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CS Buckles

  1. csegg.JPG (76447 bytes)cseggrev.JPG (69372 bytes)cseggbk.JPG (42112 bytes)Excavated "Egg Shaped" C.S. oval waist belt plate recovered about 30 years ago on private property near Shelbyville, TN. by myself and a digging buddy.  We recovered the plate from the 1863 winter camp of Ector's Dismounted Texas Cavalry.  {I dug 5 beautiful gilted Texas buttons in this camp !!}  Unfortunately, the plate was broken into about a half dozen pieces when we recovered it.  The only part that remained unbroken was the "C.S." part in the very center.  I have had it sitting in a drawer in a display box broken for years and years, and finally decided to send it to the master {Robert McDaniel} for restoration and here it is now.  It actually looks nicer than a couple of them in my own collection that I have dug intact !!  If you've always wanted to have a genuine MARKED C.S. plate in your collection, but the $3,000. to $4,500. price tags held you back --- Here is a 100 % real deal {all be it restored} marked C.S. oval at very nearly the price of a fork tongue frame.--$975.SOLD
  2. 1840eagmil.JPG (66411 bytes)1840eagmilrev.JPG (86130 bytes)Fresh out of a North Carolina estate - 1840 era drooped wing eagle stamped brass Militia "Panel Plate".  These plates were commonly carried over from an earlier era, and worn by Confederates.  This example came out of the estate with a number of Confederate pieces.  It has the most beautiful - never cleaned - rich aged patina that you could ever hope to see, and an excellent deep, crisp die strike.  On the reverse the main belt hook remains intact, but the bar isn't present, and likely lies on some battlefield somewhere.--$450.
  3. brandy2pce.JPG (75918 bytes)brandy2pcerev.JPG (70166 bytes)This is the most beautiful - untouched - Richmond Arsenal style C.S. 2-piece "Tongue and Wreath" sword belt plate that you are going to see.  It is just as dug and was recovered about 40 years ago from private property near Brandy Station, VA.  The green woods mulch is still attached, and the original brass adjuster buckle was dug with the plate.  If you want a "can't ever be improved on" C.S. 2-piece for your collection - Here It Is.--$2,850.SOLD
  4. wreathdug.JPG (78488 bytes)wreathdugrev.JPG (85570 bytes)wreathdugwpctr.JPG (74899 bytes)Excavated wreath half of a state seal 2-piece - tongue and wreath State Seal Sword Belt Plate.  The wreath was recovered from one of General Manigault's South Carolina 1863 winter camps here - so it likely took a tongue like the one pictured above - HOWEVER - This same wreath would correctly fit a Louisiana tongue - a Virginia - a Georgia - or even the right Alabama.  If you have a nice State Tongue - Here is your chance to complete a VERY RARE and expensive Confederate 2-piece State Sword Belt Plate.--$850. {The tongue is worth $1,250. or so --- Yet the complete 2-piece buckle sells for $3,000. to $3,500. !!!!!}
  5. lrgegafrme.JPG (61009 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated large size Confederate GA. Frame waist belt plate recovered from "1862 - 1863" Confederate Army Of Tennessee Infantry camps located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$595.
  6. ppawhks.JPG (69015 bytes)ppawhksrev.JPG (68629 bytes)Excavated set of "Puppy Paw" belt hooks that were recovered from a Confederate camp site here.  We have found that Confederates would quite often melt the belt hooks out of the back of Federal belt plates and wear the "hook device" only as a waist belt buckle {not wanting to wear the "U.S." part}.  This set of hooks was recovered from an Alabama Infantry camp site here.--$48.
  7. rifmnbkl.JPG (77921 bytes)Excavated 4-Piece Rifleman's cast brass buckle missing only one part out of the middle area.  This distinctive buckle was issued with Mississippi Rifles.  The buckle was recovered from the 1862 camp of the 16th Alabama Volunteer Infantry - C.S.A. - located on private property near Shelbyville, TN.--$295.
  8. greencavfrme.JPG (76667 bytes)Beautiful excavated pea green small cavalry size Confederate Georgia Frame waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from the camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry located along Lee's Knob - South of Murfreesboro, TN.  I dug an almost identical one in the same camp and have it in my own collection.--$595.SOLD
  9. rfbkle.JPG (67234 bytes)Excavated center portion of a 4-piece Mississippi Rifleman's buckle.  This was recently recovered from the 1862 camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$48.
