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Union Buckles and Plates

USBP 4. US M-1851 Enlisted Cavalry or Artillery Saber Belt Rig marked “DINGEE & LORIGAN”.

High quality belt is made of supple buff leather. The buckle is very nice and stamped with bench # 923 (keeper is not numbered). Note maker stamp “DINGEE & LORIGAN MAKERS, NEW YORK” on inside surface of belt. Both saber hangers are present. A very nice rig to display with your US Cavalry/Artillery Saber or mount on a mannequin with your Cavalry or Artillery Shell Jacket.

SOLD

USBP 5. Cast Brass US Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Extremely rare variant in superb condition. Note example shown on page 315, plate 509 in O’Donnell & Campbell’s “American Military Belt Plates” reference book. This buckle was dug many years ago on the Stones River TN. Battlefield. Rarely seen for sale.

SOLD

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. 

$450.00

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.

$395.00

USBP 8. Dug US Enlistedman’s Belt Plate marked “E. Gaylord”. 

Fine example, near perfect with clear “E. GAYLORD” maker mark. Slick brown patina. Provenance uncertain. Classic US Belt Buckle.

$395.00

USBP 9. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate.

Classic example in superb condition, Untouched patina and both iron attachment loops intact and solid. Provenance uncertain.

SOLD

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.

$295.00 

USBP 11. 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.

SOLD 

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. Probably 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. 

$195.00

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”. .

$650.00 

USBP 15. 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.

SOLD

USBP 16. Dug US Carbine Sling Buckle.

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

$95.00

 USBP 18. 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. 

SOLD S.H.

USBP 19. 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.

$350.00

USBP 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.

$1150.00

 USBP 21. Excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1830-1840.

Extremely rare. 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.

SOLD

USBP 22. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate.

Simply outstanding. Untouched chocolate patina and both iron attachment loops intact and solid. This fine plate was dug long ago at either Shiloh or Corinth. 

SOLD

USBP 23. 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. 

$1850.00

MS 24. 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.

$1250.00

USBP 25. 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. 

SOLD

MS 26. 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.

$2850.00

USBP 27. 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. 

$350.00

USBP 28. Dug US Breast Plate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Attractive plate with evident campaign wear, full lead back with minor rust through spots and both attachment loops intact. Nice patina. Found many years ago by Ernest Hendrix near Fort Morgan AL.

SOLD

USBP 29. Dug US M-1851 Officer’s Sword Belt Plate and Keeper.

A beauty, note integral cast brass wreath. High quality buckle and keeper found near Dalton GA. Clean brown patina with no ground action. 

SOLD

USBP 30. 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 31. 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 32. 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. 

$350.00

USBP 33. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate.

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

$350.00

USBP 34. Dug US Breastplate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Good looking plate. Attachment loops rusted away. Provenance uncertain.

SOLD

USBP 35. Dug US Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Excellent buckle with arrow hooks. Found many years ago near Fort Morgan AL. by Ernest Hendrix.

$250.00

USBP 36. Classic US Enlistedman’s Oval Belt Plate.

My favorite variant. Fine high convex design produced by E. Gaylord before and during the war. 

$395.00

USBP 37. US M-1851 Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Fine non excavated example with matching numbered keeper. From a California family estate sale.

SOLD

 USBP 38. 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 39. 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. 

$395.00

USBP 40. Large excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1820-1835.

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.

$995.00