1865-1890 US REVENUE CUTTER BELT RIG & PLATE

$1,100.00

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Item Code: 490-3646

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Belt is made of one piece of leather approx. 31.00 inches long x 1.75 wide. The interior of the belt has a sewn seam running down the center while the exterior face of the belt has a tooled line running along each edge. Face does show some light wear and surface finish loss. The right side has a brass adjustment buckle for size.

Attached to the belt are three drops. All are mounted on sliding leather keepers. The longest is at the rear and meas. approx. 17.00 inches long but it is in poor condition. It is broken in areas and missing its snap hook. The other two are towards the front and are very short measuring only 3.00 inches long. Both have brass snap hooks. One has a sword hook attached.

The plate is a two-piece tongue and wreath Revenue Cutter Service plate with a spread-winged eagle with a shield on his chest standing on a horizontal anchor with 13 five-pointed stars in a cluster above his head on a lined globe surrounded by a rope border. The anchor is poorly cast with the double hooks being left off. The wreath consists of large laurel leaves. Both pieces bear a number “58” benchmark.

The Revenue Cutter service became part of the Coast Guard in 1915. Officers and men belonging to this Treasury Department revenue collection service were armed and outfitted in a fashion similar to the U.S. Navy. Anything relating to this organization is rare. [ad] [ph:L]

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