  10. Beautiful condition and one of less than 20 known - excavated smooth "Artillery Style" Confederate wreath for the Leech and Rigdon "Artillery Type" 2-Piece "C.S." saber belt plate.  This was recovered by Nationally known Relic Hunter - Mr. John Marks - out of Eastport, MS.  When the right Leech and Rigdon "C.S." tongue comes along --- Talk about having a SUPER RARE AND BIG DOLLAR "C.S." 2-piece saber belt plate.  {Rarity 9}--$895.

US Buckles

 
  1. eaglebeltrig1.JPG (41635 bytes)eaglebeltrig1cls.JPG (79698 bytes)Hard to find anymore - Model 1851 Federal Cavalry Saber Belt Rig.  The cast brass eagle sword belt plate is just stunning with full silver wreath.  The leather belt remains nice and pliable with some pretty "fancier than normal" tooling.  The bench mark number on the sword belt plate and the number on the brass keeper are different numbers, and this is a quite common thing.  Both leather sword "drops" remain intact, and is going to display really nice.  {I just discovered that there is a name scratched into the back of the plate, but part of it is worn away, and I can't read it - maybe you can !!}--$695.
  2. usovalwednes.JPG (77653 bytes)usovalwednesrev.JPG (77929 bytes)Absolutely mint, perfect excavated large size lead filled U.S. oval Federal cartridge boxplate.  This plate was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram nearly 50 years ago on private property near Chickamauga.  It has a near reflective, slick chocolate brown patina on the face - full, smooth lead in the reverse - and both wire loops intact and about strong enough to put back on a box.  Plates that we recover now do not look anything like this beautiful.--$250.
  3. breastplteagle.JPG (78002 bytes)breastplteaglerev.JPG (78007 bytes)DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL excavated circular Federal eagle breastplate recovered nearly 50 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, GA.  Plates with this kind of quality and perfection are just not being recovered anymore.  SOOOOO NICE.--$225.SOLD
  4. breastplt.JPG (77205 bytes)breastpltrev.JPG (74770 bytes)breastpltdgr.JPG (58494 bytes)breastpltbk.JPG (56449 bytes)Very Rare Offering !!  Original copy of  "Accoutrement Plates - North and South - 1861 - 1865" by Bill Gavin.  Bill was - without question - one of the true founding fathers of our hobby, and this reference book was one of the first {of many} definitive reference books to come from those "within" our collecting hobby.  ALSO, there is a beautiful excavated circular Federal eagle breast plate recovered by Bill and his son, Tim, on private property near Harpers Ferry in 1969.  What a FINE way to remember one of our founding fathers and one of the finest "Southern Gentlemen" that I have ever known.  {One of my treasured memories is Bill coming to visit me in the last year of his life, and our taking an entire day to tour the Tullahoma Campaign - A Great Day !!!--$350. for all {a bargain !!}-SOLD
  5. eaglebrplt.JPG (76670 bytes)eaglebrpltrev.JPG (75773 bytes)Absolutely flawless - perfect - excavated circular Federal Eagle breastplate.  This was recovered in 1965 by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Shiloh.  Excellent chocolate brown face - full, smooth lead, and both loops intact and straight.  They just don't get any nicer !!--$225.
  6. ovalusbuckle.JPG (73782 bytes)ovalusbucklerev.JPG (71575 bytes)SOOOOO  Pretty excavated large size U.S. oval lead filled cartridge boxplate.  This was recovered in 1969 on private property near Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  It has a beautiful face - full lead - and one of the two iron loops still intact.  It would be nearly impossible to recover a slicker one.--$195.
  7. eaglebuckle.JPG (79110 bytes)eaglebucklerev.JPG (70790 bytes)Absolutely beautiful Model 1851 eagle saber plate complete with keeper.  This buckle was worn by William A. Herring - 19 years old - and a member of Co. "C" - 7th Michigan Inf. and was purchased directly from his family.  William served the ENTIRE CIVIL WAR - enlisting on 8 - 22 - 1861 and was mustered out on 7 - 5 - 1865.  This is a fine condition and IDed Civil War eagle saber belt plate.--$495.SOLD
  8. chickbplte.JPG (62536 bytes)chickbplterev.JPG (69550 bytes)Beautiful excavated circular lead filled Federal eagle breastplate recovered about 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, GA.  Smooth chocolate face - full lead - and both loops intact.--$195.
  9. usovalonbelt.JPG (53788 bytes)usovalonbeltrev.JPG (49210 bytes)Very pretty non-excavated large size lead filled U.S. oval Federal enlistedman's waist belt plate on it's original black leather waist belt.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice "U.S." on original belt - and even made better with a leather cap box, and/or a nice .58 cal. leather cartridge box.--$395.
