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CSBP 1. Dug Virginia Militia Breastplate.

Rare stamped brass breastplate with the State Seal motif featuring the death of tyranny, hence the Latin motto “Sic Semper Tyrannis” (Thus always be to tyrants). Condition is fantastic with no repairs, bends or damage. Great patina. Provenance of Confederate camp on retreat route after Battle of Gettysburg, Falling Waters WV.

$8995.00

 

CSBP 2. Dug Virginia Militia Saber Belt Plate.

Large quantities of these plates were produced under contract prior to the war by E. Gaylord of Chicopee Mass. for the State of Virginia. Mostly found in Confederate cavalry camps. This example has some bends but displays very well. It has not been messed with or repaired in any way, but is in condition as found. Nice slick patina and good detail. Provenance of Petersburg VA.

$2995.00

 

CSBP 3. Dug Confederate 3 Piece “Snake” Buckle.

Rare iron variant that was dug at Shiloh, TN. and is the very one photographed in Charlie Harris’ book “Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns”. Condition is excellent though one of the belt loops has a break. 

$395.00 Hold B.B.

 

USBP 4. Dug US Carbine Sling Buckle.

Very good condition with a green patina. Provenance uncertain.

$95.00

 

CSBP 4. Dug Palmetto Armory Wreath.

Rare Confederate Oak Leaf Wreath with very tall decorated belt loops. Found at the site of the Palmetto Armory in Columbia SC.

$1250.00 

 

ART 1. Excavated US 3″ Type I Hotchkiss Case Shot.

Excellent condition with intact zinc fuse adapter. Found many years ago at the site of the City Point VA. supply barge explosion.

$450.00

 

ART 2. Dug US 3″ Type I Parrott Shell.

High quality example with removeable Washington Arsenal zinc fuse adapter and wrought iron sabot. Found many years ago on the Weldon Railroad Battlefield, Petersburg Campaign.

$450.00 HOLD R.E.

 

 ART 3. US 3″ Schenkl Percussion Fused Shell from the MOLLUS museum collection. Also, the very projectile photographed in the book “Fighting Men Of The Civil War” by William C. Davis. Page 108.

This fine shell was recently de-accessed from the Museum of The Military Order of Loyal Legion of The United States (MOLLUS) in Philadelphia. Obviously an early battlefield pickup. Most likely from the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. Fuse has been added for display.

$595.00

 

ART 4. Dug US 12lb. Bormann Case Shot. 

An iconic American Civil War projectile in good condition. Packed with deadly lead shrapnel that would scatter in all directions upon detonation. Great representative example. A relic of the Dec. 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, VA.

$295.00

 

ART 5. Dug Confederate 2.9″ Read-Parrott Shell.

Nice looking example with intact wooden paper time fuse adapter. Note wrought iron sabot. Provenance uncertain.

$395.00

 

WP 11. M-1861 Remington “Old Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Classic example in very good condition with consistent smooth gray metal. Clear barrel address: “PATENTED DEC. 17, 1861/MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS’ ILION NY”. Serial #6227 on barrel and frame and #6876 on the cylinder. Mechanically excellent, indexes very sharply. Bore is well defined. Note German Silver cone sight on barrel. Original walnut grips are in good shape with only minor service wear, one bears a US Military Inspector’s Cartouche.

$1995.00 HOLD G.M.

 

WP 12. Exceptional Confederate (London Armoury Co.) Kerr Revolver .54 Bore (.442 Cal) with clear “JS” over Anchor acceptance mark.

Hard to find one of these Confederate side arms in better condition than this. Frame and barrel retain about 70% of original factory blue finish. My pictures did not turn out very well unfortunately, but be assured, it is certainly better in hand. No pitting whatsoever except for the most minor of pin pricks near the nipples on the cylinder. Matching 1863 Serial # 7121 on cylinder and frame. Clear “LONDON ARMOURY Co.” address on grip plate and proper “L.A.C.” and London Crown Proofs on barrel and cylinder. Single action mechanics are sound and bore is sharply defined. Cylinder retention spring pin present. Checkered walnut grip is excellent with a clear “JS” (Confederate Viewer John Southgate) over Anchor acceptance mark on the heel. Cavalry lanyard ring present on the butt plate. This is an unusually fine 100% Confederate Kerr revolver.

