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CS Buckles

  1. Very attractive, excavated, "Leech & Rigdon", CS two-piece sword belt plate.  This is the pattern often referred to as the "08" letter pattern, because the "C" almost makes a zero and the "S" almost makes an 8.  This buckle was recovered from an N. B. Forrest Confederate Cavalry camp site in North Mississippi.  This rare Confederate CS buckle is out of the life-long collection of Coy Kitchens and will be a very nice compliment to any CS artifact collection.--$2,850.

  2. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful, excavated, "Army of Tennessee" pattern, cast brass, CS round corner waist belt plate.  This gorgeous buckle was recovered nearly 40 years ago in North Alabama from the camp of Roddy's 4th Alabama Cavalry.  The buckle has a reflective, olive green patina with lots of original black enamel still present in the background.  All three hooks remain present on the reverse, and it has very slight spin marks from the lathe that cleaned debris from around the three hooks.  It would be very difficult to recover a more beautiful Army of Tennessee than this one.--$3,850.SOLD

  3. It is always a good thing as a collector when you can say, "I have a buckle like the one on page such and such in the reference book," BUT IT IS A MUCH BETTER THING TO BE ABLE TO SAY, "I have the actual buckle pictured in the reference book."  This particular excavated, thinner Tennessee style, cast brass rectangular CSA was recovered many years ago from one of General Longstreet's Confederate camps at Graysville, Georgia, occupied just prior to the Battle of Chickamauga.  This is the actual plate pictured on page 192 in Charlie Harris's Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns.  The buckle has a slick, chocolate brown patina and has two of the three original attachment hooks remaining intact on the reverse.  This is a beautiful artifact, and being actually the example pictured in the reference book, will make a fine addition to someone's Confederate artifact collection.--$2,950.SOLD

  4. Very scarce, excavated, wreath portion of a rare Leech & Rigdon "O8" pattern, two piece sword belt plate.  This wreath is correct for the tongue with a 2 inch outside-to-outside belt loop and for a 1 3/4 inch belt.  This buckle was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee camp located near Tyner's Station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Pictured above is a complete Leech and Rigdon of the pattern that this wreath is correct for.  When this wreath was recovered, the outside belt loop had a break which is no doubt why the wreath was discarded.  We have had the break in the belt loop professionally restored, and you cannot even find where it was.  If you have the correct tongue, this will finish out a beautiful Leech and Rigdon two piece sword belt plate.--$795.

  5. Smokingly beautiful display of two excavated "08" variety of the Leech and Rigdon, Western Theater manufactured, Confederate CS tongue and wreath sword belt buckles.  One of the buckles has the medium size belt loops (1 7/8") and was recovered over 30 years ago from Ft. Donelson by Otis Brown of Paris, Tennessee.  The other (buckle on left) Leech and Rigdon CS two piece buckle is the very rare "tall loop" variety with 2" belt loops and was recovered just this past year by L. R. Hen (now deceased) from the Camp of Roddy's Alabama Cavalry located near Unionville and Chapel Hill, Tennessee.  This is a fantastic display of two beautiful Leech and Rigdon CS sword belt plates, one from an 1862 site and one from an 1863 site.--$5,850. FOR THE ENTIRE DISPLAY AND BOTH PLATES

  6. Very pretty excavated "Egg Shaped" CS oval waist belt plate.  This rare Confederate plate was recovered by Wayne Williams from an 1863 Army Of Tennessee Confederate camp located at Tyner's Station (Chattanooga), TN.  Wayne recovered this plate in 1994 (26 years ago) near a large spring that appeared to be the camp's source of water.  This buckle has a dark chocolate uncleaned patina and the "C.S." letters stand out considerably more bold and clear than is typically the case with this style Confederate buckle.  The original iron "frog hooks" remain intact with the buckle, and this is seldom the case.  Confederates had the ability to make these buckles in the field, and made a good many of these "Egg Shaped" C.S. plates in the field as the Confederate Army moved.  It has been ages since anyone around here found one of these this nice.  This is going to be a quality addition to someone's Confederate display.--$1,650.SOLD

  7. Quite rare excavated Shield shaped Militia Cross Belt Plate.  This is a pre-war Militia Plate, and was recovered from an early War South Carolina infantry camp near Charleston, SC.  The plate obviously had a device at one time as the attachment wires are still intact.  It is quite likely that this plate had a Regimental number or possibly a Palmetta tree.  The very few of these that I have seen recovered have all come from early War sites.--$295.SOLD

