RELIC U.S. ENLISTEDMAN’S BELT PLATE FROM GETTYSBURG, KEN BREAM COLLECTION

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Item Code: 2024-31

This excavated Pattern 1839 oval US waist belt plate has a smooth dark brown patina. The brass face has central “US”.  The plate’s reverse has 99% of the lead fill with initials carved on the back. The three hooks all remain in place. Recovered in Gettysburg by Ken Bream.

This is from the Ken Bream collection that was sold at auction in October 2021. Mr. Bream was a 1970 graduate of Gettysburg High School and life-long relic hunter and collector. His parents managed the Stuckey’s Restaurant that was once located on the north-west corner of the intersection of Emmitsburg and Wheatfield Roads. In the late 1960s through the early 1970s Ken worked on the Eisenhower Farm as a groundskeeper, maintenance man, and general helper for the Eisenhower’s. For many years, he was the Gettysburg Dog Enforcement Officer.  This was lot #183.   [jet] [PH:L]

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