A few photographs featuring this particular warden have appeared on eBay in the last few months. I nice study of a warden taken at a stand down event in May 1945, I believe. Austerity pattern battledress with the core insignia - just breast badge and shoulder titles - and beret with ARP badge.
I've previously called out the number of suspect Quick Action Visors hitting both eBay and auction houses. Prices for these has sky-rocketed in the past few years. Another example is currently on an auction site with an estimate of £100-£200 but they are going much higher. I posted this example on a Facebook thread and the consensus is that it almost certainly a reproduction that is being sold as original (a fake). I'm no expert on dating rust but I'm informed the "orange" rust shown is relatively new to the item. Shyters have been known to try and age other items, for example, first world war tank masks, in a similar way.
It's caveat emptor here.
This rare double black stripe on white "KENT CONTROL" helmet sold at auction in Kent for £860 in March 2022 (when you add various other fees to the hammer price it probably takes the final cost way over £1,000). A rare beast.
Smith and Nephew manufactured a number of first aid pouches, bags and satchels for ARP use. Below is the slightly larger satchel with contents and booklets on bandaging and first aid.
Direct from the shed of a well-known shyster is this utter piece of garbage currently on the tat bazaar. A complete work of fiction is has whitewash MHS letters for Ministry of Home Security and a spurious diamond above (diamonds were used on Warden helmets). Run a bit of sandpaper over the helmet and Robert is your mother's brother. Again, more clueless punters parting with their hard-earned for made up rubbish. For the love of Mary, buy a book, join a forum, read Facebook's fake militaria groups.
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