  8. Absolutely beautiful excavated "08" Pattern Leech and Rigdon C.S. 2-piece Confederate waist belt plate.  This rare Confederate buckle was recovered by Mr. Otis Brown about 50 years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Fort Donelson.  I purchased Otis's collection in the late 1970s and this plate was a part of his collection.  It will make a quality addition to any Civil War collection or display.--$2,950.SOLD

  9. Quite unique, excavated, heavy cast brass, Confederate used, carbine sling buckle.  This buckle was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Aquia Creek in Stafford County, Virginia.  The buckle remains in perfect condition with both tongues intact and could literally be used again today.--$250.SOLD

  10. Quite rare, excavated, "Baby size", Confederate forked tongue frame waist belt plate.  This rare size Confederate frame buckle was recovered from an 1863 Confederate Cavalry winter campsite here in Middle Tennessee.  When recovered, the plate had a break in the outside frame which was no doubt why the plate was discarded.  This break has been professionally restored, and you cannot even find where it was.  Very few collections have an example of this rare size Confederate frame buckle.--$895

  11. Beautiful excavated tongue portion of a cavalry enlistedman's "C.S." tongue and wreath saber belt plate.  This tongue was recovered in the early 1970s (45 years ago) on private property near Brandy Station.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina, and with the correct wreath will make a SUPER NICE C.S. 2-PIECE SABER BELT PLATE.--$1,150.

  12. Model 1851, brown buff leather, Cavalry belt rig.  These type belt rigs were extensively used by both Union and Confederate Cavalry in the American Civil War.  This belt rig was purchased many years ago out of an Alabama estate sale.  It remains very pliable with one of the original leather sword drops still remaining intact.  The cast brass, Model 1851 sword belt plate has a smooth, brown, aged patina with the three piece German silver wreath remaining completely intact.  Considering this belt rig was purchased out of an Alabama estate many years ago, it is extremely likely that it saw Confederate service.  The belt remains complete with no breaks or weak spots.--$750.

  13. Really pretty, excavated, Richmond Arsenal style, CS two-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was dug together many years ago near Brandy Station, Virginia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina, nice fit, and has original body curve.  This Confederate plate would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$2,850.SOLD

  14. One excavated sword belt plate keeper and one sword belt adjuster buckle.  These artifacts were all recovered from one of John Hunt Morgan's 1863 winter Confederate cavalry camps near Liberty, Tennessee.  All are in nice condition, with no breaks or cracks.--$45.

  15. rfbkle.JPG (67234 bytes)Excavated center portion of a 4-piece Mississippi Rifleman's buckle.  This was recently recovered from the 1862 camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$48.
  16. rifmnbkl.JPG (77921 bytes)Excavated 4-Piece Rifleman's cast brass buckle missing only one part out of the middle area.  This distinctive buckle was issued with Mississippi Rifles.  The buckle was recovered from the 1862 camp of the 16th Alabama Volunteer Infantry - C.S.A. - located on private property near Shelbyville, TN.--$295.

US Buckles

 
  1. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful, excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This excellent plate was recovered from Federal camps on private property here at Murfreesboro and is very near to "perfection".  The face has crisp detail and a slick brown/green patina.  The reverse has full, smooth lead and is backmarked, "W.H. Smith - Brooklyn".  Both wire attachment loops remain perfectly intact.  It would be very difficult to excavate a finer breast plate than this one.--$250.SOLD

  2. Very pretty, excavated, Model 1851, cast brass, Federal Cavalry Eagle sword belt plate.  This very nice buckle was recovered over 40 years ago by Mr. Ed Heck from a Federal Cavalry camp located near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The plate has crisp detail and a smooth, rich, chocolate brown patina overall.  The belt keeper was recovered only about a foot from the buckle and fits perfectly.--$350.

  3. Absolutely beautiful condition, early "fat letter" puppy paw hook style, large size US oval waist belt plate.  This beautiful buckle was recovered in 1967 by Sid Kerksis at Fussell's Mill, Virginia.  Here is your chance to own a beautiful US buckle recovered by one of the pioneers of our hobby.--$350.

  4. Excavated, arrow hook pattern, lead-filled, large size US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered by Butch Mayes on private property at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  Butch cleaned the face of the plate up some, and for a number of years, wore this plate on his relic hunting digging belt.  The plate remains solid as can be and could easily still be worn today.--$195.SOLD

  5. Excellent condition, excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This beautiful plate was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with full lead and both attachment loops intact on the reverse.--$195.