  10. dugusoval.JPG (76103 bytes)dugusovalrev.JPG (72060 bytes)Very nice uncleaned excavated large size "U.S." oval "arrow-hook" style waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered almost fifty years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Shiloh.  Acid rain and years underground have made it a very rare thing to recover a plate this nice now days.  This plate is literally still strong enough that I think that you could wear it today.--$250.SOLD
  11. dugeagle.JPG (80587 bytes)dugeaglerev.JPG (75979 bytes)Eagle breastplate found at a pipeline construction project here at Stones River yesterday.  A solid plate with full lead, and lots of calcium from the Stones River limestone rocks.--$135.SOLD
  12. eagbuckle.JPG (70585 bytes)eagbucklerev.JPG (77218 bytes)Non-excavated Model 1851 Federal Cavalryman's Eagle Sword Belt Plate.  The plate shoes clear evidence of having actually seen service, but remains complete with the applied silver wreath still 100% intact.--$375.
  13. usoval.JPG (73169 bytes)usovalrev.JPG (77569 bytes)Excavated large size "Arrow Hook" pattern U.S. oval waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from private property at Shiloh about 45 - 50 years ago.   The face has a beautiful slick - chocolate brown - patina that is not recovered now - due to {40 to 50 more years decay - acid rain - chemicals used today - etc.}  The reverse has the lead and all 3 hooks intact.--$250.SOLD
  14. eagbltrig.JPG (53544 bytes)eagbltrigrev.JPG (48364 bytes)eagbltrigplt.JPG (81621 bytes)Model 1851 Federal Cavalryman's saber belt rig with the excellent condition cast brass eagle saber belt plate with applied silver wreath remaining perfectly intact, and the original leather waist belt is complete and remains reasonably pliable.  This would be a great addition to your collection.--$650.
  15. dugusplatefrnt.JPG (70970 bytes)dugusplate.JPG (57074 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated early issue large oval U.S. "Puppy Paw" hook style Federal waist belt plate.  It has a very nice face - full lead - and all three hooks intact.  This plate was recovered about 40 years ago from private property near Shiloh.--$295.
  16. usplatemon.JPG (70986 bytes)usplatemonrev.JPG (70608 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated rare GILTED large oval U.S. cartridge boxplate.  It has full lead in the reverse and the wire loops are 2 9/16 inches apart.  This will make someone's cartridge box look "Museum Fine".--$250.
  17. usplatefri.JPG (74727 bytes)usplatefrirev.JPG (71010 bytes)Excellent condition excavated large size U.S. oval cartridge boxplate - recovered 40 to 50 years ago and out of pioneer relic hunter - Bill Gavin's Personal Collection.  Bill is an icon in the relic collecting community, and author of the first definitive book on Civil War Belt Plates.  How cool would it be to have a plate from Bill Gavin's Collection in YOUR collection.--$250.
  18. boydbkl.JPG (75540 bytes)boydbklrev.JPG (60510 bytes)boydbklenv.JPG (46847 bytes)boydbklmrk.JPG (78654 bytes)Very sought after beautiful condition excavated large oval "U.S." cartridge boxplate recovered by none other than Sid Kirksis {author of the first major comprehensive book on Civil War Belt Plates} in August of 1956 on private property at the Battle of  Cedar Mountain.  The plate has never even been washed off with green woods mulch still adhering to the front of the plate.  On the reverse it has full lead - both attachment loops are intact - AND is backmarked "Boyd and Sons - Boston".  This beautiful plate still remains in Mr. Kirksis's personal distinctive little brown envelope with all the information written on it.  This plate is nothing short of superb.--$350.
  19. eglewthbag.JPG (57025 bytes)eglewthbagrev.JPG (48109 bytes)SUPER - SUPER RARE to find for sale now.  This is an actual beautiful condition Federal eagle breastplate recovered in Aug. 1965 by Sid Kirksis at Eastport, TN. AND STILL IN SID'S DISTINCTIVE little storage packet.  As most of you know - Sid Kirksis was the author of the first major book on belt plates of the American Civil War.  This plate is an absolute beauty to boot.--$350.
  20. snydug.JPG (75394 bytes)snydugrev.JPG (67855 bytes)Quite attractive excavated large oval lead filled "S.N.Y." waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered quite a number of years ago and was recovered on private property at Cold Harbor.  When recovered the plate had chipping around a portion of the rim due to ground action deterioration and has been professionally stabilized and restored.  It is now a very good looking plate.--$550.
