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CS Buckles

  1. 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.

  2. Extremely rare, excavated "coin style" CS two-piece, saber belt plate.  This is the thicker belt loop variety generally recovered from Confederate sites post 1862.  This plate has a smooth, chocolate brown patina and was recovered from the 1863 Army of Tennessee Artillery camp located along Lewisburg Pike outside Shelbyville, Tennessee.  This is as nice an example as you could hope to find.--$2,950.SOLD

  3. Very rare excavated Leech and Rigdon Plain Face Enlistedman's 2-Piece saber belt plate.  This plate was recovered many years ago on private property near Fort Donelson.  The plate has a nice uncleaned brown-green woods patina.  The belt loop on one side was broken when recovered, and has been beautifully restored.  The broken belt loop was no doubt why the plate was discarded.--$1,250.SOLD

  4. Very pretty excavated Leech and Rigdon "08" letter pattern tongue.  This was recovered a couple years back from an N. B. Forrest camp site in North Mississippi.  The belt loop measures 1 7/8 inch in outside to outside distance.  The belt loop was broken when recovered (which is no doubt why it was discarded) and has been expertly restored.  The plate has a nice woods brown-green patina and takes one of the Leech wreaths that we most often recover.  This is going to make a very nice Leech C.S. 2-piece once we land a wreath.  (What are the odds that one of the local relic hunters just today dug an identical Leech and Rigdon tongue!!  His is not for sale.)--$850.SOLD

  5. Beautiful, pea-green, Atlanta style, rectangle, cast brass C.S.A., Confederate waist belt plate that was recovered over 30 years ago from a hospital site at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, by Butch Mayes.  The buckle has never even been rinsed off and has all three attachment hooks remaining intact.  Confederate artifacts of this quality and rarity are hardly ever being recovered anymore.  This "C.S.A." is nice enough to be the centerpiece in a museum display.--$3,250.SOLD

  6. Excellent condition, excavated, rare, medium size, Confederate "Fork Tongue" frame waist belt plate.  This is an odd Western Theater variant and was recovered from Army of Tennessee camps along Duck River following the Battle of Stones River.  It has a pretty, uncleaned, brown/green patina and would be a very nice addition to any Confederate display.--$850.

  7. Extremely rare, excavated, large size, lead filled, Georgia State Seal Oval.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from a Confederate winter camp near Winchester, VA.  The plate has nice detail on the face and a smooth, chocolate brown patina.  The reverse has full lead and all three attachment hooks intact.  This scarce plate has been in the Coy Kitchens Confederate buckle collection for a good many years.  It would be a fine addition to any Confederate artifact display.--$3,950.SOLD

  8. Extremely rare, excavated, "Rope Border" style CS oval, Confederate waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered a number of years ago from one of General Leonidas Polk's Army of Tennessee, 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  This style CS oval waist belt plate is made of thin, stamped brass and is very difficult to find in a condition this nice.  It is a rarity at this point in time to hear of one of these in any condition recovered.--$2,850.SOLD

  9. Excavated, "Forked Tongue" style, Confederate general issue, cast brass waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from an 1862 camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry.  It has a pleasing, smooth, pea-green patina.--$795.

  10. Very rare, excavated, cast brass, "spun hook" variety, Army of Tennessee, round corner, CS waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered a number of years ago from an N. B. Forrest Confederate cavalry camp located in Central Mississippi.  The buckle has a pleasing, brown patina with clear remains of black enamel paint in the background.  The reverse has one complete hook intact and partials of the other two.  There is an old scar on the reverse where the plate was struck by a disc or some other farm related implement many years ago.  You couldn't ask for a more pleasing face than this CS buckle has.--$2,950.SOLD

  11. RARE - RARE - RARE excavated "ROPE BORDER" style "C.S." oval waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Corinth, MS.  It has a beautiful - never cleaned brown - green woods patina and has all three attachment hooks intact.  The buckle does have a couple hairline stress cracks that are normal with "Rope Border" style C.S. oval belt plates.  It has been a while since I had a "Rope Border" C.S. oval this nice to offer for sale.--$2,850.SOLD

