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VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR RELICS

Civil War Cartridge Box Plates

This page last updated September 28, 2014

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Charlottesville, VA 22906

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PC5593
                  US Waist Belt Plate Marked "BOYD & SONS / BOSTON"

This non-excavated US waist belt buckle is constructed of stamped sheet brass with a solder filled rear.  The letters "US" are the typical font style used on both belt and box plates manufactured during the Civil War by Boyd & Sons of Boston.  The rear is stamped with their mark of "BOYD & SONS / BOSTON".   The face of the plate stills shows some slight traces of its original gilt and is nearly flawless.  The rear shows all of the letters of the manufacturer's stamp on a full complement of solder.  While the iron attachment loops are no longer present, the plate has no cracks, bends, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War plate or general relic collection.  Approx. 56 x 88 mm.   $225.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5503
                  US Cartridge Box Plate

This US cartridge box plate is in excellent condition and was recovered in the area of Chancellorsville, VA.  These plates were used as not only an ornament on the soldiers cartridge box but its weight also helped keep the flap of the box closed to protect the cartridges from the elements.  The brass face of this example, with the tall raised letters "US", has aged into a very pleasing dark brown patina.  There is still some encrusted Virginia soil lingering on its face and rim.  The rear has a full complement of solder and both flap attachment loops, which are complete, though rusty and delicate.  This plate has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate or general relic collection.  Approx. 57 x 88 mm.   $225.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4421
                  US Cartridge Box Plate

This "US" cartridge box plate is in very good condition and is constructed of stamped sheet brass with a solder filled rear and iron wire attachment loops.  The brass face has aged into a very nice chocolate brown patina and the rear solder is nearly complete with some areas of surface flaking.  The iron loops though rusty, are complete and straight up.  It was recovered in the Richmond, VA area in the 1950 - 60's by local Virginia relic hunter, Jim Cullinan.  Jim was one of the early Civil War relic hunters that started out with a true "army mine detector" that actually required a backpack to operate.  This plate is actually a very nice example that has no cracks, breaks, bends or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate or general relic collection.  Approx. 54 x 85 mm.   $195.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC3766
                  US Cartridge Box Plate

This excavated US cartridge box plate is complete and in good condition.  Its brass face has an absolutely stunning chocolate brown patina showing well defined letters "US".  The rim at the ten o'clock position to the left of the "U" is slightly curled upwards.  The rear has full solder and both hooks are present and bent.  This plate shows wear and clearly got some use!  This very handsome boxplate has no cracks, breaks, repairs, or other major bends and will make a nice addition to any excavated Civil War relic collection.  Approx. 54 x 85 mm.   $185.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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