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CS Buckles

  1. forkedplte.JPG (60634 bytes)Rare excavated "Medium Size" Confederate cast brass "Forked Tongue" frame waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from a Confederate camp on private property near Winchester, VA.  It has a really pretty "pea green" patina.--$795.
  2. 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.
  3. snakecs.JPG (71484 bytes)Excavated large size Confederate snake buckle recovered from an 1863 Confederate Alabama Cavalry Camp located along 231 South near Fosterville, TN.  It only needs the keeper loop on one side to be complete.  The buckle has a really pretty uncleaned brown-green patina.$350.
  4. snake.JPG (86301 bytes)Excavated "Snake Portion" of an English Snake Buckle recovered from an 1863 Confederate camp located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  These were issued to Confederate troops with Enfield rifled muskets.--$150.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. cavgaframe.JPG (152938 bytes)Pretty green excavated cavalry size Confederate GA. Frame waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered by Chris Havner from an 1863 Confederate Cavalry camp located near Tullahoma, TN.  It was broken into when recovered and has been expertly restored.  You literally can't even find where the break was.  If you've been wanting a pretty Confederate GA. Frame buckle for your collection, but the $600. to $800. prices have held you back.  Here is a really pretty Confederate GA. Frame plate for only.--$395.SOLD
  8. csbkl.JPG (76909 bytes)csbklrev.JPG (65373 bytes)Absolutely DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL excavated Richmond Arsenal Pattern "C.S." Tongue and Wreath saber belt plate.  This excellent plate was recovered by Wallace Markert in the mid-1980s on private property from a Confederate Cavalry Camp located near Brandy Station, VA.  The two parts were dug right together and fit perfectly.  The pretty brown-green woods mulch build-up has never even been washed off the plate.  This is an "as good as it gets" type plate that you'd never need to upgrade.--$2,650.SOLD
  9. Very pretty excavated Richmond Arsenal Style "C.S." Interlocking 2-Piece Saber Belt Plate.  This buckle was recovered in the late 1970s from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Brandy Station, VA.  The two pieces were found a couple feet apart and fit nicely.  The patina is an attractive woods brown-green.  This buckle would look great in anyone's display.--$2,250.SOLD
  10. Plain face Confederate clip corner rectangular die struck brass waist belt plate on original Civil War waist belt.  This was purchased out of a North Carolina estate and is untouched - just as found.  It doesn't get much rarer than an original Confederate used belt and buckle.--$1,450.SOLD
  11. 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.
  12. Perfect set of "arrow hooks" out of the reverse of a large size "U.S." oval Federal waist belt plate.  Here is the interesting part - This was recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  The Confederates frequently melted these out and wore the "hooks only" as their waist belt plate.  It worked perfectly and no longer had the letters they didn't care for.--$48.