$7995.00

 

WP 13. P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket .577 Cal. with matching bayonet.

Originally brought into Larry Hicklen’s shop by a local Tennessee family and a very good example. This Enfield is dated 1863 on the lock. Dark gray attic patina on all metal surfaces. Visible bore. Original ramrod and long range sight. Bayonet fits but was added later on and has British proofs. This iconic American Civil War weapon was imported from England by both sides but much more so by the Confederacy. 

$1650.00 

 

WP 14. Confederate Cavalry Saber most likely produced by Louis and Elijah Haiman of Columbus GA.

A good representative example of the famous Confederate Cavalry Saber. Grip has remnants of the original leather wrap but is mostly down to the wood. Double strand iron wire is present in the grooves of the grip. Blade is bright and lustrous with no major issues. Scabbard has the classic brass mounts with a flat iron throat and iron drag (typical of Haiman). Also note the sloppy brazing along the lapped seam which is also seen on Haiman scabbards. As you can see, scabbard has several service dings and dents. Here is a classic Confederate saber that won’t destroy your bank account.

$2995.00 HOLD T.L.

 

MS 1. Confederate Gardner Pattern Canteen.

Classic Confederate wooden drum canteen with a great patina to the wood. Sling and spout missing in action. There is a soldier’s initial “J.K.” on one side. A small piece of wood is absent near the spout opening. A great representative example. A COA letter from Larry Hicklen comes with the canteen stating that he believes that it belonged to a Pvt. James Karney of Co.E, 2nd TN. Vol. Infantry. CSA.

$1795.00

 

MS 2. Rare Confederate Cartridge Box and Sling, both marked “MANUFACTURED BY MAGEE & GEORGE/NEW ORLEANS”.

This leather working firm was early on known as “Magee, Horter and George” but later dropped Horter. They were prolific suppliers of cartridge and cap boxes as well as waist belts and bayonet scabbards to the Confederacy and individual Southern State units. Magee and George ceased production when New Orleans capitulated to the Federals in April of 1862. The cartridge box featured here is in good condition for Confederate leather. The outer flap is marked “MANUFACTURED BY MAGEE & GEORGE/NEW ORLEANS. Tins are missing but tool pouch is present. Intact closure tab and brass finial. Adjuster buckles for the sling are torn loose but present inside the box. Sling is also maker marked with the same three line Magee & George address as the box. Sling exhibits crazing to the leather surface, is a bit stiff and has some repairs. Nonetheless, it is displays great with the box. Ex. Jim McConkey Collection.

$4995.00

 

MS 3. Volunteer Maine Militia Belt Rig and Wallet Identified to David O. Hoyt, Co. I, 9th Maine Vol. Infantry Regt.

Rare belt. Both items from same family estate according to the picker. One of my clients shared this information: Sergeant Major David O Hoyt. Son of Nathaniel and Ann Hoyt. Husband of Linney Doe Hoyt. Enlisted at Passadumkeag, Maine Sept 21, 1861 at age 24 as a private into Co I 9th Maine Infantry Regiment. Promoted Corporal 1863. Re-enlisted Jan 1, 1864. POW Aug 16, 1864 at Weldon Rail Road, VA. Promoted Sergeant 1865. Promoted Sergeant Major and transferred to Field & Staff June 23, 1865. Mustered out July 13, 1865.

$2250.00 

 

MS 4. Letter from Master’s Mate William L. Howorth, U.S.N. One of the surviving commandos responsible for the destruction of the Confederate Ram “CSS Albemarle” and a button from his coat used to smuggle a letter from Danville Prison.

Really interesting letter describes Howorth using a button on his uniform “worn during the destruction of the Albemarle” to smuggle a letter from a fellow imprisoned Federal Officer. He describes being searched three times by the “Notorius Dick Turner of Libby Prison fame” on his way to being released. Howorth was one of the 11 men captured by the Confederates after the sinking of the Albemarle. His commanding officer, Lt. William B. Cushing (who planned and executed the Albemarle raid) escaped after a harrowing journey down the Roanoke river. Two men drowned after the explosion (a spar torpedo was planted on the Abemarle and detonated by Cushing). This button witnessed one of the most daring commando raids of the war. Housed in an attractive display case. An amazing piece of American Naval history.

