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CS Buckles

  1. Drop dead beautiful excavated large size Confederate "Forked Tongue" frame waist belt plate.  This was recovered many years ago from Confederate 1863 Army Of Tennessee winter camps located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  This plate has a nice brown/green woods patina that has never even been washed off.--$895.

  2. Beautiful condition, excavated, thick, Atlanta style, cast brass, rectangular "C.S.A." waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered several years ago in Southern Middle Tennessee and has a pretty, uncleaned, brown/green patina and all three attachment hooks remaining perfectly intact.  This is one of the most sought after of all Civil War waist belt plates.--$3,250.SOLD

  3. Very nice condition, thick cast brass, Atlanta style, rectangular "C.S.A." waist belt plate on original, Confederate waist belt.  With this belt rig  came a nice condition, hand-stitched, Confederate holster for a .36 cal. Navy size revolver.  The belt and buckle have clearly been together for many, many years as they are literally grown together with green patina.  With the addition of a nice Colt Navy revolver, this will be a fine museum grade display.--$6,950.

  4. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, 1839 pattern, small oval, lead filled, Militia buckle with the large applied star.  These rare buckles predate the Civil War, but were carried over and used by both Texas and Mississippi Confederate troops.  This buckle was recovered a number of years ago from a lawn in Corinth, Mississippi, where Confederate Texas troops were camped in 1862.  This buckle has nothing less than stunning eye appeal.--$1,450.SOLD

  5. Very nice condition, excavated, large size, "forked tongue" frame, Confederate waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from Confederate Army of Tennessee 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has an attractive, uncleaned, brown/green patina.--$750.SOLD

  6. Extremely rare, excavated, large size, Leech and Rigdon produced, enlistedman's two-piece CS saber belt plate.  This buckle has the distinctive Leech and Rigdon "08" lettering pattern and was recovered on private property near Port Hudson, LA.  The plate has a nice fit and a pretty brown/green woods patina.--$2,750.

  7. Extremely rare, Confederate made, plain face, 2-piece "artillery style" belt buckle.  This rare style Confederate manufactured buckle exists in both plain face and CS varieties.  Interestingly, the CS marked varieties had the CS letters individually positioned in the mold, so virtually no two of the CS marked varieties of this plate are exactly the same.  This rare, smooth type variety was recovered from a Confederate Artillery camp in northern Virginia over 30 years ago.  It is a beautiful example and has been in Coy Kitchens' excellent Confederate belt plate collection for many years.--$1,850.SOLD

  8. Beautiful condition, excavated, extremely rare, "tall belt loop", Leech and Rigdon "08", CS letter style, tongue and wreath, Confederate sword belt plate.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago from an N. B. Forrest cavalry camp located near Tupelo, Mississippi.  I personally dug an identical Leech and Rigdon 2-piece back during that same era from the very same camp.  Mine came up still hooked together!!!  Here is your chance to add an excellent condition and super rare, Western Theater style, CS two-piece sword belt plate made by Memphis Novelty Works to your collection.  This one is about as nice as they get.--$2,850.SOLD

  9. Excavated, center snake portion of a large size Confederate three-piece snake buckle.  This is one of the rarer pattern snakes that has his head on one end and tail on the other, rather than the snake head on each end.  This artifact was recovered many years ago from the camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry located near Fosterville, Tennessee.--$125.

  10. 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.

  11. Very nice condition rare "exaggerated serif" pattern Richmond Arsenal "C.S." 2-Piece saber belt plate.  This plate was recovered many years ago and has a smooth chocolate brown patina.  It was recovered from Confederate Cavalry camps located near Spotsylvania, VA. and has a very nice fit and light body curve.--$2,650.

  12. Very attractive, excavated, Richmond Arsenal pattern, two-piece, CS sword belt plate.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Brandy Station, Virginia.  The plate has a nice fit and slight original body curve and will be an excellent center piece for an excavated, Confederate artifact display.--$2,595.

  13. Beautiful condition, excavated, larger size, Leech and Rigdon, oak leaf pattern wreath.  This plate has a smooth, uncleaned, green/brown patina and has a belt loop 2 inches in width.  This wreath was recovered during the 1970's from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Tupelo, Mississippi.  If you happen to have the correct tongue, this will complete a beautiful Confederate 2-piece CS sword belt plate.--$895.

