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VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR RELICS

Civil War Cartridge Box Plates

This page last updated June 25, 2015

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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?

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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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PC5645
                  US Cartridge Box Plate - Gettysburg

This excavated US cartridge box plate is in fair condition and, according to its accompanying tag, is a recovery from Gettysburg, PA.  The brass face, with its grey-ish patina, has the tall raised letters "US".  There are several hairline cracks in the face along with breaks in the rim area.  The rear has much of the solder remaining, is slightly bowed-out with significant surface flaking and its iron attachment loops are missing.  This plate will be an excellent addition to any Gettysburg excavated relic collection   Approximately 56 x 86 mm.   SOLD

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PC5312
                 US Cartridge Box Plate - Marked "W. H. SMITH BROOKLYN"

This US cartridge box plate is in in excellent condition and is stamped with its manufacturer's stamp of "W.H. SMITH BROOKLYN".  US cartridge box plates, while difficult to excavate nowadays, finding one in this condition, with a manufacturer's mark, is nearly impossible.  The brass face has the large bold letter's "US" which are correct for the W.H. Smith mark.  The brass has aged into a very pleasing slick olive-brown patina.  The rear has a near complete complement of solder with both solid iron attachment loops present, complete, and straight up.  All of the letters in the manufacturer's mark, with the exception of the "K" which is only partially visible, are clearly readable.  This fine marked plate was recovered in the area of Chancellorsville, VA and has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War plate or general relic collection.   SOLD

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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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