$2495.00

 

WP 15. US M-1855 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

A very good representative example of this famous predecessor to the M-1861. Lock is dated 1860 and is mechanically solid, including the Maynard tape primer system. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with some very minor peppering around the breech and on the lock. Cleaned a while back to bright. Barrel date obscured by burn out. This gun definitely saw action. Note brass nose cap and butt plate. Stock is very good. There are no traces of a Military Inspector Cartouche on the flat opposite the lock. Ramrod is original. Bore is good.

$2650.00

 

WP 16. US M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber and Scabbard by Horstmann & Sons.

Also known as the “Wristbreaker” or Dragoon saber. Very solid example. Leather grip and wire are professionally restored. If I wasn’t told, I would not be able to tell it. Blade is mostly clean and bright with some minor areas of discoloration. Scabbard is very good with no dents, a dark patina and a light layer of surface rust. Ricasso clearly marked “HORSTMANN & SONS/PHILADELPHIA”

$695.00

 

WP 17. Rare Confederate Artillery Short Sword with original Scabbard and Belt Frog.

Remarkable condition. The brass handled sword is an unadorned Confederate copy of the US M-1832 Artillery Sword, but with a cast guard and no eagle. Sword is very nice and well balance. Untouched mustard colored patina on the handle. Wasp waisted blade has a single unstopped fuller and is semi-bright with some original luster. What really makes this sword remarkable is the scabbard. This is the only one of this type that I have seen with its complete and original scabbard. Leather is in good overall condition with some very minor separation along the hand stitched seam. Scabbard tip is intact as is the brass throat. Two piece belt frog has a leather front and tarred canvas back side. Classic Confederate, probably produced in the deep South. Rare.

$5995.00

 

MS 5. Extremely rare Texas Militia Artillery Officer’s Bit and Bridle Harness with Reins.

Very fancy Civil War period brass “snake” bit with an inlaid silver star on both sides. Confederate regulation block letter “A” rosettes (identical to the Confederate artillery coat buttons) are lead backed and are similar to the contemporary US Artillery pattern. Leather harness is original and has some areas of re-enforcement and re-stitching. All brass adjuster buckle are present as is a diamond shaped escutcheon bearing the number “42”. This may be a one of a kind custom harness made for a high ranking Texas Artillery Officer  and it appears totally Confederate as well. Quite remarkable indeed!

$4995.00

 

MS 6. Complete set of Confederate Cavalry Saddle Bags. 

Rare to find connected as most were cut and used as satchels after the war. Good overall condition with characteristic “crow’s feet” closure straps. One buckle and one leather handle missing. Weak area in the center with minor tears from wear. De-accessed from the Lee’s Headquarters Museum in Gettysburg and accompanied by a COA from Brendan Synammon of Union Drummer Boy in Gettysburg.

$2250.00

 

WP 18. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal. with Hartford Barrel Address and Confederate Holster.

Early Hartford Connecticut produced Colt with 1861/1862 serial # 100054. All matching except for wedge which is a period replacement. Strong barrel address and about 30% of original silver wash present on trigger guard. Cylinder scene is partially visible. According to Larry Hicklen, this revolver came from a Middle Tennessee estate and was likely Confederate carried (many Hartford Colts went to Southern States). The holster is 100% Confederate and is in great condition. Latch tab has a repair. Leather plug intact at the tip. Tooled edges along flap and tight stitching throughout. Holster was added to revolver and can be sold separately but man, it sure does look good with this Navy and fits it perfectly.

Colt Navy $1695.00   Confederate Holster $950.00  $2600.00 for both. 

 

MS 7. Civil War Period “Dispatch Case”.

Early wooden case covered in tarred leather with intact carrying strap. Very good condition considering its age. Supposedly used by mounted couriers to carry dispatches and written orders between officers. 

$295.00

 

MS 8. Civil War Curry Comb.

Great condition. Common finds in Civil War cavalry camps. From an advanced long time Cavalry collection.

