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           This page last updated August 27, 2015

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Charlottesville, VA 22906 

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PC5933
                  State of New York Belt Buckle

This State of New York belt plate is in good condition and was excavated in the area of Harrison's Landing, VA along the James River where General George McClellan camped during the summer of 1862 after the battle of Malvern Hill.  The brass face of the plate showing the letters "SNY" has aged into a very pleasing brown patina and is basically flawless.  Just above the letter "S" is a small period inward bend of the rim.  The rear has both puppy paw attachment studs but is missing its belt hook which may explain why it was left behind.  There is a full complement of solder and the plate has no cracks or repairs.   This New York belt plate will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War belt plate or general relic collection.   $495.00   Order Information  or  Questions?  SALE PENDING

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PC5903
                  Bullet In Wood

This piece of wood has what is believed to be a .58 caliber three ring bullet imbedded in it.  It was recovered from Wilderness, Va., has no repairs, and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War battle display, bullet, or general relic collection.   The piece of wood measures approximately 1.5 x 3 inches.   $90.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5472
                  Confederate Infantry Coat Button

Backmark:  Blank
Construction:  Medium convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  22 mm.
Condition:  Very good, excavated, secure shank present.  This button has a reddish brown patina with no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs
Recovered:  Orange County, VA.
Reference:  Tice:  CSI243A  Albert:  CS 182
Price:  $120.00
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PC5893
                  12 Pounder Solid Shot Cannonball

This excavated 12 pounder solid shot cannonball is in excellent condition.  The iron has been lightly clear coated and is in very good condition with only minimal pitting.  It weighs approximately 12 pounds and is approximately 4.50 inches in diameter.  It has no cracks, breaks, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $225.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4400
                  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.  In addition this, looking closely at the interior walls of the base of this particular bullet you can still see tiny tubes that once housed sea life.  This clearly indicates that it rested in the marine environment for very long time. 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 1.03 inches.  Also, to be clear, the bullet pictured with the certificate and lead ingot, and in all of the additional pictures in this listing, 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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PC5899
                  Confederate Knapsack Buckle Half

This excavated hook portion of a two-piece Confederate knapsack buckle is in excellent condition and was recovered Fredericksburg, VA.  These sturdy brass buckles were produced by S. Isaacs Campbell & Company, London and it is this company that supplied numerous articles of war to the Confederacy.  This buckle, constructed of brass, has a brown-green patina with no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War buckle or general relic collection.  The buckle's approximate overall length and width measures 37 x 40 mm.    $65.00    Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5740
                  Pre-Civil War Artillery Button

Backmark:  "PLATED" rm with wreath a of laurel branches.
Construction:  Low convex, one-piece,
Approximate size:  20 mm
Condition:  Excellent, non-excavated, secure shank present.  This pretty button is covered with silver plate.  It has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.  There is a tiny bit of wire wrapped around the shank.
Reference:  Tice: AY199D
Price:  $75.00
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PC5525
                                     .58 Caliber Three-Piece Shaler Bullet
 
 This .58 caliber three-piece Shaler bullet, with its matching dirty grey-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  
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PC5158
                  Type III Parrott Percussion Fuze

This excavated type III Parrott percussion fuze is a fine example of what happens during a shell explosion and was recovered from Petersburg, VA.  It is constructed of zinc which has aged into a dirty white patina.  Its anvil cap and slider are no longer present and there is a 1 5/8 inch long crack in the body that is likely from the blast of the shell.  It is approximately 2 1/8 inches in length.  This very cool artillery relic was recovered along the Appomattox River in Petersburg, VA in a farm field, now a housing sub-division, by the farmer that once farmed the land.  The fuse has not been repaired and will be
an excellent example to add to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $45.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5983
                  Model 1859 US Cavalry Spur with Cast-In Groove

This solid cast brass US cavalry spur with cast-in groove is in very good condition and has a very nice chocolate brown patina.  According to Howard Crouch, author of "Historic American Spurs", "About ten percent of those Model 1859 found will be this variety, having a cast-in groove on the inner heel band.  This was done to strengthen and lighten the spur."  It is complete with the exception of its iron rowel and does have a slight scratch of perhaps a digger's tool on the edge of the heel band near its neck.  This spur was excavated just outside of Namozine Church in Amelia County, VA.  Click on the preceding Namozine Church link to read about this battle.  It has no cracks, breaks, repairs or unusual bends and this very nice spur will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War cavalry or general relic collection.  Approximately 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC3214
                  Confederate .58 Caliber Gardner Bullet with Mac Mason Writing
 
