for me there's nothing more exciting than finding a little gem in a charity shop. Countless hours wading through an ocean of Blue Harbour cardigans, mushroom coloured rain coats, cutlery and bric-a-brac have yielded very little in return. Yesterday however, I caught sight of this netted Mk2 high up on a shelf and it made me realise why I do it.
Its liner is made by CCL and is dated 1941. I cannot locate a stamp on the shell as much of its sand-textured paint remains inside and out. The net has become really faded but as you can see has left an impression on the paintwork of the shell which leads me to believe it's original to the helmet. Not a bad catch for £10!