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VERY NICE CONFEDERATE OVAL SHOULDER BELT PLATE FROM COLD HARBOR

VERY NICE CONFEDERATE OVAL SHOULDER BELT PLATE FROM COLD HARBOR

This is a rolled brass, oval breast plate that was worn on cotton web shoulder straps. Very good, excavated condition, only missing the “hook” that locked down the long attachment pin. The plate… (490-5882). Learn More »

$375.00
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CONFEDERATE SMALL BRASS RECTANGULAR BELT PLATE, RECOVERED FROM SMYRNA, TN.

CONFEDERATE SMALL BRASS RECTANGULAR BELT PLATE, RECOVERED FROM SMYRNA, TN.

Rectangular sheet brass plate for waist belts. This excavated example and was typically used by Confederates during the Civil War. Measures approximately 68 x 43mm. Excavated condition with dark brown… (490-5881). Learn More »

NON-DUG CONFEDERATE SNAKE BUCKLE

NON-DUG CONFEDERATE SNAKE BUCKLE

This pattern imitated a standard British army buckle that had been in use for decades. In fact, many were brought over through the blockade to be worn by Confederate soldiers and also a few Yankees… (490-5879). Learn More »

$275.00
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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BUCKLE

IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BUCKLE

Plate is made of thin stamped brass with clipped corners. At center of the face is a crowned two-headed imperial eagle with spread wings. The eagle is flanked by Cyrillic letters. The back of the… (1100-119). Learn More »

$70.00
Originally $100.00

VERY NICE CONFEDERATE OVAL SHOULDER BELT PLATE FROM SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV.

VERY NICE CONFEDERATE OVAL SHOULDER BELT PLATE FROM SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV.

This is a rolled brass, oval breast plate that was worn on cotton web shoulder straps. Very good, excavated condition, missing the pin and hook on the back. The plate has a fine dark brown patina. Two… (490-5880). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR NCO’S SWORD BELT WITH PATTERN 1851 BUCKLE

CIVIL WAR NCO’S SWORD BELT WITH PATTERN 1851 BUCKLE

This is a non-commissioned officer’s sword belt in good condition. Belt is constructed of heavy buff leather. Belt leather measures approximately 34” long overall x 1 ¾” wide. Leather has been… (490-6283). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE IMPORT ENGLISH SNAKE BUCKLE, RECOVERED FROM 2ND MANASSAS

CONFEDERATE IMPORT ENGLISH SNAKE BUCKLE, RECOVERED FROM 2ND MANASSAS

Brass “snake buckle” for waist belts. This excavated example of the English-import snake buckle was typically used by Confederates during the Civil War. This particular specimen is complete and… (490-5861). Learn More »

SCARCE CONFEDERATE DOUBLE-TONGUE FRAME BUCKLE

SCARCE CONFEDERATE DOUBLE-TONGUE FRAME BUCKLE

This is an attractive variation of the classic Confederate frame buckle that was lightweight, easy to make, practical and sturdy, with an eye toward function, if not always beauty. This one makes a… (766-1984). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE TWO-PIECE “TONGUE AND WREATH” BELT PLATE, FOUND BY JOHN DUGGAN

CONFEDERATE TWO-PIECE “TONGUE AND WREATH” BELT PLATE, FOUND BY JOHN DUGGAN

This is the epitome of a Confederate belt buckle. This “tongue and wreath” sword belt buckle was recovered long ago by John Duggan. In near perfect excavated condition; perhaps just slightly… (490-6335). Learn More »

RELIC, US PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE WITH LEATHER THONG – COLD HARBOR

RELIC, US PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE WITH LEATHER THONG – COLD HARBOR

This US shoulder belt plate was affixed to the front of the shoulder belt for the infantry cartridge box. It features the spread-winged eagle design. Brass face is “crusty” and slightly dirt… (490-5930). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE MOVABLE TONGUE, WISHBONE FRAME BUCKLE

CONFEDERATE MOVABLE TONGUE, WISHBONE FRAME BUCKLE

One of the more distinctive Confederate belt buckles is the frame pattern, which comes in several styles with fixed and movable tongues in different shapes and configurations. This is the classic… (1216-175). Learn More »

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

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

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… (2024-31). Learn More »

$595.00
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“DINGEE” MARKED SMALL SIZE U.S. 1839 OVAL WAIST BELT PLATE ON MAKER MARKED BUFF WAIST BELT

“DINGEE” MARKED SMALL SIZE U.S. 1839 OVAL WAIST BELT PLATE ON MAKER MARKED BUFF WAIST BELT

Offered here is a very nice Mexican War era 1839 pattern “baby” oval US waist belt and buckle. These early infantry plates mirrored the narrow belts worn by infantry during the Mexican War and… (2023-3225). Learn More »

$595.00
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US CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT COLD HARBOR

US CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT COLD HARBOR

Good condition plate with a strong “US” stamped at center. Face has a nice chocolate patina with some gilt peeking through around the edges. Face also has scattered light discoloration from ground… (490-5856). Learn More »

US CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE RECOVERED AT APPOMATTOX

US CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE RECOVERED AT APPOMATTOX

Face has a well stamped eagle and is very clean with an even chocolate patina. Center of the eagle’s chest has a small, straight line indentation running horizontally. Plate is complete with 100% of… (490-5853). Learn More »

GETTYSBURG NON-DUG CONFEDERATE WISHBONE BUCKLE, EX-ROSENSTEEL

GETTYSBURG NON-DUG CONFEDERATE WISHBONE BUCKLE, EX-ROSENSTEEL

We offer here a Gettysburg recovered, non-dug Confederate “wishbone” buckle from the Rosensteel family collections. The Rosensteels will be familiar to any Gettysburg collector. For details see… (766-1983). Learn More »

RECTANGULAR CSA BELT PLATE FROM THE BATTLEFIELD OF KERNSTOWN, VA

RECTANGULAR CSA BELT PLATE FROM THE BATTLEFIELD OF KERNSTOWN, VA

This is a very good example of the classic rectangular CSA belt plate with all three hooks in place on the reverse. This comes with an old collector’s string tag reading: “’Virginia’ type… (1216-174). Learn More »

$3,950.00
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US CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT MALVERN HILL

US CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT MALVERN HILL

Face has a nice chocolate patina with some scattered pitting throughout. There is a shallow scratch running across the bottom of the “U” and through to the edge. Reverse has 100% of the lead fill… (490-5848). Learn More »

US CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT SEVEN PINES

US CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT SEVEN PINES

This is a dug U.S. waist belt plate. Nice piece that shows a light wear and a few small dings on face and edge. Face has good brown patina. Full lead on reverse with “puppy-paw” style hooks in… (490-5847). Learn More »

EXCELLENT TWO-PIECE VIRGINIA BELT BUCKLE BY JAMES S. SMITH

EXCELLENT TWO-PIECE VIRGINIA BELT BUCKLE BY JAMES S. SMITH

This Virginia buckle has wonderful detail and is certainly a pre-war product of James S. Smith of New York, known also as James S. Smith & Sons starting in 1860. The die work on the tongue is… (1216-175). Learn More »


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THE ONLY KNOWN WIDMANN 1840 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER: DATED 1844

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a one-of-a-kind U.S. cavalry officer’s saber. Frederick W. Widmann emigrated to the U.S. in 1816 and set up business in Philadelphia as a die-sinker and sword-mounter using imported sword blades by 1825.… (870-279). Learn More »

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