CSBP 1. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Excellent condition. Dug near Huntsville, AL. This is the very plate pictured on the cover of Mullinax’s Confederate Buckle Book.
CSBP 2. South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.
Another beautiful, non excavated South Carolina Buckle featuring the Palmetto State Seal Motif. This stamped brass version was issued with a linen or buff leather belt and even though it predates the Civil War, many examples have been excavated on Civil War camp sites and battlefields. Condition is superb with great detail and a rich, untouched patina. Belt attachment bar is missing on back but tongue is present.
CSBP 3. Dug North Carolina Militia Sword Belt Buckle.
Beautiful Buckle. Wreath and tongue dug within a few miles of each other by different diggers near Fredericksburg, VA. Match is perfect in both fit and color. One of the rarest of the Southern State Buckles.
CSBP 4. Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt by Louis and Elijah Haiman, Columbus, GA.
Rare even by Confederate standards and untouched on the condition scale. These stylish rigs accompanied very fine officer’s swords also manufactured by the Haiman Brothers. This particular belt is totally untouched and has been in a fine private collection for many years. A perfect compliment to your Haiman sword or Confederate Uniform.
CSBP 5. Excavated 6th North Carolina Infantry Belt Plate.
If you like dug Confederate relics, here is a jewel that was found in 2013 at the site of a pipeline installation in downtown Fredericksburg, VA. by Junior Nestor. Condition is just as it was found with the dirt still on it and the slick green patina showing through. The 6th NC Volunteer Infantry was a very hard fought unit and one of the few that had their own designated belt plate. These were made for the regiment by a North Carolina Railroad machine shop.
CSBP 6. South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.
Rare, small size South Carolina Accoutrement Belt Plate in flawless condition. Totally untouched with a fabulous patina.
CSBP 7. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
The best thing about this rectangular CSA Belt Plate, other than it being a stunning example, is the provenance. The late John Sease kept meticulous records on numbered file cards for each of his buckles. This one reads “Found Caroline County, VA. on New Post Road outside (hwy) 1 S.E. of Fredericksburg”. He also noted that he paid $1200.00 for it in 1989.
$3495.00 HOLD D.B.
CSBP 8. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.
This is an excellent example of the large size Confederate “Wishbone” or “Forked Tongue” Frame Buckle.Dug in Hardee’s 1863 Winter Camp near Tullahoma, TN.
CSBP 9. Army of Tennessee Belt Plate found on the Chickamauga Battlefield in 1886.
An untouched beauty with all of it’s original black enamel paint in the background and a rich bronze patina. The ancient brown ink tag on the back reads “Found on Chickamauga Battlefield by Geo. W. Barnes Jr. Sept. 21, 1886″. This is the actual buckle pictured in Albaugh and Simmons’ early Confederate reference book.
$4500.00 HOLD K.G.
CSBP 10. Dug Confederate Saddle Shield.
Crude brass variant with “CS”stamped off center. Provenance of Middle TN.