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Union Buckles and Plates

USBP 4. Dug US Breastplate Insignia with “W.H. SMITH BROOKLYN” Maker Mark.

Nice looking face with good details and green patina. Attachment loops rusted away. 

$165.00 

USBP 5. Dug US M-1839 Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Classic US oval waist belt Plate produced under US government contract by E. Gaylord of Chicopee Mass. Fantastic condition with intact hooks. Great patina!.

$350.00

USBP 6. Dug US M-1851 Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Buckle.

Rarely found with intact German Silver applied wreath. This example is superb and was dug long ago on the Mount Carmel Church Battlefield. North Anna, VA. Campaign. 

$395.00

USBP 7. Dug US M-1855 Rifleman’s Belt Buckle.

Complete and found together with a small fragment of the original leather belt. Provenance unknown.

$350.00

USBP 8. Dug US Breastplate Insignia for Cartridge Box Sling.

Pretty plate with a smooth chocolate brown patina. Iron attachment loops intact. I forgot where it was dug.

$165.00

USBP 9. US M-1839 Enlisted Infantryman’s Belt Plate.

Unusual gold plated Boyd and Sons of Boston contract pattern. This is the late war variant and examples have been dug at Cold Harbor and other late war war battlefields.

$175.00

USBP 10. Dug US “Burnside” Eagle Breastplate for Cartridge Box Sling.

These small plates are scarce and dug in the wake of the Army of the Potomac. Some experts believe them to have been issued to Maine Militia troops. This example is in very good condition with both iron attachment loops intact. Provenance of Northern VA.

$250.00 

USBP 12. Dug US Breast Plate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Top notch plate and highly detailed. Perfectly preserved lead back and attachment loops. Provenance uncertain.

$225.00

USBP 13. Dug US M-1851 Officer’s Belt Plate.

Rare stamped brass pattern covered in bright gold plating. Possibly post war. 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. 

$150.00

USBP 14. US Enlisted Man’s Accoutrement Belt and Percussion Cap Box.

A very attractive US belt rig. Mid war Boyd and Sons government contract pattern US oval buckle with arrow hooks mounted on its original polished leather belt complete with brass adjuster. Cap box is also very nice with original wool lining and maker marked “S.H. YOUNG/NEWARK”. .

$595.00 

USBP 15. US M-1839 Enlisted Infantryman’s Belt Plate.

Watertown Arsenal contract pattern in very good condition.

$225.00

USBP 16. Dug US Carbine Sling Buckle.

Very good condition with a green patina. Provenance of Lenoir City, TN.

$95.00

USBP 17. Dug US Army Belt Plate, Spanish American War.

Excellent excavated condition. Provenance forgotten. A very attractive American Military Belt Plate.

$125.00

USBP 18. Dug US Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

This iconic US Belt Buckle was produced early in the war or prior to it by E. Gaylord of Chicopee Mass. Condition is excellent. I forgot where it was found.

$295.00

USBP 19. 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.

$795.00

USBP 20. Scarce dug US “Medium” size Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Nice looking buckle in spite of some minor rim damage. Found near Fredericksburg VA.

$295.00

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.

$1150.00

USBP 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.

$2495.00

USBP 23. US M-1851 Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Used by the US Cavalry and Artillery. Outstanding example, totally untouched with light service wear on the shield. 

$295.00

USBP 24. Dug US Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

A fine representative example of the US oval belt plate. Condition is very good. I forgot where it was found.

$250.00

USBP 25. Dug US Breastplate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Found in a Federal Troops Camp near Fort Morgan Alabama by the late Ernest Hendrix. Great looking plate with nice detail, full lead and intact attachment loops. A beauty!

$225.00

USBP 26. US M-1851 Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Loaded with bright gold plating. Applied silver wreath. These were worn by the Cavalry and the Artillery. 

$295.00

USBP 27. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate.

End of the road example with strong “BOYD & SONS BOSTON” maker stamp on reverse. Provenance uncertain.

$350.00

USBP 28. Dug US Breastplate Insignia for Cartridge Box Sling.

This one is outstanding. Killer patina. Iron attachment loops intact. I forgot where it was dug.

$225.00

USBP 29. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate.

Nice plate with a killer patina and full lead. Both iron attachment loops intact. Provenance uncertain.

$195.00

USBP 30. Dug US Enlistedman’s Belt Plate from Fort Wadsworth, Petersburg VA.

Found many years ago at an old home site close to Fort Wadsworth. This variant is quite scarce with the iron attachment studs.

$150.00

USBP 31. 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. 

$195.00

USBP 32. Dug US Breastplate Insignia for Cartridge Box Sling.

Super example with a slick brown patina and iron attachment loops intact. Shows service wear. Found on the Berkeley Plantation on the James River near Richmond.

$225.00

USBP 33. Dug US M-1839 Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Classic US oval waist belt Plate with arrow hooks. Very good condition. Provenance of Shiloh TN.

$250.00

USBP 34. Dug US Breastplate Insignia for Cartridge Box Sling.

Found in a Federal Troops Camp near Fort Morgan Alabama by the late Ernest Hendrix. Great looking plate with nice detail and intact attachment loops. 

$175.00

USBP 35. Dug US M-1839 Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Classic US oval waist belt Plate with arrow hooks. Excellent condition with a fine woods patina. Provenance of Loudon County TN. I believe this variant may have been produced by the Watertown Arsenal in New York because I have seen this pattern cartridge box plates on Watertown marked cartridge boxes.

$275.00

USBP 36. Superb Dug US Breastplate Insignia with “W.H. SMITH BROOKLYN” Maker Mark.

Slick chocolate brown patina, full lead, clear maker mark and intact attachment loops. 

$295.00 

USBP 37. Dug US Breastplate Insignia with “W.H. SMITH BROOKLYN” Maker Mark.

Frosty green patina with full lead and intact but rusty attachment loops. Found at Spanish Fort Alabama by the late Ernest Hendrix. 

$195.00

USBP 38. Dug US Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Perfect condition with a great patina, full lead and stud hooks. Found near Fredericksburg VA.

$295.00

USBP 39. Dug US Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Buckle.

These Federal buckles with the applied silver wreaths were issued to Cavalry and Artillerymen. Good example with a pea green patina. Missing wreath but retains original keeper. Found near Fredericksburg VA.

$225.00

USBP 40. Dug State of New York Militia Belt Plate.

Attractive New York Militia buckle with an outstanding patina and intact belt hooks. Minor are of lead loss on reverse. Found along Herring Creek on the Berkeley Plantation near Richmond VA. 

$695.00