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Union Buckles and Plates

USBP 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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. 

SOLD

USBP 6. Dug US M-1855 Rifleman’s Belt Buckle.

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

$295.00

USBP 7. Dug State of New York Militia Belt Plate.

This good looking buckle was found back in 1961 on the Cold Harbor Battlefield by Charles Darden. Slight bend at the top edge.

$650.00 HOLD B.B.

USBP 8. 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.

SOLD

USBP 9. Dug US Officer’s M-1851 Sword Belt Plate.

A very nice looking buckle with an untouched pea green patina. Found near Williamsburg VA. by Charles Darden in 1988.

SOLD

USBP 10. 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 11. 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 12. US M-1839 Enlisted Infantryman’s Belt Plate.

Watertown Arsenal contract pattern in very good condition.

$225.00

USBP 13. Dug US Carbine Sling Buckle.

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

$95.00

USBP 14. 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 15. 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 16. 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 17. 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 18. 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 19. 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 20. 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 21. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate.

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

SOLD

USBP 22. 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 23. US M-1851 Officer’s Sword Belt.

Mid war variant with original sword hangers. One of them has been separated.  

SOLD

USBP 24. 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 25. Dug US M-1851 Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Plate and Keeper.

Worn by enlisted cavalry and artillerymen. Found back in the 1970’s at Petersburg VA. by Charles Darden.

SOLD

USBP 26. 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 27. 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 28. 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