  6. Very pretty and extremely rare, excavated, large size, "OVM" (Ohio Volunteer Militia) waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered over 30 years ago on private property at Shiloh.  When recovered, the outside rim had some weak areas which have been professionally stabilized for the long term preservation of the buckle.  It displays beautifully and has all three attachment hooks intact on the reverse.--$1,450.

  7. Very pretty condition, excavated, large size US oval, puppy paw hook pattern that was apparently being used as a cartridge box plate as it remains on a large section of cartridge box leather flap just as found.  This was recovered by Mr. Ed Heck about 40 years ago from a Federal camp located near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  This is an excellent example of some of the incredible artifacts recovered 40 - 50 years ago that are impossible to recover now.--$350.

  8. Non-excavated, early "fat letter" pattern, large size, lead-filled US oval cartridge box plate.  This plate has been cleaned up a bit, but some dark patina remains in recessed areas.  The reverse has full lead, and the wire attachment loops are 2 3/4 inches apart.  I have most often encountered this early pattern US cartridge box plate on early .69 cal. cartridge boxes.--$250.

  9. SUPER - SUPER RARE, BULLET-STRUCK, LARGE SIZE OVM WAIST BELT PLATE.  This is the pattern OVM waist belt plate that was issued in a set with the beautiful Ohio breast plate.  This beautiful plate has a brown/green patina on the face and a clear, obvious bullet strike at the base of the plate.  This extremely rare buckle was recovered on private property at Shiloh many years ago.  It has full lead in the reverse, and all three attachment hooks remain intact.  This beautiful Ohio waist belt plate is not only the rarest pattern OVM, but also bullet-struck and from a very famous battle.  It just does not get much better than that.--$2,450.SOLD

  10. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, lead-filled, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate was recovered here at the Battle of Stones River over 40 years ago.  It remains exactly as it was recovered and has never even been washed off.  It has brown/green wood mulch still on the face with nice detail and full lead on the reverse with both attachment hooks remaining perfectly intact.  This is an excellent example of how much nicer quality recovered plates were 50 years ago.--$225.

  11. Beautiful condition, excavated, lead-filled, circular Federal Eagle breast plate recovered over 40 years ago on private property at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.  The face has a beautiful, chocolate brown patina, and the reverse has full lead - both attachments loops perfectly intact, and is crisply backmarked "Boyd & Sons - Boston".--$250.

  12. This is about as absolute, drop dead, mint perfect, excavated, large size, US cartridge box plate that you could ever hope to recover.  It was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, over 40 years ago.  It has super crisp detail on the face and a chocolate brown patina that is as slick as a baby's butt.  The reverse has full, smooth lead, and both attachment loops, not only intact, but strong enough to put on a cartridge box today.--$225.

  13. Drop dead gorgeous excavated Federal circular eagle breastplate.  This stunning plate was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, GA.  It has crisp detail - a smooth chocolate brown patina - full lead - and both wire loops intact on the reverse.  I don't think that you could recover any nicer.--$225.

  14. Quite rare to find, original, Federal carbine sling over-the-shoulder belt, complete with buckle, belt tip, and carbine sling snap swivel.  The belt remains solid and pliable but does have one break repaired with small staples located just behind the buckle.  This would be an excellent accessory to display with your Civil War Cavalry carbines.--$750.

  15. Very pretty, excavated, cast brass Officer's Model 1851 sword belt plate with integrally cast Eagle and Wreaths.  This buckle was recovered about 30 years ago by one of my lifetime hunting buddies -- Ronnie Web.  Ronnie recovered this plate from a Federal Cavalry camp located near a spring just west of Triune, Tennessee.  The buckle is missing the end portion of the keeper hook, but enough of the hook remains for the keeper to hook into.  There are at this very minute million dollor homes being built exactly where this buckle was recovered.--$375.

  16. This "U.S." buckle is definitely a novelty.  It was recovered near Chattanooga, TN. many years ago, and clearly has some "Soldier Art" carved into the back side of the buckle.  My question to you guys is "What do you see?"  I personally think that there is some Porn going on, but I'm not 100% sure what I'm seeing !!!  A little help please - What do you guys see !!-- $275. (whatever you see !!)SOLD

  17. Absolutely unissued, mint perfect condition, large lead-filled oval US on original brown buff leather belt with brass keeper remaining perfectly intact.  This buff US belt rig was literally no more perfect in the 1860's than it remains today.  It would be very hard to improve upon this US belt and buckle.--$650.

