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RAC 1940 helmet

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    A friend bought me this Picture post because of the picture on the front. It's dated October 25 1941.
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    Wow Great shot Thank You
    Regards
    René

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    Here are some more images of my HCRAC helmet. I believe that it's British - I can find no Canadian marks on it. It's a Khaki colour as opposed to green and I didn't realise but it is a large size (for a WW2 helmet), I guess around a 7 1/2. It has what appears to be glue residue on the top, it has obviously been on there for years as it is solid - if anybody has any ideas about removing it please let me know (Don't worry I've had it for 15-20 years I'm not going to anything stupid with it now!)
    I have also bought an RAC helmet like Rene's from Ebay for the grossly expensive price of £50! Unfortunately it hasn't arrived yet (next day delivery my arse!)
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    The way that stitching goes around the leather sweat band I'd say it was British, there should be an ink stamp on the inside with the makers name, but I guess it's rubbed away.
    Neat helmet
    Aaron

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    Quote by Grimebox View Post
    Here are some more images of my HCRAC helmet. I believe that it's British - I can find no Canadian marks on it. It's a Khaki colour as opposed to green and I didn't realise but it is a large size (for a WW2 helmet), I guess around a 7 1/2. It has what appears to be glue residue on the top, it has obviously been on there for years as it is solid - if anybody has any ideas about removing it please let me know (Don't worry I've had it for 15-20 years I'm not going to anything stupid with it now!)
    I have also bought an RAC helmet like Rene's from Ebay for the grossly expensive price of £50! Unfortunately it hasn't arrived yet (next day delivery my arse!)
    Deffo British as it has the WD stamp Thanks for posting
    Regards
    René

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    My RAC helmet turned up today, it was a nice surprise to see that this one was also a relatively large size (approx 7 1/4). Unfortunately there are no date markings that I can find inside, it is a little misshapen but otherwise great condition. As stated it was an eBay purchase for £50, a little more than I usually like to spend but thought this was something a little rare I don't know what the current values are but I think I did alright. Interestingly the seller was one of those high street pawn shop places selling the usual electrical junk and they didn't know what they had.
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    I love it You can't get better than that. These helmets are hard to price, there really rare & quite a few people don't know what they are. But there not that high up on someones list to collect, Yours is all there with the scrum, & have seen these priced up to £175 which is a bit over priced.
    If the paper label is not present have a look to see if there is an ink stamp on the inside leather sweat band, the top letter donates the year.
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    Found the stamp - just can't work out the date letter unfortunately!
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    Has anyone got a list of the letters for the war years, I know there's an P, N, O, maybe an R if I remember rightly.

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    Quote by Grimebox View Post
    My RAC helmet turned up today, it was a nice surprise to see that this one was also a relatively large size (approx 7 1/4). Unfortunately there are no date markings that I can find inside, it is a little misshapen but otherwise great condition. As stated it was an eBay purchase for £50, a little more than I usually like to spend but thought this was something a little rare I don't know what the current values are but I think I did alright. Interestingly the seller was one of those high street pawn shop places selling the usual electrical junk and they didn't know what they had.
    Yep a beauty there, I would have paid £50 Thanks for posting
    Last edited by reneblacky; 09-04-2012 at 07:23 AM. Reason: added text
    Regards
    René

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