CSBP 1. Dug South Carolina Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle.
Both pieces of this beautiful buckle were dug together long ago in a large South Carolina camp near Centreville, VA. Perfectly covered in gold plate with chocolate brown patina showing through only on the high spots. This indicates that the buckle was lost early in the conflict. Matching letter “P” benchmarks on both tongue and wreath. No repairs or monkey business. Simply stunning.
CSBP 2. Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt.
Here is a Confederate Officer’s belt rig that is more scarce than most collectors realize. This distinct type is shown on page 20 in Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Buckle Book. He gives it a rarity of 9. This particular belt was originally purchased from Steve Mullinax’s personal collection and is simply superb. Note the casting flaws throughout. This style is only associated with the Army of Northern Virginia and was probably manufactured in Richmond. I have every reason to believe that the belt is original to the buckle. I see common Richmond Arsenal Belt Rigs sell for much more than I am asking for this fine rarity.
CSBP 3. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.
Very nice and untouched Large size “Wisbone” Frame buckle that was dug at Varina, VA. near Richmond.
CSBP 4. Dug Confederate Carbine Sling Buckle.
Rare small size version. Dug near Chickamauga, GA. by Bill Rowland.
CSBP 5. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Medium “Wishbone” Frame Buckle.
Rare medium size forked tongue Confederate Frame Buckle in flawless condition dug near Spotsylvania, VA.
CSBP 6. Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.
Large size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle in perfect condition. Dug near Kennesaw Mountain, GA. You see a lot of period images of Confederate Soldiers wearing these.
CSBP 7. Dug 6th North Carolina Regiment Belt Plate.
One of the best examples known as far as appearance goes. This is the actual plate pictured on page 188, Plate 343 in Mullinax’s Confederate Buckle Book. The patina is very slick with a dark green color. Attachment hooks are missing in action as is common with these. Dug at Moss Neck Plantation near Fredericksburg,VA.
CSBP 8. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.
Here is a very nice excavated example of the large size “standard” Confederate Frame Buckle. Dug near Corinth, MS. The buckle is totally untouched with the dirt still on it.
CSBP 9. Dug Confederate Carbine Sling Buckle.
Another rare Confederate Buckle that you rarely see offered. This one is in exceptional condition. Dug on Gen. Bragg’s Duck River Line near Shelbyville, TN.
CSBP 10. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s “Standard” Frame Buckle.
Honest buckle worn on campaign by a hard marching Confederate Infantryman. Nice patina. Dug near Winchester, VA.
CSBP 11. Dug Confederate Saddle Shield.
Nice unmarked example. Dug near Richmond, VA.