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Help with ID of British helmet.

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    Nice, thanks for sharing!

    If only these things could talk...

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    As for value, this may be worth more than $40-60. British lids seem to have shot up in value recently, I don't know if its because of the onset of the reenacting season or what. I've seen nice helmets like this go for 90-100. I saw one 39' dated mkII lid with a net fetch 120 the other week.

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    Awesome to know, thank you very much. What takes away from the value of my helmet? The dry liner and shoddy paint job?

    How can I tell the difference between an MK I and MK II helmet?

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    I think the MK1 helmets had split rivets holding the chinstraps on.Also the liners were different.There is also a pattern of Brodie helmet with a 'raw' edge i.e no rim edging.The shapes are slightly different too.They are very similar to US ww1 lids but with some subtle differences.
    Sorry im a bit vague as ive never handled a real life MK1.

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    There are actually three holes (correct for WWII Union of South Africa issue--not Republic of South Africa until 1960) with one painted over. A neck veil or Havelock could be attached.

    Am I missing something....why do we think the shell is Mark I ?

    BTW GIZMO8Z, I really like your models.

    Cheers,

    P.

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    Not MkI (WWI period), but MkI* - this is RSA (or SA) new shell.
    Piotrek

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    Quote by Patgore View Post
    There are actually three holes (correct for WWII Union of South Africa issue--not Republic of South Africa until 1960) with one painted over. A neck veil or Havelock could be attached.

    Am I missing something....why do we think the shell is Mark I ?

    BTW GIZMO8Z, I really like your models.

    Cheers,

    P.
    That was my mistake... I didn't know the asterisk was part of the the name of the helmet type.

    I'm a high school history teacher.A big part of my teaching philosophy is to get the kids' hands off their cell phones and ipods and "on to" hands-on activities and/or historical objects whenever possible. Kids tend to fall asleep or goof off when all they're told to do is take notes or even watch movies all the time.

    Here's another picture from that same lesson (but from a different class).


    ... bringing in the bayonet and grenade was probably a bad idea.

    In another lesson earlier this year I obtained a lot of dirty ancient Roman coins a spear head and a few rings. I had my students clean the coins and then research and write about what markings they found on them (Latin text, symbols, figures of gods/ rulers, etc.). In the end I let the students keep the a coin that they worked on. In essence they brought home some history that day!




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    The FFL liner is made by Fisher Foils Ltd. - Fisher & Ludlow only made steel shells.

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