Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

Draeger DM200-2 German Diving Helmet

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Start price: $1,000

Estimated price: $2,500 - $5,000

Buyer's premium: 20%

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

This is a fantastic example of the German Draeger or Drager model DM200 helmet. This helmet features a fiberglass body with the traditional bonnet and breastplate design. This model was introduced in 1973 and was replaced by a modified design in 1977.

This example is in excellent condition and features the large regulator mechanism on the front of the breastplate. All of the original components are intact including the twelve wing nuts and brails. The helmet also comes with the compressed air tank as shown. The helmet weighs approximately 48 pounds and the metal tank canister is approximately 30 pounds. This is an impressive helmet design reminiscent of the much older copper and brass German helmets.

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.