Best Way to Display Collection of Dried Glue Splotches?
Issue: Issue 322.5
Posted Date: 4/1/2013
I've seen plans for display cases for all sorts of collectibles, but I've never found one that really fits well with my particular hobby. Do you have any suggestions for how I can best display my dried glue collection? (It's pretty extensive.) - Pat Ratte
Connie Soor: Your choices will really depend on what glue you're displaying. For polys, you'll want something shiny as a backing, maybe some nice vinyl. Hide glue, on the other hand, is really set off nicely on a leather background. For cyanoacrylates, I like a shiny backdrop -- maybe something in a highly polished metal. Of course, some of this is just personal preference, and many collectors find themselves completely satisfied with a sampling of epoxies on a basic cardboard backing. As with any collection, you'll want to make sure you keep detailed records. Labeling is important! You may think that you'll always remember that one particular splotch is from your favorite adhesive on September 25, 2008, but your grandchildren might not fully appreciate the heirloom qualities of this collection unless you write that down.