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           This page last updated March 29, 2015

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PC5764
                  Federal Artillery Cuff Button

Backmark:  ". Wm. H. SMITH &  CO. . / NEW-YORK" dm
Construction:  High convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  14 mm.
Condition:  Very good, excavated, secure shank present.  This cuff size button has ample gilt with no pushes, cracks, breaks or repairs. 
Recovered:  Stafford County, VA
Reference:  Tice:  AY215  Albert:  AY 78, 79
Price:  $35.00
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PC5285
                  Eagle Plate - Marked "BOYD & SONS BOSTON"

This non-excavated eagle plate is in excellent condition and is clearly manufacturer marked "BOYD & SONS BOSTON".  It would be a perfect addition to the shoulder strap of a cartridge box manufactured by Boyd.  The brass face has an into a nice mellow dull brass patina with some darker spots of discoloration.  The rear has both iron attachment loops, a complete complement of solder and a very crisp maker stamping.  It has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil war plate or general relic collection.   $395.00   Order Information  or  Questions?   SALE PENDING

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PC5744
                  Confederate Script Infantry Button

Backmark:  Blank
Construction:  Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  22 mm.
Condition:  Very good, excavated, partial shank present.  Any "script" I button with any amount of gilt is a rare find in itself.  This example has ample gilt on its face with no pushes, cracks, or repairs.  This button will be an absolutely beautiful display piece.
RecoveredSailor's Creek, Va.
Reference:  Tice:  CS215B3  Albert:  CS 177
Price:  $495.00
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PC5773
                  Confederate Frame Waist Belt Buckle

This excavated Confederate frame waist belt buckle is in very good condition and was acquired direct from the digger who recovered it from Spotsylvania County, VA.  Constructed of cast brass which, over the course of many decades buried in the ground, has aged into a very pleasing dark green patina with .  Both tangs are present and the center bar is solidly connected.  According to Lon W. Keim, M.D., author of "Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates", these buckles were "perhaps the most reliable of all Civil War accoutrement plates.  Without movable parts or soldered hooks, these sturdy plates were virtually impervious tot he rigors of field wear."  This buckle has no cracks, breaks, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War belt plate or general relic collection.  Approx. 63 x 73 mm.  $575.00   Order Information  or  Questions?   SALE PENDING

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PC5605
                  Fancy Pre-Civil War Sword Hanger

This interlocking chain-like device appears to constructed of brass and is considered to be a pre-Civil War sword hanger.  At one end is a small but fancy "S" hook.  At the other end is the swivel style sword hanger.  The device is approximately 8 inches in length and is nearly 1 inch at its widest point.   $35.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5726
                  Virginia Militia Button

Backmark:  "* SUPERIOR * / QUALITY" rm
Construction:  Low convex, one-piece.
Approximate size:  22 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, non-excavated, secure shank present.  This button has ample silver remaining on its front and rear and has no cracks, breaks, bends or repairs.
Reference:  Tice:  VA105A2   Albert:  VA 2
Price:  $375.00
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PC5292
                  2.9 Inch Caliber Read-Parrott Shell
 
 This 2.9 inch caliber Read-Parrott shell is in very good condition and will be an excellent display piece.  Its iron sabot and the very lower portion of its zinc time fuse adaptor are still present.  The overall condition of the iron is good with moderate surface pitting and two divots on one side (one quarter size and one dime size).  The threads in the adaptor hole are not clearly visible due to ground action.   It has been cleaned, deactivated, run through electrolysis, and clear coated so as to preserve it.  Its length is approximately 8 1/4 inches and it weighs approximately 8.4 lbs.  This projectile will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $225.00  
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PC5757
                  Federal General Service Cuff Button

Backmark:  "* D. EVANS & CO. * / EXTRA" dm
Construction:  Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  15 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  This cuff button is covered with gilt and has no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Recovered:  Stafford County, VA.
Price:  $35.00
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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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PC5100
                  Pot & Ladle - Post Civil War

This cast iron pot and ladle are not Civil War period pieces, but they will make an excellent display for a campsite setting display or simply set on a fireplace hearth filled with Civil War bullets. The pot's diameter measures approximately 8 inches and is 4 1/2 inches in depth.  The ladle is 19 inches in overall length is 4 inches across from pour lip to pour lip of the cup.  The bottom center of the pot has a recessed mark of L-0308-A with a raised numeral "8" at its bottom edge which is likely to be a molder's mark.  The ladle has the mark of  "3 1/2" about midway on its handle likely indicating its actual cup size.   As mentioned above this pot and ladle will be an excellent campsite display or actually could be used today for cooking or melting some material.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5749
                  Confederate Pewter Infantry Coat Button