  18. Excavated, large size, lead-filled, US oval cartridge box plate.  This is a very attractive plate with a smooth, brown/green patina on the face and full lead with both attachment loops intact on the reverse.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near Manassas, Virginia.--$185.

  19. Excavated, early pattern, large size, lead-filled, US oval cartridge box plate recovered on private property near Manassas, Virginia.  The odd thing is this cartridge box plate was severed exactly half into, and this is the "U" half.  It is quite a mystery how the plate came to be precisely cut in half.--$55.SOLD

  20. Very attractive, excavated, early 1840's era, "puppy-paw" hook, lead filled, large size, US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered over 40 years ago from a Federal Infantry camp just north of Fredericksburg, VA.  The plate was discarded because one of the puppy-paw hooks broke off.  It otherwise remains complete and perfect enough to wear today.--$275.

  21. Just beautiful excavated early pattern large size "Puppy Paw" hook style U.S. oval waist belt plate.  This super nice U.S. oval was recovered by one of my old hunting buddies - Wade Buchannan - from private property right here at Stones River.  I can take you to within a few feet of where this plate was recovered.  This is 50 year ago plate quality.--$325.

  22. Very nice condition Model 1851 Federal N.C.O. (Non-Commissioned-Officer) waist belt, and cast brass eagle sword belt plate.  The belt remains soft, and pliable and the sword belt plate is perfect.  It is one of the rarer patterns with rays that go all the way around the eagle.  This will make a Museum Grade compliment to any Civil War collection.--$650.SOLD

  23. Really pretty excavated cast brass Model 1851 Eagle Sword Belt Plate.  This was recovered over 30 years ago from Camp Stanley located here at Murfreesboro, TN.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina, and has remnants and solder marks where the silver wreaths were once located.  This plate has really pretty color and excellent detail.--$325.SOLD

  24. Smokeingly beautiful excavated large size lead filled "U.S." cartridge boxplate recovered here at Stones River in the 1960s - before acid rain and before 50 more years of decay.  This boxplate is just FINE !!!--$225.

  25. Local "smokehouse find", circular, Federal Eagle breast plate with an aged patina on the face almost approaching an excavated brown patina.  The reverse has full lead, and both attachment loops remain intact.  This was without a doubt a local battlefield or campsite pick-up 150 years ago that ended up in the smokehouse.  You gotta love the patina the face of this plate has.--$225.

  26. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, Model 1851, cast-brass, Federal Cavalry Eagle sword belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from "Camp Stanley" here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which was the Army of the Cumberland's 1863 winter Cavalry camp following the Battle of Stones River.  Camp Stanley was named in honor of General David Stanley who was the Commander of Federal Cavalry here at Murfreesboro.  The plate has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp detail, and both the belt loop and attaching hook on the reverse remain intact as well as the belt keeper that hooked into the attaching keeper hook.  This was recovered many years ago and is about as nice as you could hope to recover.--$350.

  27. Quite rare, Model 1839, small oval, single hook pattern, lead-filled US waist belt plate on original white buff leather belt, together with an excellent condition, Federal leather percussion cap pouch.  The white buff leather belt remains in very nice condition with no breaks or weak spots and remains very pliable.  The small oval US buckle has an excellent face with a gently aging bronze patina.  The buckle has full lead in the reverse and both attachment hooks remain intact.  This belt rig is out of a local Middle Tennessee estate and was almost certainly Confederate used.  The US buckle is being worn "upside down" so as to read "SN" (Southern Nation).  We recover these small 1839 US plates almost exclusively from early war camps (both US and CS) and battles.  With this belt rig is a really nice condition regulation small leather Federal percussion cap pouch.  The box remains quite pliable with virtually no flaking at all.  The box is crisply marked "J. E. Condict - NEW YORK" on the inside flap, and has the original nipple pick, and several original percussion caps still in the box since the American Civil War.  The box retains both belt loops - closure tab - brass finial - original nipple pick - and several original percussion caps.  It is nicer than those in most museums.  This belt rig would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection (both US and CS).--$695.

