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

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "WISHBONE" BELT BUCKLE
This is the large size, 65mm x 98mm and is in great shape!  Still has dirt over a nice, smooth dark green patina. A beauty!
See plate 179 on page 102 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an similar example of this style of plate.
$ 795.00 

 

NON-EXCAVATED OVM "Ohio Volunteer Militia" CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE, Circa 1861 - 1863
Great non-dug, antique brass patina and in perfect condition, except for just a couple of use dings!
See plate 555 on page 341 of O'Donnell and Campbell's American Military Belt Plates for an similar example of this style of plate.
$ 1995.00 

 

EXCAVATED SNY "State of New York" BELT BUCKLE, Circa 1858 - 1862
This buckle has a beautiful smooth, green over brown patina and is solid as a rock!
There is one light dent in the top edge, but otherwise, just an awesome example.
See plate 542 on page 335 of O'Donnell and Campbell's American Military Belt Plates for an similar example of this style of plate.
$ 895.00 

 

EXCAVATED "VMM" VOLUNTEER MILITIA OF MAINE  CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
The Volunteer Militia of Maine was organized in1851 and restructured in 1861 to raise and equip ten regiments of infantry for two years of Federal service. They were initially outfitted with "VMM" plates
.  The iron loops are gone from the back of the plate, but when it was dug it was resting on a piece of the original cartridge box leather flap that had been protected from decay by the metal oxides off of the plate, and that is included! 
See plate 558 on page 343 of O'Donnell and Campbell's
American Military Belt Plates
for an similar example of this style of plate.
 

Reduced Price!!
  $ 1195.00  


 

EXCAVATED EAGLE BREAST PLATE 
Beautiful smooth brown face and smooth solder filled back that is stamped by it's maker "W.H. Smith / Brooklyn".  Also has a tape tag that indicates it was dug on the 20th of January in 1974!  The tag also has the name "Burgess" but we really don't know exactly who that refers to.... could be the digger, a property owner.
$ 275.00  On Hold!!! H-29

 


EXCAVATED VIRGINIA STATE SEAL STAMPED BRASS BELT BUCKLE
Approximately 51mm x 70mm. This absolutely beautiful belt plate was made by James S. Smith & Sons of New York and is one of the rare examples that bears their mark stamped into the tongue!  The belt bar that was held only by two solder joints is missing, which is not unusual, but the soldier drilled two holes on the edge of the plate so that he could continue using it in time of war!  

See plate 431 on page 233 of Steve Mullinax's
Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an example of this style of buckle


$ 3895.00

 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE, Maker Marked: J I Pittman
Solid condition with smooth, dark chocolate brown patina, with one of the iron loops remaining on the back. The maker mark of J I Pittman is all there and readable!
No record of where it was dug, but somewhere in the Fredericksburg area.  
$ 225.00

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE FRAME BUCKLE
Measuring 76mm x 65mm, this is one of the larger sizes of the frame style buckle, and this one is beautiful,
with a gorgeous patina, and perfectly formed teeth.
See plate 173 on page 99 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an similar example of this style of plate.
$ 575.00   On Hold!!

 

NON-EXCAVATED MILITIA PLATE, circa 1818 - 1835
Approximately 70mm x 70mm" stamped brass plate in wonderful, condition with belt bar and tongue.
This is just a beautiful example of American military accouterments!
See page 103 of American Military Belt Plates by
Michael J. O'Donnell and  J. Duncan Campbell.
$ 795.00
 
 

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "GUTTER BACK" FRAME BUCKLE
These Confederate plates 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!!!

 

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