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Offline MusicCatTopic starter

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What to do with a Paradise Estate box?
« on: July 04, 2017, 08:56:32 PM »
Hi, everyone. I'm not active on the Arena too much anymore but I just got the majority of my collection back after 3 years or so (long story!) and I'm in the process of cleaning and sorting everything.

When I won an auction for a Paradise Estate a few years ago, it came with the original box much to my surprise! But I don't know what to do with it, but I also don't want to throw it out. Here's the box as it is right now:

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I kept it like this in the room I used to have my collection in, up against the wall like that. All the flaps and such are there, but ripped in places. I thought about taping it up but I don't think I have the space right now. I can keep it as-is for now and tape it back into a box when I have more space, but I'm wondering what the community thinks, especially because I have no idea about the possible rarity or value of it. I'm open to all ideas, from not doing a thing to it to making it a piece of wall art!
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Re: What to do with a Paradise Estate box?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 10:31:45 PM »
Don't tape it. 
Tape is horrible stuff from a conservation perspective; I keep my boxes stored behind shelves so they're out of the light, but wall mounting isn't a bad idea either as long as you're okay with it fading or keeping the box somewhere it doesn't get much light exposure.
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Re: What to do with a Paradise Estate box?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 03:09:11 PM »
As Baby Sugarberry said tape is a bad idea. The artwork on your box looks fantastic so I think it's a great piece to have still. I have multiple PE sets but still no box XP If it was me, I would probably keep it in a safe place flat as shown with protective acid free tissue paper in front (like a preserved art piece) or display it proudly flat somewhere in my room, maybe in a poster frame that doesn't crush it too much.

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Re: What to do with a Paradise Estate box?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 05:32:39 PM »
Thank you both for the advice  :lovey:

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Re: What to do with a Paradise Estate box?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 04:16:45 PM »
Use it to store accessories?
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Re: What to do with a Paradise Estate box?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 06:15:02 PM »
I have the box for the Waterfall, but the Waterfall is on display. I use the box to store the things that just can't be displayed right now- some extra ponies, some of the accessories, some of the MIP G4's that are waiting to be shown off--- but it would be really cool art, too! I also have lots of inserts framed and hanging in the hall, but I pretty much have the whole upstairs to do with as I please, so my husband doesn't complain about the enormous amount of pony art. Downstairs, you might not even know a collector lives in the house.

It's a beautiful piece- no matter what you do with it, it's nice to know it's with someone who cares about it!
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