Jerry, yes I love the ice buckets and the Grenadiers is a cut above as it has the tongs with it

The Welsh Guards cap is lovely, mine's nowhere near as old as yours though. My favourites are the Grenadier, RA and my new NF oh and the M1's of course
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Where did you get your wooden stands for the caps? I've been looking for something like that.
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Where did you get your wooden stands for the caps? I've been looking for something like that.
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Aha! this was Leigh's brilliant idea, buy a bulk load of kitchen towel holders cheap on ebay, stick polystyrene balls on the end and voila! I could actually paint or varnish the stands and put relevant badges on them but I haven't gotten around to that.
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Thanks Alli. That's a great idea. I'll have to check out the Dollar Store for el-cheapo kitchen holders.

One thing, since polystyrene breaks down over time and goes powdery, you should seal the balls and cover them with unbleached cotton. A friend of mine tried to sell me some old polystyrene heads for my caps but they'd already started to deteriorate, so I said thanks, but no thanks.

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Old 02-03-16, 05:49 PM
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Yes I should have said the polystyrene doesn't come in contact with the caps, they are all lined with polythene bags or bubble wrap to help retain the shape and to not put stress on the stitching.
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Some of that stuff can still break down over time and become sticky. Best to use polyester or polypropylene.

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Excellent a further excuse to play with my caps
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That's a lovely collection Miss!
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Nice collection Ali, there was some in Lechlade a while back some I think are still there originally 20 plus he has shifted all but half a dozen one if memory serves is an American Officers and a French Kepi an excuse to pop down this afternoon see if still there?
All the best looks good but do please feed the staff!
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