  28. SUPER RARE complete 2-disc white buff belt rig for the Model 1832 Roman Style Federal Heavy Artillery Short Sword.  It you have a nice Model 1832 U.S. Heavy Artillery Short Sword in scabbard - Here is all you need to have a Museum Level Display.  The belt is complete tip to tip, and the two disc buckle is PERFECT.--$1,250.

  29. Very nice condition, cast brass, Model 1851 sword belt plate of Civil War issue on an original 1870's Indian War leather waist belt.  The belt remains soft and pliable and is marked, Watervliet Arsenal.  This would be the perfect belt rig if you happen to have an Indian War's Era jacket.--$495.

  30. PAIR of Federal eagle breastplates !!  One of the plates has two small nail holes where it was at one time on an early relic board.  The second breastplate was recovered on private property near Shiloh.  The face is uncleaned and just beautiful, but the reverse has the lead mostly melted out.  BOTH breastplates and display case.--$275.

  31. Very nice condition, non-excavated, Model 1850 Officer's sword belt plate with the integrally cast wreath.  The plate has nice detail and a nice, uncleaned, aged, bronze patina.  We have a correct belt keeper on hand for this buckle, and it is pictured above on the buckle.  We are going to offer the buckle itself without keeper, and also the buckle with correct keeper attached.--$315. without keeper or $350. with keeper.

  32. Drop-dead beautiful, hand-me-down, non-excavated, large size, arrow hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle has a nice, never cleaned, near chocolate patina on the face with full lead and all three attachment hooks intact on the reverse.  If you have an extra Civil War Era black leather waist belt, here is the perfect US buckle to go with it.--$275.

  33. Absolutely beautiful, non-excavated, Model 1850 Officer's Eagle sword belt plate with integrally cast wreaths.  Although non-excavated, this buckle has an aged chocolate patina rivaling many excavated examples.  It has crisp detail and nice wear marks around the hook, indicating lots of actual field service.  It has such a beautiful, chocolate patina that the plate would nicely fit into either an excavated or non-excavated Civil War artifact collection.--$375.

  34. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, Model 1851, cast brass, Federal Cavalryman's Eagle sword belt plate with applied silver wreath.  This buckle remains in excellent condition with a nice, uncleaned, aging patina.  Both the belt loop on the side and attachment hook on the reverse remain intact.--$375.

  35. Really pretty, excavated, cast brass, Model 1851, Federal Cavalry sword belt plate.  This is the style plate with applied silver wreaths and has rays going all the way around the plate.  This buckle was recovered several years ago on private property near the Battle of Chickamauga and remains just as found.  The plate has a pretty, brown/green patina and marks remain where the applied wreath once was.  Model 1851, solid cast sword belt plates are much rarer to recover than regular lead-filled, US oval waist belt plates.--$325.SOLD

  36. Very nice condition, large size, US oval waist belt plate on its original, black leather waist belt.  The US buckle has a rich, bronze/brown, never cleaned, aged patina, and the brass belt adjustor remains perfectly intact.  On this belt rig is the original, brown leather percussion cap box.  The box remains in very nice, pliable condition and is maker marked, "J.B. Thaxter - Portland, ME - 1862".  The percussion box still has the original nipple pick, and there are original percussion caps still inside.  This is a very nice example of a regulation US Infantry Enlistedman's waist belt rig with clear indication of actual service.--$695.

  37. Very nice condition, Model 1851, brown buff, Federal Cavalry sword beltrig complete with brass hardware and both leather sword drops.  The brown buff belt remains strong with no breaks, repairs, or weak spots.  This is a nicer beltrig than most that you encounter.--$850

  38. Quite scarce, and in very nice condition, original, large size, lead-filled, puppy paw hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate with a portion of the original, leather belt.  This US belt buckle and partial belt was purchased many years ago from an estate sale in New Hampshire.  The lead-filled US belt buckle has a tiny "NH" carved into the lead on the reverse.  This is a very nice artifact and would be a great addition to any Civil War collection.--$325.

  39. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead filled, "US" Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate has an untouched, rich, aged patina with loops on the reverse, 2 1/2 inches apart.  If you have a Federal cartridge box needing a plate, and this one will fit, it is a gem.--$225.

  40. Virtually drop dead beautiful MINT large size "puppy-paw" U.S. oval waist belt plate on it's original mint unissued brown buff leather belt.  This belt rig was no nicer 150 years ago than it is today !!--$695.

