The general style/design is typically pre war. These came in many makers variations. But most were silver in finish and made from light alloy.
This one is not saying original to me.
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Have to agree with Ade -
"He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"
cheers to you both .he wanted 60 pounds.not alot but if its wrong nogood
The facial expression is cartoony and comical. Definitely not original to the era, I would say.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Indeed - a little 'cartoony' as William says. The helmet is boxy and elongated,
a detail which might be considered as 'artistic license', I suppose, but the
whole piece looks very amateurish. It appears to have been cast
in brass, but has no genuine age or patination to it.........