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Certifying Authenticity Of Diving Helmets

One of the most common questions we receive from first-time antique diving helmet buyers is how do I know the diving helmet I’m buying is authentic? That is a smart question all collectors should ask when making their first purchase.

It’s always a good idea to buy valuable antiques from a trusted and established dealer who will stand behind the items they sell. In many collecting fields items are being encapsulated into tamperproof cases and certified with a condition grade, like coins, sports cards, and comic books. In the collecting world of vintage diving helmets, enclosing the helmet in a case is not practical.

Starting in 2019 Nation’s Attic decided to start authenticating and certifying all the antique and vintage diving helmets they sell. This process involves three steps that will ensure current and future owners of the diving helmet that it is authentic.