Fakes, reproductions, replicas,
an investigative report, by Harry Ridgeway 

Fakes, reproductions, replicas,
Confederate two part buckle, artillery style plain face, Confederate plate 068

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Original is crude cast, plate is very tall approx 67mm was apparently intended to be very heavy and almost square two piece buckle.

F1187     CS "Artillery" Plain 2 piece Belt Buckle manufactured by Hanover Brass
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Source: This repro was bought from Hanover Brass
Tongue keeper 65.1mm
Wreath keeper 64.3mm
Wreath height 49.3mm

Editor note: Plate was obtained directly from Hanover Brass as a sample of his production.  Note that any maker marks on this buckle are weak, apparently so that they can be easily removed or obscured.   

F1017    CS "Artillery" Plain 2 piece Belt Buckle manufactured by Hanover Brass
"This reproduction CS Artillery "Plain" Belt plate is a MUST for anyone who enjoys civil war belt buckles. It is cast in red brass and as close as you will get to the original. The CS letters was applied in the sand to make the CS artillery on the plain center. A rare belt plate. Artillery style. Marked as a reproduction. Wear or display."

Source: ebay auction by jaglady00 3/12/06 "CS "Artillery" Plain 2 piece Belt Buckle Plate Item number: 6611811669"
("jaglady00" auctions are offerings by Hanover Brass)

Editor note: "jaglady00" is Hanover Brass, items sold as reproductions.   

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