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CS Buckles

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Very attractive excavated Leech and Rigdon style C.S. 2-Piece sword belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from a Confederate winter camp located near the Hatchie River in North Mississippi.  When the plate was recovered it was perfect on the tongue side, but had a broken belt loop on the wreath side {which was no doubt why the plate was discarded}.  The broken belt loop has been restored by the best - Robert McDaniel - and now the buckle displays as well as a perfect one -{but priced at 50 % less}.--$1,295.SOLD
  5. Really, really pretty excavated large size lead filled martingale heart recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp located here in Middle Tennessee.--$495.SOLD
  6. Extremely rare excavated plain face Confederate cast brass "Artillery Style" two-piece  buckle.  This scarce buckle was fabricated by a small Southern shop that took a rare Federal Model 1849 "Mounted Rifleman's buckle" - removed the "U.S." and made cast copies.  The Confederates later added the letters "C.S." to buckles they cast.  This buckle was recovered near Richmond, VA. and has a beautiful "pea-green" patina.  It carries a rarity of "8+".  Very nice example of an "extremely rare" Confederate buckle.--$2,450.SOLD
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Absolutely beautiful condition cast brass Model 1851 Federal Cavalry eagle saber belt plate.  This plate is excellent with a rich aged bronze patina and the 3-piece applied silver wreath remaining perfectly intact.  You just aren't going to see a nicer example.--$395.SOLD
  10. Just in -- Really, really pretty large size lead filled regulation "U.S." oval waist belt plate on original black leather belt.  This is the "arrow hook" pattern "U.S." buckle and has a drop dead beautiful rich aged bronze patina.  The leather waist belt remains strong and pliable.  This belt and buckle are nice enough for ANY museum display.--$475.SOLD.
  11. Model 1851 Federal sword belt rig fresh out of the attic of an old home near Franklin. TN.  The cast brass Federal eagle sword belt plate is really nice with literally a "near excavated" thick dark brown patina and the applied wreaths remain completely intact.  The leather saber belt is all there, but very hard and has one break.  The belt rig - as a whole - has a quite attractive "battlefield pick-up" display look.  It is very probable that this is a "left over" from the bloody November 30, 1864 Battle Of Franklin, TN.--$450.SOLD
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Quite scarce excavated small "Model 1839" U.S. oval cartridge boxplate.  The plate hasn't even been washed off, but you can see that it has full lead, and a nice face.  It was recovered a couple years ago on private property near Chickamauga.--$175.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Attractive excavated large size "U.S." oval lead filled cartridge boxplate.  This was recovered on private property at Chickamauga several years back.--$150.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. mrkedplteandblt.JPG (44455 bytes)mrkedplteandbltclose.JPG (65446 bytes)mrkedplteandbltmrk.JPG (73708 bytes)Large size "U.S." oval waist belt plate on the original maker marked black leather waist belt.  The belt has the brass keeper intact and is marked "Wilkinson Maker - U. S. - Springfield, Mass." - but the belt does have an old repaired break on the back side.  Still a very nice U. S. belt rig.--$450.SOLD
  27. 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.
  28. 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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