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

 

NON-EXCAVATED UNION MODEL 1851 SWORD BELT PLATE
Large (approximately 2.2" wide) and beautiful example of this style with the rays surrounding the eagle and the applied German silver wreath! These were produced later in the war (1864 & 1865) and were die stamped after casting to give them great detail.  They were not numbered and this one has has it's exact matching keeper! See page 399, Plate #661 of American Military Belt Plates by O'Donnel and Campbell for an example of this exact plate.
SOLD!!!

 

REVENUE CUTTER TWO PIECE BUCKLE, circa 1865 - 1890
A really beautiful buckle, with a tongue disc that was cast separately and then applied.  According to American Military Belt Plates by O'Donnel and Campbell "Officers and sailors of this Treasury Department revenue collection service were armed and outfitted in a fashion similar to the U.S. Navy. They carried navy style cutlasses and swords (beginning in 1862) and were issued waist belt plates with laurel-leaf wreaths resembling those of the Navy general service plates.

This one is bench marked "31" which is interesting because the one in American Military Belt Plates is number 30.

$ 595.00  

 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE, Maker Marked and with Soldiers Initials
A solid plate, missing both iron loops, but does have the soldier's initials "NA" carved into the back and is maker marked "E. Gaylord".
The maker mark is upside down at an angle below the initial "A" and you can make out the "E" and the "ORD" in the photo. 
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

$ 125.00
 

 

NON-EXCAVATED VIRGINIA SWORD BELT PLATE
Non-dug, Civil War era, cast brass buckle with fine detail!
Nice, mellow honey amber patina.  No keeper.

See Plate 434 on page 235 of Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates
(Expanded Edition) by Steve Mullinax.
$4900.00  Reduced Price!  $ 4395.00 

 

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

 

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 49mm.  Dug in Louisa County, Virginia at the Battle of Trevilian Station.

$ 1,000.00

 

 

EXCAVATED LOUISIANA BELT PLATE
Beautiful face, but it does have a bit of a bend with some of the lead fill out of the back. All of the hooks are intact!  This was dug in 1980 at a spot called the "5 day camp" near the Rapidan River in  Orange County, Virginia. This is where Stonewall Jackson met with A. P. Hill before the Battle of Cedar Mountain.
See Plate 434 on page 235 of Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates
(Expanded Edition) by Steve Mullinax.
$ 3400.00 
 

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

 

CS TWO PIECE SWORD BELT RIG WITH FROG FROM THE FLAYDERMAN COLLECTION
Beautiful Virginia style buckle on a great sword belt that has had the original hangers removed and a rather crude frog installed to hold a short sword,
or perhaps a saber bayonet. The plain leather belt is in very good condition and has the "bullet stitching" that is associated with leather products
of Richmond, Virginia.

Now if you like provenance..... this was formerly in the collection of the well known  dealer/author Norm Flayderman , and is pictured on page 230 of his
wonderful book The Bowie Knife, Unsheathing an American Legend.  And if that's not enough, the buckle is pictured on page 12 of Steve Mullinax's
Confederate Belt Buckles &Plates
as the example of this style of plate!

This is one you can be sure of!

$ 10,500.00

 

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 88mm) used from the 1850's on into the Civil War. The plate is solid, with a
wonderful patina (darker & smoother than it appears in the photo) with both loops intact (one bent over).

SOLD!!!     (Box2)

 

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
Another beautiful dug plate, with a slick face, only this time the iron loops are missing and there is a bit of flaking to the lead fill.
The front shows only minor wear and has a great deep brown patina.  Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

Looks just like a $200 dollar plate from the front, but it's only
SOLD!!!   (EP2)

 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
Absolutely beautiful dug condition, with a slick face and mostly smooth back. The iron loops are there, but one has broken off.
The front shows almost no wear and has a great deep brown patina. 
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

$ 175.00  
(
EP3)

 

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
Beautiful dug patina, with a slick face, great detail and mostly smooth back with no iron loops.
The front shows almost no wear and has a great deep brown patina. 
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

SOLD!!!  
(
EP11)

 

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
Wonderful dug patina, with a smooth face, great detail and a smooth back with both iron loops, though one is broken.
The front no wear and has a deep smooth brown patina.
Dug in Caroline County, Virginia.

$ 175.00  
(
EP14)

 

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)

 

DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE with "Puppy Paw" Studs
T
his is the regular size (55mm X 87mm) with the "puppy paw" studs used at the beginning of the Civil War.
The buckle is complete, but is bent up along some of the edge, with some hairline cracks. 
Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

SOLD!!!   (BK5)

 

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.     
SOLD!!! (
BP-4)

 

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)