Re: Confederate Navy Belt Plate
It would depend upon any obvious or hidden hallmarks (as I know a maker who lost-wax casts originals but adds his secret hallmarks to prevent forgeries... however the one original I know is unmarked).
A date, and a date struck with random individual stamps instead of a single unit "always" bothers me...
However, on a diffrent tact....
At face value, it DOES appear to be a very rare Confederate State Navy "CN" sword belt plate. There is one in the Virginia Historical Society.
You may have done very WELL!
IF not, at $22 IMHO it is not a bad price for a copy.
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Last edited by Curt Schmidt; 08-18-2007 at 12:39 PM.
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