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Yes I think it could be contemporary 9 37.50%
I don't know 4 16.67%
No, I think its a modern fake, in a failed attempt to increase its value 6 25.00%
No, I think it was done after the war for some other reason 5 20.83%
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Old 05-04-15, 01:07 PM
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It is a shame that you haven't got the other one as they came in pairs. Buy one get one free.

Happy Easter.
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Old 17-07-18, 02:25 PM
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This is hilarious. If this is the same helmet, I know the dealer who painted it as a joke and had it on display at militaria fairs about 4 years ago.

He and his pal said they just did it as a laugh to take the p*ss out of all the blatantly fake repainted helmets that were being knocked out at the time and flogged at militaria fairs, with such puffed up titles as 'London Transport ARP Controller' etc etc. They chose Tesco as it was the least glamorous and told people enquiring at their stall that they had done it as a joke.
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Old 17-07-18, 02:27 PM
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And if it isn't the same helmet...

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Old 17-07-18, 02:36 PM
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Unless it's the flash, the white lettering, though well painted, looks very clean white in the photos.

Have you tried contacting Tesco? They must have a corporate archive?
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Old 17-07-18, 02:47 PM
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Unless it's the flash, the white lettering, though well painted, looks very clean white in the photos.

Have you tried contacting Tesco? They must have a corporate archive?
You sound less sure now.

If this was a practical joke, ha ha!

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Old 17-07-18, 02:59 PM
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I picked one of these up in Ireland a few years ago...

OTESC.jpg

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Old 17-07-18, 05:48 PM
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You sound less sure now.

If this was a practical joke, ha ha!

Rob
Not at all. I know for a fact that a dealer made one as a joke.
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Old 25-07-18, 05:54 PM
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Not withstanding all the comments about a joke helmet there was a wartime electricity supply company known as the City of London Electricity Supple Company which was always abbreviated to CLESCO.

So why not a helmet for the Tyneside (or similar area) Electricity Supply Company?

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Old 25-07-18, 06:13 PM
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Maybe it doesn't matter now if its real or not, if a fake was definitely made any real one is now suspect?

And what other helmets have been faked in the name of "comedy" which are now potentially about to appear in a book on the subject?

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Old 26-07-18, 02:03 AM
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Tesco’s branding 1930/40s v’s modern logo. Just a coincidence? Still, great value at 10, every little helps

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I can't believe some of you people. Why on Earth would anyone fake a Tin Lid up with Tesco? There are hundreds of far more 'sexy' home front units or establishments to choose from if it was faking it for monetary gain. I for what it's worth think it is real and the fact it is only bleeding Tesco's is what convinces me. Probably a Driver or Warehouse man. After all they had to carry a lid & mask by law.

Hear hear .... I agree entirely .
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It is a shame that you haven't got the other one as they came in pairs. Buy one get one free.

Happy Easter.
Ohh, just bogof... Great thread.
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Old 24-06-19, 06:38 PM
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Ohh, just bogof... Great thread.
In line with Tesco policy all my posts have a sell by date and, as this one dates to the 15th April 2015, no refunds will be given even if you have kept the receipt.
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