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Staffordshire Helmet, MKII

Article about: by Red Falcon The dark patch on the top of the helmet is rusty bare metal, where there has been some sort of impact.. That is why I ask as I cannot tell from the pictures for certain, but it

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    Cool Staffordshire Helmet, MKII

    Hello All,

    Any opinions on this helmet appreciated.

    Desert type paint over green, 1940 dated

    Staffordshire type knot crudely painted on front in red paint

    -North, South or Yeomanry? Of course I have no idea...

    As stated, any intel very much appreciated. It's my fave helmet....
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    Hi,

    Not familiar with the marking, I think some experts will able to help you.
    Can you please post the inner part of the helmet, and the close up shot of the maker and the year?

    Thank you and regards,
    Taka

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    a few more pics..
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    South Staffs I think. Looks good, but always hard to say when this was done.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Taka, added some pics...

    Notice the DH/ HD monogram penciled into the top of the helmet

    Not sure if the makers marks are clear enough..

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    Joseph Sankey & Sons made the shell and Teddy Toy Company made the liner.

    Can you tell if the green paint on the exterior under the overpaint is textured?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks Jerry B

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    Green paint under rim is smooth..

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    Quote by Red Falcon View Post
    Green paint under rim is smooth..
    It is the paint on the exterior which helps decide if this is Homeguard or Army issue. If the green under the desert paint is smooth, it is homeguard, if it is textured, it is army issue. Helmets of this date did not have textured paint underneath/inside, only on the exterior.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    The dark patch on the top of the helmet is rusty bare metal, where there has been some sort of impact..

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