SOLD

 

MS 9. US Militia Mounted Officer’s Breast Strap.

Civil War period or slightly earlier and in remarkable condition. Adorned with brass studs and highly decorated leather straps. The brass martingale features a Federal Eagle surrounded by a floral border. This had to belong to a high ranking officer and surely saw service in the Civil War. This rare piece originally surfaced in Texas and comes from an advanced Civil War Cavalry collection. The Eagle Martingale is super.

$2495.00

 

MS 10. Civil War Period Field Glasses with original Case.

They definitely show their age and are not in the best condition but still barely functional.

$125.00

 

MS 11. Pair of Brass Civil War era Stirrups with integral Spur Rowells.

Civilian pattern. Very rare style. 

SOLD

 

MS 12. Civil War period Iron Bridle Bit, possibly Confederate.

Unusual but simple style. Part of an advanced Civil War cavalry collection.

$95.00

 

MS 13. Pair of Civil War Cavalry Boots.

Remarkably good condition. Originally purchased from the Union Drummer Boy in Gettysburg.

$650.00 HOLD M.B.

 

CSBP 1. Texas Militia Belt Plate.

These wartime buckles were most likely contracted for Texas Troops at the outbreak of the war and may not have been fully delivered due to seizure by Federal forces. Some may have been issued as a few have been excavated in Civil War sites. Steve Mullinax states as much in his reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates”. He has this type listed on page 181, plate # 328. Undisputedly a Civil War buckle and actually pretty scarce. Flawless non excavated condition with a deep mustard patina. See Mickey Keim’s reference book “Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates”, page 35, Fig. 21 to see an excavated example.

$3650.00

 

CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This is the large variant of the iconic Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 102, Plate 179 for the type. This superb example was excavated by Dennis Pemberton in the 1990’s near Hanover VA.

$795.00

 

CSBP 3. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Probably the most popular and readily recognized of Confederate belt buckles, this example of the “Tennessee” style CSA was found here locally near Morristown TN. Condition is superb with a fantastic green patina. Unusually small and pointed belt hooks. A top of the line CSA.

SOLD

 

CSBP 4. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This is the rare medium sized variant of the iconic Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 102, Plate 178. Flawless condition with a small fragment of the leather belt attached. Dug at Manassas VA. in 1976.

$995.00

 

CSBP 5. Dug Confederate Saber Belt Buckle.

Both sections of this classic Leech & Rigdon two piece buckle were found together at Mansfield LA. Great condition with a slick green patina. Comes with a COA from Larry Hicklen. 

SOLD 

 

CSBP 6. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

“Standard” Confederate Frame Buckle. Nice patina with the dirt still on it. Just as it was dug. Provenance uncertain.

$550.00

 

CSBP 7. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare solid cast brass CS “Breckinridge” oval belt buckle in excellent non excavated condition. Totally untouched patina. Comes with a Rafael Eledge COA (Shiloh Relics). Ex. Joseph Murphy collection. 

$5500.00 

 

CSBP 8. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This is the very rare small sized variant of the iconic Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. Dug on Gen. Braxton Bragg’s 1863 Duck River Line near Shelbyville TN. Condition is excellent. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 101, Plate 177 for reference. Comes with a COA from Larry Hicklen. Ex. Charlie Harris collection.

$1250.00

 

CSBP 9. Dug Confederate Saber/Sword Belt Buckle.

Remarkable example of this Richmond Arsenal tongue and wreath CS belt Buckle. No doubt about it being dug together because of the perfectly matching green patina. Fit is perfect. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 14, Plate 009 for reference. Provenance of Northern VA.

SOLD 

 

CSBP 10. South Carolina Militia Breast Plate converted to a Waist Belt Buckle.

Immaculate condition with sharp details and a deep untouched patina. Reverse has all three attachment hooks. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 399, Plate 217 for reference. Comes with a COA from Rafael Eledge (Shiloh Relics). Ex. Joseph Murphy collection.

$5995.00

 

CSBP 11. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Excellent “Gutter Back” Confederate Frame Buckle. Slick green patina. Provenance uncertain.

SOLD JD

 

CSBP 12. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Typical early war sheet brass belt plate with soldered on iron wire hooks. Very good condition. Found many years ago near Vicksburg MS.

