WICHITA, Kan. – Nation’s Attic Inc. has discovered one of the earliest unaltered original United States Navy Mark V diving helmets. The helmet was sent to the Navy in August of 1916 for evaluation. The helmet is being sold at auction on July 18 by Nation’s Attic Inc. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Mark V model diving helmets would go on to be used by the Navy and allied countries from 1916 until the mid-1980s. The helmets iconic design also made it famous in movies and advertising. In February 2020 this historic piece of diving and U.S. Navy history from Aug. 24, 1916, was discovered in rural Wisconsin. The helmet has the potential to break the world record sales price for an antique diving helmet, which is currently $62,390.
The July 18 auction also consists of 21 other antique and vintage diving helmets, related equipment, maritime memorabilia and rare vintage scuba equipment. Preview and early bidding has begun with the live auction starting at 10 a.m. Central time July 18.
Nation’s Attic Inc. has been in business for 14 years and is the largest dealer of authentic diving helmets in the world. Located in Wichita, Kansas, 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 then finding new homes for them is Nation’s Attic passion and specialty.
For details contact Don Creekmore, Nation’s Attic Inc. at 316-371-1828 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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