Nautical Antiques & Diving Sale: Day 2

by Boston Harbor Auctions
April 6, 2014 11:00 AM EST Live auction
Boston , MA, US | Auction Details

291 Lots

536: John Alden's Malabar X
Est: $3,500 - $5,500
551: Vintage pond yacht
Est: $3,000 - $5,000
605: Hard hat diver's helmet
Est: $1,000 - $2,000
609: Speedboat Dixie II
Est: $2,000 - $3,000
610: Mark III Morse Dive Pump
Est: $5,000 - $10,000
614: Post lantern B beacon
Est: $1,500 - $3,000
635: GI Joe mega lot
Est: $50 - $100

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Shipping: Boston Harbor Auctions will provide the names of local shippers with whom the purchaser may deal directly. We do not ship via the U.S. Post Office unless special arrangements are made.
We also recommend the UPS Store #4972 on 71 Commercial St. in Boston (617) 670-1121, store4972@theupsstore.com for packing and shipping options. Payment must have been received and checks cleared prior to the release of the property for shipping. Boston Harbor Auctions will provide delivery to local areas for a fee of $75.00 for the first lot, and $25.00 for each additional lot in most cases.

Condition: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that a lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email or by telephone to the appropriate location or by phone 617 451 7447 Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. BHA shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Viewing Notes: Over 25 hard hats will be auctioned, some dating to the early 1900s, with names including Morse, Miller Dunn, Desco, Schrader, Siebe Gorman, Heinke and others. These hard hat dive helmets are highly sought after and this is a choice group with many rare models. Divers would don these 50+ lb helmets with a suit, weight belt and dive boots totaling 200 lbs. and submerge with an air hose for ship repair, marine construction, exploration etc... Tom Hering (1950-2011) was a hardscrabble character and second generation hard hat diver and the son of Martin Hering. Not only did Tom have an incredible hard helmet and diving equipment collection, he also, in his lifetime, managed to assemble an amassment of anything diving related, from magazines, to children's books and toys, jewelry, pamphlets, rare reference aids that impressed all who have witnessed it thus far. Never before has so much choice diving kit been sold in a day. Perhaps the most extensive diving and marine salvage library ever assembled will be sold in huge lots because there are thousands of volumes. Masculine fresh-air pumps that would supply oxygen to the diver's with hand operated iron flywheels will be of interest to history buffs. Other diver's "kit" selling are 20 pair of weighted diving boots, vintage leather weight belts with attached lead weights, canvas and rubber diving suits, diving knives; an auction that diving collectors will talk about for years. In addition to the diving collection an alluring collection of nautical antiques and ship models will be auctioned.