Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

1944 Schrader WW2 US Navy Mark V Diving Helmet Bonnet

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Start price: $1,000

Estimated price: $3,000 - $5,000

Buyer's premium: 20%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

This is a beautifully polished United States Navy Mark V diving helmet bonnet. It was made by the A. Schrader’s Son Company, likely in January or February of 1944. The estimated date is determined from the serial number located on the communications cup, 1508. Also located on the top of the communications cup is a US Navy inspection stamp. This stamp is proof that the helmet was accepted into US Navy inventory during World War 2.

The helmet bonnet is in excellent condition with original hardware intact, including window guards, glass, air & communications fittings, spitcock, BTE exhaust valve, and dumbbell safety latch. Inside the bonnet, the internal air vents are all present, as well as the exhaust button.

If you have been looking for the top half of a Mark V or would like to save some money and just display the bonnet, they don’t get much better than this one!

All diving helmets in this auction will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Nations Attic. The certificate will have a unique number that will match the number on a tamperproof hologram decal placed inside the helmet. This information will be kept on permanent file at Nations Attic and help ensure the provenance of the helmet and authenticity. The display stand shown in the photos is not included. The option to purchase one after the auction will be provided.

All items will be shipped with a signature required upon delivery and full insurance either via FedEx or the USPS Priority Mail. Worldwide shipping is available; however, no ocean freight will be offered on large items. DHL Express is an option for international shipments under 600 pounds via air. Payment via bank wire for customers outside the USA is required. A shipping quote prior to the auction can be provided by emailing your postal code. International bidders are advised that some countries do not allow the importation of knives. Nations Attic is not responsible for shipping charges going or coming back if your countries customs denies delivery. Rejected items can be consigned into a future sale as there are no refunds.