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Steel Helmets - worth anything?

#1
Does anyone kow whether wartime dated (1941) British steel helmets are of any value? I've seen one for sale, complete but with the paint finish gone to rust.
There was the later type for sale too (The sort I got in 1987!). They were cheap so I wondered if they're collectable at all.
 

ugly

LE
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#2
I suppose the soup bowl shrapnel lids are worth more than the 1944 pattern but if they are cheap then hang on to them until the value goes up. You'll know when that is, thats when reproductions are fetching £100 each! Be a long time yet mate. Does fidget mind you turning the house into Steptoes?
 
#3
ugly said:
I suppose the soup bowl sharapnel lids are worth more than the 1944 pattern but if they are cheap then hang on to them until the value goes up. You'll know when that is, thats when reproductions are fetching £100 each! Be a long time yet mate. Does fidget mind you turning the house into Steptoes?
You've seen the pictures then!
 

ugly

LE
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#4
I've been watching the first 3 series on dvd whilst commuting. I bought a decent laptop and also found an autoroute/gps package that turns your laptop into a gps, I may get it but I tend to rely on OS maps.
 
#5
EX_STAB said:
Does anyone kow whether wartime dated (1941) British steel helmets are of any value? I've seen one for sale, complete but with the paint finish gone to rust.
There was the later type for sale too (The sort I got in 1987!). They were cheap so I wondered if they're collectable at all.
The old Tommy helmets average out at about £10 - £20 depending on condition. I have seen them priced around £30 in some places. The 44 Pattern "Tin Tobies" You can pick up for around £3 - £35 (if you really want one!) One of my mates bought a 1970's toby complete with scrim and cam for me to wear down the local for the night as a dare. At the end of the evening it was presented to me (chucked it in the corner of the shed where it still is) - Found out later it cost him £40 ! :roll:
 
#6
Tartan_Smudger said:
EX_STAB said:
Does anyone kow whether wartime dated (1941) British steel helmets are of any value? I've seen one for sale, complete but with the paint finish gone to rust.
There was the later type for sale too (The sort I got in 1987!). They were cheap so I wondered if they're collectable at all.
The old Tommy helmets average out at about £10 - £20 depending on condition. I have seen them priced around £30 in some places. The 44 Pattern "Tin Tobies" You can pick up for around £3 - £35 (if you really want one!) One of my mates bought a 1970's toby complete with scrim and cam for me to wear down the local for the night as a dare. At the end of the evening it was presented to me (chucked it in the corner of the shed where it still is) - Found out later it cost him £40 ! :roll:
Thanks for that. I'll leave them on the shelf.

Cheers!
 

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