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  • New In Box Vintage Aquanetics & Nemrod Swim Fins
    Estimate
    $20 - $80
    Lot 1

    New In Box Vintage Aquanetics & Nemrod Swim Fins

    Est.
    $20 - $80
  • NOS Healthways & Scubapro Scuba Diving Equipment
    Estimate
    $30 - $80
    Lot 2

    NOS Healthways & Scubapro Scuba Diving Equipment

    Est.
    $30 - $80
  • NOS Voit Swimming Kit & Fins In Original Boxes
    Estimate
    $20 - $80
    Lot 3

    NOS Voit Swimming Kit & Fins In Original Boxes

    Est.
    $20 - $80
  • NOS SEA VOICE Underwater Communicator In Box
    Estimate
    $50 - $150
    Lot 4

    NOS SEA VOICE Underwater Communicator In Box

    Est.
    $50 - $150
  • Large Grouping Of Vintage Scuba Memorabilia & Equipment
    Estimate
    $20 - $80
    Lot 5

    Large Grouping Of Vintage Scuba Memorabilia & Equipment...

    Est.
    $20 - $80
  • Oxygen Sensor, Poseidon Regulator & Waterlung Fins
    Estimate
    $20 - $100
    Lot 6

    Oxygen Sensor, Poseidon Regulator & Waterlung Fins

    Est.
    $20 - $100
  • New Sea Quest Fusion & Aqua-Lung Patriot BCD
    Estimate
    $100 - $400
    Lot 7

    New Sea Quest Fusion & Aqua-Lung Patriot BCD

    Est.
    $100 - $400
  • NOS Dive Masks Voit & Lloyd Bridges King Neptune
    Estimate
    $40 - $100
    Lot 8

    NOS Dive Masks Voit & Lloyd Bridges King Neptune

    Est.
    $40 - $100
  • Atlantis Underwater Video Camera System
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    $50 - $200
    Lot 9

    Atlantis Underwater Video Camera System

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    $50 - $200
  • 2 Nikonos Underwater Cameras With Lights
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    $100 - $400
    Lot 10

    2 Nikonos Underwater Cameras With Lights

    Est.
    $100 - $400
  • Pair of Nikonos V Underwater Diving Cameras
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    $100 - $400
    Lot 11

    Pair of Nikonos V Underwater Diving Cameras

    Est.
    $100 - $400
  • Drager OXY K Plus Breathing Apparatus & Mining Headlamp
    Estimate
    $100 - $400
    Lot 12

    Drager OXY K Plus Breathing Apparatus & Mining Headlamp...

    Est.
    $100 - $400
  • US Divers Aqua Sharp Floating Dive Knife
    Estimate
    $75 - $150
    Lot 13

    US Divers Aqua Sharp Floating Dive Knife

    Est.
    $75 - $150
  • Large Vintage ScubaPro Dive Knife
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 14

    Large Vintage ScubaPro Dive Knife

    Est.
    $100 - $200
  • 1st Stage Piston Scuba Regulator Cut-A-Way
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    $40 - $80
    Lot 15

    1st Stage Piston Scuba Regulator Cut-A-Way

    Est.
    $40 - $80
  • 1st Stage Scuba DACOR Extreme Cut-A-Way
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    $50 - $100
    Lot 16

    1st Stage Scuba DACOR Extreme Cut-A-Way

    Est.
    $50 - $100
  • Two COMEX Scuba Regulators & One Unmarked
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    $40 - $75
    Lot 17

    Two COMEX Scuba Regulators & One Unmarked

    Est.
    $40 - $75
  • 1951 Aqua Lung Red Label Bussoz Double Hose Regulator
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 18

    1951 Aqua Lung Red Label Bussoz Double Hose Regulator

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • 1952 USD Aqua-Lung Green Label Double Hose Regulator
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    $200 - $400
    Lot 19

    1952 USD Aqua-Lung Green Label Double Hose Regulator

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • Aqua-Lung Blue Label 1953 Double Hose Regulator
    Estimate
    $75 - $150
    Lot 20

    Aqua-Lung Blue Label 1953 Double Hose Regulator

    Est.
    $75 - $150
  • 1955 Aqua-Lung Navy Type DA Black Label Double Hose Reg
    Estimate
    $75 - $150
    Lot 21

    1955 Aqua-Lung Navy Type DA Black Label Double Hose Reg...

    Est.
    $75 - $150
  • 1957 Aqua-Lung DA Navy Blue Label Double Hose Regulator
    Estimate
    $75 - $150
    Lot 22