  12. Recently brought into the shop - A COOL - COOL "Upside Down" U.S. belt rig with an excellent CONFEDERATE MANUFACTURE cap box.  It was a common practice among Confederate soldiers due to lack of actual Southern made supplies to wear a captured "U.S." belt rig upside down turning it into a "SN" (Southern Nation).  This is a beautiful example of just such a Southern adapted belt rig and the C.S. manufactured cap box is a very nice example.  I will pass along family name to the buyer.  Over the years I have run into several cartridge boxes with the upside down plate as well.--$950. (With the value about equally divided between the U.S. belt rig and the C.S. made cap box)SOLD

  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. Excellent condition, Confederate "Roller Buckle" waist beltrig that was hand crafted from a pre-Civil War, buff cartridge box sling.  This beautiful condition, Confederate beltrig was in Norm Flayderman's personal collection until 1999, and has since been in the Michael Kramer collection.  This beltrig would be a quality addition to any Confederate collection.--$975.SOLD

  15. Extremely rare, excavated, "Sardine Lid" style, stamped brass, CS rounded corner, waist belt plate.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near the Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia, and has been in the personal collection of Civil War author, Charlie Harris, for many, many years.  The plate is very solid and has nice eye appeal with a chocolate brown patina, but does have a couple of light ripples across the plate likely from being somewhat bent in the past.  The reverse has solder marks where the hooks once were, but the hooks are no longer present.--$3,450.

  16. Excavated, medium size, lead-filled, Martingale Heart.  This was recovered during the early 1970's on private property near the Antietam Battlefield.  It was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry position.  There is a small amount of lead flaking from the bottom tip on the reverse side of the Martingale.--$295.

  17. 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.

  18. Excavated, 4-piece, cast brass "Rifleman's Buckle."  This buckle is out of the well-known Civil War author, Charlie Harris's, collection.  The buckle was recovered from a Confederate Camp near Atlanta, Georgia.  The cast brass keepers to the buckle were recovered from one camp, and the interlocking two-piece center section from a different camp.  Therefore, the patinas are a bit different.  It is difficult to find this buckle with all four pieces.--$325.SOLD

  19. Excavated large size Confederate Forked Tongue Frame buckle, but is missing the forked tongue.  The tongues are around for these as I have personally recovered two of them.  The buckle was recovered on private property from Breckinridge's 1862 camp prior to Stones River near Readyville, TN.  It has a very pretty, uncleaned, brown/green patina and will be a solid $895 - $950 buckle after you locate a tongue.  We are pricing it very reasonably to make it worth searching for a tongue.--$450.SOLD

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.
  23. 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. 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.

  2. Very attractive, excavated, circular, lead-filled, Federal Eagle breastplate.  This was recovered on private property here at Stones River several years back.  It still has dirt on it from being dug, and hasn't even been washed off.  The face has a brown/green patina and nice detail.  The reverse has full lead and rusty stub remnants of the iron attaching loops.  Thirty to forty years ago, we recovered these quite regularly, but now it is a rarity to find one.--$150.

  3. 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

  4. Drop-dead beautiful condition, excavated, early puppy-paw hook, large oval, "U.S." waist belt plate.  This buckle is as near a perfect recovered example as you can get.  The face has a smooth, chocolate patina with a slight body curve, and the reverse has full lead and all three hooks remaining intact.  This plate was recovered near 50 years ago on private property near Chickamauga and literally is about as nice as it could possibly be.--$350.

  5. 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.

  6. Nothing short of beautiful condition, excavated, lead-filled, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate was recovered nearly 50 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, GA, and has a smooth, chocolate brown, crisply detailed face and full lead and both wire attachment loops perfectly intact on the reverse.  Recovering plates of this quality is now "GONE WITH THE WIND".--$225.

