USBP 2. Early U.S. Militia Belt Plate.
This would be an ideal match to compliment the recently listed Militia Hat Plate. They are both of the same period (1820′s-1840′s). This perfect Belt Plate has never been cleaned or messed with and is a simply superb example. Right out of the attic.
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 Northern, VA.
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.
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.
USBP 6. Dug U.S. Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Arrow hook variety dug near Ringgold, GA. by Tom Manton. Still retains part of the leather belt.
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.
USBP 8. Dug U.S. Carbine Sling Buckle.
Perfect dug example. Provenance unkown.
USBP 9. Dug Volunteer Maine Militia Belt Plate.
Small size plate with an untouched green patina. No repairs or alterations. Dug near Catharpin, VA.
USBP 10. Texas Militia Belt Plate.
Indian Wars era, ca. 1880 Texas Militia Belt Plate in superb condition.
USBP 11. Dug U.S. Cartridge Box Plate.
High quality plate with both iron attachment loops intact. Provenance unknown.
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.
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.
USBP 14. M-1851 Enlisted Cavalry/Artilleryman’s Saber Belt Plate.
Untouched patina and in great condition. These were worn by Cavalry and Artillerymen.
USBP 15. Excavated U.S. Carbine Sling Buckle.
Mint condition. Dug near Rocky Face, GA. by Bill Rowland in the early 1970′s.
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.
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.
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.
USBP 19. Dug U.S. Breastplate.
Used to adorn the Cartridge Box Sling, this one is excellent and untouched. Dug near Athens, TN. by Mike Guffey.
USBP 20. U.S Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Minty E.Gaylord Contract pattern with stud hooks that would look great on a belt.
USBP 21. Group of reproduction Civil War Belt Plates.
Nice variety to choose from.
USBP 22. U.S. Enlisted Man’s Breastplate for Cartridge Box Sling.
Untouched and perfect for a Cartridge Box Sling or display case.