Backmark:  Blank with a split anvil mark.
Construction:  White metal, low convex, cast one-piece.
Approximate size:  24 mm.
Condition
:  Very good, excavated, shank missing.  Nice light grey patina with minimal surface ground action and some areas of yellow soil present.  No cracks, bends or repairs.
Recovered:  Orange County, VA
Reference:  Tice CSI281B1  Albert CS 185B
Price:  $165.00
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PC5667
                  Confederate Infantry Coat Button

Backmark:  Blank with outer ring of dots and inner continuous ring.
Construction:   Two-piece, medium convex.
Approximate size:  22 mm.
Condition
:  Good, excavated, shank missing.  This Confederate coat button has an awesome chocolate brown patina with no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Remarks:  This button was acquired direct from the digger.
Recovered:  Orange County, VA.
Reference:  Tice:  CSI243B1  Albert:  CS 182 
Price:  $65.00
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PC3213
                  Confederate Gardner Bullet with Mac Mason Writing

This excavated Confederate Gardner bullet is in excellent condition and is from the collection of the legendary Mac Mason.  It is marked with Mac's recognizable black lettering indicating when and where the bullet was recovered.  It states: "C.S. LINE  TOTOPOTA-MOY [sic] CRK."  "12.15.73".  What is believed to be a letter "A" is smudged and the use of that letter indicates that Mac misspelled Totopotomoy using an "A" instead of an "O" in the fourth syllable.  The battle of Totopotomoy Creek was part of Grant's Overland Campaign (May-June 1864) and occurred on May 28-30, 1864.  The bullet has a very pleasing waxy tan patina, a visible mold seam, and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  .585 x 1.057 inches.  $45.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5512
                  Large Plain Bridle Rosette  

This large plain horse bridle rosette was recovered in the area of Chancellorsville, VA.  The face is plain and at some point in time is believed to have been cleaned by the digger.  At the eight o'clock position on the face, at the edge, is a break with a 7/8 inch hairline crack.  The rear has pebbled but solid solder and is missing its attachment bar.  This rosette measures approximately 2.27 inches in diameter and will be excellent addition to any excavated Civil War cavalry or general relic collection.   $25.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5471
                  Mississippi Infantry Cuff Button

Backmark"Hyde & Goodrich. / N. O."
Construction Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size15 mm.
Condition Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  The button, acquired direct from the digger, has a brown patina with areas of gilt high-lighting "MISSISSIPPI", the star and letter "I".  The gilt shows up more than my pictures actually reveal.  No pushes, cracks, breaks or repairs.
Recovered:  Orange County, VA
Reference Tice:  MP215As  Albert:  MP 4 
Price:  $350.00
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PC5737
                  Eagle Plate - Marked "W. H. SMITH BROOKLYN" - John Marks Collection

This excavated US eagle plate plate, recovered in LaGrange, TN., is in very good condition and is from the recently released Civil War relic collection of longtime Tennessee relic hunter John A. Marks.  It is another one of the best documented relics that I have had the opportunity to offer, and it is with great pleasure that I can make it available on this website.  Mr. Marks relic hunted over a span 33 years beginning on January 11, 1967 and recovered a copious amount of relics during that time.  The meticulous Mr. Marks managed to document each relic he recovered by marking it with its date of recovery and his letter and number code indicating area of recovery.  Many of the relics Mr. Marks pulled out of the ground were pristine in condition.  Mr. Marks passed away on March 13, 2000 but what he left the Civil War relic collecting community, as well as Civil War historians, will be forever appreciated.  DESCRIPTION:  The brass front of this eagle plate has a smooth even rich brown patina and shows an eagle clutching arrows in its right talon and an olive branch in its left. There are no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs to the face of this plate.  The rear, with one iron belt attachment loop remaining, is in good condition with minor surface flaking of the now stable solder back.  It has not been repaired.  Stamped in the rear is the manufacturer's mark of "W. H. SMITH  BROOKLYN".  While the mark is incomplete, the majority of the letters are visible.  Also on the rear in black ink is Mr. Marks' recovery date of "1-7-72" and his location code of "LG10+" with the "LG" indicating the LaGrange area and the "10+" indicating a more specific area of LaGrange where this fine relic was recovered.  Mr. Marks included this find in his first journal which is dated "11 Jan. 1967 to 24 Oct. 1983".  In the picture enlargements of this piece, I have included a copy the page from his journal that includes the entry he made for this particular find on 1-7-72.  A copy of this page, along with a copy of the North South Trader article titled "The Way It Was" by John A. Marks will be included with this relic.  Click the preceding link to read the article now.  This very nice belt plate will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War belt plate or general relic collection.  Approx. 65 mm.  $250.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4802
                  .58 Caliber Johnston & Dow Patented Combustible Waterproof Cartridge
 