  41. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, 1840 - 1860 era pattern, large size, lead-filled "puppy paw hook style" US oval waist belt plate.  The buckle has a nice, uncleaned, aged patina with numerous tiny dings and marks from actual field service.  The reverse is lead filled with "puppy paw style" hooks with all three hooks remaining intact.  This is a very nice example that clearly saw service.--$295.

  42. Absolutely beautiful condition, Model 1851, cast brass, Federal Eagle sword belt plate.  This buckle has crisp detail on the face with a pleasing, aged, brass patina with the three-piece silver wreath remaining perfectly intact.  The reverse has the hook intact with deep wear from Civil War use.  This is as pretty an example of a Civil War Model 1851 sword belt plate as you are going to see.--$375.

  43. Very pretty, non-excavated, 1840 era, large size, US oval lead-filled waist belt plate.  This buckle has a smooth, clean face with full lead fill in the reverse and is of the "early puppy-paw" hook style with all three attachment hooks remaining intact.--$275.

  44. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US oval arrow-hook waist belt plate.  This buckle has a pleasing, aged patina on the face, nice body curve, full lead in the reverse, and all three attachment hooks perfectly intact.  They don't get much nicer than this one.--$275.

  45. Very pretty original regulation issue Federal Infantry enlistedman's belt rig inclding the large size lead filled arrow hook U.S. oval waist belt plate on the original Federal black harness leather waist belt with the original brass belt adjuster still intact.  With this belt rig came a pretty condition and quite rare pattern Federal small leather percussion cap pouch.  The cap pouch is in very nice condition with caps still inside, and also the musket nipple pick is still inside.  What makes this cap pouch special is that it has the large "U.S." stamp on the outside flap of the box.-- Belt rig complete with U.S. buckle and cap pouch included.--$750.  Original U.S. buckle on belt, but WITHOUT leather percussion capbox.-- $595.  Original U.S. cap pouch with large "U.S." mark, nipple pick still inside, and original caps still inside.--$195.

  46. Very attractive, excavated, chocolate brown, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This was recovered several years ago on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  The lead was chipping out in a couple of areas on the reverse and has been stabilized.  Many years ago, it was reasonably common to recover a breast plate, but it is quite a rarity to find one these days.--$165.

  47. Very nice condition, Model 1851, cast brass sword belt plate on original brown buff leather sword belt.  The buckle remains in beautiful condition with full silver wreaths intact.  The brown buff belt also remains in nice condition with the brass sword hanger remaining intact.  This is a quality Cavalry beltrig that would be a very nice addition to any collection.--$650.

  48. Nice condition, regulation, large size, US oval, lead-filled waist belt plate on original black leather waist belt with brass adjustor remaining perfectly intact.  This was likely worn by an Ohio Infantry soldier as it recently was purchased at a Central Ohio estate sale.  The buckle itself remains in beautiful condition with a rich, never cleaned, bronze/brown patina.  The reverse has full lead and all three attachment hooks intact.  The belt itself remains pliable with no breaks or weak spots and will be a fine addition to someone's collection.--$550.

  49. Mint perfect, large size, lead-filled, arrow hook pattern, US Oval waist belt plate.  This plate is a standard issue, mid-war, US Oval in perfect condition with original tissue wrap.  They just do not get more mint perfect than this example.--$275.

  50. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Model 1851, Officer pattern, solid cast brass Eagle sword belt plate.  On this style Officer pattern sword belt plate, the wreaths are integrally cast as part of the buckle.  This example has the medium width attachment hook on the reverse and has an attractive, never cleaned, rich, aged, bronze patina overall.--$395.

  51. Very nice condition, non-excavated, early pattern, puppy-paw hook, large size, lead-filled, US Oval waist belt plate.  This buckle has a nice aged patina on the face with full lead and both puppy-paw hooks and main hook intact on the reverse.  This example is nice enough to go back on a belt.--$325.

  52. Very attractive, excavated, large oval, lead-filled, "SNY" (State of New York) waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered over 30 years ago from private property near Cold Harbor, Virginia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with full lead and all three hooks present on the reverse.  This plate would make an excellent addition to any collection.--$895.

  53. Very nice condition, Model 1851, Federal Cavalry belt rig with original buff belt and original cast-brass, Model 1851, Eagle sword belt plate with applied silver wreath.  The buff, leather belt is complete and remains soft and pliable with no breaks or repairs.  The cast-brass Eagle sword belt plate has a rich, aged patina with the silver wreath remaining 100% intact.  This is a nicer than usual Federal Cavalry belt rig.--$695.