  7. Very attractive, excavated, quite rare, Model 1839, small size US Oval, lead filled "U.S." cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered on private property near Shiloh.  When the plate was first recovered, there was some rim decay around the "S" edge of the plate.  This area has been professionally restored and stabilized.  The plate has full lead in the reverse and displays very nicely.--$195.

  8. Very pretty excavated cast brass Model 1851 Federal eagle sword belt plate.  This plate was recovered a couple years back on private property at a hospital site here at the Battle of Stones River.  It has a rich - never cleaned - chocolate brown patina.  There are vastly more "U.S." oval plates recovered than eagle sword belt plates.--$295.SOLD

  9. Very nice condition, recently recovered, Federal Carbine Sling buckle and matching belt tip.  This buckle was recovered on private property near Shiloh and has an excellent, uncleaned, brown/green patina.--$135.SOLD

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Quite rare, Civil War Era, cast brass, 2-piece, Federal Navy Officer's buckle and leather waist belt.  The buckle itself is in mint, beautiful condition with near 100% bright gold gilt.  The leather belt is original and complete, but is a bit weak and fragile in a couple of areas.  This is a Civil War rig that you do not see offered every day and displays very nicely.--$695.SOLD

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Complete, early pattern, US beltrig with original leather belt, buckle, and maker marked US percussion capbox.  The belt remains pliable, and the buckle is the more scarce, early, "thick lettering" variety with puppy paw hooks.  The capbox remains pliable and is marked "R. White - US Ordinance Dept." and still has the original nipple pick and some original caps inside.--$650. complete.SOLD

  16. 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.

  17. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, lead filled, large oval, US waist belt plate.  This buckle is a perfect, beautiful example and is out of my old friend, Robert Heins's, collection.  I remember Robert purchasing this buckle at an estate sale in Nashville over 30 years ago.  It has a pretty, aged patina with full lead and all three hooks intact in the reverse.--$275.SOLD

  18. 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.

  19. Truly beautiful complete 1832 Federal Artillery belt rig - leather scabbard - and 1838 date Ames marked Artillery short sword.  This is a nicer rig than those found in most museums.--$2,150.SOLD

  20. Very pretty condition rare IDed complete Federal infantry soldier's rig consisting of the regulation Federal waist belt with beautiful "U.S." buckle and brass adjuster - Nice Federal percussion cap box - leather bayonet scabbard with the original .58 cal. Springfield  bayonet.  This rig was carried by Newton Gant of the 123 Indiana and was at Kennesaw Mtn. - Atlanta - and Jonesboro.  This is a very nice rig straight out of the family, and out of my good buddy - Robert Heins' personal collection.--$1,150.SOLD

  21. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, lead filled, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate Robert Heins purchased out of a Nashville estate sale over 50 years ago.  It has a pretty, smooth, aged, bronze patina on the face and full lead with both loops intact on the reverse.--$250.SOLD

  22. Very attractive never cleaned large oval lead filled "U.S." oval waist belt plate on the original leather waist belt.  This belt and plate displays beautifully, but the belt has a portion missing on the reverse side.  The belt rig was originally purchased out of a Nashville estate sale by Robert Heins many years ago.  The missing piece does not detract from how nicely the belt and buckle displays.--$395.SOLD

  23. Beautiful condition excavated cast brass Model 1851 Federal eagle sword belt plate with applied wreaths.  This beautiful plate was recovered over 40 years ago from the position of Wilson's Federal Cavalry along Granny White Pike at the 2nd Day's fighting at the Battle of Nashville.  This plate has the applied wreaths remaining intact which you hardly ever see.  (And I mean hardly ever !!)  It has been a treasured centerpiece in Robert Heins Battle of Nashville collection for many, many years.--$395.SOLD

  24. Beautiful condition non-excavated lead filled circular Federal eagle breastplate.  This was purchased many years ago out of a Delaware, Ohio estate sale.  The face has a rich aged (never cleaned) patina and the reverse has full lead and both attachment loops intact, and in addition has the soldiers initials "DH" carved into the lead reverse.  This excellent artifact is out of the Robert Heins collection.--$250.SOLD

  25. 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.--$795.

