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.
We've seen this fake London Transport badge before. It appeared on a Zuckerman helmet and also as a plain badge but here we have it with blue "enamel". It has the common rear associated with all fake ARP badges.
Currently doing the rounds are these fake helmet visors. Several have appeared on the tat bazaar this year. Usually they are extremely rare items to find. They are often attached to Zuckerman helmets but this sale has one on a warden's helmet. The usual dodgy sellers are flogging these items and they have all the hallmarks (the acid-dip staining being the prime forger's trademark) of the fake First World War tank crew visors.
Prices have been ridiculous on eBay and people are being regularly fleeced. Please do your research, join a few forums or Facebook groups to get up to date regarding a whole host of military fakes and forgeries.
Thankfully, we haven't seen too many of the fake ARP badges on the tat bazaar lately. However, this London Transport Underground Public Shelter badge recently cropped up. It was last seen stuck onto a Zuckerman by a well-known shyster of military fakes. The seller perhaps doesn't know the background to these ARP fakes.
Direct from the garden shed of a notorious shyster in the Midlands is this monstrosity. As ever, it's being hawked on eBay and there are several idiots who think it looks genuine. Completely fake helmet, ARP was almost never used on helmets, adding 15 front and back because of course that's really important and even West Ham is spelt without the space. Doing a little bit of research, buying a book, joining a few forums and Facebook groups and asking a few questions can stop you from wasting away your hard earned cash on crap like this.
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