    1957 Aqua-Lung DA Navy Blue Label Double Hose Regulator...

    Est.
    $75 - $150
  • Nice 1956 Aqua-Lung Brown Phenolic Jet Air Regulator
    Estimate
    $150 - $300
    Lot 23

    Nice 1956 Aqua-Lung Brown Phenolic Jet Air Regulator

    Est.
    $150 - $300
  • Aqua-Lung DW Stream Air 1956 Red Label Double Hose Reg
    Estimate
    $75 - $150
    Lot 24

    Aqua-Lung DW Stream Air 1956 Red Label Double Hose Reg

    Est.
    $75 - $150
  • Aqua-Lung DW Mistral 1960 Yellow Label Double Hose Reg
    Estimate
    $50 - $100
    Lot 25

    Aqua-Lung DW Mistral 1960 Yellow Label Double Hose Reg

    Est.
    $50 - $100
  • Aqua-Lung DY Jet Air Black Plastic Body Double Hose Reg
    Estimate
    $40 - $100
    Lot 26

    Aqua-Lung DY Jet Air Black Plastic Body Double Hose Reg...

    Est.
    $40 - $100
  • Aqua-Lung DA Aqua Master Blue Label Double Hose Reg
    Estimate
    $50 - $125
    Lot 27

    Aqua-Lung DA Aqua Master Blue Label Double Hose Reg

    Est.
    $50 - $125
  • Aqua-Lung Royal Aqua Master Blue Label Double Hose Reg
    Estimate
    $50 - $125
    Lot 28

    Aqua-Lung Royal Aqua Master Blue Label Double Hose Reg

    Est.
    $50 - $125
  • Voit Swimaster R-22 Trieste Double Hose Regulator
    Estimate
    $100 - $400
    Lot 29

    Voit Swimaster R-22 Trieste Double Hose Regulator

    Est.
    $100 - $400
  • DACOR Diving Lung Dial A Breath Double Hose Regulator
    Estimate
    $75 - $150
    Lot 30

    DACOR Diving Lung Dial A Breath Double Hose Regulator

    Est.
    $75 - $150
  • VOIT Regulator V22 Trieste New In Box!
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 31

    VOIT Regulator V22 Trieste New In Box!

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • Scuba Diluter Regulator + 53’ & 55’ Popular
    Estimate
    $50 - $100
    Lot 32

    Scuba Diluter Regulator + 53’ & 55’ Popular

    Est.
    $50 - $100
  • 1956 USN NAVSHIPS Aqua Lung Manual Vintage Scuba
    Estimate
    $50 - $100
    Lot 33

    1956 USN NAVSHIPS Aqua Lung Manual Vintage Scuba

    Est.
    $50 - $100
  • 1959 Scott Hydro-Pak Catalog and Manual
    Estimate
    $50 - $150
    Lot 34

    1959 Scott Hydro-Pak Catalog and Manual

    Est.
    $50 - $150
  • Siebe Gorman Vintage Scuba Regulator Manuals
    Estimate
    $50 - $75
    Lot 35

    Siebe Gorman Vintage Scuba Regulator Manuals

    Est.
    $50 - $75
  • USD Aqua Sharp & AMF Swimaster 24kt Gold Dive Knife
    Estimate
    $100 - $300
    Lot 36

    USD Aqua Sharp & AMF Swimaster 24kt Gold Dive Knife

    Est.
    $100 - $300
  • Very Early & Rare 1940s Tarzan Camera Housing
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 37

    Very Early & Rare 1940s Tarzan Camera Housing

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • 1961 Diver Below Vintage Scuba Spearfishing Magazine
    Estimate
    $40 - $75
    Lot 38

    1961 Diver Below Vintage Scuba Spearfishing Magazine

    Est.
    $40 - $75
  • 1967 The Great Barrier Reef Belgian Movie Poster
    Estimate
    $25 - $75
    Lot 39

    1967 The Great Barrier Reef Belgian Movie Poster

    Est.
    $25 - $75
  • Original 1956 Silent World Cousteau Movie Poster
    Estimate
    $150 - $300
    Lot 40

    Original 1956 Silent World Cousteau Movie Poster

    Est.
    $150 - $300
  • Zodiac Automatic Super Sea Wolf 1970s Dive Watch
    Estimate
    $400 - $800
    Lot 41

    Zodiac Automatic Super Sea Wolf 1970s Dive Watch

    Est.
    $400 - $800
  • U.S. Navy School Underwater Swimmers manual 1958
    Estimate
    $50 - $200
    Lot 42

