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Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

 

CSBP 1. Extremely rare Confederate Enlisted Man’s “Heavy Frame” Buckle on it’s original Accoutrement Belt. Identified to Private W.R. Barnett, Co. E, 5th Tennessee Cavalry.

The first thing that stands out is the quality and untouched nature of this fine Confederate Belt, straight out of the family and never before on the market. Note the Thick and heavy Beveled Frame Buckle. I have never seen one of these on its original belt before. The leather belt itself is supple and in fantastic condition. The Percussion Cap Box is a bit rough with broken hand stitched belt loops. Possibly Confederate made. The belt is accompanied by three bound compendiums of the “Confederate Veteran” Magazine dated 1912 to 1917. A nice handwritten presentation to Barnett of these volumes by his family is on the frontispiece of the first volume. The magazines were obviously cherished by Barnett and he saved ferns and oak leaves within some magazine pages, no doubt as souvenirs of special reunions or battlefield visits. I have yet to research Barnett’s War Record in the Army of Tennessee’s 5th Cavalry (McKenzie’s) Regiment. He ended up as a Reverend here in Knoxville TN. and is most likely also buried here. He was very active in the UCV Organization. Very rarely do you see pure and unmolested groupings like this surface.

$10,500.00

 

CSBP 2. Confederate Enlistedman’s Accoutrement Belt. 

Exceptionally good condition with a scarce and desirable “Breckinridge” style CS stamped brass belt plate. Civil War period leather belt appears to be original to the buckle but I cannot verify this definitively. It has certainly been with it for a long time. Note double stamped “CS” on the plate similar to the buckle listed on page 86, Plate 149 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book. These belts were issued to Western Theater troops. Comes from a long time Tennessee collection. 

$5995.00

 

CSBP 3. Confederate Enlistedman’s Accoutrement Belt. 

Scarce “Port Hudson” or “Line in the hooks” style CS cast brass belt plate on what appears to be its original brown leather belt. This is the thicker and heavier version of the buckle as shown on page 77, Plate 131 of Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book. These belts were issued to Western Theater troops. Ex. Norm Flayderman Collection. 

$6500.00

 

CSBP 4. Confederate Enlistedman’s Accoutrement Belt. 

Rare CS “Egg” style belt plate on what appears to be its original black leather belt. This is the stamped copper version with iron wire hooks as shown on page 80, Plate 137 of Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book. The buckle has a super, untouched bronze patina and the belt is supple with no issues. These belts were issued to Western Theater troops. 

$6995.00

 

CSBP 5. Excavated Texas Militia Belt Plate.

Very rare Texas Belt Buckle in remarkable condition. Found at Red Bank TN. near Chattanooga in 1991, and photographed on page 178, plate 323 in Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates”. All attachment hooks and lead fill fully intact. One of the best examples known. Ex. Terry Heilman collection.

HOLD M.A.

 

CSBP 6. Confederate Tongue and Wreath CS Sword/Saber Belt Buckle produced by Leech and Rigdon.

Classic Leech and Rigdon two piece buckle in outstanding non excavated condition. Totally untouched.

$4500.00

 

CSBP 7. C.S.A Rectangular Belt Plate on Confederate Tarred Leather Belt. 

“Atlanta Arsenal” rectangular “C.S.A.” belt buckle mounted on a rare tarred leather belt that just screams Confederate. Standard cast brass variant as shown on page 57, Plate 93 of Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book. The buckle has an untouched patina with deep file marks across the face. These belts were issued to Western Theater troops in 1863/64. 

$5500.00

 

CSBP 8. Confederate Enlistedman’s Accoutrement Belt. 

CS “Rope Border” style oval belt plate mounted on a standard US Issue Accoutrement Belt with brass adjuster. This is an early war plate possibly produced in quantity by the Nashville TN. Arsenal.  Stamped brass construction with soldered on scrap brass hooks as shown on page 82, Plate 140 of Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book. The buckle has a very attractive and untouched patina. Displays like a champ. These iconic buckles were strictly issued to Western Theater troops. 

$5500.00

 

CSBP 9. South Carolina Militia Breast Plate.

Fine non excavated condition with full lead and original attachment pin. This variant is shown on page 215, Plate #396 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book.

$5500.00

 

CSBP 10. Dug Wreath for Virginia Militia Officers Sword Belt Buckle.

Great condition. This one matches plates 424-426 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book. pages 229-230. Someone out there must surely have the tongue. Found near Richmond VA.

$2450.00 

 

CSBP 11. Confederate Enlistedman’s Accoutrement Belt. 

Rare CS “Regulation” style belt plate mounted on a well worn Federal Enlistedman’s belt. Buckle is made from stamped brass with soldered on brass hooks as shown on page 84, Plate 144 of Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book. The buckle has a fine looking patina. These accoutrement belts were issued to troops serving in the Western Theater. 

$5500.00

 

CSBP 12. Virginia Militia Sword Belt Buckle.

This variant is shown on page 222, Plate #410 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book. Excellent non excavated condition with a dark bronze patina. From a long time Virginia collection. 