  21. uspltmon.JPG (72055 bytes)uspltmonrev.JPG (69133 bytes)Very sought after EARLY large size lead filled "Puppy Paw Hook" style U.S. oval waist belt plate.  It has a really pretty face - full - lead - and all three hooks intact on the reverse.  We mostly recover these in Federal 1861 and 1862 camp sites.--$275.SOLD
  22. uswed.JPG (73118 bytes)uswedrev.JPG (71111 bytes)Drop dead beautiful non-excavated large size U.S. oval cartridge boxplate.  Beautiful "never cleaned" dark bronze/brown attic patina on the face and full lead and both wire loops intact on the reverse and the loops are  2 1/2 inches apart.   If you have a nice cartridge box needing a BEAUTIFUL plate - Here it is.--$250.
  23. stonrivrbp.JPG (70634 bytes)stonrivrbprev.JPG (71480 bytes)Very attractive excavated circular lead filled Federal eagle breastplate.  It has a nice face with chocolate brown patina - full lead in the reverse and both iron loops intact on the reverse.  This was recovered on private property about 30 years ago at the Battle of Franklin, TN.--$195.SOLD
  24. shiloeag.JPG (72336 bytes)shiloeagrev.JPG (67657 bytes)Drop dead beautiful excavated circular Federal eagle breastplate recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram over 40 years ago on private property near Shiloh.  You will not see a more beautiful perfect example.  Flawless face - full lead - and both loops intact and about as strong as when issued.--$225.
  25. us.JPG (75825 bytes)usrev.JPG (76338 bytes)Drop dead beautiful excavated large size lead filled "U.S." oval cartridge boxplate.  The plate has an excellent face - full lead - and both wire loops perfectly intact.  This plate was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga by Dr. Rees Buttram.  Plates are not being recovered any more with this level of beauty and perfection.--$225.
  26. sny.JPG (72353 bytes)snyrev.JPG (71311 bytes)Really pretty large size lead filled "SNY" oval waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from the James River about 30 years ago and has as nicer face as you are going to see.  The reverse has full lead and rusty remnants of the three iron hooks.  The "SNY" letters are very crisp and bold.--$695.
  27. gltus.JPG (47005 bytes)gltusrev.JPG (40839 bytes)Excellent condition non-excavated rare GILTED large size lead filled U.S. oval waist belt plate.  Beautiful face with full lead in the reverse and all three hooks intact.--$275.
  28. eglewthbag.JPG (57025 bytes)eglewthbagrev.JPG (48109 bytes)SUPER - SUPER RARE to find for sale now.  This is an actual beautiful condition Federal eagle breastplate recovered in Aug. 1965 by Sid Kirksis at Eastport, TN. AND STILL IN SID'S DISTINCTIVE little storage packet.  As most of you know - Sid Kirksis was the author of the first major book on belt plates of the American Civil War.  This plate is an absolute beauty to boot.--$350.
  29. usplate.JPG (71516 bytes)usplaterev.JPG (59091 bytes)Excavated large oval lead filled "U.S." cartridge boxplate.  This plate was recently recovered here at the Battle of Stones River.--$125.
  30. Pretty excavated circular lead filled Federal eagle breastplate.  This was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram many, many years ago on private property near Chickamauga, GA.  It has a crisp face - full lead - and one of the two iron attachment loops remaining intact.  This is a nicer eagle breastplate than is typically being recovered now.--$175.
  31. Nice quality excavated large size "U.S." oval arrow hook Federal waist belt plate.  This was recovered here at Stones River about 30 years ago by Gordon Summar.  The buckle is solid and strong enough that I feel sure that you could still wear it.--$250.SOLD
  32. Very attractive non-excavated large size "S.N.Y." cartridge boxplate.  The plate has a really nice aged patina and appears to be off an old relic board in that there are two old tack holes that have been solder filled where it was at one time tacked to the relic board.  It has full lead and one of the two iron loops remains intact on the reverse and it has excellent eye appeal in display.--$550.
  33. Excavated large oval S.N.Y. ( State of New York) waist beltplate.  This buckle was recovered about 20 years ago near Cold Harbor, VA.  The face does have a little ground action, but has a nice appearance with brown green patina.--$595.
  34. Scarce excavated large size lead filled regulation Federal Cavalry "Martingale Heart".  This was recovered here at Stones River and had a little rim damage when found.  The fragile area has been stabilized and the heart now displays very nicely.--$395.SOLD
  35. Attractive excavated large size "U.S." oval lead filled cartridge boxplate.  This was recovered on private property at Chickamauga several years back.--$150.
  36. Excavated large size U.S. oval cartridge boxplate recovered from Chickamauga, GA. with a beautiful face and a "W. H. Smith - Brooklyn" maker's mark that you can read across the room.  This plate was dug almost 40 years ago and it's quality reflects that.--$295.

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