  54. Very attractive, Federal enlistedman's regulation US oval waist beltrig with large size US buckle and percussion capbox with some original wool left inside.  The US buckle has a beautiful, rich, never cleaned, aged, bronze/brown patina and is the "arrow hook" variety.  This beltrig is out of a Central Illinois estate sale.--$595 complete.

  55. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, Model 1851, Officer's sword belt plate with integrally cast wreaths.  This plate has a smooth, gently aging, bronze patina with crisp detail with both belt loop and attaching hook on the reverse perfectly intact.--$325.

  56. Original, early pattern, "Puppy-Paw" hook style, large oval, lead-filled, US Enlistedman's belt plate on original, black leather waist belt.  The buckle has a rich, uncleaned, aged patina on the face with full lead and all three attachment hooks on the reverse.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice US belt buckle on original belt.--$495.

  57. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, arrow hook, US Oval waist belt plate.  This buckle has an attractive, gently aging, bronze patina with full, smooth lead and all three attachment hooks (arrow style) intact on the reverse.--$295.

  58. Absolutely as pretty as they get, excavated, large oval, lead-filled "VMM" (Volunteer Maine Militia) cartridge box plate.  This excellent plate was recovered during the early 1970's from the Maine Troop camps located near Port Hudson, LA.  This example has full lead and 1 1/2 of the wire attachment loops remaining intact.  The face of this plate has a slick, reflective, chocolate brown patina with detail as crisp as the day it was issued.--$1,250.

  59. Quite rare and in very nice condition, non-excavated, Model 1839, small size oval U.S. waist belt plate.  This plate has a nice patina on the face with full lead and both brass hooks intact on the reverse.  Early issue small size U.S. buckles and plates are usually recovered from 1861 and 1862 Civil War sites.--$350.

  60. Very nice condition, non-excavated, large size, brass face, lead filled, US Oval cartridge box plate.  The plate has a nice face with a gently, aging patina.  The reverse retains full lead and both wire attachment loops.  The loops are 2 5/8" apart.  This would be perfect to complete your nice Federal cartridge box lacking a box plate.--$275.

  61. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, US Oval cartridge box plate.  The attachment loops on this plate are 2 5/8 inches apart.  This plate has a rare "E. Gaylord" backmark.  If you have a Federal cartridge box missing the box plate, this plate will nicely complete your cartridge box.--$295.

  62. Excavated, large size, puppy-paw hook pattern, Oval SNY (State of New York) waist belt plate.  The buckle has a pleasing, chocolate brown patina with a little scattered green.  The reverse has full lead and all three attachment hooks intact.  It was recovered about 40 years ago on private property at Harrison's Landing, Virginia.--$895.

  63. Excavated, circular, lead-filled, Eagle breast plate.  The face has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp detail.  The reverse has full lead and 1 1/2 of the two wire attachment loops remaining intact.  This plate was recovered many, many years ago from a Federal campsite in Central Virginia.--$150.

  64. Regulation, black leather, Federal Civil War Enlistedman's US waist belt rig with original percussion cap box still intact.  The waist belt remains soft and pliable with no breaks or weak spots.  The buckle has a nice uncleaned, aged patina with all attaching hooks remaining intact.  Original Civil War percussion caps are still in the cap box.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice example of a typical Federal Enlistedman's waist belt rig.--$650.

  65. Really pretty, excavated, large oval, lead-filled, US Cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered on private property near Lagrange, TN. on February 10, 1978 by Mr. John Marks.  The face has a smooth, chocolate brown patina, and the reverse has full lead and both attachment loops intact and is backmarked, "Boyd and Sons - Boston".  There is a small cut along the top edge of the plate that appears to be original to the plate from the time it was lost.  Maker marked plates this nice just are not being recovered anymore.--$250.

  66. Really pretty large size lead filled "SNY" oval waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from the James River about 30 years ago and has as nice a face as you are going to see.  The reverse has full lead and prints where the three iron hooks once were, but they are no longer present.  The "SNY" letters are very crisp and bold.--$550.

  67. Very nice condition, complete Model 1851, brown buff, Cavalry saber belt rig.  The brown buff belt remains strong and pliable with no breaks or repairs.  The sword belt plate is in beautiful condition with complete silver wreath and is the rare pattern with raised rays totally encircling the plate.  Additionally, both leather saber drops remain intact as well.  This rig is nice enough to easily go on a mannequin.--$975.

