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Posted almost 5 years ago

 

Anyone have any suggestions for a good size/style of display case or shadow box to use for badge/patch collecting?  I'm actually looking for a friend of mine, whose girlfriend wants to get him something to celebrate a police anniversary.  He and I had talked in the past about displaying our badges/patches for agencies where we've worked in the past.  And where would I purchase such an item?  I looked on eBay but didn't see much.  Any tips appreciated!

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Rate This | Posted almost 5 years ago

 

I have been getting my display cases from USA Display.  I have four of the 24X24 and two of the 18X24.  Great price for the quality.  You can choose what color of felt background and the kind of wood you want.  Perfect for mounting on the wall.  Has made my badge display really stand out.   You can visit there website at usadisplay.net

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Wow, now THAT place is all about display cases!  Their website could use a design upgrade, but they must be doing pretty well regardless.  Do you happen to remember what you paid for yours?  I think the cheapest display I found quoted was $129, and most of them ran up into the $300-500 range.  Whoa!  I need to spend way less than that if possible, but maybe my standards are unrealistic...

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Rate This | Posted almost 5 years ago

 

I just use shadow boxes from Michael's Crafts stores.  I like them because they are very cheap and they have different sizes.  There are a few that the front door will open for easy access as your collection grows.  If you find them on sale, you can get a large shadow box that the front door opens for $25 or $30.  I do not like the background color but a piece of felt fabric from the local fabric store changes that. 

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Rate This | Posted almost 5 years ago

 

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Wow, now THAT place is all about display cases!  Their website could use a design upgrade, but they must be doing pretty well regardless.  Do you happen to remember what you paid for yours?  I think the cheapest display I found quoted was $129, and most of them ran up into the $300-500 range.  Whoa!  I need to spend way less than that if possible, but maybe my standards are unrealistic...



With shipping I think I paid $120 a piece for the 24X24 cases and $90 for the 18X24 cases.  They have prices listed on the website if I remember correctly.  I have seen other similar cases go for $200 or more.  I have some cheap ones as well that I use at shows, you can get them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby for $30, but they are pretty cheap and not what I would want to hang on my wall.  Hope the info helps with whatever you decide to get.  Take care and keep safe.

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Rate This | Posted almost 5 years ago

 

Thanks for the input guys.  I'll at least take a look at local places before I order anything sight unseen.  Once I knew to search for "medal display case" on eBay, I found a bunch there too.  There wasn't much reference to patches or badges there on my previous searches.  What do you think of this one?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280333008076


19x14, choice of wood finish, $49.95 with free shipping.  Seems like a good deal - am I missing something?


 

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I have a small business called Legacy Shadowboxes I do have a website but it is poor at best, am having it worked on right now.  I can send you pictures of what I have done if you like.  I started building cases several years ago to honor a friend that was retiring, and I didn't want him to leave the job with a generic plaque or a crappy picture frame with his ID and a patch.  I make them one at a time to fit the items going in.  I am working on a glock display case right now for a guy that is retiring.  you can see some of my starting stuff at legacyshadowboxes.com   please keep in mind these are for a long time ago.


 


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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

I am a dealer for a company that sells custom display cases made for badges and patches. Check out my website:


www.publicsafetyconcepts.org