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CS Buckles

  1. Really pretty excavated Richmond Arsenal pattern Enlistedman's C.S. 2-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Brandy Station, VA.  It has a light pea-green color with dirt remaining just as dug.  The 2 pieces were dug right together, and fit like a glove.  This will be a center piece for someone's excavated Confederate relic display.--$2,450.

  2. Really pretty emerald green excavated "Gutter back" Confederate GA. Frame enlistedman's C.S. waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered many, many years ago from the Army Of Tennessee 1863 winter camp of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry - C.S.A.  This camp was located on private property near to Tullahoma, TN.  The plate is heavier than most Gutterback GA. Frames - and is about equally as heavy as a thick Atlanta Style C.S.A. rectangular waist belt plate.  This style plate was never an easy one to find, but is now an "extreme rarity" to recover.--$595.SOLD

  3. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, Leech & Rigdon, serifed letters, 2-piece, CS sword belt plate.  This excellent plate was recovered over 40 years ago from near Tupelo, Mississippi, was dug together, and fits perfectly.  You are likely not going to see a prettier, just as dug example of this rare style Leech & Rigdon 2-piece sword belt plate.--$2,650.

  4. Really pretty excavated "tall loop" Leech and Rigdon "08" pattern C.S. Cavalryman's 2-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered about 30 years ago from Gen. N. B. Forrest's Confederate Cavalry camp located on Tippa Creek in North Mississippi.  I personally recovered an identical plate to this one in the very same camp around 1980.  When this plate was recovered the belt loop on the wreath side was broken, and has been expertly repaired by the "best around" - Robert McDaniel.  This is a very scarce Confederate sword belt plate that anyone would be pleased to have in their collection.  It has a smooth perfectly matching chocolate brown patina.--$2,450.

  5. Very rare, gilted two-piece South Carolina State Seal sword belt plate.  This plate came from the estate of Capt. Robert D. White, Co. E of the 25th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, which was also known as the Beauregard Light Infantry.  About 20 years ago, descendants of Capt. White brought into the shop and sold to me a silk regimental flag with a Palmetto tree and "B.L.I." in an arc around the top of the Palmetto tree.  This flag was brought home from the Civil War by Capt. White, and after restoration, was sold to a museum near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  The two-piece South Carolina buckle was also said to have belonged to Capt. White.  The buckle is highly gilted and has a die struck, gilted, brass center disc that is sweated to the tongue bar.  The wreath portion of the buckle is highly gilted as well and fits the tongue perfectly.  However, this wreath appears to be the closest replacement that Capt. White could locate, after apparently damaging the original wreath issued with the buckle.  The tongue and wreath are a near perfect fit, but there is slight difference in the belt loops of the two pieces.  This is a beautiful plate and no doubt could tell one heck of a Civil War story.--$2,950.SOLD

  6. roup of four excavated buckles, all recovered from the camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry occupied during the Spring of 1863.  The buckles include three cast frame type and one wreath half to a die-stamped 2-piece sash buckle.  All four buckles--$100.

  7. Check this out  !!  Excavated 1/2 cast brass Confederate manufacture rectangular "C.S.A." waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp near Duck River south of here.  I have taken a picture of a C.S.A. rectangle that I recovered from the same area, and of the exact same type and have laid the picture behind the broken plate to help clearly show exactly what portion it is.  As most of you know - a complete, perfect example of a rectangle "C.S.A." is now selling for $2,850. to $3,450.  This "C.S." portion displayed in the way that it is creats the display effect of a complete "C.S.A." Confederate buckle.  This style buckle was distributed in quanity through the C.S. Army of Tennessee during the Spring of 1863 when the Army of Tennessee was camped along Duck River just South of here near Shelbyville, TN.  That is one of the things that I love about this hobby - You could cut enough lawns to be able to afford this plate !!!--$750.SOLD

  8. One of the rarest of all excavated, Confederate State Seal waist belt plates.  This is the large size, lead-filled, ALABAMA, Map on Tree Oval.  This super rare buckle was recovered about thirty years ago from Confederate 1863 - 1864 Army of Tennessee winter camps near Dalton, Georgia.  It has been in Coy Kitchen's Confederate plate collection for over twenty years.  The buckle had a light bend when recovered but was not broken.  The bend has been professionally removed which was accomplished without breaking the plate, and it looks terrific now.  This buckle has quite nice detail, and you can actually read "Map of Alabama" on the scroll.  Many quite advanced Confederate buckle collections are missing this super rare buckle.--$8,950.SOLD

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11.  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.--$6,350.

