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.
The below Quick Action Visor recently sold on eBay for £671 (February 2022). There was a period some 18 months ago of a number of potentially faked visors hitting the market (several appeared in very quick succession on eBay which raised some concerns (plus a couple from well-know shysters).
There are quite a few examples of helmet carriers (but limited photographic evidence of them in use). This interesting design appears to be one piece and without a string to tie it closed. I assume some elastic-type cord/string is within the seams.
The helmet and carrier appeared on eBay with a £395 price tag (plus £7 shipping).
Though the far more ubiquitous single 'W' is more often found, some areas utilised the full word for WARDEN on their helmets. Here are three ARP Wardens during a scrap collection in the Hull area. Two are wearing bluette overalls and one in civvies so probably an early war photograph.
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