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Mk2 Police sargeant Helmet.

Article about: I was very pleased to find and add this to my growing collection of home front helmets. Would this be a regular police officers helmet as apposed to a Special or reserve? Ill let the pics do

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    Default Mk2 Police sargeant Helmet.

    I was very pleased to find and add this to my growing collection of home front helmets.
    Would this be a regular police officers helmet as apposed to a Special or reserve?
    Ill let the pics do the talking now!

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    Shell is dated 1939 and is made by TTC.(teddy toy company)the chinstrap lugs are 1938 dated.The liner is in fairly poor shape and is made by BH&G(barrow hepburn and gale) and is dated 1939 also.
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    I can't say I've seen a police helmet marked with the 2 white bands & the sergeants stripes as well. Have been told the white stripes were for the war reserves, then that the white stripes were for a sergeant, but you would'nt have the white stripes as well as the sergeants stripes with crown too. So maybe this proves it's a war reserve sergeant, really nice lid

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    Thank you.Thats the beauty of Home front helmets..endless variety and variations!I thought the reserves and specials were marked with a 'WR' or SC?
    What isnt quite clear in the pics is the colour..instead of the normal Police blue this one is a sort of deep bronze/blue.It looks to be factory painted too.
    I believe the 'police' stencil is universal too as there are many that look just the same.

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    The font in this picture I always thought was post war but there is a wartime pic' with exactly the same font. Here's a couple of pics of my SC.
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    Thats a lovely helmet NCA.
    The added bonus of having the 3 different insignia is fantastic.Love it
    Mick

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    I would say it was quite a rare helmet. The rank (crown over three stripes) is actually Station Sergeant, which was the rank above Sergeant and below Inspector.

    Rob

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    Mick, i love it too!Thank you.

    And Rob, thank you for the comments.Station Sargeant..that makes a bit more special

    I probably overpaid for it but i had to have it and i doubt i will see another.
    Anyone know what they are worth?

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    Very nice lid, I had a police Mk2 a few years ago.

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