    U.S. Navy School Underwater Swimmers manual 1958

    Est.
    $50 - $200
  • Early UDT Scuba Mask Circa WWII
    Estimate
    $50 - $200
    Lot 43

    Early UDT Scuba Mask Circa WWII

    Est.
    $50 - $200
  • US Navy 1965 Underwater Demolition Team Handbook
    Estimate
    $50 - $200
    Lot 44

    US Navy 1965 Underwater Demolition Team Handbook

    Est.
    $50 - $200
  • UDT Navy Seal Amphibious Landing Equipment WW2 / Korea
    Estimate
    $100 - $300
    Lot 45

    UDT Navy Seal Amphibious Landing Equipment WW2 / Korea

    Est.
    $100 - $300
  • British Navy WW2 Goggles
    Estimate
    $75 - $150
    Lot 46

    British Navy WW2 Goggles

    Est.
    $75 - $150
  • Russian Navy Diving Medal, Badge & Depth Gauge
    Estimate
    $75 - $150
    Lot 47

    Russian Navy Diving Medal, Badge & Depth Gauge

    Est.
    $75 - $150
  • Mark 3 US Navy Combat Dive Knife
    Estimate
    $200 - $300
    Lot 48

    Mark 3 US Navy Combat Dive Knife

    Est.
    $200 - $300

Auction Description

Diving Into History Auction by Nation's Attic Inc.
Nation's Attic's last Diving Into History auction for 2021 will be held on Saturday, December 4th, 2021. This event will be a memorable one, full of unique and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind items. The auction consists of multiple collections from individuals and businesses. Hardhat equipment and related diving gear used by the Divers Academy International technical school will be featured in this sale. A pristine US Navy Mark V diving helmet purchased from DESCO in 1977 that never was used is one of the many treasures from this institution. A large number of diving helmet parts, fittings, and other equipment used in training countless commercials divers from 1977 into the 21st Century will be offered. Antique diving helmets from A.J. Morse, DESCO, Craftsweld, Siebe Gorman, Heinke, rare knives, books, and photos from multiple collections around the globe will also be available. Maritime artifacts, rare documents, and even a collection of authentic Megalodon teeth will round out the sale. As always, all international bidders are welcome. Shipping to any point in the world is available, and professional packing on all items is done in-house. Nation's Attic is the largest dealer and auctioneer of authentic antique and vintage diving helmets and related equipment globally. Find out just how rewarding and pleasurable participating in our Diving Into History auctions are! Read more
Nation's Attic Inc.
Wichita, KS 67211
United States

helmets@nationsattic.com

Phone:+13163711828

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Shipping: Shipping fees listed with each lot pertain to domestic shipping only (contiguous or lower 48). International bidders are subject to higher shipping fees. Please inquire about shipping to a particular country before the start of the auction. Purchased items will be shipped on a first paid, first shipped basis and may take up to twenty (20) business days for said shipment to leave our (Nations Attic, Inc.) business. For time sensitive shipments, we (Nations Attic, Inc.) will expedite payment processing and shipping for a nominal fee. Items paid for by personal check are subject to a ten (10) business day hold for funds clearance. All domestic mainland items are shipped via FedEx ground or via USPS unless otherwise specified or requested by the customer. International shipments are shipped via USPS International or FedEx.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS 

1. Prior to sale, all bidders must register with Nation’s Attic Inc. or online via Bidsquare to participate in bidding.  

 

2. The Auctioneer and the Consignor assume no risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity or the authorship of any property identified in the online catalogue (that is, the identity of the creator or the period, culture, source or origin as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified herein). All property is sold "As Is" and neither the Auctioneer nor the Consignor makes any warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness or any implied warranty or merchantability or any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose as it relates to description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, safety, reliability or condition of the property. If any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose can be construed from the catalogue, auction, or bill of sale, such warranties are disclaimed by the Auctioneer and the Consignor. No statement in the online catalogue or made at the sale or in the Bill of Sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an admission of liability. Moreover, the Auctioneer will not be held responsible for any variations in appearance of online photographs. 

 

3. Notwithstanding the preceding condition, if within 14 days of the sale of any lot the purchaser of any antique gives notice in writing to the Auctioneer that the lot so sold is a counterfeit and, if within 7 days after such notice the purchaser returns to the Auctioneer in the same condition as when sold, and gives written proof from a recognized impartial expert which establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the returned lot is in fact a counterfeit and that this was not indicated by a fair reading of the catalogue or the Auctioneer's comments at the time of sale, the Auctioneer as agent for the Consignor will rescind the sale and refund the purchase price. 

