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Excavated U.S. Oval Belt Plate – Gold Plated with 85% Gilt Still Remaining (Read below for our wishful hypothesis)
Offered is a standard oval U.S. buckle with arrowhead type studs. Condition is excellent with wonderful eye appeal. Because of Charleston, S.C sandy soil, what we have is a truly magnificent patina. Okay, about our hypothesis… from the hundreds of letters that we have transcribed that refer to the Union’s Black troops, their dress, their love of the fancy blue uniform with polished buttons, etc., could it be that in order to entice more Blacks to enlist, a regiment might make their belt plates even shinier? Anyway, we think that it’s at least a good theory! It is one beautiful, rare buckle.

#E165 - Price $595