US Buckles

 
  1. 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.
  2. uswthmrk.JPG (72681 bytes)uswthmrkrev.JPG (71955 bytes)uswthmrkmrk.JPG (91497 bytes)Beautiful excavated large size lead filled "U.S." oval waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered on private property near Resaca, GA. about 40 years ago and has a gorgeous face full, smooth lead in the reverse - all three hooks - and has a knee deep "W. H. Smith - Brooklyn" backmark.  It's hard to find them now days this excellent.--$295.SOLD
  3. 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.
  4. crvedbrstpltes.JPG (64278 bytes)Coolest soldier art EVER.  The soldier very carefully carved the eagle out of one Federal Breastplate, and was well underway at carving a second one out.  The soldier's knife and both plates were practically in one hole found in a Federal camp on private property near Shiloh.   What a fantastic soldier art display this will be.--$395. for all-SOLD
  5. eglebltplte.JPG (86854 bytes)eglebltplterev.JPG (73083 bytes)Nice condition non-excavated Federal Officer's Pattern Model 1851 cast brass eagle sword belt plate with integrally cast wreaths.  The buckle has lots of gold gilt remaining and is benchmark number "331".  The buckle is complete with both the belt loop and the buckle attachment hook remaining intact.--$295.
  6. goldgltplte.JPG (64892 bytes) goldgltplterev.JPG (35881 bytes)Excavated BEAUTIFUL GILTED Officer's Style Model 1851 Federal Sword Belt Plate.  This buckle has a rich, aged brown patina with bright gold gilt around all the detail.  The plate is missing the keeper hook on the reverse which is almost surely why it was discarded.  You just aren't going to see a prettier face.--$475.SOLD
  7. uspltewed.JPG (72918 bytes)uspltewedrev.JPG (66844 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated lead filled U.S. oval cartridge boxplate.  The cartridge box itself was found in the attic of an old PA. home, and it had just about completely fallen apart, and the plate has a beautiful - never cleaned - chocolate brown patina.  It has full lead and both iron loops remain perfectly intact and are located 2-5/8s inches apart.--$295.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. brstpltend.JPG (66528 bytes)brstpltendrev.JPG (59716 bytes)Absolutely beautiful condition non-excavated lead filled circular Federal eagle breastplate.  The face has a rich, aged patina - full lead fill in the reverse - and both attachment loops perfectly intact.  This is as nice as they come.--$250.SOLD
  12. 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.
  13. usplte.JPG (73205 bytes)Excavated large size lead filled "U.S." oval waist belt plate.  This was recovered many years ago on private property here at Stones River.--$165.SOLD
  14. Nice condition excavated cast brass Model 1851 Federal Eagle Sword Belt Plate.  This plate was recovered by Gordon Sommar in the late 1970s from "Camp Stanley" here in Murfreesboro, TN.  Gordon wore the plate for YEARS {about 3 or 4 Civil Wars worth !!}  and it is still as sturdy as the day it was made.  Not a lot of the dug patina remains, but still a really pretty Eagle Sword Plate.--$225.SOLD
  15. 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.
  16. Excavated large size "U.S." oval cartridge boxplate.  This was recovered on private property near Shiloh about 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram.  The plate is quite attractive and displays nicely, but did get too close to the camp fire back 150 years ago.  The lead partially melted and migrated toward one end making it considerably thicker than normal on one half and thinner than normal on the other half.--$150.
  17. Recently excavated lead filled circular Federal eagle breastplate.  This was found on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  It's a solid, attractive plate, but does have some rust residue showing through the face from the wire loops in the reverse.--only $125.SOLD
  18. Very attractive early battlefield pick-up "S.N.Y." waist belt plate.  This buckle was picked up around the turn of the century near "Cold Harbor, VA."  It has full lead - all three hooks intact - and a nice looking face.--$595.SOLD
  19. 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.
  20. Very pretty condition excavated large size lead filled US Oval Cartridge Boxplate.  This plate was recovered about 30 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttrum on private property near Shiloh, TN.  The face has a smooth brown patina with full lead in the reverse and both wire loops intact.-- $195.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Attractive excavated large size "U.S." oval lead filled cartridge boxplate.  This was recovered on private property at Chickamauga several years back.--$150.
  24. Drop dead beautiful condition excavated large size lead filled U.S. oval cartridge boxplate.  This fine plate was recovered in 1968 on private property at Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  Wow -- Plates sure were pretty when they came out of the ground 45 years ago !!--$225.
  25. Very nice condition excavated circular Federal eagle breastplate with an early "1965" Chancellorsville, VA. recovery tag.  This plate is so nice that it actually has an early "Battlefield Pick-up" type look.  Excellent face - full lead - and both loops intact.--$195.
  26. Pretty condition non-excavated large size lead filled "U.S." oval waist belt plate.  This is an example of the most worn waist belt plate of the American Civil War.--$250.
  27. Excavated large size lead filled "U.S." oval cartridge boxplate.  This plate was recovered in the early 1980s on private property in central Virginia by Chuck Sykes.  It has a very attractive chocolate brown patina.--$125.
  28. Extremely rare early Allegheny Arsenal sword belt rig with the scarce "Die Struck - Lead Filled" eagle sword belt plate.  I have seen the scarce lead filled eagle plate alone bring almost as much as I'm asking for the entire belt rig.--$795.SOLD
  29. 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.
  30. chickmagaus.JPG (57131 bytes)chickmagausrev.JPG (76851 bytes)Excavated large size lead filled "U.S." oval cartridge boxplate recovered at Chickamauga a few years ago.  The face has one little rust bump on the bottom of the "S" but is otherwise an excellent plate with a smooth chocolate brown patina on the face and full lead and both loops on the reverse.--$195.
  31. niceusoval.JPG (66096 bytes)niceusovalrev.JPG (77057 bytes)Perfect condition unissued large size lead filled "U.S." oval waist belt plate.  This is the arrow hook variety and all three hooks remain intact.  This is the classic belt plate of the American Civil War.--$250.

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