$5500.00

 

CSBP 13. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare “CS with Stars” oval belt plate in exceptional non excavated condition. Deep red-bronze patina is totally untouched. Leech and Rigdon produced these buckles in limited quantities and they are only excavated in the wake of the Army of Tennessee. Comes from a long time Confederate collection and was once part of the late George Goebel collection. He owned and operated a gift shop on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield in the 1940s-1950s. It could very possibly have been donated or purchased from a local family there. Certificates of authenticity from Lewis Leigh and Rafael Eledge accompany the buckle.

SOLD

 

CSBP 14. Virginia Militia Saber Belt Plate.

Classic Virginia belt buckle, mostly worn by cavalrymen as seen in several photographs. Condition is super with original gold wash in the recesses. Bench # 558 stamped on the reverse.

$4750.00

 

CSBP 15. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

“Tennessee” style C.S.A. rectangular belt buckle in mint condition with sharp edges and file marks. No ground action at all. Choice. Verbal provenance of Virginia.

$3595.00 

 

CSBP 16. Dug Confederate “Richmond Arsenal” Saber Belt Buckle.

Nice looking buckle found together by Dave Kelvington in Orange County VA. In Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book, this buckle is called the “Exaggerated Serifs” variant #006.

$2650.00

 

CSBP 17. Dug Texas Militia Belt Plate.

This very rare Texas Belt Buckle was found 0n Nov. 5th, 1989 by Terry Heilman at Woodbridge, Prince William Co. VA. My friend Nick Harris witnessed the find. Terry had struck the buckle with his shovel bending it and causing a couple of cracks in the rim. The damage was relatively minor but Terry chose to have the buckle expertly restored. Buckle retains full lead backing but attachment hooks are rusted away. This type is pictured on page 177, plate 320 in Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates”.

$9950.00

 

CSBP 18. Dug Palmetto Armory Wreath for Sword Belt Buckle.

Rare Confederate Oak Leaf Wreath with very tall decorated belt loops. Found at the site of the Palmetto Armory in Columbia SC. Most likely fits a South Carolina State Seal tongue.

$1250.00 

 

CSBP 19. Excavated Kenansville Field and Staff Sword Guard.

Found many years ago in the James River by the late diver/relic hunter Sam White at City Point, VA. Sam was tragically killed while disarming excavated Civil War ordnance. This relic comes directly from his family and was the pride of his collection. I knew Sam, he was a nice guy and was super passionate about finding the relics. Think about how much rarer this is to dig than a CSA belt plate. A lot of Confederate relic for the $$

$3250.00

 

CSBP 20. Dug “Volunteer Southrons” of Vicksburg Mississippi Belt Plate.

Super rare Mississippi Volunteer Company belt buckle in excellent condition with no repairs of issues. Found at Mine Run VA. This buckle is the actual one photographed on page 218, Plate 401 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” Expanded edition. It was at one time thought that this could be a Tennessee “Volunteer State” buckle but that has been refuted, and these buckles are only found in the wake of Lee’s Army of Northern VA., particularly in Mississippi Troops camps. The Volunteer Southrons (Co. A, 21st Mississippi Vol. Infantry Regt.) were in General Barksdale’s Brigade. Interestingly, Barksdale was a native of  Tennessee.

SOLD

 

CSBP 21. Confederate/British Imported “Snake” Belt Buckle.

Rare style with squared loops and unusual snake. Non excavated example.

$125.00

 

CSBP 22. Group of Confederate Relics Dug at Red House Ford, TN. by Charlie Harris.

Charlie Harris is the author of the fine reference book “Civil War Relics of  The Western Campaigns”. He found this Atlanta Arsenal C.S.A. belt plate and accompanying relics at Red House Ford on the Georgia/Tennessee line near East Ridge. Very close to the Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip.

$3650.00

 

CSBP 23. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Rare Confederate “Heavy” Frame Buckle in flawless condition with a slick green patina. These buckles have a beveled edge and are very thick. Found near Bovina Mississippi. See Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates reference book, page 97, Plate # 170 for a similar example.

$795.00

 

CSBP 24. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s “Baby” Frame Belt Buckle.

This tiny buckle measures only 54 x 45 mm. It is a finely made variant of the iconic Confederate “beveled edge” Frame Buckle. Unlisted in any of the reference books. It really is that rare. Found many years ago at “Battery Thunderbolt” near Savannah GA.

$1650.00

 

CSBP 25. Confederate Richmond Arsenal “CS” Sword Belt Buckle.

Deep and untouched mustard patina. This variant is illustrated on page 12, Plate 006 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book.

$4250.00

 

CSBP 26. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Scarce pewter CSA belt plate that was found in Gen. Hardee’s 1863 Winter camp near Tullahoma TN. Buckle was broken in half when found and has been repaired.

$2495.00

 

CSBP 27. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

High quality excavated example of the large size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. Found many years ago on the Petersburg VA. Battlefield. Ex. Charles Darden collection.

$795.00