Just keep them in their sleeves and stand them up on edge in a temperature and humidity controlled environment and you're good. By "controlled environment," I just mean indoors at a comfortable temperature rather than in the attic or storage shed.
As for display, if you have very few, you could display each like a photograph, just as long as they are standing on their edges and inside their sleeves. The vertical orientation helps protect the grooves from crushing, warping and other mechanical damage. The sleeves protect them from dust.
I think most people store them like books on a shelf though. This allows a lot of records to be stored in a relatively small space. Don't pack them too tightly though, or it's not much better than a horizontal stack. The whole reason we don't store them horizontally is the weight of the records will compress the vinyl on the bottom of the stack. So by the same token, pack them loosely when putting them on the shelf so there is no crushing force.
Rusty Messages: 148 Registered: May 2018 Location: Kansas City Missouri
Thank you for the compliment's. Those speakers are the old Theater 4 Pi models. I don't remember the cost specifically it was so long back. I spect about 400 overall for the parts. I put them together with plans Wayne supplied. They've served me very well. But they are big old beasts. I've wanted to do subwoofers with them, but they have good low end, and they eat up a lot of room. With the Pi's and my tubed amps and preamp, I've been pretty well immune to feeling any upgradeitis for near a couple decades now.
Your audio equipment looks so nice! Mine gets banged around by grandkids, cats, and dogs. That's one reason that I want to get my vinyl out of the way. I like your drawer system. I also love the speakers. Were they difficult to put together? About how long have you had them? They look new. Thanks for sharing the pic.
I store mine in a rack that I bought specifically for the records. I have a knack for banging stuff up and not keeping it in the best shape. I didn't want that to happen to my records, so I purchased something to keep them neat, tidy and safe.