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Old 06-23-2017, 08:08 PM
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Default Is This A Belt Buckle Plate?

What type and is it worth anything?

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Old 06-23-2017, 08:11 PM
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That sure looks like a possible rev war belt plate but I'm no expert in Rev war by any means, it's really cool and a damn good find though!

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Old 06-23-2017, 08:39 PM
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Wow! Did you dig that in Tennessee?


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Old 06-23-2017, 08:39 PM
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Wow!!! That really is cool! My best guess is an 1810s 1820s militia plate. Id be doing backflips for something like that!

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Old 06-23-2017, 10:37 PM
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That thing is awesome beephead! How did you dig that without tearing it up with your digger!?

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Old 06-23-2017, 10:40 PM
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Found this on the net, the one on the left look just like yours. Super find!!!!
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:49 PM
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Looks like a variation of plate #195 in Syd Kerksis book: Plates and Buckles .. 1795-1874.
rarity 5, circa 1840 Militia sword belt plate. About 2.20 x 3.30 inches
brass, about 3.5 oz.

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Old 06-24-2017, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
That sure looks like a possible rev war belt plate but I'm no expert in Rev war by any means, it's really cool and a damn good find though!
Thanks! I find stuff like that every once in awhile. I'm not really into civil war stuff.

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Wow! Did you dig that in Tennessee?

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Originally Posted by gseuser View post
Wow!!! That really is cool! My best guess is an 1810s 1820s militia plate. Id be doing backflips for something like that!
Thanks! Some people get fired up on finding stuff like that.

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That thing is awesome beephead! How did you dig that without tearing it up with your digger!?
Thanks! I got lucky.

Originally Posted by BuscaPlata View post
Found this on the net, the one on the left look just like yours. Super find!!!!
Thanks! It sure looks like it, so what is it?

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Looks like a variation of plate #195 in Syd Kerksis book: Plates and Buckles .. 1795-1874.
rarity 5, circa 1840 Militia sword belt plate. About 2.20 x 3.30 inches
brass, about 3.5 oz.

Congrats on a great find
Thanks! What's it worth?

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Old 06-25-2017, 10:31 PM
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To answer your questions, yes and yes. Here is a link that has a plate like yours. Scroll down toward the bottom of the page, yours is the 12 star variety - P1611

http://http://www.relicman.com/plates/zLibraryPlate.130.Militia.Rectangle.htm

Go to the home page of his web site and it gives details of him giving authentication and analysis by sending photos. Here is his email

ridgeway@relicman.com

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Old 06-27-2017, 09:00 AM
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Let us know what you find out about its worth there Beep...I am curious as well..It could be your most valuable FIND of the year!.... Decoy218 post seems to have narrowed it right down for ya!

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Old 06-28-2017, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by decoy218 View post
To answer your questions, yes and yes. Here is a link that has a plate like yours. Scroll down toward the bottom of the page, yours is the 12 star variety - P1611

http://http://www.relicman.com/plates/zLibraryPlate.130.Militia.Rectangle.htm

Go to the home page of his web site and it gives details of him giving authentication and analysis by sending photos. Here is his email

ridgeway@relicman.com
Thanks! That sure looks like it.

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Let us know what you find out about its worth there Beep...I am curious as well..It could be your most valuable FIND of the year!.... Decoy218 post seems to have narrowed it right down for ya!
Mud, I didn't find it this year, it was awhile back. I just came across it again when I was looking through some of my old finds and wanted to know if it was worth keeping or not. I know to toss the ones in the trash with C.S.A. on the them, because the 'C' stands for counterfeit.

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Old 07-02-2017, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by beephead View post
Thanks! That sure looks like it.


Mud, I didn't find it this year, it was awhile back. I just came across it again when I was looking through some of my old finds and wanted to know if it was worth keeping or not. I know to toss the ones in the trash with C.S.A. on the them, because the 'C' stands for counterfeit.

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As to the value of your plate, I used the latest North South Trader Price Guide. It did not show your plate but it did show the plate next to it in Kerksis' book, which is almost identical. They price it as $350. But realize, yours is not in that good of a condition. But it still has some good value. Maybe $200 to $275.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:18 AM
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Very nice!

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Old 08-31-2017, 08:59 AM
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That's a really nice find right there!!!
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Nice find bh!

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