 This excavated Confederate .58 caliber 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 where the bullet was recovered.  Printed on the bullet is "CAMP BUNKER HILL W. VA".  Click the preceding Bunker Hill link for information on Bunker Hill, WV.  Mac Mason co-authored the widely used Civil War bullet reference book  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. Bullet measures approximately .583 x 1.03 inches.  $45.00  
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PC5897
                  Federal Infantry Overcoat Size Button

Backmark:  "". SCOVILL MF'G CO. . / WATERBURY'' dm
Construction:  High convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  22 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  The gilt remaining on this large infantry button, with its chocolate brown patina, beautifully high-lights the eagle, its shield, and letter "I".  It has no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War button or general relic collection.
RecoveredBrandy Station, VA
Reference:  Tice:  GI215A84  Albert:  GI 85
Price:  $50.00
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PC5985
                  Brass Percussion Box Lock Boot Pistol Barrel
 

 This brass percussion box lock boot pistol barrel was
acquired directly from the digger who recovered it in the area of Namozine Church, in Amelia County, VA.  The battle of Namozine Church occurred on April 3, 1865 and was one of the last battles of the Civil War.  This pistol barrel has an octagon shape with a cannon style muzzle and its brass construction has aged into a deep green patina.  Just below the iron nipple are the letters "ELG", with a small star, within a small oval stamped on the left flat of the octagon barrel which is the proof mark for the Liege Gun Works of Belgium.  The barrel's overall length measures approximately 4 inches.  The diameter of the barrel opening at the muzzle is approximately .497 inch.  This boot pistol will be an excellent addition to any excavated weapon or general relic collection.   $75.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5020
                  US Model 1851 Cadet Musket

This US Model 1851 Cadet Musket was manufactured at Springfield Armory from 1851 to 1853 with only 4,000 produced.  It is a .57 caliber smooth bore with a forty inch round barrel.  Its original trumpet-head ramrod, with threading on the lower end, is present.  A distinguishing feature of this firearm is the use by the armory of a leftover Model 1847 musketoon lock plate, dated 1848.  This use of an earlier lock is considered correct (and rare) on the early production of the 1851 Cadet Musket.  Reference Flayderman’s Guide, 9A-304 through 9A-306.  The lock plate markings are crisply struck and are as follows: eagle motif over U.S. forward of hammer and vertically behind hammer SPRING/FIELD/1848.  The pattern of hammer differs from the standard 1851 Cadet but strikes the nipple correctly.  It appears to be a period replacement utilizing the part from a percussion military pistol or carbine.  The tumbler screw is missing.  There is no “US” stamping on the tang of the butt plate, no date stamped on the tang of the breech plug, and no proof marks on the left flat of the barrel breach.  There is also no evidence of an inspector cartouche on the stock opposite the lock.  The walnut stock is marked just above the front tang of the trigger guard in crisply struck block numbers with a small “65” over a larger “14”.  These are presumably school rack and company numbers.  This diminutive gun, patterned after the .69 caliber US Model 1842 Musket, is overall the 1851 Cadet pattern with the variations noted above.  It is known that 300 of the 1851 Cadet guns were sent to VMI under direct orders of then President Zachary Taylor.  Rifled variations were sent to West Point in 1857.  Most of the total production went to all the various states for use by their more than 30 private military high schools and colleges that existed in the 1850s with such names as Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA, Jefferson College, Washington, MS, Kentucky Military Institute, Hillsborough Military Academy, NC, Georgia Military Institute, etc.  The overall condition of this musket would be considered good to very good with one easily replaceable part (tumbler screw) missing.  The lock mechanics work perfectly.  The metal is smooth with no pitting and sharp clear lettering.  The wood is crisp with few if any scratches or dents.  This fine Cadet musket will be an excellent addition to any Civil War firearm or general relic collection.   $1,495.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5739
                  Pre-Civil War Rifleman Button

Backmark:  ". W. H. HORSTMANN . PHILA" rmdc
Construction:  Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  19 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, non-excavated, secure shank present.  This perfect button has a nice toned brass patina.  It has no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Reference:  Tice: RF212/215A
Price:  $95.00
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PC5896
                  Vermont State Seal Cuff Button

Backmark:  ". SCOVILLS & Co . / EXTRA" dm
Construction:  Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  15 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  This pretty little Vermont cuff button  has plenty of gilt with no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Recovered:  Stafford County, VA
Reference:  Tice:  VT235As2  Albert:  VT9Av
Price:  $165.00
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PC5644
                     US Pattern 1839 Cartridge Box for .69 Caliber Round Ball

