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    Rectangular Cast Brass Virginia State Seal Rectangular Sword Belt Plate on the Original Waist Belt. These pre-war plates are of excellent quality with most entering service with Virginia cavalry units in the early stages of the war. The original brown buff belt is in very good sound condition but retains only vestiges of the original saber hangers. These were primarily manufactured as enlisted saber belts. The plate and keeper bear the matching number 219. This example exhibits a wonderful "field expedient" repair with two copper rivets skillfully inserted through pre drilled holes to reattach the tongue, a common problem with these plates and typical of the Confederacy's need to repair rather than discard damaged equipment. Plate is excellent with very nice untouched patina. An unusual and interesting example of this scarce and desirable Virginia belt.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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