  26. Very pretty condition non-excavated 1840 - 1850 era "Puppy Paw" Hook style large size lead filled "U.S." oval waist belt plate.  This was purchased several years ago out of a central Ohio estate sale.  You couldn't ask for a prettier example with a rich, aged - never cleaned - patina with full lead and all three attachment hooks intact.--$295.SOLD

  27. Beautiful condition, small relic board consisting of a large size, arrow-hook US oval waist belt plate surrounded by four non-excavated, cuff size, Federal Eagle Infantry buttons.  Both the buckle and all the buttons have a rich, never cleaned, aged patina and are out of a Central Pennsylvania estate sale.  It is entirely possible these artifacts saw the Battle of Gettysburg, PA.--$350.SOLD

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  29. Exceptional quality, excavated, large size, lead filled, State of New York (SNY) waist belt plate.  This beautiful buckle was recovered from a Federal camp site located near Falmouth, Virginia, and was dug (get this) 55 years ago in 1962.  This is a first class plate that anyone would be proud to have in their collection.--$950.

  30. Very attractive, excavated, Model 1851, cast brass, Federal Eagle sword belt plate.  The plate retains nice body curve and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with traces where the applied wreaths once were.  This plate was recovered many years ago from private property near Corinth, Mississippi.--$250.

  31. Very nice condition and super rare to recover complete, excavated, complete Federal drummer boy's drumstick carriage.  This drummer boy's buckle was recovered in 1973 from Federal winter camps on private property here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  I remember when this plate was found and can give exact recovery location to buyer.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with both drumstick tubes intact as well as most of the iron frog-type hooks on the reverse.--$425.SOLD

  32. Drop dead beautiful condition large size lead filled "U.S." oval cartridge boxplate recovered over 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram from Private property located near The Battle of Chickamauga, GA..  This is a classic example of the wonderful condition of artifacts recovered during the 1960s - 1970s "Golden Age" of relic hunting.--$250.

  33. Extremely rare, excavated, large size, lead-filled, oval Maryland State Seal.  This plate was recovered about 30 years ago from a Confederate winter camp trash pit in Northern Virginia.  The plate had fire damage along about 1 1/2 inches of the top edge.  This area has been professionally restored, and the plate displays quite well.  It has a pleasing, brown/green patina and all three attachment hooks present on the reverse.  If this plate had been perfect when recovered, it would sell for $5,000 - $6,000.  This is a very nice plate for less than half what it would sell for if there were no restoration.--$2,450.SOLD

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Quite rare, mint unissued, 1840 era "Puppy Paw Hook" pattern, large oval, US waist belt plate.  The belt is as nice and pliable as when issued, and the early style US buckle is a beauty.--$695.SOLD

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. Excavated, partial, quite rare, large oval "VMM" (Volunteer Main Militia) cartridge box plate that was recovered on private property near Port Hudson, Louisiana.  This plate is out of the nationally known Civil War author, Charlie Harris's, collection and still has his tag with it.  Although not 100% complete, the plate displays nicely and is out of a very well known collection.--$195.SOLD

  44. 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.

  45. Very rare, excavated, 1839 type, small oval "VMM" (Volunteer Main Militia) waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered during the early 1970's at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, and is out of the nationally known Charles S. Harris collection.  The buckle has a very nice face and has an uncleaned, brown/green patina.  The reverse has full lead and both attachment hooks remain intact.  When originally recovered, the lead was flaking some around the perimeter and has been stabilized.  This is a very tough buckle to come by now and especially from a nationally known collection.--$950.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. sny.JPG (72353 bytes)snyrev.JPG (71311 bytes)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 nicer face as you are going to see.  The reverse has full lead and rusty remnants of the three iron hooks.  The "SNY" letters are very crisp and bold.--$695.
  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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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