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  1. & I was going to ask you what they were.
  2. Although not my area of collecting, I'd go for US civil defence. The way the liner is fixed, plus the anchor stamp.
  3. An double decal, as with these and the Mk4, they had a long hard service life.
  4. Most likely Stretcher Party, as used in London only. The rest of the UK F.A.P. (first aid party/post)
  5. Probably some did not add their letters, or other helmets were not used by the ARP service.
  6. It's an Mk2 No.1.not an Mk2 No.2 (1-4 holes in the brim) meaning it is made of manganese steel, and if it were painted in textured paint on the outside, would have been issued to the military. Being smooth khaki green inside and out means it was used on the home front, when in early 1939 they tried to standardize ARP helmets, they painted them black from the factory. Hence others that were painted khaki green, but not always followed, were over painted black. That's why you see so many with khaki green paint on the inside, but black,white (promotion), or other colours on the outside.
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    HSAT MK1 ?

    No, I'll give you 5. and on and.....
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    HSAT MK1 ?

    I'll pay you double what you paid for it 20 years ago. Price, well what anyone's prepared to pay for it, ebay prices swing quite dramatically. You might get £1800, another day £2400.
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    HSAT MK1 ?

    Apart from a loss of a nut and bolt, that's a lovely HSAT.
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    HSAT MK1 ?

    Yep, Mk1 HSAT, fibre rim, if you want to sell it for petty cash I'll buy it. But I can assure you, you will get considerably more than petty cash. A few more pics would be good though, date, pic of outside rear, chin cup. Thanks for showing.
  11. You can pick them up from £45-120 in the UK.
  12. A nice standard British army Mk2, date 41/42.
  13. An Mk1 HSRAC (Helmets, Steel, Royal Armoured Corps) British made, but as it has an Canadian liner, maybe the flash is Canadian too.
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    MR

    Here's a few.
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    MR

    DC, Decontamination, white initials on black helmet?
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