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ww2 possible ww1 helmets unsure though need help identifying

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    recently got some new helmets but unsure where and when they were from possible ww1 helmetClick image for larger version. 

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    First is a WWI US M17 Brodie with British insignia attached,
    the others are WWII British Air Raid Warden's helmets.

    I've seen American lids used by Canadians
    in WWI as well..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    ok thanks

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    does anyone know the type of wardens they would of been?

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    Air raid wardens part of the ARP ,air raid precautions, probably employed by the local council if full time otherwise volunteers. Not popular during the phoney war, looked upon as getting paid for sitting around, outlook changed once the blitz started. War cry "put that light out"
    Nice helmets which are harder to find and increasing in value.

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    thinking of selling one not sure which one though, which one would you suggest and how much for??

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    Nice lids.The top two Brodies..are the chinstrap lugs held on with a split rivet or a solid rivet?Any chance of a close up?From what ive learnt, Brit lids had split rivets and the Americans had solid rivets.There are sometimes maker marks printed inside the liners too..All of them are desirable helmets

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    Hi,
    As said the Brit helmet has split rivets and i think you may have a staffs badge on it, it looks British
    but you will have to tell us the type of rivets on there. Lovely helmets you have done well to get all of them, they are going up in price now.
    dave.

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    here are the close ups you asked for but i am now even more confused as the ones you said were British now look American! Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: ww2 possible ww1 helmets unsure though need help identifying

    Sorry to confuse matters!
    The top photo on your latest post shows a typical WW1 british brodie helmet fixing.
    The other photos show the rivets that feature on WW2 british helmets.

    As a guess i would think the ww1 brodie would be quite valuable if the insignia is of the period.
    The British warden helmets are worth a bit as well...

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