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Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

1990 Russian Navy 3 Bolt Diving Helmet

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Start price: $250

Estimated price: $1,000 - $2,000

Buyer's premium: 20%

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

This is a great example of a Soviet diving helmet in what is called the 3 bolt pattern. This helmet was made at Factory 28 located in Leningrad in 1990 as indicated by the brass ID plate. The three bolt style was favored among the Soviet Navy and was their primary diving helmet.

As shown in the photos, the helmet has a wonderful patina to the copper body and brass hardware. This helmet also shows an attractive hand hammer finish beautifully. All the correct hardware is present, including the window frames, faceplate, glass, 3 bolt nuts, air vent, and top handle. The copper body is in very good condition. The bonnet and breastplate fit together with ease. The large rubber neck ring gasket is present.

Helmets made in Russia are gaining in popularity every year. DESCO even makes a unique neck dam, allowing use of the helmet without a large bulky suit. Russian 3 bolt helmets represent an excellent value, are a historical piece of diving history and Cold War equipment!

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.