This US 1839 pattern cartridge box for .69 caliber round ball is in good condition.  It could hold 40 rounds of musket ammunition in two tins, which are present, and was designed to be carried on a cartridge box sling only, with no provision for waist belt carriage. The leather is in good shape but the two roller buckles are missing.  Its US cartridge box plate is present and secured to its outer flap by its leather thong.  Marked on the inside of the outer flap in black block letters is what I believe to be "W. L. G." & "Co. C."  The outer flap has six small 1/4 inch slits which surround the US plate and it is believed these slits allowed the flap to hold an earlier type of flap ornament at one time. The box itself measures approximately 7 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 5 3/4.  This cartridge box will be an excellent addition to any Civil War firearm, campsite or general relic collection.    $365.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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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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PC5898
                  Federal Cavalry Coat Button

Backmark:  "* GODDARD & BRO * / EXTRA" dm
Construction:  High convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  20 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, excavated, secure shank present.  The brass has a light chocolate brown patina and there is just enough gilt remaining on this fine cavalry button to high-light the eagle, its shield, and letter "C".  It has no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War button or general relic collection.
Recovered:  Culpeper, VA
Reference:  Tice:  CV215A11  Albert: CV1
Price:  $65.00
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PC5796
                  Pad Lock

This lock was included in a group of Civil War artillery relics recently acquired by Virginia Relics which were recovered from a farm in Petersburg, VA.  It is rusty but solid and measures approximately 2 x 3 1/8 inches.  I am uncertain of the time period when this lock was produced but my limited research indicates that it the type manufactured by the Wm. Enders Lock Co.   $20.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5692
                  Eagle Plate

This excavated eagle plate is in excellent condition and its brass front, showing an eagle clutching an olive branch in its left talons and arrows in its right, has aged into a very pleasing brown patina.  Its rear has both iron, but rusty, belt attachment loops and a complete complement of solder showing only minimal surface flaking.  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. 63 mm.   $225.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4752
                  Pre-Civil War Virginia Militia Coat Button - "Soup Bowl"  Published
  
 Backmark:  "* RICH * / TREBLE GILT" rm.
 Construction:  Very high convex, one-piece.
 Approximate size: 22 mm. 
 Condition:  Very good, excavated, secure shank present.  This difficult to recover "soup bowl" variety of this button has plenty of gilt on its front.  Encircling Virtus standing over Tyranny is the Virginia state motto "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS" or "Thus ever to tyrants".   The term "soup bowl" is derived from the fact that the button was manufactured into a deeper curved bowl instead of the more common low convex example.  The soup bowl variety is much harder to recover than the low convex examples.  This example has no cracks, breaks, or repairs.
 RemarksThis button was recovered by Ms. Kelley Rea.  Kelley is a relic hunter in the Hampton Rhodes area of Virginia and she has managed to pluck four of these buttons from the same yard of a house site.  It is believed that all four are most likely from the same coat.  The button is pictured in Relic Hunter Magazine in the March - April 2013 issue on page 20 showing Best Finds of 2012 .  Click on the preceding magazine link to see these buttons found on page 20 of that issue.  The button offered here is the button on the right in the picture in the magazine.
 Recovered:  Bena, VA (Bena is situated in Gloucester, VA across the York River from Yorktown)
 Reference:  Tice:  VA110A2  Albert:  VA 3
 Price:  $395.00  
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PC5544
                  Print & Relic Display - Winchester, VA

This lovely framed display contains a copy of a print depicting "Stonewall" Jackson entering Winchester, VA and three relics to include a 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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PC5853
                  .36 Caliber "Tear Drop" Revolver Bullet
 
This .36 caliber "tear drop" revolver bullet is excellent condition.  It has a very pleasing white patina and a visible mold seam.  This bullet will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet or general relic collection.   $15.00
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PC5790
                  US Model 1840 Cavalry Saber & Scabbard

This untouched attic relic weapon is marked “Hortsman And Son/Philadelphia on right side of the ricasso. The markings on the opposite side, including the date, are crusted over and not legible.  The brass hand guard is complete with a rich, even greenish brown patina. The leather wrap, showing heavy use, remains covering the wooden grip. Remnants of the original brass wire wrapping are visible protruding below the pommel cap.  The full length blade has nicks and dents along bottom edge with a molted dark and gray patina on the sides.  The iron scabbard, missing it’s throat, matches the overall condition of the weapon and appears original to it. The surfaces are dark with areas of light to heavy pitting.  This saber and scabbard will be an excellent addition to any Civil War cavalry or general relic collection.   $495.00   Order Information  or  Questions?



