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VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR RELICS

Civil War Cartridge Box Plates

This page last updated August 19, 2015

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Plez Bagby
PO Box 6425
Charlottesville, VA 22906

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PC5986
                  Eagle, Box, & Belt Plate - Petersburg

Here is a complete plate accoutrement group consisting of, from left to right: a US cartridge box plate, an eagle plate, and a US belt plate.  All three were excavated in Petersburg, VA and acquired directly from the digger.  The plates are in fair condition and the only plate to retain all of its belt attachment hooks is the belt plate.  This is an excellent opportunity to own three excavated plates from the same area in one purchase.  They will be a great addition to any Civil War plate or general relic collection.  SOLD

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PC5912
                  US Cartridge Box Plate - Museum Quality

This US cartridge box plate is in excellent condition and was recovered in Kennesaw Mountain, GA.  The brass face of this plate has an awesome even brown patina with the large raised letters "US".  The rear has both iron belt attachment loops complete and straight up. There is a full complement of solder and the plate has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.  This cartridge box plate is museum quality and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate or general relic collection.  Approx. 56 x 88 mm.   $225.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5736
                  US Cartridge Box Plate

This US cartridge box plate is in fair excavated relic condition.  The brass face of the plate, showing the big fat letters "US", has aged into a dark olive-brown patina.   Much of the rim is missing and that part of the rim just above the "U" is weak.  The rear has much of its solder backing still intact and solidly in place.  While this isn't a perfect example, if you are looking for that war torn look, then this one is for you.  Approx. 55 x 84 mm.   $85.00   Order Information  or  Questions?   SALE PENDING

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PC5694
                  US Cartridge Box Plate - Marked W. H. SMITH BROOKLYN

This excavated US cartridge box plate is in fair condition and shows a partial manufacturer's mark of W. H. SMITH BROOKLYN.  Only the letters "W H" and "BRO" are still visible.  The brass face, which now has a very pleasing brown patina, has several cracks and breaks mainly in the area of its rim.  The rear solder is nearly complete and has been lightly clear coated so as to preserve it.  The iron attachment loops are missing. Cartridge box plates are typically flat but this example is slightly concave perhaps as a result solder expansion due to time in the elements.  This marked plate will be an excellent addition to any Civil War plate or general relic collection.   Approx. 55 x 88 mm.   $145.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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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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