Leather Goods

Federal US Regulation Soldier Waist Belt

Brown Buff Leather Belt ~37" long. Marked with oval R. White inspectors stamp. Arrows type brass US belt plate and brass keeper.

Note: Close up photos off buff leather buckle in second row.

Near mint condition Price $525

Model 1851 Federal Cavalry Sword Belt Rig

With Original Polished Leather Belt, Hanger Straps, Shoulder Sling and  Cast-Brass Eagle Belt Plate w Applied Silver Wreath

This eagle plate buckle matches the one shown in Mike O'Donnell's Book on American Military Belt Plates, Plate 625. The belt plate is circa 1862-1863 with a slightly wider design. There are no plate bench marks, there is a US stamped on the leather shoulder sling. 


This extremely fine enlisted cavalryman's leather belt is complete, and remains soft and pliable with no breaks or repairs.  The cast-brass Eagle sword belt plate has a rich, aged patina with the full silver wreath remaining intact. 


This cavalry sword belt rig is one of the nicest Federal Cavalry rigs that is 100% original and would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection. 

Price $1600

Federal US Regulation Soldier Waist Belt

Black Buff Leather Belt ~37" long. Marked with oval R. White inspectors stamp. Arrows type brass US belt plate and brass keeper.

Oval Ordnance Inspection Stamp is on outside of leather. Comes with Horse Soldier Letter.

Absolutely Mint Condition Price $695

Very Nice Davy 44 Cal. Revolver Cartridge Box - All Original


Extremely fine condition cartridge box with maker's mark "DAVY & Co. NEWARK NJ" stamped on tongue with "T.J. Sheppard"  inspector marked on the front flap. The company received various contracts for both infantry and cavalry units in 1862 and 1863. Belt loops and latch tab are riveted and sewn. Brass finial is pointed round. Box measures about 5 1/4  x 3 1/2  x 1 1/8  inch. Leather condition is flexible for the latch tab, straps, and flap - markings are very readable. 

Price $225   

Scarce Model 1851  DIE STAMPED Officer's Brass Eagle Waist Belt Plate on Black Patent Leather 

This thin die stamped rolled brass eagle belt plate with an applied small tongue was probably made around 1855 period, but could be an earlier militia waist belt by an unknown maker. 


From O'Donnell's book on Am. Military Belt Plates, the eagle's design is very similar to Figures 605 and 606 with the five wing feathers closest to the shield pointing down toward the olive branches and arrows. Most M-1851 belt plates have a round curved flow of the wing feathers pointing outward. Most Model 1851 buckles are cast brass. The buckle's reverse shows the die stamped construction - it was not lead filled. 


This plate shows a strong die crack coming out of the left feather into the side border. The photos show two leather ties holding the belt together but only for ease of handing. The leather condition is pliable and extremely fine with the 4 rows of decorative stitching all intact. The overall belt is about 38"in length including the buckle.

This specific variant buckle is not shown in O'Donnell's book.

A very nice scarce Officer Waist Belt.

 Price: $875.00


“E. Gaylord/ Chicopee/ Mass.” Marked 44 Cal. Revolver Pistol Cartridge Box


 Approx. 5 1/8 x 1 x 6.5 Inch brown leather, w/reverse belt loops and bottom finial and strap. Leather and stitching very good. Final strap moderately worn. Maker's mark is strongly stamped on the reverse. Some small leather finish missing on body under the flap. 

Leather condition is flexible for the latch tab, straps, and flap

Price $175

Extremely Scarce 11 Stars

CS Oval Waist Buckle 

 Attractive rare buckle on its original leather waist belt representing the eleven southern Confederacy States. Rarity 9 in Mullinax book on Confederate Buckles & Plates.


Leather belt is flexible and shows wear along with finish loss, particularly at the area of the hook holes where the soldier scraped off the belt surface trying to find the proper hole for his waist size. Casting file marks shown on both long sides of buckle.

Plate measures 76 mm x 50 mm. Comes with a 2016 signed letter of provenance - originally found in Mississippi and given to the collector's deceased father. These plates were made in the west and issued only to Western Theater troops. Note: provenance letter is hand signed with letter head.


A great Confederate Buckle.   SOLD


Price  $18,900

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