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    where to find decent display torso ect.

    Post by frenchy on Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:55 am

    Hello !
    It may be a stupid question but here it is anyway , my worst problem is i can't find decent thorso or even mannequin to display my uniform ,i saw some online but omg they asking a fortune for it .Is there a place that have somewhat decent pricing to buy them or i will have to resign myself to pay a lot .
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    Post by southsaskscotty on Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:13 pm

    Just keep your eys on Kijiji if Hamilton has one...I have picked 10 decent torsos up this way in the past. Only problem with some of the newer ones is that they are too large for most WWI and WWII tunics! I guess no McDonalds in 1939!

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    Post by pylon1357 on Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:40 am

    This is a good one for Jeff. I can not for the life of me recall the place we went in Toronto down near Spadina Ave. They were used but in good shape overall. Price was fair too.


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    Post by jholl72 on Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:40 am

    I have picked up over 40 torso's in the past couple of years and have supplied a few fellow collectors with some. I have some extra's if you are interested.
    There was a guy in Hamilton who had over 100 of them left over from Eatons, he was selling them fairly cheap as he was having trouble selling them. He was on Kijiji.
    The place Cliff is talking about is The Display Bank in Toronto. If you google that name you will find the website and get phone information and address. They do get in used torso's but the supply is different all the time. The last time I was there they were charging between $30-$50 a torso depending on condition...they don't come with stands at that price.
    I have also picked them up at auctions and on ebay. They are out there, you just have to keep looking and be patient..unless you want to buy one of mine.LOL!


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    Post by frenchy on Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:09 am

    Thanks for the link Jeff ,i just googled it and will see when i will go in TO i will give them a call . It could be a possibility that i could buy from you too if the price is right .

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    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:57 pm

    jholl72 wrote:I have picked up over 40 torso's in the past couple of years and have supplied a few fellow collectors with some. I have some extra's if you are interested.
    There was a guy in Hamilton who had over 100 of them left over from Eatons, he was selling them fairly cheap as he was having trouble selling them. He was on Kijiji.
    The place Cliff is talking about is The Display Bank in Toronto. If you google that name you will find the website and get phone information and address. They do get in used torso's but the supply is different all the time. The last time I was there they were charging between $30-$50 a torso depending on condition...they don't come with stands at that price.
    I have also picked them up at auctions and on ebay. They are out there, you just have to keep looking and be patient..unless you want to buy one of mine.LOL!

    Hmmm...I may have to send you a PM soon Jeff...I am looking for a few as well.


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    Post by 37patt on Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:15 pm

    You can also try some of the small used clothing stores in your area. I have managed to pick up a couple of full size mannequins this way - they weren't using them and let them go cheap. All you need to do is ask.
    Good luck in the hunt!

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    Post by Strathcona51 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:46 am

    Hi,

    I hope this information will be helpful to many. I purchased about a year ago a 5'-10" high mannequin from a supply store in Toronto, these are mannequins manufactured in China and are considerably cheaper than the ones made in North America or Europe. These are nice because they are made smaller to fit smaller lines of clothing, and are PERFECT for most WWII Canadian Battle Dress tunics.

    They are still pricey at $200 but worth every penny if you want something that works with your collection. the faces are well done and they are full body. I understand many Federal Government museums now order this model.

    Recycled Displays
    5 Sheffield Street, Toronto
    416-255-9109

    Model 7001F2
    Colour: Skin

    I hope it is OK to post this type of information, I have no connection to this company, and only hope this info is of some use to fellow collectors.

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    Post by jholl72 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:00 am

    Hey Patrick,
    Perfectly acceptable to post that info. In fact that's the address of the place I posted about, the display bank. Guess they changed their name, it's been many years since I was there and it's good to hear they are still going.


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    Post by pylon1357 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:01 pm

    Ok Great, another thing I have to go to Toronto for. LOL There was a place in Montreal that I found one time on a day trip around the city. Problem is I could not find it again on my next trip and I tried to rely on my memory for the location and name.


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    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:19 pm

    Keep an eye on local buy and sell pages on facebook. I just picked up another two cloth covered torso forms with stands for 65 bucks. And the lady delivered them to me. Hell of a deal.


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    Post by Jonhno on Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:49 pm

    [quote="pylon1357"]Ok Great, another thing I have to go to Toronto for. LOL

    if you go on a wednesday or thursday and have not been, take a visit to the 48th Highlanders Museum

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    it will be worth having to come to Toronto  2 thumbs up 

    as for torso's, can only echo what others have said, but good luck

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    Post by sarge5020 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:31 am

    Try these guys, I've been happy with their service and products.
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    Post by pylon1357 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:05 am

    sarge5020 wrote:Try these guys, I've been happy with their service and products.
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    Wow, I have a few minutes left to go with my shift, so I decided to take a look at that site I must say very impressive I will have to look more later


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