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Re: Meteorite storage solutions (or "two hobby synergy")
I also collect old baseball cards from the turn of the century in addition to
meteorites. I just started using the ProMold PC 25 case for meteorite slices. I
paid 35.00 + shipping for 120 cases and they fit great with a lining of batting
on the bottom. They are also hingeless. There are other varietites, but I don't
need the thicker versions. Here is a link to Cardboard Gold, the company that
Check it out!
William Blair wrote:
> Well, as I mentioned last night, I thought the card collector hobby
> might provide us with some plastic boxes for meteorite storage beyond
> the 2x2" micromount. Today, I visited a baseball card store that didn't
> have what I wanted, but he was kind enough to direct me to a nearby
> Long's Drugs that has a good selection of baseball card storage cases.
> A gold mine! 50-card clear, thick (won't flex with pressure between
> fingers) plastic boxes with nesting lid (not the cheap variety with
> hinges) US$0.79 for two. 25, 100, 150 card sizes were also available.
> Brand name - "Ultimate PKK" Dimensions - 3.5x2.5x0.75 inches inside.
> 3x3x1 inch inside dimension "Collector Safe" (brand name) US$0.99 each.
> Once again, a nesting two-piece box (no hinges), clear, and thick.
> Considering that it's apparently designed for any sort of collectible,
> I'd bet that there's an entire line of different sizes from this
> Also, I saw baseball display cubes (US$1.95?), baseball display spheres
> on wood bases (US$2.95?), baseball display spheres with plastic card holder
> on larger wood bases (US$4.95) and identical types for hockey pucks. The
> baseball storage items would be good for complete individuals, the hockey
> puck ones for slices (both sides could be viewed if no jewelers' matting
> was used as backing). The card holders could hold a baseball card sized
> description/history of the meteorite.
> My guess would be that wholesale prices on all of these would be half (or
> less) of their retail price. I'll be doing a www search for those brand
> names (Thomas Register, etc.).
> Now, I just need a cheap source for some of that white jewelers' matting.
> Any ideas/sources?
> In the two types of boxes that I bought (50 card box and collectors safe),
> I plan to put a description card facing down under the jeweler's matting.
> That way, one will be able to just flip the sample case over to read all
> about the meteorite slice it contains.
> One other thing, there are also storage cases for the baseball storage cases,
> a neat way to store an entire collection of slices.
> Bill Blair
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