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    Beautifully Ornate Colonial Shoe Buckle

    Spent a couple of hours back at the colonial house and it continued to yield some great relics and a semi-key date coin! This was a deep signal that was under a large root and I was getting frustrated trying to find it as it indicated shallowed than it was due to its size. I figured it was junk and didn't dig carefully in my frustration, somehow I managed not to hit or destroy it with my shovel--probably thanks to the big root. I finally saw it on edge and worked it out slowly by hand. I got very excited when it appeared to be an old colonial shoe buckle! My first.

    At home I washed it in soap and water and it began to show signs of what appeared to be gilt. After a few treatments with Al jelly, it revealed a beautifully ornate silver plated buckle! Notice the four crimps on the bar in the center which is stationary.

    Any more info on this buckle would be greatly appreciated.
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    Beautiful Buckle Eric!
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    Very nice Erik! Never seen one quite like that. Not sure about its age either, but I could guess late colonial.
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    Not sure the age but she is nice.
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    That's a nice buckle Erik, but it's not a shoe buckle. I think it's a woman's sash buckle from the Victorian era.
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    I have to agree with Steve, Victorian sash but I'm no expert. I love my buckles.
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    Way to go Eric.That buckle is a awesome find.looks great.
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    Hi Steve, Just curious why you don't think it's a shoe buckle. I thought about sash buckle too, but I'm not terribly familiar with either. To me it doesn't have that typical Victorian look to it. I was thinkinging perhaps early 1800s??

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    Grant Hansen

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    Gorgeous buckle. Your perseverance (and luck) paid off. I hope it gets a proper ID.
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    Do you have any similar examples of sash buckles? I thought the bar might date it to a specific period. I wouldn't be heartbroken if it dates to Victorian era as I have been digging a great mix of Victorian and Colonial relics from this house.

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    What a great buckle!
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    Whatever type it is and from whatever era, it sure is sweet!
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    Wow very nice
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    I'm glad you got to the root of the matter. Beautiful save. And congratulations on not shoveling it... Art
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    That's a beauty!!!
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