$450.00

 

CSBP 13. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Stamped brass CS “Rope Border” oval belt plate in good condition. When dug, buckle had several freeze cracks, a couple of which have been stabilized. All three soldered on belt hooks are intact. Found many years ago near Corinth MS. My photos are terrible because I had lighting issues. The buckle actually looks much better in hand.

$2850.00

 

CSBP 14. Dug “Coin Type CS” Confederate Saber/Sword Belt Buckle.

Remarkable example of this “Coin Type” tongue and wreath CS belt Buckle. No doubt about it being dug together because of the perfectly matching green patina. Fit is perfect. These distinct buckles are thought to have been produced in Columbus or Jackson Mississippi and are only found in Western Theater sites. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 38, Plate 054 for reference. Dug near Paducah, KY. Ex. Don Phillips collection.

$2850.00

 

CSBP 15. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s “Double Tongue” Frame Buckle.

Very good condition. The soldier that wore it bent the very tips of the tongues upward to fasten belt more securely. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 104, Plate 183 for the type. Found many years ago near Corinth MS.

$1250.00

 

CSBP 16. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Classic “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA rectangular buckle in excellent condition with a fantastic pea green patina. Found near Ringgold GA.

$3250.00 HOLD S.P.

 

CSBP 17. Dug Confederate “Snake” Belt Buckle.

Rare large size snake. Highly detailed on both sides. Ex. John Turner collection. Provenance unknown.

$650.00 HOLD B.B.

 

CSBP 18. Dug Leech & Rigdon “Plain” Two-Piece Tongue.

Found only in the wake of the Army of Tennessee. Perfect condition with a slick chocolate brown patina. Matches with the early pattern Leech & Rigdon oak leaf wreath. Provenance of Shiloh TN.

$650.00

 

CSBP 19. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This is the large variant of the Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 102, Plate 179 for the type. Slick green patina with slight service bend. Found many years ago on the Shiloh TN, Battlefield (private property).

$750.00

 

CSBP 20. Dug Confederate “Snake” Section of imported Three Piece Accoutrement Belt.

Very unusual pattern with two patterns of scales top and bottom. Eel like head. Provenance unknown. Ex. John Turner collection.

SOLD

 

CSBP 21. Dug Confederate “Snake” Section of imported Three Piece Accoutrement Belt.

This is the exact snake shown on page 115, Plate 203 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckle & Plates” reference book. This pattern has the thicker brass keepers. Highly detailed and realistic snake. Provenance unknown. Ex. John Turner collection.

SOLD

 

CSBP 22. Dug Leech & Rigdon “Small Pattern” CS Two-Piece Tongue.

Found only in the wake of the Army of Tennessee. See page 25, Plate 031 in Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckle & Plates for the type. Attractive pea green patina highlighted by the dirt in the background. Provenance of Wartrace TN.

HOLD T.I.

 

CSBP 23. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Large stamped brass oval missing soldered on wire hooks. Good condition. Possibly a shoulder belt plate. Found many years ago in an early war Confederate camp. North Mississippi. 

$250.00

 

USBP 1. Dug Missouri Light Dragoons Martingale and Bridle Rosette.

Extremely rare. Only known examples. Found many years ago by the late Dr. Rees Buttram at Chewalla TN. where the 18th Missouri Infantry (US) was guarding the Memphis and Charleston RR. This fantastic set is in great condition. Published in several reference books including Charlie Harris’ “Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns”.

SOLD K.G.

 

USBP 2. Dug Ohio Volunteer Militia Cartridge Box Plate.

Immaculate face. One attachment loop intact on the reverse with full lead. Found on Thacker’s Hill just south of the Shiloh Military Park in the 1980’s.

$2250.00

 

MS 14. Large excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1820-1835.

Rare to find at all, much less complete. Fantastic green patina with traces of silver plating. Some freeze cracks and minor bends. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 261, Fig. 603 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$1195.00

 

 USBP 2. Dug US Militia Belt Plate for Infantry Officer ca. 1815-1825.

