Union Buckles and Plates

USBP 2.  State of New York Militia Belt Plate.

Good looking plate with remnants of leather belt attached to studs on back. Dug on Chancellorsville, VA. Battlefield (private property).

$795.00

USBP 3. Excavated U.S. Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Another great plate with full lead and a fragment of the original leather belt under the arrowhead style hooks. Dug near Kennesaw, GA.

SOLD

USBP 4. Early U.S. Militia Shako Hat Plate.

I totally love the die work on these stamped brass plates. This one dates to the 1820′s-1840′s. This is a large and impressive piece.

$650.00

USBP 5. Dug U.S. Breastplate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Frosty chocolate beauty with no ground action at all. Both iron attachment loops intact. Provenance uncertain.

$195.00 

USBP 7. U.S. M-1851 Enlisted Man’s Sword Belt Plate.

Totally untouched patina on this less common variant of the 1851 Sword Belt Plate. This type is shown on page 379 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s Buckle Book. Perfect condition.

$395.00

USBP 8. Dug U.S. Carbine Sling Buckle.

Perfect dug example. Provenance unknown.

$95.00

 USBP 9. U.S. Breast Plate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Small sized plate (62 mm) and an unusual variant. This type is illustrated on page 285 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s American Belt Plate reference book (plate 452).

 $225.00

USBP 10.  Federal Enlisted Man’s Waist Belt Plate.

Early E. Gaylord Contract pattern. Also known as Dragoon Style M-1839. Excellent condition. Ready for a belt.

$395.00 

USBP 11. Dug U.S. Cartridge Box Plate.

High quality plate with both iron attachment loops intact. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

USBP 12.  M-1851 U.S. Sword Belt Plate.

Superb example of a very rare lead filled Officer’s Buckle. This one even has matching #178 on the Plate and the keeper. This variant is illustrated on page 381 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s buckle book.

$795.00

USBP 13. Dug M-1851 U.S. Officer’s Sword Belt Plate.

This type was never gilded and this example has a fantastic appearance with a chocolate brown patina and green highlights. An outstanding Officer’s Plate to be sure. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.

$395.00

USBP 14. M-1851 Enlisted Cavalry/Artilleryman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Untouched patina and in great condition. These were worn by Cavalry and Artillerymen.

$350.00

USBP 15. Excavated U.S. Carbine Sling Buckle.

Mint condition. Dug near Rocky Face, GA. by Bill Rowland in the early 1970′s.

$125.00 

USBP 16. Excavated U.S. Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Classic U.S. Belt Plate with stud type hooks. This pattern was made by E. Gaylord and has a distinct body curve. Flawless condition with no lead loss at all. The face looks fantastic. One in a hundred look this nice. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.

$350.00 

USBP 17. Dug U.S. Enlisted Infantryman’s Belt Plate.

Large arrow hook pattern with tall letters and a killer patina. Dug N. Virginia. Flawless example.

$350.00

USBP 18. Dug U.S. Enlisted Infantryman’s Belt Plate.

M-1839 pattern contracted by Boyd and Sons of Boston. This plate is in very good condition and was dug near Richmond, VA.

$275.00 

USBP 19. U.S. Infantryman’s Accoutrement Belt.

Honest wartime Federal Enlistedmans’ Belt complete with brass adjuster. Leather is in unusually nice condition.

$595.00

USBP 20. U.S. M-1839 Enlisted Man’s Artillery Sword Belt Buckle.

Mint condition with a rich, untouched mustard colored patina.

$695.00

USBP 21. Dug U.S. Belt Plate marked “J.I. PITTMAN, NY.”.

Scarce maker mark. Beautiful chocolate brown patina with no rim damage as usually seen on these. Hooks are missing in action. Provenance of Northern VA.

$395.00

USBP 22. M-1851 U.S. Stamped Sheet Iron Belt Plate.

Extremely rare copper or brass plated sheet iron Saber or Sword Belt Plate in flawless condition. A few examples have been excavated in Civil War Battle and Camp sites, mostly in Northern Virginia. Surprisingly rigid considering it’s thin construction. One example dug by “Mac” Mason is pictured in O’Donnell and Campbell’s U.S. Military Belt Plate Book.

$695.00

USBP 23. M-1851 U.S. Officer’s Sword Belt Plate.

Beautiful non dug Officer’s Buckle with bench # 261 and “D” stamped on the back. Early war version pictured on page 390 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s American Buckle Book.

$350.00

USBP 24. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate marked “W.H. SMITH, BROOKLYN”.

Top notch belt plate with both attachment loops intact. Dug by Dean Thomas at Chancellorsville, VA. in 1975.

$295.00

 USBP 25. Dug U.S. Enlisted Infantry Man’s Belt Plate.

Killer dug Boyd and Sons of Boston Contract Buckle that was dug by the late John Sease near Stafford, VA. in 1985. John kept meticulous records of his finds and also those he collected over the years.

$395.00

USBP 26. Excavated M-1851 U.S. Officer’s Sword Belt Plate.

Beautiful buckle, totally untouched. Solid Cast Brass. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.

$395.00

USBP 27. U.S. Enlisted Infantryman’s Belt Plate.

Scarce variant with wide flat letters. Excellent condition and patina. Ready for a belt.

$295.00 

 USBP 28. Dug U.S. Enlisted Man’ Belt Plate.

Flawless E. Gaylord Contract pattern. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA. A killer.

$295.00

USBP 29. M-1851 U.S. Enlisted Cavalry/ Artilleryman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Beautiful buckle, classic style for saber belt rig.

$295.00

USBP 30. U.S. Infantryman’s Eagle Breastplate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Perfect non excavated example. Ready or a sling or to display in a case on it’s own. A beauty.

$225.00

USBP 31. Dug 1808 Pattern Cross Belt Plate.

Great looking early plate. Dug at Berkeley Plantation near Richmond, VA.

$295.00

 USBP 32. Dug U.S Cartridge Box Plate marked “BOYD & SONS, BOSTON”.

Flawless plate. Dug near Chancellorsville, VA. in 1973 by Dean Thomas. A killer.

$350.00

USBP 33. Dug State of New York Militia Belt Plate.

Nice looking plate. Main belt hook is missing. Provenance of Northern VA.

$495.00

USBP 34. Dug U.S. M-1839 Belt Plate.

Early, small U.S. Belt Plate in untouched excavated condition. Full lead and belt hooks intact on reverse. Provenance uncertain.

$450.00

 USBP 35. Dug U.S. Enlisted Infantry Man’s Belt Plate.

Killer dug Boyd and Sons of Boston Contract Buckle that was dug by the late John Sease near Stafford, VA. in 1985. John kept meticulous records of his finds and also those he collected over the years.

$395.00

USBP 36. Dug U.S. M-1839 Cartridge Box Plate.

A beauty. Full lead and both attachment loops intact. Solid South Carolina provenance on back.

$495.00

USBP 37. Dug U.S. Enlisted Infantry Man’s Belt Plate.

Can you say “Cream Puff” This plate also comes from John Sease’s Collection and no doubt was dug in Northern, VA. Unfortunately, this one was not cataloged. This variant is known as the “Gaylord” Contract Pattern.

$350.00

USBP 38. Dug Martingale for Cavalry Harness.

Fabulous condition, plain faced type with full rim and no repairs at all. Verbal provenance of Bragg’s 1863 Duck River Line Camps near Tullahoma, TN.

$795.00