  68. Non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval Cartridge Box Plate.  This plate has a very attractive, never cleaned, dark aged patina on the face and full lead and both attachment loops intact on the reverse.  The wire loops are 2 5/8" apart.  If you have a nice, .58 cal., Federal cartridge box missing the plate, here is an excellent example to finish out your cartridge box.--$250.

  69. Very nice condition, 1960's era excavated, lead-filled, large size, US Oval cartridge box plate.  This is an early war letter pattern, excavated plate and has been cleaned up a bit as was a fad during the 1960's time period.  The plate is so nice that it could almost pass as non-excavated, but from the reverse, you can clearly see it is indeed an excavated plate.  Just an extra nice quality excavated plate recovered over 50 years ago from private property near Shiloh.--$195.

  70. Beautiful excavated large size oval "VMM" (Volunteer Maine Militia) cartridge boxplate.  This plate was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Port Hudson, LA.  The face has a slick chocolate brown patina and sharp, crisp letters and the plate has literally never even been rinsed off.  The plate is the pattern ""VMM" with very little lead in the back - Actually just barely enough to keep the wire loops in place.  Rusty residue of the wire loops still remains.  This is one of the prettiest "VMM"s from that area that I have seen.--$1,150.

  71. Excellent condition, non-excavated, large oval, lead filled, arrow hook style, US regulation belt plate.  They just don't come much nicer than this one.--$275.

  72. Model 1851, cast brass, Federal Eagle sword belt plate on original leather belt.  The leather belt remains complete and pliable, and the Eagle sword belt plate has a beautiful face with complete 3-piece applied silver wreath.  The buckle is unfortunately missing the front hook on the reverse.--$495..

  73. Very attractive Model 1851 "Script NY" sword belt plate on original black leather waist belt.  This is the early pattern Script NY with the very narrow tongue.  The belt is complete and remains pliable with only one weak spot that has been supported from the reverse for strength.  The plate has a rich aged patina and is one that you do not encounter very often.--$1,295.

  74. Very attractive non-excavated large size "S.N.Y." cartridge boxplate.  The plate has a really nice aged patina and appears to be off an old relic board in that there are two old tack holes that have been solder filled where it was at one time tacked to the relic board.  It has full lead and one of the two iron loops remains intact on the reverse and it has excellent eye appeal in display.--$550.

  75. eagbltrig.JPG (53544 bytes)eagbltrigrev.JPG (48364 bytes)eagbltrigplt.JPG (81621 bytes)Model 1851 Federal Cavalryman's saber belt rig with the excellent condition cast brass eagle saber belt plate with applied silver wreath remaining perfectly intact, and the original leather waist belt is complete and remains reasonably pliable.  This would be a great addition to your collection.--$650.
  76. Very attractive excavated large oval lead filled "SNY" waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered on private property near Cold Harbor over 20 years ago.  The face is complete , and has a pretty brown-green patina with good crisp detail.  The reverse is lead filled, and all three attachment hooks remaining intact.  At the time this plate was recovered the lead on the reverse was flaking a bit along one edge.  This has been professionally stabilized, and this is now a very nice plate that most any collector would be very proud to have in his collection.--$650.

  77. Original cast brass 1870's era Federal Eagle saber belt plate on an orignal Civil War Era linen belt.  Rigs like this were commonly worn by military academy cadets in the years just following the Civil War.  Very nice condition throughout.--$175.

  78. dugbreastplate.JPG (85272 bytes)dugbreastplaterev.JPG (93795 bytes)Excavated, lead filled, circular Federal eagle breastplate.  This was recovered on private property here at the Battle of Stones River and remains green and dirt covered just as recovered.  The lead fill remains in the reverse, but the wire attachment loops are rusted away.  Plates of any kind have become very rare to recover.--$115.

  79. 1839usoval.JPG (88311 bytes)1839usovalrev.JPG (86923 bytes)Very pretty non-excavated rare Model 1839 "small oval" U.S. waist belt plate.  The face couldn't be more beautiful and perfect, and the reverse has nice full lead, and both hooks intact for display - HOWEVER, the plate was missing the single arrow hook when it came in.  As luck would have it - a while back I dug the exact arrow hook that this plate was missing from an Ohio Infantry camp here, and decided to give up my hook to let this plate display more perfectly.  I have simply glued the hook in place if, for some reason, you'd like to removed it.--$295.

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