 

4. A premium equal to 15% of the successful bid price will be added thereto and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price. 

 

5. The Sales Tax rate for Wichita, Kansas is 7.5% and is computed on this total purchase price and applies to bidders residing within the state. The purchaser will be required to pay Sales Tax unless exempted through possession of a valid State of Kansas Sales Tax number on file. 

Please Note: The State of Kansas has no arrangement of reciprocity with any other jurisdiction and the Auctioneer cannot honor a Sales Tax number from any other jurisdiction. 

 

6. The Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any property at any time before actual sale. 

 

7. Unless otherwise announced by the Auctioneer at the time of sale, all bids are per lot as numbered in the catalogue. The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The highest bid acknowledged by the Auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the Auctioneer shall have the sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder, or to re-offer and re-sell the article in dispute. If the Auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, he may reject the bid; and if, having acknowledged an opening bid he decides that any advance is not sufficient, he may reject the advance. The Auctioneer reserves the right to acknowledge an auction floor bid before acknowledging an internet and/or phone bid regardless of the maximum bid amount provided by the bidder before and/or during the auction. 

 

8. On the fall of the Auctioneer's hammer, title to the offered lot passes to the highest bidder who thereupon will pay the full purchase price therefore or such part as the Auctioneer may require. All property shall be removed by the purchaser at his expense on the day of sale and, if not so removed, may be sent by the Auctioneer to a public warehouse for the account, risk and expense of the purchaser. Any damage to or loss of any item purchased which is left with the Auctioneer after the day of purchase is the purchaser's sole responsibility. If the foregoing conditions or any other applicable conditions herein are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to the Auctioneer and the Consignor by law, including without limitation the right to hold the purchaser liable for the bid price, the Auctioneer at its option, may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser, or (b) re-sell the property on 3 days notice to the purchaser and for the account and risk of the purchaser, either publicly or privately, and in such event the purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency plus all costs, including warehousing, the expenses of both sales, and the Auctioneer's commission at its regular rates and all other charges due hereunder, and incidental charges. No claims shall be allowed after removal of goods and no article shall be re-sold for purchaser at the sale where purchased. 

 

9. The Auctioneer reserves the right to cancel the sale or any portion thereof without prior or further notice, and to announce at any time additional conditions of sale. 

 

10. Bidding will constitute full acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.  Also recognize, all items are being sold as used and/or antiques.  The items are meant to be used for display purposes only.  Not liable for functionality.  Take it upon your own risk to use, which is not advised. 

 

11. Payment: Payment will be accepted in the form of personal check, cashier's check, bank wire transfer, money order, cash (in house only), PayPal (confirmed address for US customers only). For internet bidders, if payment is not received within 5 business days following the auction, a payment reminder invoice will be sent. If payment is not received within 10 business days of the auction, we (Nations Attic, Inc.) reserve the right to void the sale of the item(s) to that bidder, and make the item(s) available for sale to the under bidder. In addition, any non-paying bidder will be prohibited from registering for any future auction that is held by Nations Attic, Inc. 

12. Shipping: Shipping fees listed with each lot pertain to domestic shipping only (contiguous or lower 48). International bidders are subject to higher shipping fees. Please inquire about shipping to a particular country before the start of the auction. Purchased items will be shipped on a first paid, first shipped basis and may take up to twenty (20) business days for said shipment to leave our (Nations Attic, Inc.) business. For time sensitive shipments, we (Nations Attic, Inc.) will expedite payment processing and shipping for a nominal fee. Items paid for by personal check are subject to a ten (10) business day hold for funds clearance. All domestic mainland items are shipped via FedEx ground or via USPS unless otherwise specified or requested by the customer. International shipments are shipped via USPS International or FedEx.

 

13. Insurance: All items are insured for the full purchase amount less carrier shipping charges, or the maximum amount allowed by the carrier and/or country of destination. Insurance is included in the specified shipping amount listed in the item description. All invoices are sent with insurance already factored into the shipping charge. The customer has the right to waive any insurance amount by providing written consent that the customer will not hold Nations Attic, Inc. or its shipping carriers responsible for damaged and/or lost shipments due to uninsured/under insured packages. In some instances, we (Nations Attic, Inc.) reserve the right to only ship certain items if insurance is purchased for the full amount of the item(s) being shipped.

 

14. Storage Fees: Items not claimed within 30 Days after the auction will be subject to a $10 per lot, per day storage fee, unless other arrangements are made with the Nations Attic Inc.