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Wondering who buys Russian antique diving helmets?  You have found the United States top buyer of vintage diving helmets made in Russia. Nation's Attic is able to make immediate offers after viewing photos of the helmet.  Regardless of location, we make the transaction safe and easy, plus we pay for and handle all of the shipping.

Please call or text us today at 316-371-1828 or email

Russian Diving Helmet Examples

Nation’s Attic is a buyer of Russian made antique diving helmets. We represent collectors from around the world and this allows us to make immediate offers on just about any vintage diving helmet made in Russia. No matter where in the world you are located, we make the transaction very safe and easy. We also pay for and handle the shipping!  All we need to make you an offer are clear photos of the helmet. Simply text photos to 316-371-1828 or email them to .

 In addition to Russian made diving helmets we are also interested in purchasing related tools and equipment. Items such as diving knives, boots, weight belts, suits, original ships helmet boxes, underwater lights, brass valves and gauges, air pumps, photos and anything else that is nautical related.

Russian diving helmet ID plates

The two images above are examples of typically found identification plates on Russian diving helmets. These plates are important for determining the age and factory where the helmet was made. The brass plates will be found on the front of the helmet directly below the large neck ring on the breastplate plate. 

Diving helmets made in Russian have typically always been produced at a state-run factory, not by a company. The style of the helmets in many cases will be very similar to the two examples features on this page. Referred to as a 3 bolt or a 3 / 12 bolt design, the helmets will almost always be made with a copper body and brass hardware. Other styles and configurations of diving helmets have been made during the 1800s and 1900s.

Helmets made during the 1960s into the 1990s were produced in very large numbers. In many cases, these helmets were never used and made their way out of Russian via various avenues. Despite their large production numbers, they do have value to us!

If you have an old diving helmet made in Russian, please contact us at 316-371-1828 or email

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