Rare plate in superb condition. Sharp details. Composite plate made of thin silver plated copper rolled over a thick brass plate and then die struck for sharp detail. Very rare. Missing hooks. See page 104, Plate 157 in O’Donnell & Campbell’s “American Military Belt Plates” reference book. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection. 

$795.00

 

 MS 15. Dug George Washington Bridle Rosette.

Large size, about 2.25″ in diameter. Very rare and in very good condition with intact iron/tin back. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$250.00

 

 MS 16. Excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1830-1840.

Extremely rare plate, even more rare excavated. Loaded with silver plating and no issues or repairs. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 281, Fig. 642-643 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$1850.00

 

MS 17. Excavated US Federal Eagle Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness. 

Extremely rare. This is the same Federal Eagle pattern that adorns the breastplate on the US cartridge Box slings. It is in great condition and was cut out along the sides for some unknown reason. Cool relic. This is the very martingale photographed on page 201 in Charlie Harris’ reference book “Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns”. Found in North GA. 

$2250.00

 

 MS 18. Excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1825-1840.

Extremely rare plate, even more rare excavated. Highly detailed and loaded with silver plating. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 281, Fig. 627-628 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$1850.00

 

 MS 19. Dug US Militia Stirrup Mount ca. 1820-1830.

Really cool looking Federal Eagle surrounded by 13 stars in an oval. These would have accompanied a high ranking officer’s saddle. See page 138, Fig. 2 of Howard Crouch’s “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era” reference book for an illustration of the type as mounted on the stirrup. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$350.00

 

MS 20. Large excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1820-1835.

Rare and complete with no bends or cracks. Some ground action at the bottom. Green patina with spots of oxidation on the face. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 265, Fig. 612 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$1250.00

 

MS 21. Excavated US Enlisted Artillery Corps Cap Plate ca. 1816-1820.

Another really rare and early plate. Complete with original attachment loops. Some freeze cracks have been stabilized with solder on the reverse. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 62, Fig. 85 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. John Powell, ex. Claude Maley collection.

$1650.00

 

 USBP 3. Dug US Militia Waist Belt Plate ca. 1818-1830.

Popular early buckle in very good condition. Missing belt loop but tongue is intact. Minor damage. See page 106, Plate 160 in O’Donnell & Campbell’s “American Military Belt Plates” reference book. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection. 

SOLD

 

MS 22. Excavated US Federal Eagle Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness ca. 1835-1845. 

Very rare early type in great condition. Only minor loss at the edge and no repairs. See page 145, Fig. 2. in Howard Crouch’s reference book “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era” for the type. Provenance unknown.

$2995.00

 

MS 23. Excavated Militia/State of Texas Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness. 

Extremely rare Lone Star Martingale in superb condition with full lead backing and no rim damage. Provenance unknown. Similar to the one photographed in Howard Crouch’s book “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era”, page 127, Fig. 5. One known excavated example in similar condition was dug in a Confederate camp near Richmond VA. by Gary Williams. Ex. Colin Maley collection.

SOLD

 

MS 24. Excavated US Federal Eagle Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness. 

Rare Mexican War/Civil War Officer’s Martingale in excellent condition. Full lead and full borders with only minor dings along the edge. See the one photographed in Howard Crouch’s book “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era”, page 125, Fig. 1. Provenance of Trans Mississippi Theater. Ex. Colin Maley collection.

SOLD

 

MS 25. Excavated Confederate/Militia Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness. 

All Martingales are scarce. This plain one is of a type thought to be Confederate and found in Confederate sites. Near perfect condition with full lead on the reverse. Found in a CS campsite near Bovina MS. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$650.00

 

MS 26. Excavated US Dragoons Martingale, Co. F. Pattern of 1847. 

Rare Co. F, US Dragoons Martingale in very good condition. Same type as the one photographed in Howard Crouch’s book “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era”, page 127, Fig. 2. Found by Dean Sproul in central Texas. Ex. Colin Maley collection.

SOLD

 

 USBP 4. Dug US Infantry Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Classic Gaylord contract pattern in near mint condition. Provenance uncertain but likely Vicksburg MS. area. Ex. Jackie Sarrett collection. 

$350.00

 

 USBP 5. Dug US M-1851 Officer’s Belt Plate.

