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    MOST UNUSUAL IF NOT UNIQUE LARGE OVAL SOUTH CAROLINA WAIST BELT PLATE - Die stamped sheet brass shell, 2.2" X 3.4" identical to FIG 405 in Kerksis's "Plates and Buckles of the American Military". The reverse, however, exhibits anomalies we have not previously encountered. The solder filler is very shallow/thin and incorporates and sheet brass tongue and, unlike other known specimens, uses a brass bar with two sliding tines for attachment to the belt. The solder filler is crudely finished indicated that the original narrow thick tongue and the two studs were removed and replaced with this arrangement. This method of attaching a plate to a belt is far more reliable and durable than the studs this plate was probably originally manufactured with. A probably unique field expedient modification of this rare Confederate used belt plate.

    Provenance: William Turner Collection Author of Even More Confederate Faces.

    Condition: Two shallow dents on the right side of the face, minor. Plate overall completely untouched with desirable dark patina.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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