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

 

EXCAVATED MILITIA BELT BUCKLE, circa 1818 - 1835
Beautiful with a great patina and an intact tongue, with only the belt bar missing!. It was dug in Alexandria, Virginia. See plate 154 on page 103 of O'Donnel and Campbell's American Military Belt Plates for an similar example of this style of plate. 
$ 650.00 

 

EXCAVATED NEW YORK SWORD BELT BUCKLE
Perfect face, perfect patina and a near perfect back, except that the tongue is missing!. It was dug in Stafford County, Virginia. See plate 667 on page 403 of O'Donnel and Campbell's American Military Belt Plates for an example of this style of plate. 
$ 950.00  On Hold!!!

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE SMALL "WISHBONE" BELT BUCKLE
This
is the more desirable small size variation of the Confederate "Wishbone" buckle (sometimes called the "baby wishbone).  It is about (56mm X 70mm) and has a great dark greenish brown patina that displays very well!   See plate 176 on page 101 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an example of this style of plate.
$ 1495.00 

 

 

We just picked up 17 really pretty US accoutrement plates.  Here's a sample, and we will be adding more shortly, but feel free to call if you have any questions!
DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE WITH "PUPPY PAW" HOOKS
In excellent condition with beautiful smooth, chocolate brown patina and all hooks. This is the regular size (65mm X 85mm) with the earlier style 
"puppy paw" or stud hooks that were in regulation use from 1839 on into the Civil War.    No record of where it was dug..

SOLD!!!   (M-15)
DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE WITH "ARROW" HOOKS
In excellent condition with beautiful smooth, chocolate brown patina and all hooks. This is the regular size (55mm X 85mm) with the arrow style 
hooks that were introduced in early 1863, during the Civil War.    Still has a bit of the leather belt under the hooks. Dug in Spotsylvania, VA.

SOLD!!!   (M-12)

 

DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE WITH "ARROW" HOOKS
In excellent condition with beautiful smooth, chocolate brown patina and all hooks. This is the regular size (55mm X 85mm) with the arrow style 
hooks that were introduced in early 1863, during the Civil War.    No record of where it was dug.

$ 350.00   (M-11)
DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
In excellent condition with beautiful smooth, dark chocolate brown patina and both loops. This is the regular size (65mm).
No record of where it was dug, but it is a beauty! 
SOLD!!!    (M-1)
DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
In excellent condition with beautiful smooth, dark chocolate brown patina and both loops. This is the regular size (64mm).
No record of where it was dug, but it is a beauty! 
 
$ 250.00   (
M-
3)
DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
In excellent condition with beautiful smooth, dark chocolate brown patina and both loops. This is the regular size (65mm).
This beauty was dug at Utoy Creek (
August 47, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign) and is marked so on the back! 
$ 250.00   (
M-
7)
  On Hold!!!
DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
In excellent condition with beautiful smooth, dark chocolate brown patina and both loops. This is the regular size (65mm).
No record of where it was dug, but it is a beauty!

SOLD!!!   (M-6)

 

DUG CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
In excellent condition with beautiful smooth, chocolate brown patina and both loops. This is the regular size (57mm x 88mm).
Dug near Chancellorsville, VA in 1961!

$ 250.00   (M-8
On Hold!!!
DUG CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
In excellent condition with beautiful smooth, chocolate brown patina and both loops. This is the regular size (55mm x 85mm).
Dug near Brooke Station, VA.

$ 250.00   (M-
4
DUG CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
In excellent condition with smooth, chocolate brown patina and both loops. This is the regular size (58mm x 88mm).
Dug near Chancellorsville, VA in 1961!

$ 250.00   (M-9

 

RARE NON-EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "GUTTER BACK" FRAME BUCKLE
Measuring 70mm x 62mm, this is one is beautiful with a nice clean patina and perfectly formed teeth.  The surface is clean, but with enough patina in the low areas and some over the file marks to confirm its age! Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition doesn't have much on frame buckles, but there are a couple of generic examples on page 98.   On the other hand, Lon Kiem's Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates has a near exact match for this buckle in figure 336 on page 209!
$ 1295.00   On Hold!!!

 

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!!!

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "GEORGIA FRAME" BUCKLE
These Confederate plates may be the 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       

 

"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