  14. Excavated, medium size, lead-filled, Martingale Heart.  This Martingale was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp in Central Virginia.  The perimeter of the heart was eroded away and frayed in some areas when recovered.  It has been professionally restored and stabilized.  Confederate used Martingale Hearts are very seldom recovered anymore.  Although this one does have a little restoration work, it is very sound and displays beautifully.--$195.

  15. Absolutely beautiful excavated "CS" tongue portion of a Richmond Arsenal style Confederate 2-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp located on private property near Brandy Station, VA.  It still has the dirt on it - just as recovered.--$1,250.

  16. equipbuckles.JPG (90828 bytes)equipbucklesrev.JPG (92309 bytes)Two excavated sword belt plate keepers and one sword belt adjuster buckle.  These artifacts are all in excellent condition and were recovered from one of John Hunt Morgan's 1863 winter Confederate cavalry camps near Liberty, Tennessee.--$125. for all

  17. 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.
  18. 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. Extremely rare Officer's Model 1851 Eagle sword belt rig.  The belt remains in very nice condition and is marked, "J. T. Bell Maker - NY."  The belt is brown buff and remains pliable with both long and short leather sword drops remaining perfectly intact.  The Eagle plate itself is an Officer's style with solid integrally cast wreaths.  This belt rig would display beautifully with a Model 1850 Foot or Staff sword and scabbard.--$795.SOLD

  2. Very nice condition, 1870 - 1880 era, Federal sword belt plate and original leather belt.  This is generally considered the Model 1874 or "Indian War" Era Federal beltrig.  The buckle has a pleasing, uncleaned, bronze, aged patina, and the belt remains complete and pliable.--$150.SOLD

  3. Excavated, large size, lead filled, arrow hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from a crop field on private property here at Stones River.  This is a case of "I fought the disc and the disc won".  The plate amazingly still has all three attachment hooks remaining intact.--$89.SOLD

  4. Virtually drop dead beautiful MINT large size arrow hook U.S. oval waist belt plate on mint unissued brown buff leather belt.  This belt rig was no nicer 150 years ago than it is today !!--$595.

  5. Very attractive condition, arrow hook pattern, large, lead-filled, US oval waist belt plate on original leather belt with a regulation Civil War leather percussion cap pouch also on the belt.  The buckle has a beautiful, rich, aged patina with full lead and all hooks intact.  The belt remains pliable with only minimal flaking.  The cap box is dark brown in color with virtually no leather flaking at all.  This is overall an attractive, solid, US belt rig typical of what many Federal Infantry Enlistedmen wore.--$495.SOLD

  6. Model 1851 Federal Cavalry cast brass eagle sword belt plate - keeper - and two small sections of the leather belt.  This was found in an old log barn here and was likely left from the 1863 Federal Cavalry winter camps that were located here at Murfreesboro, TN. (and were called Camp Stanley named after Federal Cavalry General David Stanley). The plate has a nice - NEVER CLEANED - rich, aged patina, and the silver wreath remains 100% intact.--$375.SOLD

  7. VERY SELDOM RECOVERED - Excavated Federal carbine sling buckle and matching belt tip that is "E. Gaylord - Chicopee, Mass." Maker Marked and "T. J. Sheppard - U.S." Inspector Marked.  And to make it even nicer - The belt tip still has some of the original leather belt still intact on the reverse.  Very few excavated collections have one of these.--$295.

  8. Regulation, large size, arrow hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate on original black leather belt.  This belt and buckle recently came out of a Kentucky estate and displays very nicely, but unfortunately, the leather belt is broken into in one location.  This could easily be repaired from the back or displays perfectly well just as it is.--$375.

  9. Very nice condition, Federal, non-commissioned officer, cast brass, Model 1851, officer pattern, Eagle sword belt plate on the original black leather belt.  This is the style officer's waist belt plate with integrally cast wreaths and worn by many Civil War officers, both Union and Confederate.  On the back of the buckle, it has the original medium size keeper hook intact.  The buckle and brass belt keeper have the matching number of "63" stamped into each part.  The belt clearly shows wear from actual service but remains in nice condition and displays quite well.  It will make a museum level, excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$595.SOLD

  10. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, circular, Federal, Eagle breastplate.  The face has crisp detail and a smooth, aged, bronze patina.  The reverse has full lead, and both wire attaching loops remain perfectly intact.  If you have been looking for an original, nice quality, Federal breastplate, they don't get much prettier than this one.--$250.

