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Louisiana rectangle belt plate, active pelican, Confederate plates 287 to 288
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Original is die struck on heavy sheet brass, hooks soldered on, not lead filled.
Louisiana rectangle belt plate, active pelican
"VERY NICE BUCKLE WITH PELICAN ON THE FRONT AND 1864 STAMPED INTO THE BRASS ON BACK. 3 IN. WIDE X 2 IN. TALL. VERY LOW OPENING BID AND NO RESERVE."
Source: ebay auction by shenandoah1862, 7/8/06, "LOUISIANA BUCKLE Item number: 290003664196"
Editor note: This seller sells on ebay auction under "Private Auction". The heavy cast plate is pure junk. It is highly doubtful this piece can be shown to be authentic.
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