 

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PC5156
                  Parrott "Long Range" Time Fuze Adaptor

This Parrott "long range" time fuze adaptor is in very good condition and was acquired directly from the digger's family whose property is directly adjacent to the Appomattox River and within 2 miles of the Petersburg Battlefield.  This fuze adaptor is constructed of zinc and would have been screwed into the nose of the artillery shell with a paper time fuze inserted into the hole in its center  Like many of this digger's finds, this relic has not been cleaned or even rinsed off.  It is still filled with dirt and and other debris and what I can see of the threads, they appear to still be in good condition.  The head measures approximately 1.28 inches and the length is approximately 2.44 inches.  This fuze adaptor has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5819
                 US Infantry and Cavalry Buttons

These three excavated buttons all recovered in New Kent County, VA consist of (from L-R) a US Infantry button (approx. 14 mm.),  a US cavalry button (approx. 16 mm.), and a US infantry button (approx. 14 mm.).  The cavalry button has a hole in its face and the infantry button to the right has a bachelor ring.  All three have secure shanks with no visible back marks.  These buttons will be an excellent addition to any excavated button or general relic collection.   $55.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5798
                  Navy Parrott Sabot for 30 Pounder Shell

This excavated navy Parrott sabot for 30 pounder artillery shell was recovered from Petersburg, VA.  It is constructed of cast brass which has aged into a nice looking mixed green-brown patina.  Though bent, the sabot is a complete ring that clearly shows the five lands and grooves created by the rifling of the tube of a 30 pounder Parrott cannon upon firing.  This artillery relic will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5794
                  Slider For Type III Parrott Percussion Fuze

This excavated zinc slider for Parrott percussion fuse is in very good condition and was was recovered from Petersburg, VA.  Measuring approximately 1/2 inch in diameter and approximately 1 5/16 inch in length, this slider should fit nicely into a type III Parrott percussion fuze without one.  It is missing the exterior portion of its steel nipple and has some minor chipping at the lower portion of the shaft.  This artillery slider will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $35.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4172
                  .44 Caliber Henry Rifle Cartridge

This intact .44 caliber Henry rifle cartridge is in good condition and was recovered in New Kent County, VA.  There is a very small hairline fracture in the cartridge on one side where the bullet meets the brass casing.  Otherwise, the bullet is solid and has no repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet, cartridge, or general relic collection.   $25.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5779
                  State Wreath for Confederate Tongue and Wreath Belt Plate

This excavated state wreath for Confederate tongue and wreath belt plate is in very good condition with the exception of its bent belt attachment loop which is bent inwards and slightly downward.  The brass has very pleasing dusty green patina and there is a 1/4 inch area on the edge of the wreath where a bit of shiny brass is exposed likely due to a misplaced digging tool.  There are a couple of other areas at the edge of the belt loop and on the rear, where there are traces of what I believe to be, gold gilt either exposed or showing just under the surface patina.  Should you have a tongue that you wish to match to this wreath, I have included an image on the image enlargement page (click on thumbnail image to left) that shows the detailed approximate measurements in millimeters.  This wreath, recovered Charles Town, WV,  has no cracks, breaks, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate or general relic collection.   $850.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5786
                   Spencer Carbine Cartridge

This Spencer carbine cartridge is in excellent condition and was recovered from Culpeper, VA.  The cartridge is in overall great shape and its brass casing has a very pleasing woodsy green-brown patina with no cracks, breaks, or repairs.  This cartridge is not a "put-together", as so many on the market are, and it will be an excellent addition to any Civil War bullet, cartridge, or general relic collection.   $35.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5788
                  Relics From Totopotomoy Creek, VA

These relics were purchased direct from the digger who recovered them with permission from private property in the area of Totopotomoy Creek, VA.  Included is a mix of more than 35 Union and Confederate dropped and fired bullets, a section of shrapnel from a Confederate Read shell, a musket barrel band and sling swivel with a portion of a tree root that grew through it, a side knife, a New York cuff button and 4 miscellaneous buttons, 2 small iron balls, the center portion of a white metal Bormann time fuze and an unidentified iron object.  These various items will be an excellent addition to any Civil War relic collection.  $150.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5590
                  Confederate Script Infantry Button

Backmark:  Blank
Construction:  Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size:  22 mm.
Condition:  Excellent, non-excavated, secure shank present.  There are no pushes, cracks, breaks, or repairs.  Nice brassy brown patina with some minor discoloration.
Reference:  Tice:  CSI215B3  Albert: CS 177
Price:  $175.00
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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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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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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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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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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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North South Trader Magazine

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                                     North South Trader Magazines

Available North South Traders, Volumes XXII - XXXII  have just been listed as "available". 

A listing of the Table of Contents for most of these issues is available HERE.

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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North South Trader Magazine

“Founders Collection”

 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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