  11. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, large oval, lead filled, arrow hook pattern, "U.S." waist belt plate.  This buckle has a chocolate brown, aged patina on the face, literally as thick as many early dug waist belt plates.  It has full, smooth lead and all three hooks remaining perfectly intact on the reverse.--$295.

  12. Beautiful condition, cast brass, Model 1851, Federal Cavalryman's Eagle saber belt plate and keeper.  The plate has a rich, uncleaned, aged patina with the applied silver wreath remaining 100% intact.  Belt loop attaching hook and brass keeper all remain intact as well.--$375.SOLD

  13. Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, excavated, circular, lead filled, Federal Eagle breastplate.  This excellent plate was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near 2nd Manassas.  It has an excellent face, full lead, and both wire attaching loops perfectly intact.--$250.

  14. Very attractive excavated "U.S." oval large size cartridge boxplate.  The REALLY cool thing about this plate is the 3rd Corps symbol carved into the lead in the back.  The plate was recovered from private property near Falmouth, VA.  It is a rarity to find any artifact with a carved corps badge, and 3rd Corps is a special rarity.--$250.

  15. Very attractive excavated large size U. S. oval cartridge boxplate.  This plate has a pleasing chocolate brown patina, and was recovered from one of the hardest fought areas of the Battle of Stones River.  It was recovered on private property that was for many years known as "The Lane Farm".  This "exact property" is now the site of the massive "THE AVENUES" shopping center.  Wade Buchanan recovered the plate during the early 1970s.  There was a Union Field Hospital located at the "Griscom House" which was very near where this plate was recovered.--$165.SOLD

  16. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate has a rich, never cleaned, aged patina on the face with full lead and both loops intact on the reverse.  Both the iron loops on this plate are standing up and straight and are 2 3/8 inches apart.  If you have an original cartridge box needing a box plate, you are not likely to find a nicer example.--$250.SOLD

  17. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful, excavated, circular, lead-filled, Eagle breastplate.  This beautiful plate is out of Bill Gavin's collection and is labeled as having been recovered August 31, 1974, - Chancellorsville, VA.  This beautiful plate was recovered 43 years ago and has a level of beauty and perfection that is pretty much unheard of to recover now.--$250.SOLD

  18. Beautiful condition, excavated, Model 1851, cast brass, Federal Officer's sword belt plate and keeper.  This is the officer's variety in that the plate has integrally cast wreaths around the Eagle.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from an 1863 Federal winter camp on private property just west of Triune, Tennessee.--$395.

  19. Excellent condition and quite rare, non-excavated, 1840 - 1850 production, lead filled, large oval U.S. waist belt plate with stud type hooks.  We tend to recover this style U.S. Oval waist belt plate from 1861 and 1862 early war Federal camp sites.  This example has a beautiful, rich, aged patina with full lead and all three hooks intact on the reverse.--$350.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Federal, circular, lead-filled, Eagle cross belt plate.  The plate has an excellent face with a rich, aged patina, full lead, and both belt loops intact on the reverse.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example.--$295.

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

  24. Just brought into the shop, fresh out of an Ohio estate sale, large size, lead-filled, early War puppy-paw hook, US Oval waist belt plate on original black bridle leather waist belt.  The buckle has never been cleaned since the Civil War and has a thick, brown/black patina on the face, full lead, and all three hooks intact on the reverse.  This pattern "puppy-paw hook" style US Oval dates the early years of the Civil War.--$550.

  25. Exceptionally nice condition, excavated, "W. H. Smith - Brooklyn NY", maker marked, circular, lead-filled, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near Centreville, Virginia.  The face has a smooth, chocolate patina, and the reverse has full lead, both wire loops intact, and deep maker mark stamp.  The plate is still dirt covered having never even been washed off.--$295.