 This .58 caliber Johnston & Dow waterproof cartridge is in excellent condition and was excavated in the area of Fair Oaks, VA.  The bullet has a white patina and the main body of the cartridge, which is still somewhat rounded, has no cracks, holes, or repairs.  The cartridge is still solidly attached and, if gently shaken, one can still hear the 150 year old gun powder inside.
 According to Jim Thomas, co-author of  "A Handbook of Civil War Bullets and Cartridges", "the case material was paper or cloth treated with various chemicals to make it combustible.  A final coat of collodion made the cartridge waterproof.  The fact that complete cartridges are still recovered is a testament to the inventor's claim of them being impervious to the weather."  An example of this cartridge can be found in the above mentioned handbook on page 39 as item 150B.  This cartridge is a fine example and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet, cartridge, or general excavated relic collection.    $50.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5431
                  Federal Marine Button     

Backmark:  "H. BROS & ALLIEN / . N. Y." rmdc
Construction:  Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  20 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  This pretty button, acquired direct from the digger, has plenty of gilt remaining and a very slight push just below the eagles left wing.  Marked by the digger on the rear are the letters "FH" indicating its recovery location of Fisher's Hill, VA.
Recovered Fisher's Hill, VA
Reference:  Tice: MC215A1   Albert:  MC9
Price:  $215.00
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PC5643
                   Curry Comb 

This period excavated curry comb is constructed of iron and was used for horse grooming.  Though incomplete, what remains is stable, and it will be a nice addition to any Civil War cavalry, campsite or general relic collection.  It measures approximately 5 3/4 x 6 inches.   $25.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5693
                  US Eagle Plate

This excavated US eagle plate is complete and its stamped brass front sports a very pleasing even chocolate brown patina.  Its coloring, combined with its well-defined eagle clutching arrows in its right talon and an olive branch in its left, is absolutely gorgeous and will display very nicely.  The rear has both iron attachment loops and a complete complement of solder. The plate has no cracks, breaks, bends, rust-throughs, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War plate or general relic collection.  Approx. 63 mm.   $250.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5584
                  US Navy Cuff Button

Backmark:  ".*. EXTRA .*. QUALITY" rmdc
Construction:  High convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  16 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  This button has dark brown patina with no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Recovered:  Smithfield, VA.
Reference:  Tice:  NA206A8 variant  Albert:  NA 102
Price:  $40.00
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PC5609
                  Excavated Brass Pre-Civil War Buckle

This excavated pre-Civil War brass buckle is similar to a US military carbine sling buckle in both size and shape.  It was recovered in Brownsburg, VA and is in very good condition.  Its construction differs from a typical US carbine sling buckle in that its brass frame is not as thick, has rounded corners, and it originally had three tangs.  This example has lost its center tang and the remaining two tangs are designed not to move side to side on the center bar as they are affixed in a recessed area of the bar.  One of the tangs does not move up and down as ground action has it sealed in place.  This buckle has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any pre-Civil War plate or general relic collection.  Approx. 52 x 84   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5428
                  Confederate Infantry & Artillery Coat Buttons

These two Confederate excavated coat size buttons are both in fair condition and were acquired direct from the digger.  The button pictured on the left is a CS "Script I" infantry button (ref. Tice: CSI215B3 & Albert: CS 177).  It has a blank back mark and is of convex, two-piece brass construction.  It measures approximately 23 mm. and its face is pushed with a hole and crack present.  Its shank is present and on the rear of this button, which also has a crack, is printed "CEDAR CREEK" indicating where the digger recovered it.  The button pictured to the right is a CS "Block A" Artillery button (ref. Tice: CSA243A1 & Albert: CS 117).  It has a blank back mark and is of low convex, two-piece brass (or copper) and tin construction.  It measures approximately 23 mm. and its face has enough ground action to make the letter "A" difficult to see.  There is a hole and a crack in both the rear and the front.   On the rear of this button is what I believe to be printed "FISHER'S HILL" indicating where the digger recovered it.   While these two Confederate buttons aren't museum quality, they are still good, affordable examples to add to any excavated Civil War button or general relic collection.  $125.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5398
                  Confederate Six Pounder Spherical Case-Shot Artillery Shell

