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New military toy display. Grandfather's hand built shelves put to good use!

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Model Cars2003 of 28691936 wyunotte lasalle streamined sedan Sun Rubber M2 Medium Tank. 1940s
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Posted 6 years ago

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These shelves had to come out of the grandmother's house the other day due to some recent renovation. My late grandfather made them out of an old 3/4" plywood sign, an official looking one out of a weigh station or something (he worked in the Philadelphia shipyard at one point, which makes sense because the weights referenced on the sign are 50,000 lb!), and were used around the house for god knows how long. If you look at the right half, you can see some of the letting reflecting light a little differently!

Anyway, I almost threw these out, but I'm really happy I didn't since they were perfect for some of my larger toys. There are a few things I didn't post on CW yet. A Marx turnover tank, some Wyandotte planes, and the little blue and red cannon. You can see some of my miscellaneous non-Barclay soldiers on the shelf above too.


  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    Nice re-use of your grandfather's handiwork.
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Great display, very nice!!
  3. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 6 years ago
    Thanks guys! Glad you like it. I'm really pleased how it turned out.

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