🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Belt buckle?

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I believe this is a belt buckle. Found on Prince Edward's Island in Canada. Any help in identification or what era would be appreciated! There is a mark on it "SWIFT"
 

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Hello,
I believe this is a belt buckle. Found on Prince Edward's Island in Canada. Any help in identification or what era would be appreciated! There is a mark on it "SWIFT"
It’s a colonial era knee buckle. Swift is the maker’s name. Someone may be able to narrow down the date a bit more for you based on the mark.
 
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Hmmm… the buckle below was sold on eBay by “junesantiquesncollectables” on 8th November, described as a Georgian (18th Century) shoe buckle by the seller. Apparently part of a lot of 5 buckles plus a naval Tudor rose button, found in Kings Lynn, England:

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To me, yours appears to be not just similar, but the same buckle. Compare the casting defects and corrosion pattern. Did someone sell this on to you with a ‘new’ description?

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Hmmm… the buckle below was sold on eBay by “junesantiquesncollectables” on 8th November, described as a Georgian (18th Century) shoe buckle by the seller. Apparently part of a lot of 5 buckles plus a naval Tudor rose button, found in Kings Lynn, England:

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To me, yours appears to be not just similar, but the same buckle. Compare the casting defects and corrosion pattern. Did someone sell this on to you with a ‘new’ description?

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Now that is curious! Good catch Red-Coat!
 
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How does this happen?

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I didn't think there was any opportunity to "downvote" a post. Is it because creskol selected the 'Wow' icon, and that has a negative connotation? I thought the 'Wow' face was a positive thing.
 
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I didn't think there was any opportunity to "downvote" a post. Is it because creskol selected the 'Wow' icon, and that has a negative connotation? I thought the 'Wow' face was a positive thing.
Must have been. I didn't realize that either. I changed it to a thumbs up and now it is a +1 vote. Not sure that the votes on this forum really amount to anything anyhow.
 
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Must have been. I didn't realize that either. I changed it to a thumbs up and now it is a +1 vote. Not sure that the votes on this forum really amount to anything anyhow.

Yeah, that must be it. I was just curious rather than critical.
 
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Hmmm… the buckle below was sold on eBay by “junesantiquesncollectables” on 8th November, described as a Georgian (18th Century) shoe buckle by the seller. Apparently part of a lot of 5 buckles plus a naval Tudor rose button, found in Kings Lynn, England:

View attachment 1993975

To me, yours appears to be not just similar, but the same buckle. Compare the casting defects and corrosion pattern. Did someone sell this on to you with a ‘new’ description?

View attachment 1993974
Uh-oh. Luckily I haven't bought it yet. It's listed on ebay now as being found on Prince Edward's Island, Canada. I posted it here because I wanted to learn more about it before purchasing it. Great catch and thank you!
 
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Hmmm… the buckle below was sold on eBay by “junesantiquesncollectables” on 8th November, described as a Georgian (18th Century) shoe buckle by the seller. Apparently part of a lot of 5 buckles plus a naval Tudor rose button, found in Kings Lynn, England:

View attachment 1993975

To me, yours appears to be not just similar, but the same buckle. Compare the casting defects and corrosion pattern. Did someone sell this on to you with a ‘new’ description?

View attachment 1993974
Eagle eye.
 
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Uh-oh. Luckily I haven't bought it yet. It's listed on ebay now as being found on Prince Edward's Island, Canada. I posted it here because I wanted to learn more about it before purchasing it. Great catch and thank you!
What is the link to the listing? I can't find it in an Ebay search?
 
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Uh-oh. Luckily I haven't bought it yet. It's listed on ebay now as being found on Prince Edward's Island, Canada. I posted it here because I wanted to learn more about it before purchasing it. Great catch and thank you!

Well, I don't doubt it to be an 18th Century British buckle but for sure it wasn't found on Prince Edward's Island... although I don't see where the re-seller says it was.
 
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Well, I don't doubt it to be an 18th Century British buckle but for sure it wasn't found on Prince Edward's Island... although I don't see where the re-seller says it was.
I am not seeing in the listing where it says it was dug on Prince Edward's Island either.:icon_scratch:
 
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Well, I don't doubt it to be an 18th Century British buckle but for sure it wasn't found on Prince Edward's Island... although I don't see where the re-seller says it was.
I've bought from the seller before. He does a lot of relic hunting on Prince Edward Island in Eastern Canada. So when the description said "Dug Button SWIFT in Eastern Canada" I just assumed he dug it himself there. The listing is a bit misleading though.
 
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I've bought from the seller before. He does a lot of relic hunting on Prince Edward Island in Eastern Canada. So when the description said "Dug Button SWIFT in Eastern Canada" I just assumed he dug it himself there. The listing is a bit misleading though.
Are you sure he is a digger and not a reseller of stuff from the UK?
 
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