This Confederate six pounder spherical case-shot artillery shell is in very good condition and was recovered from McDowell, VA., also known as Sitlington's Hill.  It was acquired directly form the digger and comes with 16 case-shot balls.  The iron is in great shape that has only minimal surface build-up with nearly no pitting.  Its fuzing system consisted of a wood drive-in fuze adaptor that would have accepted a paper time fuze.  Its diameter measures approximately 3.58 inches and it s overall approximate weight is 3.8 pounds.  According to Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", its weight of 3.0 pounds, without the case-shot balls, indicates definitively that this ball was manufactured to have case-shot balls in it.  This case-shot shell is inert and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $350.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5681
                  .69 Caliber Buck & Ball - Reconstructed

This example of .69 caliber buck & ball was reconstructed to demonstrate its original appearance within a paper cartridge.  According to Jim and Dean Thomas' bullet reference book, "A Handbook of Civil War Bullets and Cartridges", "The buckshot was added to the .69 caliber round ball in order to increase the chances of hitting a target when fired from the highly inaccurate smoothbore musket."  When these cartridges were originally assembled, the buckshot simply rested on the round ball.  This buck and ball will be an excellent example to add to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.  $35.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5598
                 Federal Artillery Bormann Time Fuze

This Federal Bormann time fuze is an artillery relic acquired directly from the digger who recovered it from Port Hudson, LA.   This example is punched at about the 2 second hash mark on its face which  indicates that it was used to detonate an artillery shell.  While I was able to show some of the hash marks and the number "5" in the enlargement pictures of this fuze, those same marks are difficult to see under normal lighting, but are indeed there.  The fuze threads are visible and the fuze body also clearly shows bending from the side view, presumably created by the blast of the shell.  It measures approximately 1.6 inches in diameter and has not been repaired.  This fine artillery relic will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4399
                  Confederate Enfield Bullet from the Blockade Runner "Modern Greece" - Certificate Included  
 
Offered here is a Confederate Enfield bullet with wood plug recovered from the English steamer "Modern Greece" by diver Bill Epperson of North Carolina.  In the early hours of June 27th, 1862 The "Modern Greece", a blockade runner, was attempting to deliver weapons and ammunition to the Confederate troops and ran aground off Fort Fisher, NC while being fired upon by the US Navy.  It eventually sank leaving its cargo resting in only a few feet of water.  This bullet, recovered from this shipwreck, is in excellent condition with an ashen grey patina and the letter "L" stamped in the base.  One of the more amazing aspects about this find is the fact that the wood plugs were also recovered in or about the bullets.  This is an excellent opportunity to own a piece of the cargo from this historic Confederate blockade runner.  This bullet will include a certificate of authenticity signed by Bill Epperson.  Clicking the thumbnail image to the left will show enlargements of the bullet and its certificate, pictured with one of the lead ingots, which was also recovered from the Modern Greece by Mr. Epperson in the mid 1960's.  These bullets were likely produced from lead ingots such as the one pictured prior to being shipped.  To read more about this blockade runner click on this link "Modern Greece".  The bullet in the picture is the exact bullet you will receive and it measures approximately .57 x 1.09 inches.  Also, to be clear, the bullet pictured with the certificate and lead ingot in the additional pictures, is the exact bullet you will receive.  This is done primarily for documentation purposes.  I was able to acquire only a few of these Enfield bullets directly from Bill Epperson so, if you want additional bullets, each with certificates, in similar condition, please let me know.   $45.00  
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PC4857
                  Confederate Sword Scabbard Drag

This crude and heavy duty brass sword drag is from a Confederate sword scabbard and was excavated in the area of  Five Forks, VA.  It has a rusty green patina and It measures 1 9/16 x 3 inches.  This fine sword scabbard relic will be an excellent addition to any Civil War sword or general relic collection.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5204
                  Eagle Plate

This excavated eagle cross belt plate was recovered in Hanover County, VA and is in very good condition.  Its brass face has a brown patina with areas of original brass showing through mainly on the higher areas of the raised eagle holding arrows and and olive branch in its talons.  There are still areas of the face where soil remains from where it rested since the great war.  The rear has both iron attachment loops present, complete, solid and nearly straight up.  There is a complete complement of solder remaining in the rear as well.  While the plate does have a slight wave in its body, there are no cracks, breaks, or repairs and this plate will be an excellent addition to any Civil War plate or general relic collection.  Approximately 64 mm.   165.00   Order Information  or  Questions?  

