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Garret

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« on: March 16, 2019, 06:50:13 PM »
A local magazine wants to spotlight my Civil War collection.   This could be a good way to get more people interested in the hobby.   However, would you allow them to photograph your artillery collection?   I could allow them to photograph firearms, images, paper items, and battlefield relics without photographing the shells.  My concern is getting a knock on the door from folks wanting to blow up my shells.   Honest responses are appreciated. 
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divedigger

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 07:23:36 PM »
that is a valid concern. When bigironman was interviewed for a magazine he kept a hat pulled down over his eyes and basically was incognito. I would leave the shells out of it.
You would hate for somebody to take it on themself to protect you from yourself and cause you to lose your shells

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 03:23:51 AM »
I would leave the artillery out.

Steve Phillips

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 05:55:54 AM »
I think it is fine to show your artillery projectiles but insist that they tell that all are unloaded and safe. Don't own any live artillery projectiles.

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 11:53:32 AM »
Certainly a valid concern.  I guess it is a gamble on how it is written, how much information is supplied and who happens to see what is written.  It is generally good to give our hobby more exposure but perhaps not to your neighbors (if they aren't far away) who may become concerned.  Perhaps a sign located at the artillery that indicates it is all disarmed or, even better, a letter from some local police EOD person saying they've inspected it and there are no live rounds.  But I guess you take a chance if you call them that something negative might happen.   As an aside, if they give too much info on you then you've alerted people that you might not want to about a valuable collection.  So you might want to approach it like DiveDigger's BigIronMan did.  That would help safeguard your collection on both fronts. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 02:28:59 PM »
There's no way I would let them photograph the artillery shells. All it would take would be one "Do Gooder" to see it and they will be knocking on your door with the Bomb Squad. Not worth the risk. JMHO
  No one but close family and friends know about mine and I only have less than twenty shells. This aint "Happy Days" any more.

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 07:18:48 PM »
I'd keep the artillery out of it.  Too much potential for over reaction.  You got some nice pieces and I'd hate if anything happened.

Garret

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 08:27:07 PM »
This is the publication that wants to run the piece.   They do a good job with photography and the write up:

http://hiluxury.com/category/indulge/collections/
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 10:19:55 PM »
There might not be much issue with paranoia in Hawaii.  You might express your concerns to the writer beforehand and see what he says.
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Carl

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 08:13:55 AM »
I would never allow it. In fact, I keep that room locked since I use my home for events and don't want anyone other than the selected few to see the shells.

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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 08:45:23 PM »
I would never allow it. In fact, I keep that room locked since I use my home for events and don't want anyone other than the selected few to see the shells.

Scott, I was privileged!!

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« Reply #11 on: Today at 12:11:40 PM »
Lamar, you told me that behind that locked door was like the room in the pawnshop basement from Pulp Fiction.