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).
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.
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 unknown.
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).
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.
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. M-1839 Enlisted Man’s Artillery Sword Belt Buckle.
Mint condition with a rich, untouched mustard colored patina.
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.
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.
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.
USBP 25. Bullet struck U.S. Eagle Breastplate.
Here is a “for real” struck plate that was pierced through by a bullet, not a glancing blow at all. This is the price paid for invading the Sunny South. Verbal provenance of Spotsylvania, VA. Battlefield. This is a killer relic.
USBP 26. M-1851 U.S. Enlisted Cavalry/ Artilleryman’s Saber Belt Plate.
Beautiful buckle, totally untouched.
USBP 27. U.S. Enlisted Infantryman’s Belt Plate.
Scarce variant with wide flat letters. Excellent condition and patina. Ready for a belt.
USBP 28. Dug U.S. Enlisted Man’ Belt Plate.
Flawless E. Gaylord Contract pattern. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA. A killer.
USBP 29. M-1851 U.S. Enlisted Cavalry/ Artilleryman’s Saber Belt Plate.
Beautiful buckle, classic style for saber belt rig.
USBP 30. Dug US Cavalry Officer’s Sword Belt Plate.
Top notch belt plate dug on the Brandy Station, VA. Battlefield near Culpeper.
USBP 31. Dug 1808 Pattern Cross Belt Plate.
Great looking early plate. Dug at Berkeley Plantation near Richmond, VA.
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.