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Belt Buckles, Sword Belt Plates and other such accoutrements used by soldiers in the Civil War

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE 2 PIECE SWORD BELT PLATE
Beautiful, dug together two piece buckle found in the Spotsylvania Battlefield area many years ago. Very nice look and fit!    
See plate 007 on page 13 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an example of this style of plate.
 
$ 2795.00
 

 

EXCAVATED 1/2 LOUISIANA BELT BUCKLE
This is the stamped brass, lead filled version of the Louisiana State Seal emblem with a pelican feeding her young that was produced during the Civil War.
It has some obvious condition issues, but.... for the price of a button!   Dug in camp at Gettysburg  
See page 156 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for examples of this style of plate.
 
SOLD!!!

 

STATE OF NEW YORK "SNY" BELT BUCKLE
Excavated on U.S. Ford Road at Chancellorsville on June 4, 1978!  This one has an absolutely gorgeous face with smooth lead in the back.  Apparently the original brass hook broke and resulted in the ingenious soldier's solution of soldering in an iron replacement!  How cool is that???
See American Military Belt Plates by Campbell & O'Donnel, page 336 for similar examples.
Reduced Price!  $ 795.00    

 

RARE EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE DOUBLE TONGUE "WISHBONE" BUCKLE
These are much harder to find than the regular, forked tongue version of this buckle! 
See plate 183 on page 104 of
Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an example of this style of plate.

Dug in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.
Reduced Price!   $ 1395.00       

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "GUTTER BACK" FRAME BUCKLE
And this may be the most sensible and serviceable style of buckle produced by either side! About 63mm X 70mm
This is the style with the depressed "gutter" on one side and is in excellent condition.
Dug in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.  
See plate 171 on
page 98 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an example of this style of plate.
 
$ 550.00       
  On Hold!!!

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "GEORGIA FRAME" BUCKLE
A most sensible and serviceable style of buckle produced by either side!  About 63mm X 72mm
This one is in excellent condition.
Dug in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.  
See plate 173 on
page 99 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an example of this style of plate.
 
$ 550.00       

 

Buckle Related Image!!!!
1/4th PLATE IMAGE OF OHIO BUGLER WITH RARE OHIO SWORD BELT
Approximately 3-3/8" x 4-1/4") ambrotype of a seated musician with his bugle on the table at his side!
This is a beautiful image that clearly depicts a young soldier in a musician's jacket wearing
a sword belt rig fastened by a super rare
Ohio Sword Belt Plate! He is wearing the belt upside down
which was commonly done in photographs.  This was to account for the reversal of the era's photography and
have the sword on his left side.  Unfortunately, the glass plate is broken, but at least the cracks don't
greatly affect the image. 
 See page 409 of AMERICAN MILITARY BELT PLATES by Michael O'Donnel & Duncan Campbell.
$ 995.00 

 

"BABY US" CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
This is the small (41mm X 71mm) type used from the 1840's on into the Civil War. The buckle is just about perfect,
with the back being as good as the front!

See American Military Belt Plates by Campbell & O'Donnel, page 323 plate 524.
$ 395.00
    (SmBx)

 

WREATH FROM CONFEDERATE TWO PIECE BUCKLE
This is for the "CS" buckle and is approximately 51mm tall at the belt loop and the wreath itself
is about 50mm.   Dug at Monroe Bridge, Virginia.

$ 795.00  Reduced Price!  $ 695.00

 

EXCAVATED CARBINE SLING BUCKLE
Perfect condition buckle that includes the brass sling tip.
$ 135.00 
 
(Mg-177)    
 

 

DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE with Arrow Hooks
In excellent condition with smooth, chocolate brown patina and all hooks. This is the regular size (57mm X 88mm) with the
"arrow" hooks that became popular during the Civil War.  The initials "WH" or "HM" are lightly scratched into the back and
there seem to be other letters, but nothing we can make out.  Dug in Stafford County, Virginia.

$ 295.00   (BK4)

 

NON-DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE
This is the early type with oval stud, or "puppy paw" style belt attachments.
The buckle is in great shape with evidence of use, and a wonderful patina, but no real damage!

$ 350.00
 (
BK2)

 

NON-DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE
This is the early type with oval stud, or "puppy paw" style belt attachments.
The buckle is in great shape with evidence of use, but no real damage!

$ 350.00
  (BK6) 

 

DUG "BABY US" CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
This is the small (41mm X 71mm) type used from the 1840's on into the Civil War. The buckle is fairly solid, with a
wonderful patina (darker & smoother than it appears in the photo) but has some edge damage.

See American Military Belt Plates by Campbell & O'Donnel, page 323 plate 524.
$ 250.00
    (Box1)

 

DUG CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
This is the regular size (55mm X 86mm) used from the 1850's on into the Civil War. The plate is solid, with a
nice patina, but does have a rust bump on the face.  The back is mostly smooth, with both iron loops intact.

$ 135.00
    (Box4)

 

DUG CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
This is the regular size (54mm X 85mm) used from the 1850's on into the Civil War. The plate is solid, with a
great patina.  The back is smooth with some flaking lead, and both iron loops are intact.

$ 195.00
    (Box6)

 

DUG CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
This is the regular size (58mm X 88mm) used from the 1850's on into the Civil War. The plate is solid, with a
great patina.  The back is smooth with some flaking lead, and both iron loops are strong.

$ 195.00
    (Box7)

 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
Beautiful dug patina, with a slick face, great detail and mostly smooth back with strong iron loops.
The front shows a little wear and has a great deep brown patina, but there is a flattened edge
and some stick stuff on the back that would probably wash off with acetone / fingernail polish remover. 
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

$ 185.00  
(
EP6)

 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
Nice dug patina, with a slick face, great detail and mostly smooth back with strong iron loops.
The front shows some wear and has a great deep brown patina. It has been clear coated, but if you
wanted to, it would wash off with acetone / fingernail polish remover. 
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

$ 135.00  
(
EP7)

 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
Still has dirt on face, good detail and smooth back with one strong iron loop.
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

$ 165.00  
(
EP9)

 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
Slick dug patina, with well worn detail and the back retains one iron loop.
The front still has a little dirt in places. 
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

$ 135.00  
(
EP10)

 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
Nice dug patina, with a smooth face, great detail and a smooth back with one iron loop.
The front shows lots of wear and has a deep green-brown patina. This one saw lots of service!
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

$ 185.00  
(
EP13)

 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
Nice dug patina, with all of the lead in the back with no loops.
The front shows some wear and has a great deep brown patina. It has been clear coated, but if you
wanted to, it would wash off with acetone / fingernail polish remover. 
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

$ 125.00  
(
EP15)

 

EXCAVATED "CONFEDERATE STYLE" CARBINE SLING BUCKLE
Thick brass, slightly undersized (49mm x 77mm) sling buckle often attributed to CS manufacture.
Dug in Culpeper, Virginia on August 18, 1992
.
$ 295.00

 

EXCAVATED US RIFLEMAN'S BUCKLE
All matching with the same patina.  Appears to have all been dug together.
$ 395.00

 

NON-EXCAVATED UNION MODEL 1851 SWORD BELT PLATE
Beautiful example of this style with the rays surrounding the eagle! Some use wear on the shield
but otherwise in fine condition.  Bench marked
on the back with number "25".
Nice, used condition! 
$ 350.00
 

 

EXCAVATED US BREAST PLATE
Nice, excavated condition.
Dug in Fredericksburg, Virginia area.     
$ 195.00 (
BP-5)

 

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Nice, excavated condition.
Dug in Fredericksburg, Virginia area.     
$ 185.00 (
BP-16)