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Metal detecting finds - display cases
Especially good for artefacts and buttons
NOTE: The guy thats sells these trays web site is being revamped so it is not available at the moment
These are displayed on the large J type cases
A couple of the guys brought over these USA style finds cases for me and they are a superb and cheap way of displaying metal detecting finds. I could not find them anywhere in the UK and rang the USA company direct to see if they would ship them. They already had a guy over here that imports them so I just ordered up a bunch from his site. The great thing about these cases is they come in a large range of sizes to suit what it is you want to display and five different depths 2 inches, 1.5 ,1.25, 1 inch and 3/4 inch. They have a glass front so they don't scratch easily. Click on the link and go to Item 2 Standard cases. The site also has a huge range of other cases, coin trays, aluminium ones etc. I particularly like the lockable wooden one which I also ordered to try out. Display Cases.
The pictures below are the ones I just received and I have started laying out my finds on them.You can order up a special button backing to the case which I have got and it works a treat as the shanks go through the cut outs.
The stands work really well and they can be wall mounted. The larger black cases are secured by 4 long pins.The wooden case is very swish and extremely well made. You either compress the find in the foam or you can cut out the shape of the find with a sharp hobby knife. Click on any of the pictures to go to the site that sells them.
I would recommend the deeper case 2" for larger items like crotal bells and fibula brooches. The thin ones work really well with buttons, coins etc.
I just received a set of the differnet colours of the velvet type backings so I can pick my theme.
These cup type cases are perfect for large milled silvers like Crowns and Half Crowns
Different thickness 2 inches, 1.5 ,1.25, 1 inch and 3/4 inch and pin fixing to secure case - really clean finish and the inert infill does not react with your find in any way. You can put in a huge variety of finds per case. The picture above is of the medium sized case like the one shown below with the red infill.
Huge range of sizes and 'fillers' - red infill is slotted to take account of the shank on buttons
inset - glass lid on the J Mount type is secured by 4 pins to keep finds
With stand - great way to display your finds
Nice detail on case - oak version
The backing used in this case is a red dense foam - as you close the case the buttons compress nicely into the foam. If you have deep finds then you can use a sharp hobby knife to cut out the shape.
ordered up the full range of infills and backings to try out.
Oak Case with blue colour infill
Oak case with Claret colour infill