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    us
    Oct 2010
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    Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    Had to go to Olathe to do an errand for my wife yesterday. Decided to stop by an antique store to kill some time. At the third display, I noticed a star buckle on a belt in two pieces. It still had the keeper and the adjuster hook. Had to go out and sit in the car after paying only $39. It is a Confederate Texas militia plate. Kerksis' book give is a rarity of 9 on a scale of 10. Belt shows heavy wear and most of it is still there.

    I still can't believe it!

    Here's a photo:
    http://img855.imageshack.us/i/texasbuckle2.jpg/
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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    I have to be honest with you....That almost sounds too good to be true.
    I'm very skeptical about it's authenticity.
    Show us the back please.

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  3. #3
    stefen

    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    Good find regardless of the source....

    Here is a TN find from several years ago...the buckle is similar and possibly attributed to Texas or Mississippi...http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php?topic=186456

    Now sit down....and make sure that you have on fresh chonies

    The one shown in the older post possibly has a 4 figure value...

    And yes, make sure that this is an original and not a copy before you have illusions of grandeur (big dollar signs)...

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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    There is a fine line between an antique shop and a pawn shop. Believe me, they know what they take in inventory and a approximate values of their items. For 39.00 it's still a cool display item though.

  5. #5
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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    Thanks for the replies.

    Believe me I had a hard time believing it was authentic. But after looking it over and using the measurements from the Kerksis book, I am somewhat certain its the real McCoy. However, I'm going to get it authenticated by some experts.

    Even if it does turn out to be a repro...it's a really good one that I can display with my relics. I will post a pic of the back of it later today.

    Thanks again.
    By the way, dug examples can be seen at http://www.itthc.com -- look under "Outstanding Past Finds."

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2010
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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    Here's some more pics I promised. The first one I posted was upside down. Sorry.

    Here's better pics.

    Front --

    http://img20.imageshack.us/i/texasplate3.jpg/

    Reverse --

    http://img819.imageshack.us/i/texasplate4.jpg/

    Best Regards,
    Steve

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2010
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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    Sorry the reverse link did not work. Here it is again.

    Reverse photo.
    http://img819.imageshack.us/i/texasplate4.jpg/

  8. #8
    se
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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    I must admit I know nothing of US civil war stuff. I am also very aware that something that seems to good to be true, is just that 99.99% of the time.

    However, I would just like to post this link to an identical belt plate coming up for auction at James D. Julia:
    http://www.jamesdjulia.com/auctions/...41415&sale=303

    I have spent some time comparing the two, and I must say that they seem to be struck from the same die. There are just too many minute details that correspond. Of course, the one at JDJ might also be modern. At the very least, I think it might be a good idea to have an expert look at it, and I hope it turns out to be one of the 0.01%.

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2010
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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    Thanks! And thanks for the link. I will post as soon as I get it authenticated.


  10. #10
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    Jan 2010
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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    What did the label read in the antique store? Was the buckle mis-identified or did the label reference Texas militia/Confederate/etc? If the seller knew enough to identify it, he/she would have likely known enough to correctly price it.

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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    Very cool!!
    Just moved to Birmingham from Los Angeles. Arrived here Sept. 2010.

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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    If that's a fake, it's a rather old and convincing one. I hope it turns out to be the real McCoy!

  13. #13
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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    Is this buckle Civil War/Confederate to begin with? Not documented in Mullinax's book. Does Kerksis identify it as CW?

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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    Wow looks real, and on it's belt! If real, being on the belt will make it alot more valuable. At 39.00, you may have made the buy of the century. I hope it's real. HH

  15. #15
    us
    Oct 2008
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    Re: Confederate Texas Militia Belt Plate

    I can vouch for Steve(Civilwarren)'s prior experience with relics. He's got a pretty solid stance on this one from reference books other than the normal variety as well. We've been looking at it for a couple days now elsewhere, and so far there's been a pretty high consensus that it's the real deal from several people entrenched in the relic business.

    Steve also just has that kind of antique store luck as well, he has several really nice things that aren't common that all came from antique stores or flea markets.

    On top of that, I can tell you with 100% certainty that he isn't here to make the banner, he's here to share an amazing once in a lifetime relic find with people who enjoy relics for their history.

    Nice find Steve, keep up the good work!
    Purveyor of fine rusted iron, aluminum cans, and pull tabs since 1995!

 

 
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