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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2019
    Upstate ny
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    Old shoe buckle and a tombac button. Any ideas on date for shoe buckle?

    Enjoying the sun, but ground still frozen...found these 2 within 15ft of each other. Looking for any help in dating buckle and button..so excited to find these in such great shape.
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    Nice shoe buckle and large tombac. If this was a contest to guess the age of your shoe buckle, my guess would be 1770.
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    Steve in PA is very close. I lump in at the 3rd quarter 18th century. Nice finds. We either get the time ones whole or big broken ones.

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    It seems that toward the end of the 18th century they changed the buckle frame at the pin terminals. Maybe they were trying to save a little material? This observation was based on shoe buckle frames recovered at the 1758-1766 Fort Ligonier (Pennsylvania) and the 1790's John Bridges Tavern which sprung up along the military road near the fort. This from the book on the archaeological excavations at Fort Ligonier.
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 19
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

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    Beautiful shoe buckle, congrats!
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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  7. #7
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    Massachusetts
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    That buckle looks perfect. I'm happy for you! I've found one complete buckle and it's one of my best finds ever finding it was such a joy!
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    Very nice find, never found one, congrats
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  9. #9
    us
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    I tried to get out last Friday when it was warm and couldn't get past the first 3 inches of frozen ground!! (near Saratoga)

    I'm jealous of your buckle, I've dug a bunch of frames and pieces but still am looking for a complete one! Great find!
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  10. #10
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    WOW great buckle! Just one more thing i have not found and need to recover before my bucket list gets kicked!
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    Feb 2019
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    We are in the same area. I know its crazy hard when its frozen. But we kept chipping away. Its going to feel so easy when its unfrozen.
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  13. #13
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    Wow, complete buckle! Don't see them like that often. Nice finds!
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  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2019
    Upstate ny
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    Thank you to everyone with your info.
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    everyday there is a new adventure!!!

  15. #15
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    That's a great looking buckle and nice button, congratulations on the saves
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