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PC4319
                  Confederate .71 Caliber Three Ring Bullet - HUGE
 
 This massive Confederate .71 caliber three ring bullet is one of a group of 24 that I was recently able to acquire in a small collection of relics.  Only 5 of the 24 now remain and 3 of these are being made available.  Purchased direct from the digger, all 24 were all that he recovered from private property with permission near the site of the May 10, 1864 battle of
Bloody Angle in Spotsylvania County, VA.  In addition to their size, another notable characteristic of these 24 bullets is the flat or blunt tip which was a result of the casting process.  The bullet measures approximately .692 in diameter and 1.07 inches in length.  It is nose cast and has a conical cavity.  This particular bullet still retains soil in its cavity.  The condition of the bullet is excellent with a dirty white-grey patina, an even round skirt, and no damage.  All of the bullets have the blunt nose and are in very good to excellent condition, with similar patinas.  One of these bullets, from this very same collection, is pictured on page 238 as #585A in Dean S. Thomas' book, "Round Ball to Rimfire, Part Four".  A copy of this book may be purchased by visiting www.thomaspublications.com .   The bullet pictured in this listing is the exact bullet you will receive and it will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   $50.00   Order Information  or  Questions?  

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PC5668
                  Vermont State Seal Coat Button
 
Backmark:  A raised mark in a depressed channel (rmdc) is there, but difficult to see.
Construction:  Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  23 mm.
Condition:  Fair, excavated, solid shank attached.  A slight bit of gilt remains in the area of "VERMONT".  While this button shows substantial wear on an even brown patina, it has no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs. 
Remarks:  T
his button was acquired direct from the digger. 
Recovered
Mine Run, VA.
Reference:  Tice: VT230   Albert:  VT 9
Price:  $65.00

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PC5648
                  US Waist Belt Buckle

This excavated US waist belt buckle is the brass skin and arrow style belt attachment hooks only.  There is a slight bit of solder backing remaining at one end of the rear of the plate indicating that it was exposed to intense heat, melting the majority of the solder away.  The front of the plate, with its lightly soil coated chocolate brown patina, has the raised letters "US". There are breaks in the skin, with one along either side of the right side of the "U", one at the rim under the "U", and one at the rim at the bent end.  Even with the breaks, the plate is remarkably solid.  The rear still has the arrow style belt attachment hooks solidly affixed along with the aforementioned bit of remaining solder.  Marked on the rear, over what appears to be "white out" is Cedar Creek indicating its recovery location.  This waist belt plate will be an excellent addition to any Civil War plate or general relic collection.   $75.00   Order Information  or  Questions? 

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PC5356
                  Virginia State Seal Button

Backmark:  "MITCHEL & TYLER / RICHMOND VA."
Construction:  High  convex, three piece.
Approximate size:  22 mm.
Condition:  Very good, non-excavated, secure shank present.  The button has a very slight push between Virtus' right leg and sword.  Otherwise, the button is in great shape with no cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Reference:  Tice:  VA255A1  Albert:  VA 18
Price:  $265.00
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PC5582
                  19th Corps Badge - Published

This excavated 19th corps badge is in good condition and appears to be constructed of brass.  It was recovered this year in a Union camp in Smithfield, VA and was acquired direct from the digger.  This exact badge is featured on page 14 in the November - December 2014 American Digger Magazine (Volume 10 Issue 6).  According to Stanley S. Phillips' reference book, "Civil War Corps Badges and Other Related Awards, Badges, Medals of the Period", the 19th corps badge was "officially adopted per General Orders No. 11, November 17, 1864, from Headquarters, Nineteenth Army Corps, by command of Brevet Major General W. H. Emory.....The badge will be a fan-leaved cross with an octagonal center."   While this badge is missing its attachment pin, and does have upward bending of the branches, it has no cracks, breaks, or repairs.  This badge will be an excellent addition to any Civil War insignia or general relic collection.  Approximately  1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inch.    $660.00   Order Information  or  Questions?  

