Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind historical diving-related gift for someone this holiday season? On Saturday, December 4th, Nation’s Attic Inc. will be conducting an exciting online-only auction filled with hundreds of pieces of authentic diving history, all selling at no reserve! The auction can be viewed at www.liveauctioneers.com or www.bidsquare.com
The auction starts with equipment from the early years of scuba diving. Pieces such as the first US Divers double hose regulators from the early 1950s are always favorites among collectors. A rare 1940s Tarzan underwater camera housing, 1950s gear still new in the box, a Zodiac Super Sea Wolf dive watch, hard-to-find manuals and catalogs, posters, unusual knives, and more are all available.
Underwater-related military items such as special operations manuals, badges, books, dive knives, and other memorabilia are represented well. Nautical artifacts such as unique ships lights, an engine room telegraph, an actual solid brass ship’s wheel, brass speaking tubes, pullies, and other unique parts and pieces used on vintage ships all make one-of-a-kind gifts.
The second half of the auction focuses on deep-sea diving equipment. The most popular items in this category are copper and brass diving helmets. The famed United States Navy Mark V is well represented with examples from World War 2 made by Morse Diving Equipment and the A. Schrader’s Son Company. A very desirable US Navy Mark V helium helmet made by Diving Equipment and Supply Company originally sent to the USS Brunswick will be selling. Commercial diving helmets made by Craftsweld, A.J. Morse & Son, Siebe Gorman, Heinke, Yokohama, Snead, Swindell, Miller, and Kirby Morgan, plus more are also included. All the helmets are authentic and will come with a detailed certificate of authenticity from Nation’s Attic. These impressive pieces of history are the ultimate gift for someone that already has nearly everything!
If you are looking for hard hat-related equipment, this auction has over a hundred lots filled with items like non-return valves, hoses, communications equipment, dive boots, diver’s belts, dive dresses, brass fittings, plus lots more. Rare books, USN manuals, posters, patches, photos, and other deep-sea diver memorabilia are sold at no reserve.
This is an online-only auction and is available for viewing at www.liveauctioneers.com and bidsquare.com. All items in the auction will be expertly packed and can be shipped anywhere in the world directly after the auction. Registering and bidding in the auction is free and easy.
Nation’s Attic Inc. has been in business for 16 years and is the largest dealer of authentic diving helmets globally. Located in Wichita, Kansas, in the United States, their unlikely location for such items has not hindered them from sending these pieces of diving history to all parts of the world. Discovering antique diving helmets in the most unlikely places and finding new homes for them is Nation’s Attic passion & specialty!