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Original Civil War Navy Officer’s Belt

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Original Civil War Navy Officer’s Belt – These Civil War navy belts, those that adhere to the U.S. Navy regulations of 1852, are very difficult to find; most 19th century navy belts we see are post-war. This belt would have been for a low-ranking officer, as there were never sword drops attached to this belt. The belt proper is a fine grade of pleated or folded leather, encasing a heavy buckram-like fabric, used as a stiffener. The tongue and wreath belt plate is a excellent example of the early, U.S. Navy, pre-Civil War plate; it retains a fine patina and both tongue and wreath have matching bench marks of “147”. The belt is in overall great condition, with a few minor tears, but nothing significant. It has been a long time since we had one of these actual Civil War U.S. navy officer belts. SOLD

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