  26. Beautiful condition, Model 1851, NCO Eagle Sword belt plate and original leather waist belt.  The buckle has a beautiful, never cleaned, aged, bronze patina with the silver wreath remaining 100% intact.  The leather belt remains complete, strong, and very pliable.--$650.

  27. Excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered many years ago from a Union Infantry camp in Central Virginia.  The face has a beautiful, smooth, chocolate brown patina, and the reverse has full lead and rusty stubs where the two iron loops once were.  Plates are not being recovered nowadays with slick, smooth, chocolate faces like this plate has.--$165.

  28. 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.

  29. Nice condition early Battlefield Pick-up cast brass Federal Model 1851 eagle sword belt plate.  This was picked up during the early 1900s at Franklin, TN. and is out of Mr. Herbert Harper's incredible Franklin Collection.--$295.SOLD

  30. 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.

  31. Absolutely pristine beautiful, excavated, Model 1851, Federal Eagle sword belt plate with applied wreaths.  This plate was dug over 30 years ago and has a beautiful, slick, olive green patina, and the applied wreaths remain over 90% intact.  This is one of the nicest excavated Model 1851 Eagle sword belt plates that I have seen on the market in a long time.--$350.

  32. Excellent condition, excavated, Federal carbine sling buckle with matching belt tip.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from camp Stanley here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, occupied during the Spring of 1863.  Both plate and belt tip have a matching, smooth, never cleaned, chocolate patina.--$135.SOLD

  33. 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.

  34. Really pretty, excavated, large oval, lead-filled, US Cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, on February 10, 1978.  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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. Quite rare, early pattern "fat letter", puppy paw hook, large oval, lead filled, SNY waist belt plate with original leather waist belt.  The buckle has a rich, uncleaned, aged "near chocolate" patina with full lead and all hooks intact on the reverse.  The original leather waist belt remains complete and pliable, but is quite worn from service.  This belt rig will be a quality museum addition to your Civil War display.--$950.SOLD

  38. Excavated, super nice, large oval, lead-filled, U.S. cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered near 50 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, GA.  The face is perfect with a smooth, chocolate patina, and the lead in the reverse is full and smooth with both wire attachment hooks remaining intact and strong enough to reattach to a cartridge box.  Plates of this perfection are just not being recovered anymore.--$225.SOLD

  39. Excavated, large size, lead filled US Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recently recovered on private property near Shiloh.  The face has a smooth brown/green patina, and the reverse has full lead intact and the rust remnants of where the two wire loops once were.  This is a good quality plate for a current recovery.--$150.

  40. Beautiful condition, excavated, lead filled, large oval "US" cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered over 45 years ago on private property near the Battle of Shiloh and is the kind of quality that was being recovered during that era.  The face is perfect with a smooth, chocolate brown patina with full lead in the reverse and one of the two iron loops remaining intact.--$195.

  41. Very attractive and quite rare to recover regulation large size lead filled Federal Cavalry Martingale Heart.  Most finds this nice were recovered thirty years or more in the past.  That is not the case with this artifact - It was recovered within the past 12 months on private property after Shiloh and from a Federal Cavalry position located near Corinth, Mississippi.  The face has a smooth brown/green patina with full, smooth lead, and two of the three attachment wires remaining intact on the reverse.  Aside from a couple very small spiderweb freeze cracks, you couldn't ask for a more attractive RECENTLY excavated Martingale Heart.--$475.

  42. Absolutely beautiful condition, complete Model 1832, Federal Artillery short sword, scabbard, and belt rig.  The sword itself has a clean blade just beginning to darken in areas with age.  The blade is marked "N.P. Ames Cabotville" on one side and "U.S. - 1847" on the other.  The short sword is mounted on the extremely rare, original, white buff belt with the two disc style cast brass buckle.  The belt remains complete and quite pliable and is maker marked, "H. Dingee - New York" on the belt reverse.  The belt remains strong, but clearly shows actual field service.  The buckle has a rich, aged, never cleaned patina.--$2,450.

  43. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, lead-filled, circular, Federal, Eagle breastplate.  This plate has a very pretty, uncleaned, aged patina with full lead and both attaching loops intact on the reverse.  This plate was purchased a number of years ago out of an estate sale near Edwardsville, Illinois.--$250.