Rare stamped brass pattern covered in bright gold plating. One side has a slot for the belt but it is bent over (probably to secure the belt). Belt catch is missing in action but you can see where it was soldered on. Almost identical to the stamped iron variant shown on page 389, Plate 643 in O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Belt Plates”. Dug near Vicksburg MS. Ex. Bob Bankston collection. 

$595.00

 

 USBP 6. Dug US Infantry Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Another superb Gaylord contract buckle with a great patina. Provenance uncertain but likely Vicksburg MS. area. Ex. Jackie Sarrett collection. 

$350.00

 

 USBP 7. Dug US Infantry Enlistedman’s “Medium Size” Belt Plate.

Very rare buckle with an untouched patina. Note crude “S”. Reverse has full lead. Front belt catch broken off as are the oval belt studs . Found near Vicksburg MS. This variant shown on page 319, Plate 516 in O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Belt Plates”. Ex. Bob Bankston collection. 

$595.00

 

MS 27. Dug “Jeff Davis” Hat Pin.

Used to pin up one side of a Hardee or slouch hat. Dark slick patina. Small pin hole in the shield. Dug many years ago by Bob Bankston near Bovina MS. 

$195.00 

 

WP 19. “NORRIS & BROTHER” 12 Gauge Percussion Shotgun with “BALTIMORE” marked on barrel.

High quality double barreled hunting shotgun with engraving and quail scenes on both locks. Hammers also engraved. Rare to find these early Southern made shotguns. Both locks function properly. Nice metal to wood fit. No pitting. Intact wiper/worm attached at end of the cleaning rod. Comes with a COA from Brendan Synnamon of the Union Drummer Boy shop in Gettysburg PA. 

$2650.00

 

WP 20. US M-1840 “Wristbreaker” Heavy Cavalry Saber marked “Sheble & Fisher”.

Scarce American maker. Saber is in superb condition with high quality original leather grip and braided brass wire wrap. Leather throat washer present. Hand guard has no bends or damage. Blade is bright and maintains some original luster. Marked “SHEBLE & FISHER” on ricasso. Some examples have “PHILADa” underneath the legend but this one does not. Scabbard is also very good with only a couple of very minor service dings. 

$1150.00

 

WP 21. Excavated W.W. Marston Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

Very rare gun, only 13,000 produced. Patented in 1858. Complete example with fluted cylinder and 7.5″ barrel. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

 

WP 22. Excavated .22 Cal. Rimfire Cartridge Revolver.

Smith & Wesson Pattern? Unfortunately I am not sure exactly what this gun is, but it was purportedly found on an unknown Civil War site. Condition is excellent and complete. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$495.00

 

WP 23. Dug US M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal. 

Military model with cut out for shoulder stock. Complete and in very good excavated condition. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$1850.00 HOLD S.D.

 

WP 24. Excavated Allen & Thurber Pepperbox .32 Cal.

Very good condition and complete. Provenance unknown.

$595.00

 

WP 25. Dug Lefaucheaux Pinfire Revolver 12 mm. 

Excellent condition. You don’t see many of these large caliber revolvers excavated. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection. 

$850.00

 

MS 28. Dug Mexican Cast Bronze Signal Cannon. 1/2″ Bore. Ca. 1840-1860.

Unusual little gun complete with trunions and Mexican coat of arms with eagle devouring a snake. Deep green patina. Provenance unknown. Weight and length forthcoming. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$595.00

 

WP 26. Dug US M-1858 Starr Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Classic Civil War revolver, complete and in great condition. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$1650.00

 

WP 27. Dug US M-1858 Remington “Old Model” Army Revolver .44 Cal.

An iconic American Civil War revolver, complete and in great condition. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection. 

$1495.00

 

WP 28. Dug Confederate “Bridle Cutter” Pike.

A cache of these were excavated in South Carolina at the site of an ambushed supply train that was wrecked by Federal forces. Ex. Claude Maley collection. 

$795.00

 

MS 29. Dug Cast Bronze Signal Cannon found at Snyder’s Bluff, Vicksburg MS.

Cool relic. Possibly a toy for bored Confederate soldiers. Weight and length forthcoming. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$550.00 HOLD J.B.