New Collector...First Helmet

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    jamiejardine
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    New Collector...First Helmet

    Post by jamiejardine on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:01 pm

    Picked this up last week for $100. I had 3 to choose from and this one screamed out at me. The other 2 were GSW lids and looked, typically what I've seen around in local shops and antique stores. The colour on this one was much darker and had a nice patina. I know some of the basics ( stamps, makers, liners, rivets etc. ) but am unclear on a few details... mainly there is no stamp on the shell. It appears to be a combat helmet and also has a name "G Sellers No. L 1210 B Coy". I thought "B coy" could most likely be associated with "B Company The Lorne Scots". Any comments or insight would be greatly appreciated![img][/img]

    jholl72
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    Re: New Collector...First Helmet

    Post by jholl72 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:06 pm

    Hi,
    Welcome to the forum!
    I see you may be having trouble posting pics. Here's the link to the photo posting tutorial
    http://www.cdnmilitarycollectors.com/t418-guide-posting-pictures

    Thanks,
    Jeff


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    jamiejardine
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    Re: New Collector...First Helmet

    Post by jamiejardine on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:08 am

    Thank you! I was having some trouble but hope to have it up by tomorrow.

    sarge5020
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    Re: New Collector...First Helmet

    Post by sarge5020 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:39 am

    Welcome aboard. Is there a particular period or unit that you collect?

    Cheers,
    John

    jamiejardine
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    Re: New Collector...First Helmet

    Post by jamiejardine on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:42 am

    Thanks John! At the moment ( as I have just started ) my goal is to obtain a nice example of a WWI and a WWII basic combat helmet. If I were to pick any unit I might consider anything from London ON. I have a WWII lid ( and I have yet to post that picture ). Any information on where to find them etc would be greatly appreciated.

    Jamie

    Michael Reintjes
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    Re: New Collector...First Helmet

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:09 pm

    Serial L1210 can be attributed to the Saskatoon Light Infantry if that is indeed a WW2 Number in there..

    jamiejardine
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    Re: New Collector...First Helmet

    Post by jamiejardine on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:23 pm

    Wow! that's a great start... where did you find that? I check government records and found nothing.

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    Re: New Collector...First Helmet

    Post by jamiejardine on Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:01 pm

    Lets try to post again...

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    Re: New Collector...First Helmet

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:46 pm

    this helmet belonged to a Sgt Sellers, correct for SLI, sounds like you got a great helmet

    See this link,

    http://www.usask.ca/archives/sli/slinames.php

    heres the pics for Jamie, cracking helmet, well done








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