  44. Quite interesting sword belt rig.  This rig has a beautiful condition Civil War era Officer's integrally cast wreath pattern cast brass officer's sword belt plate mounted on an Indian War era leather sword belt with classic Indian War era round adjuster hooks.  It is likely that this could be an Indian War era belt rig sporting an earlier era Civil War Officer's Eagle Cast Brass Sword Belt Plate.  The beautiful Civil War Officer Buckle is worth the price of the rig all by itself alone.--$425.

  45. Excavated, large oval, lead filled, "VMM" (Volunteer Maine Militia) cartridge box plate.  This plate has a smooth, brown patina on the face and was recovered many years ago from a Maine camp located near Port Hudson, LA.  Most large VMM boxplates have very little, if any, lead in the reverse, but this one has about the same amount of lead as a US cartridge boxplate.  It has been in the Coy Kitchens collection for many years and will make an excellent addition to your collection.--$675.SOLD

  46. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Model 1851, cast brass, officer's grade, Eagle sword belt plate.  This plate has a medium size keeper on the reverse and integrally cast wreaths surrounding the Eagle, and has excellent, sharp detail.--$325.

  47. 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.

  48. Beautiful condition, cast brass with applied silver wreaths, Model 1851, Federal Eagle sword belt plate.  The face has a nice, aged, bronze patina, and the reverse shows lots of wear around the hook indicating significant field service.--$375.SOLD

  49. Excellent condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval, Federal cartridge box plate.  This is an early "fat letter" style plate.  The wire loops on the reverse are perfectly intact, straight, and 2 3/4" apart.  If you have a leather US cartridge box needing a box plate, this is a beauty.--$250.

  50. 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.--$225.

  51. 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.

  52. Really pretty, cast brass, Model 1851, saber belt plate with the applied silver wreaths.  It is mounted on an excellent condition, "Rock Island Arsenal", Indian War, leather sword belt.  I suspect that this was a Civil War buckle carried over and used in a slightly later military campaign.--$495.

  53. 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.

  54. Very nice condition, non-excavated, early letter pattern, large size, lead filled "Puppy Paw" style hook, US Oval waist belt plate.  You will only encounter one of these early puppy paw style US buckles per about 1/2 dozen of the regular arrow hook pattern US plates.--$295.

  55. 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..

  56. 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.

  57. Beautiful non-excavated Model 1851 Eagle Sword Belt Plate on a portion of its original brown leather waist belt.  The plate has a BEAUTIFUL - never cleaned - rich aged bronze patina, and the applied wreath remains 100% intact.--$425.

  58. 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.

  59. boydbkl.JPG (75540 bytes)boydbklrev.JPG (60510 bytes)boydbklenv.JPG (46847 bytes)boydbklmrk.JPG (78654 bytes)Very sought after beautiful condition excavated large oval "U.S." cartridge boxplate recovered by none other than Sid Kirksis {author of the first major comprehensive book on Civil War Belt Plates} in August of 1956 on private property at the Battle of  Cedar Mountain.  The plate has never even been washed off with green woods mulch still adhering to the front of the plate.  On the reverse it has full lead - both attachment loops are intact - AND is backmarked "Boyd and Sons - Boston".  This beautiful plate still remains in Mr. Kirksis's personal distinctive little brown envelope with all the information written on it.  This plate is nothing short of superb.--$350.SOLD
  60. eglewthbag.JPG (57025 bytes)eglewthbagrev.JPG (48109 bytes)SUPER - SUPER RARE to find for sale now.  This is an actual beautiful condition Federal eagle breastplate recovered in Aug. 1965 by Sid Kirksis at Eastport, TN. AND STILL IN SID'S DISTINCTIVE little storage packet.  As most of you know - Sid Kirksis was the author of the first major book on belt plates of the American Civil War.  This plate is an absolute beauty to boot.--$350.SOLD
  61. 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.
  62. 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.

  63. eaglebeltplate.JPG (93288 bytes)eaglebeltplaterev.JPG (88042 bytes)Really pretty excavated Model 1851 officer grade eagle sword belt plate with integrally cast wreaths and gold gilt still remaining in recessed areas.  This belt plate was recovered on private property near Winchester, Virginia.--$425.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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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