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My Riker Box collections

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Riker boxes make up a huge part of my collection. They offer protection from the elements, make for a presentable display, and are easy to handle.

First up are my largest rikers, at 16.1" x 12.1" x 2".

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16 inch rikers continued.

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16 inch rikers with an 8 inch riker in the center. This is a temporary display; I have several empty boxes ready in case I need to set something up for an exhibit.

And now for my 12" x 8.1" x 0.75" rikers.

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Crustacean box.

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12 inch rikers continued.

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Set of Deinosuchus teeth found in a hunt with David R. Schwimmer, author of 'King of the Crocodylians'

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Fossils used as gemstones and jewelry

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The largest insect in my collection

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12 inch riker continued. Here's my amber set with several of my favorite pieces.

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Mosquito in amber

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Spider and ticks in Madagascan copal

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Termites in Colombian copal

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Now for my 8.1" x 6.1" x 0.75" rikers

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One of my favorite - a set of 8 different eggshells.

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A very rare Pteranodon jaw piece

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Whitby invertebrate set

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sandgroper

These are fantastic displays, you really have some great fossils there mate! Thanks for taking the time to share them here.

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Now for the riker of uncommon sizes

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16.25" x 12.25" x 0.75" - Shark teeth set

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6.25" x 5.25" x 0.75" - "Lobster" from the Victorian age; the stamp could well be worth more than the fossil itself

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8" x 6" x 2" - King of all dinosaurs

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CBOB

Nice stuff! I use a lot of those Riker mounts too. Great collection!

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Troodon

Andy, you do a great job displaying your collection, the labels are great. Makes your specimens look super. Rikers are key in my collection and perfect for small items.

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bcfossilcollector

Beautiful collection Andy! Truly impressive!

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Terry Dactyll

Andy.... Fantastic display and very artistically arranged.... I can see you have put a lot of effort into those.... Well done....

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BMoore

Very nice. I am moving a portion of my collection to Riker mounts and I am trying to figure out  how and where to affix  the labels. Are yours on the inside of the glass? I have done a couple of test runs with the labels on the matting and that did not work out well.

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ynot

That is an impressive collection of riker mounts!

Nice fossils too.

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Macrophyseter

I have and always will seriously love these collections, they are practically where all of my inspirations in collecting come from. :wub:

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LiamL

You have some awesome fossils!

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LordTrilobite

Very nice presentation.

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sixgill pete

Fantastic Andy. Well presented and great fossils.

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Thanks for the kind comments guys!

 

On 10/19/2017 at 1:28 PM, Macrophyseter said:

I have and always will seriously love these collections, they are practically where all of my inspirations in collecting come from. :wub:

 

Thank you! I got my inspiration in turn from museums and other great collectors like Troodon.

 

On 10/19/2017 at 2:52 AM, BMoore said:

Very nice. I am moving a portion of my collection to Riker mounts and I am trying to figure out  how and where to affix  the labels. Are yours on the inside of the glass? I have done a couple of test runs with the labels on the matting and that did not work out well.

 

Yes, all my labels are inside the glass. I get what you mean, it isn't always easy to put labels on the matting. Here are four options:

 

For irregular sized fossils where the matting cannot support any labels, I use tiny specks of blu-tack to stick the label on the glass. You can check out the 16" Ammonite riker to see this.

 

For regular sized fossils where the matting is just barely high enough to support the labels, I use cardboard paper to add thickness to the labels so they are held firmly between glass and matting. You can check out the 16" Predators of the Cretaceous Seas riker to see this.

 

For smaller rikers (8" or smaller), I print out a label slightly bigger than the display area so I can put blu-tack on the hidden ends to stick it on the glass. You can check out the 8" Eggshell set to see this.

 

Lastly, there are some fossils that are of the exact right size that the matting pushes the label against the glass without any extra work. You can check out the 12" Fossil Jewelry/Mineral riker to see this.

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Ropterus

Great collection. Displayed beautifully. Well done!

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On ‎10‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 11:28 PM, -Andy- said:

Thanks for the kind comments guys!

 

 

Thank you! I got my inspiration in turn from museums and other great collectors like Troodon.

 

 

Yes, all my labels are inside the glass. I get what you mean, it isn't always easy to put labels on the matting. Here are four options:

 

For irregular sized fossils where the matting cannot support any labels, I use tiny specks of blu-tack to stick the label on the glass. You can check out the 16" Ammonite riker to see this.

 

For regular sized fossils where the matting is just barely high enough to support the labels, I use cardboard paper to add thickness to the labels so they are held firmly between glass and matting. You can check out the 16" Predators of the Cretaceous Seas riker to see this.

 

For smaller rikers (8" or smaller), I print out a label slightly bigger than the display area so I can put blu-tack on the hidden ends to stick it on the glass. You can check out the 8" Eggshell set to see this.

 

Lastly, there are some fossils that are of the exact right size that the matting pushes the label against the glass without any extra work. You can check out the 12" Fossil Jewelry/Mineral riker to see this.

 

Thank you. I am using the thickest photo paper I can find and it is working better for the 3/4" riker boxes where I am attaching the label to the mat. I am using just a touch of children's Elmer's glue to set the label in place.

 

Again you have a very nice collection.

 

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