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PC5333
                  Parrott Long Range Time Fuse Adaptor with West Point "W" Mark

This Parrott long range time fuse adaptor with West Point "W" mark is in excellent condition.  It is believed by both Tom Dickey and Pete George, authors of  "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", that the "W" represented Parrott's foundry at West Point.  While not all were marked, they were intended for use in early war 20, 30 and 100 pounder Parrott shells.  It is constructed of cast zinc, has very nice visible mold seam with both spanner wrench holes present.  This fuse adaptor will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery fuse or general relic collection.  $85.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5355
                  Louisiana State Seal Button

Backmark:  " . HYDE & GOODRICH . / NEW ORLEANS" dm
 Construction:  Convex, two-piece.
 Approximate size:  22 mm.
 Condition
:  Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  There is moderate ground action but still a nice example with no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs. 
 Recovered:  Unknown
 Reference:  Tice LA204A2  Albert  LA 3
 Price:  $265.00

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PC5459
                  8 Confederate Enfield Bullets

These eight Confederate Enfield bullets are all in very good condition and were recovered in Culpeper, VA.  They were all recovered acquired direct from the digger who dug them all at the same dig site.  All have nice brown-white patinas and well rounded skirts.  These Enfield bullets will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   $75.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5345
                  Horse Bridle Plain Rosette - Confederate Use

This excavated plain horse bridle rosette is in very good condition and was recovered in Culpeper, VA.  Its brass front has a very nice woodsy brown patina and its rear has a near complete complement of solder along with its brass attachment bar.  An example of this type of rosette can be found in Howard Crouch's relic reference book "Civil War Artifacts" on page 134, item #8.  Crouch notes that this rosette is "a simple design often found in CS cavalry camps."  This rosette will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War cavalry or general relic collection.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5504
                  Eagle Plate

This excavated eagle plate is in decent condition and was recovered in Chancellorsville, VA area.  Its brass front, showing an eagle clutching arrows in its right talon and an olive branch in its left, has a brown patina.  There is a rust spot on the eagle's neck and upper breast area, but otherwise, it has no cracks or breaks.  The stamping of the eagle in the sheet brass is crisp and very well defined.  The rear has a complete complement of solder with one rusty iron cross-belt attachment loop still in place.  The plate has no bends or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate or general relic collection.  Approx.  63 mm.   $115.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5524
                  .58 Caliber Three-Piece Shaler Bullet

This .58 caliber three-piece Shaler bullet, with its matching dirty white patina, is in fair condition and was recovered in Culpeper, VA.  According to the local digger, who I acquired it from,, all three sections were recovered from the same dig site, but were not found together as pictured.  While this example is not perfect, all three sections are present.  The Shaler bullet is by far one of the most interesting bullets from the Civil War.  It is a multi-piece .58 caliber bullet that was invented by Reuben Shaler and patented on August 12, 1862.  After it was fired, the three sections would spread apart allowing for more impact points on its designated target.   This bullet is a good example and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War excavated bullet or general relic collection.    $65.00    Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5546
                  Print & Relic Display - Gettysburg, PA

This lovely framed display contains a copy of a print depicting Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet sizing up the enemy on the Gettysburg battlefield along with three relics to include a coat size flat button and two .58 caliber three ring bullets from that area.  The wood frame is professionally constructed and this display will be an excellent addition to any office, den, or relic room.  It is ready to hang and measures approximately (L/W/D) 13 5/8 x 10 11/16 x 1 1/16 inches.  $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4005
                  North Carolina State Seal Button
 
Backmark:  "S A MYERS / RICHMOND, VA" rmdc
Construction:  Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  23 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, non-excavated, secure shank present.  This handsome button has a very pleasing aged brass patina with much of the detail of the state seal visible.  The button has no cracks, breaks, pushes or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War button or general relic collection.
Reference:  Tice: 210A1   Albert: NC 8
Price:  $475.00  
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PC5568
                  US Waist Belt Plate - "Baby Size"

