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Fine Non Dug M1839 "Baby" US Waist Belt Plate
Here is a
Fine Non-Dug Regulation 1839 Pattern, Small
or “Baby” US Infantry Waist Belt Plate !
were used with the smaller 1.5 inch wide belts, for the
Infantry, until replaced with the standard size Civil War
US buckle, for 2 inch belt in 1857. This plate has a nice
non dug patina, actually darker than my pictures, and a
few areas of reddish highlites. Reverse shows full lead
solder fill, one arrow hook, and the tongue all still nicely
intact. Some very minor bends and a few small use
scratches on the front.
A Real Nice “Baby” US
Waist Belt Plate that Displays Great !
Finely Detailed & Nicely Gilted Officers Sword Belt Plate
Here is a
Fine Non Dug US Regulation 1851 Pattern,
Officers Sword Belt Plate !
This one retains 99% of its
original gold gilt on the front, and a good portion on the
reverse. Plate has very fine details on the eagle, wings,
and rest of the device, all on a stippled background.
Applied tongue still tight and intact on the back, and
someone very lightly carved LIII into the top of it.
front of this sword plate is almost identical to
page 391, of Campbell & O’Donnell’s book,
Military Belt Plates
. I didn't even notice it
until I listed
the dug Officers Plate I just got, but like
that one, this
also has 6-point stars. L
mid-late war production
sword belt plate.
Fine Displaying Officers
Sword Belt Plate !
Super Nicely Gilted ca. 1845 Militia Officers Waist Belt Buckle
Here is a
Fine Non Dug ca. 1845, Two Piece Militia
This fancy tongue & wreath buckle still retains
98% of its generous gold gilt. It has curved belt loops
with a star on the upper and lower edges of the wreath,
and a star on the eagles shield. This buckle is illustrated
in O’Donnell & Campbell’s book,
, p. 216, plate 329. Several examples of this
buckle have been excavated in Civil War Sites, and
more can be seen in period images. This rectangular
pattern though is still much less common than the
often seen round two pieces.
A Fine Displaying
Pre- Civil War Militia Plate !
Fine ca. 1875 Militia Waist Belt Plate - For Company -G-
Here is a
Fine Condition ca. 1875 Militia Waist Belt
There is a near exact specimen of this plate in
O’Donnell & Campbell’s book,
American Military Belt
, p. 492, plate 824. The only noticeable difference
between that example and this one, is the way the letter
is secured on the back. According to the book, this
style of plate was popularized during the war by the 22
New York State Militia. The wide tongue on both
the one pictured in the book, and this example, date
them post war though. Plate measures approximately
74mm wide by 60mm tall.
A Nice Almost 140 year
Old, Indian War Era Militia Belt Plate that Displays
Great & Won’t Break the Bank !
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From the once tented fields & woods, plus a few from the dusty old Trunk.