  12. 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.--$2,650.SOLD

  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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.
  19. 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. Excavated, large size, standard regulation, US cartridge box plate and two Federal Eagle buttons, one coat size and one cuff size.  These items were not only found AT Stones River, but IN Stones River at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.--$165. for all three pieces.

  2. Very pretty condition, excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate has a smooth, chocolate patina on the face with crisp detail and full lead on the reverse and both iron attaching loops remaining intact.  It was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.--$225.

  3. Beautiful condition, excavated, circular, lead-filled, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago and has a beautiful face with crisp detail and a smooth, chocolate brown patina.  The reverse has full lead fill and both wire attachment loops remaining intact.  This plate was recovered on private property from near "The Wilderness" area in Virginia.--$225.

  4. Very attractive, Model 1851, N. C. O. (Non-Commissioned Officer) belt and Eagle sword belt plate.  The cast brass Eagle plate remains in near perfect condition with full silver wreath and a never cleaned, rich, aged patina.  The leather belt remains complete and pliable but does have one weak spot supported with leather from the back side.  The belt rig displays very nicely and would look fantastic with a holstered revolver on it.--$595.

  5. Very pretty condition, excavated, lead-filled, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  The face has a smooth, chocolate patina, and the reverse has full lead with both attachment loops intact.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago from Federal camps near Tunnel Hill, Georgia.--$225.SOLD

  6. 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.

  7. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered from Federal Camps at Tunnel Hill, Georgia, nearly 50 years ago.  The face has a smooth, chocolate patina, and the reverse has smooth, full lead with both attachment loops remaining intact.--$250.

  8. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago from a Federal Camp on private property at Tunnel Hill, Georgia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown face with crisp detail, full smooth lead and both wire attachment loops intact on the reverse.  Plates this nice are simply not being recovered anymore.--$225.SOLD

  9. Absolutely mint, beautiful, excavated condition on this circular, Federal, Eagle breast plate.  This breast plate was recovered over 40 years ago from Federal camps near Resaca, Georgia.  The face has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp, sharp detail, and the reverse has full lead with both attachment loops intact and literally strong enough to put back on leather.  This is the kind of quality we were recovering 40 - 50 years ago before acid rain.--$225.SOLD

  10. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, 1863 style, "Skinny Letter", SNY cartridge box plate.  This plate has a never-cleaned, rich, aged, bronze patina on the face with full lead and both attachment loops intact on the reverse.  This is a letter style that you do not encounter as often as some of the others.--$795.SOLD

  11. Exceptionally nice condition, unissued, brown buff, Federal waist belt with the original, large size, lead-filled, US oval waist belt plate.  The belt is "Young" maker marked and remains as pliable and perfect today as when it was manufactured.  You won't find a nicer one.--$695.

  12. Extremely rare, excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval cartridge box plate with BRASS loops.  We pretty much exclusively recover these in early war Ohio Infantry camps.  This is one of the nicer excavated examples that I have seen in a long time.--$295.

  13. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size, plain face, regulation, Federal Cavalry Martingale Heart.  This Martingale is out of the Charles Sweeney collection and was recovered over 30 years ago from Federal camps at La Grange, Tennessee.  La Grange is well known for its sandy soil and beautiful condition artifacts, and this Martingale is no exception.  It has a smooth, brown/green patina on the face and full lead intact in the reverse.  This is one that you will not ever need to upgrade.--$595.

  14. Nothing less than "drop-dead beautiful" condition, excavated, medium size O.V.M. lead-filled waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered during the early 1970's on private property near Shiloh.  The face has a slick, near reflective, chocolate brown patina with full lead and both attachment hooks intact on the reverse.  This O.V.M. buckle is so nice that it would be virtually impossible to improve upon.--$2,150.SOLD

  15. 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.

  16. Quite rare, complete, Model 1851, Federal Eagle sword belt rig complete with both leather drops remaining intact.  The leather belt is a little stiff but remains complete with no breaks or repairs.  This would be a perfect rig to display with your Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.--$975.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.SOLD

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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..

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.
  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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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