Needing suggestions on display stands

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

My husband has a vintage Porsche, which he picked up new at the factory in April 1965. We've been attending car shows for owners of these older cars and I've seen some displays as in the photo. We now have the certificate of authenticity, but I'm at a loss as to where to get one of the display stands. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Ann

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

And this is OUR car -

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Missouri City, TX

Look for a local woodworking shop or one that does millwork. Bet there is someone there that can make you a stand to display whatever you have.

Another idea - check with any of the picture frame shops. You might want to start there - they can mount and frame the certificate and probably can recommend where to get a stand - any art supply store will have easels that could be used until you have a custom stand built.

Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

I briefly looked at Ace Mart for lobby signs and food service signs. probably some other commercial supply company would have something. You might try Amazon or even ebay.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Thanks for the suggestions. The certificate is being framed - has absolutely no luck finding a nice frame which would fit the European paper size. Probably a good idea anyway as I'm getting plexiglass so it won't be brokem when we travel in the car.

Frame shop didn't have any really good ideas, but I'll check out an art supply store. And yes, the on-line options might be a good idea too.

Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Quote from ViolaAnn :
Thanks for the suggestions. The certificate is being framed - has absolutely no luck finding a nice frame which would fit the European paper size. Probably a good idea anyway as I'm getting plexiglass so it won't be brokem when we travel in the car.

Frame shop didn't have any really good ideas, but I'll check out an art supply store. And yes, the on-line options might be a good idea too.


check these links at Amazon (be sure to look at the "Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed" section too);

http://www.amazon.com/Quality-Fixture-Deluxe-Bulletin-Holder/dp/B003K19KL6/ref=pd_sbs_op_4


http://www.amazon.com/Pedestal-Easy-Open-Snapframe-Silver-VERTICAL/dp/B0045DF15W/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1328721551&sr=8-20


http://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Pedestal-Stand-HORIZONTAL-Insert/dp/B00427DHX4/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&qid=1328721551&sr=8-28


http://www.amazon.com/Quartet-Improv-Aluminum-Pedestal-LCF2418/dp/B0018KOGYC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1328721507&sr=8-4

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Thanks. Any of those would do the job, EXCEPT, that's not a very big car and when we are travelling with luggage for a week, anything like this would have to fold up to get it into the car. The entire back area is full of engine and the front luggage compartment is not very big.

Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Quote from ViolaAnn :
Thanks. Any of those would do the job, EXCEPT, that's not a very big car and when we are travelling with luggage for a week, anything like this would have to fold up to get it into the car. The entire back area is full of engine and the front luggage compartment is not very big.


Consider a music stand. Collapsible and easy to find. May need to put a sandbag on the feet, and of course clip or otherwise secure the placard to the top.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Now that's a solution that's easy to come up with since I'm a musician. Actually, some of the newer folding stands are quite sturdy too.

Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

as for frames, http://www.framesbymail.com/ is a nice site. My wife was doing some family tree and grave rubbings and they have a customization system. I had to do some minor drilling and mounting of hanging hardware, but very nice and inexpensive and lexan is available instead of glass.

And, you could have the A size w'ever paper you have matted to a larger (11x14 ?) but standard size.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Thanks for the frame suggestions, but it is being framed by my favourite shop as we speak.

Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

reviving this as I just spotted these stands; http://www.colmet.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.main/catID/2/index.htm

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Thanks. I'll keep an eye on those. Not sure that European A4 paper size in portrait orientation and framed would work with them but possibly something could be modified.

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