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Old 01-13-2019, 12:52 PM
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Default Bucket list belt plate

Not from a battle area but from pre-1900's house site in VA. Found an eagle belt plate. Is it Civil War or post-civil war? Any recommendations how to gently clean it? Don't want to mess it up but would like to reveal some more detail. Current state is after soaking in soapy water and brushing it.

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Old 01-13-2019, 01:13 PM
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I donít know the age but itís definitely a great piece
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:44 PM
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Appears to be a CW sword belt plate, but can't quite put my finger on what makes me think it's not. Any pics of the back ? Either way still a cool find.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:09 AM
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Did a little more cleaning. Here is the back.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:26 AM
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A very cool find whether found at a Civil War site or not.

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Old 01-14-2019, 08:15 AM
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That is cool, keep us posted on its authenticity. Looks real to me however I'm far far from a CW expert. But I would had urinated myself digging one of those. Lol

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:50 AM
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Awesome score! If you found it in an area where troops were your definitely going to find period relics.

http://www.colescivilwarshop.com/Buckles.html

Use a toothpick & toothbrush to remove the crud.

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Old 01-14-2019, 11:19 AM
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Nice sword belt plate.

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Old 01-14-2019, 11:44 AM
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That looks to be authentic to me.
Here is the one I found last year in Wisconsin.
This was also on an old 1800's homesite.

I was fortunate to meet with a curator at the civil War Museum in Kenosha, and he authenticated mine
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Awesome find, congrats.

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Old 01-14-2019, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by kudzu View post
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Did a little more cleaning. Here is the back.
My friend , looks like you have the real deal , congrats on an excellent find. Congrats on a great piece of history.
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Originally Posted by MoBob View post
My friend , looks like you have the real deal , congrats on an excellent find. Congrats on a great piece of history.
I agree 100% with MoBob..

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Old 01-14-2019, 10:36 PM
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It looks real to me as well..there was on the originals silver laural branches along the bottom.It was either from an officer or calvary.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:55 PM
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Amazing find! Just awesome.

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Old 01-15-2019, 09:23 PM
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Wow, what an awesome find. Hand shake and congratulations to you kudzu.

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Old 01-15-2019, 11:41 PM
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Good Job. I would like to have one.

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Old 01-15-2019, 11:49 PM
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Thanks to all. I am letting it dry and slowly shaking the dirt off as it loosens up. Going to Micheal's this weekend to find a display box to put this one up.
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awesome piece of history nice save!!

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