Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

Helmets Of The Deep Deluxe Leather Edition Book #10

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Start price: $500

Estimated price: $2,000 - $3,500

Buyer's premium: 20%

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

Arguably the most famous book specifically about antique diving helmets. This is a deluxe leather-bound Helmets of The Deep, number 10 of only 100 made! Original dust jacket is intact. Inside the book, the author personally inscribed it in 1989. 370 full color pages filled with some of the best diving helmets known to that point. The original dust jacket is present and has a clear Duplex book jacket film on it. This clear film can be easily removed if so desired. The book is in like new condition and a true prize, especially being one of the first 10 sent out! This book has continued to increase in value over the years, especially the deluxe version.


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.