 This non-excavated 1839 pattern US waist belt plate is the small or "baby" size type.  The face, with its very pleasing darkened brass patina, is nearly flawless.  The solder filled rear has the attachment hooks in place and solidly attached.  This plate has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War plate or general relic collection.  Approx. 40 x 70 mm.  $350.00  
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PC5591
                  US Dragoons Button

Backmark:  ". SCOVILLS & Co . / WATERBURY" rmdc
Construction:  Low convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  19.5 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  The brass has a green patina with ample gilt remaining.  There are no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.
RecoveredBrownsburg, VA.
Reference:  Tice: DR206A10   Albert:  DR 3
Price:  $125.00
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PC5436
                  Federal Infantry Coat Button

Backmark:  Illegible
Construction:  High convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  21 mm.
Condition:  Very good, excavated, secure shank present.  The face of this button is covered with gilt with a green patina on the high areas of the brass.  It has no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Recovered:  Virginia
Reference:  Tice: GI215-228   Albert:  GI 82-89
Price:  $55.00
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PC5573
                  Brother Against Brother - The War Begins

This book, "Brother Against Brother - The War Begins", by William C. Davis and the editors of Time-Life books, is in like-new condition.  The book, with 176 pages, covers the divided nation to the beginning of the Civil War at Fort Sumpter, SC..  It has a lot of great pictures on nearly every page and plenty of text to accompany them.  See all enlargement pictures by clicking the thumbnail image to the left.   This will be an excellent introduction to the Civil War for any novice Civil War history buff.   $25.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5440
                  Mississippi Infantry Cuff Button

Backmark"Hyde & Goodrich. / N-O."
Construction Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size15 mm.
Condition Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  Ample gilt on a brown patina with gilt beautifully high-lighting "MISSISSIPPI", the star and letter "I".  No pushes, cracks, breaks or repairs.
Recovered:  Culpeper, VA
Reference Tice:  MP215As  Albert:  MP 4 
Price:  $425.00
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PC5608
                  US Carbine Sling Buckle

This excavated US carbine sling buckle, from a Shenandoah Valley, VA dug collection, is in very good condition and has a very pleasing reddish-brown patina. Recovered from Brownsburg, VA The center bar is solidly attached with both freely moving tangs present.  The plate has a few small areas on its front where brass is showing through and is most likely a result of rolling around in a relic box along with other relics.  This US carbine sling buckle has no cracks, breaks, bends or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War buckle or general relic collection.  Approx.  52 x 83 mm.   $115.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5123
                  .58 Caliber Three-Piece Shaler Bullet
 
 This .58 caliber three-piece dropped Shaler bullet, with its matching dirty white patina, is in very good condition and was recovered in Culpeper, VA.  According to the local digger, all three sections were recovered from the same dig site, but were not found together as pictured.  The Shaler three piece bullet is by far one of the most interesting bullets from the Civil War.  It is a multi-piece .58 caliber bullet that was invented by Reuben Shaler and patented on August 12, 1862.  After it was fired, the three sections would spread apart allowing for more impact points on its designated target.   This bullet is a fine example and will make an excellent addition to any Civil War excavated bullet or general relic collection.    Ref. M&M 520 and T&T 155c.   $125.00   
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Available North South Traders, Volumes XXII - XXXII  have just been listed as "available". 

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Available for sale are copies of  North South Trader magazines.  What I have currently listed are Volumes I - XXXII ranging in very good to near mint condition.  I will entertain offers for entire volumes or will sell them individually according to price list.   Not only is this publication an excellent reference source for Civil War history and relics but nearly all of the front covers are a work of art.  This offering is an excellent opportunity to obtain that hard to find copy, or copies, that are missing from your collection, or to simply begin a new collection.

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 A Complete Near Mint Unsold Set of the first 11 Volumes (67 issues) 1973 - 1984

Virginia Relics has acquired a limited number of complete unsold sets of the first eleven volumes of the North South Trader magazine directly from the magazine's founder and original publisher, William Mussenden.  These volumes were all produced during his time as owner and publisher from May 1973 until October 31, 1984.  The 1st eleven volumes includes 67 issues, (includes the 1979 Price Guide), which have all been properly stored in William Mussenden's personal collection since they were printed.  All are original issues and are in unread, excellent condition.  THESE ISSUES WERE NEVER SOLD or made available, until now.  Once these few "Founder's Collection" sets are sold there will be no more available.  This never before sold Founder's Collection including all of the early and rare issues, plus the first and second price guides, is now available for only $495.00.  PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S.  

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