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  1. #31
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    Wore the same plate my 1st class year at VMI, incredible recovery especially given you own the property. Imagine there's a lot more where that came from
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    FoundinNC,

    Great looking beltplate.....most detectorist never find one in any condition and that one is stellar.

    Regards + HH

    Bill
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    From someone who has been looking for stuff since the 1960's this plate has been in the ground over 150 years. If you zoom in on the thing, notice the thick patina has chipped off the left top corner where it is being held. Check the "damage" on some of the stars, especially on the left. Note carefully where the dirt remains. This plate has been sitting and waiting for someone to rescue it a very, very long time. Experience tells the tale. This plate is awesome. Beyond awesome. My one CSA was that nice, also a GA Frame buckle, but none of the others from the period I have dug have been this nice. (Jealous).
    Last edited by smokeythecat; Jan 02, 2018 at 07:09 PM.

  4. #34
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    I'm with Bill.-stellar is a good word.
    Last edited by smokeythecat; Jan 02, 2018 at 07:10 PM.

  5. #35
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    Thread is back on track. Very nice plate.
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    Very cool, congratulations!
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  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tnmountains View Post
    Thread is back on track. Very nice plate.
    Thanks man!

    To the OP - what a wonderful plate and Im so stoked for you about the condition. We all know how much does not come out of the ground looking nice - so Im glad this beauty came out looking so good. Cheers!


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  8. #38
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    Jan 2005
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    Well done, beautiful plate!!
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  9. #39
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    That is one beautiful plate!
    Big congrats!
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  10. #40
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    smokeythecat,

    Good eye and yes you can see where some of the verdigris has flaked off. It's not my call but don't think I'd try to clean it much more.

    Regards + HH

    Bill


    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    From someone who has been looking for stuff since the 1960's this plate has been in the ground over 150 years. If you zoom in on the thing, notice the thick patina has chipped off the left top corner where it is being held. Check the "damage" on some of the stars, especially on the left. Note carefully where the dirt remains. This plate has been sitting and waiting for someone to rescue it a very, very long time. Experience tells the tale. This plate is awesome. Beyond awesome. My one CSA was that nice, also a GA Frame buckle, but none of the others from the period I have dug have been this nice. (Jealous).
    FoundInNC likes this.

  11. #41
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    Simply stunning! I'm salivating thinking of all the other cool relics that must be at that site. Congratulations!
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  12. #42
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    Mar 2009
    central mo
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    congrats what a beautiful sword plate

 

 
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