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CS buckle-real or fake?

Started by Desertrat , Aug 25 2017 10:23 AM

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#1 Desertrat

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:23 AM

This is definitely not my area so I am asking those "in the know". Is this real and what is a fair price?

 

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:56 AM

Send photo to Shilohrelics.com. Rafael Elledge is honest as the day is long, and exceedingly knowledgeable

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:59 AM

Thanks for the info. I will give him a shout



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

Good advice. I've dealt with Rafael Elledge on and off for many years. Fingers crossed fro your buckle.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:21 PM

Let us know what kind of response you get as a script CS tongue like that is quite rare I believe.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:56 AM

So far no response from Mr. Elledge. I never had the buckle, I was researching for a friend of mine..and he just sold it for $700.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:29 AM

Jerry, it sounds like somebody thought that $700.00 is a fair market value!!  Now it's time for me to go back through my Civil War stuff!!

 

Thanks for bringing this up.

 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:44 AM

It looked okay from the pictures. These were sand cast versus wax castings as with later reproductions. If I recall that particular example is unique to a specific maker however I couldn't pin it down. IF original $700 was very reasonable for that example. Confederate officer sword plates are very rare and that example being not broken with the exception of missing its wreath, is a choice piece. A correct matching wreath may turn up for it. 




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