artilery plate found need help identifying

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artilery plate found need help identifying

#1 Unread post by mort65 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:01 am

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I found this piece while digging a cellar hole, I have found evidence of a fire. I have found a buckle, watch in pieces. household things and horse tackle. Any info would be appreciated.
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#2 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:01 am

WOW!! :greatfind:

I have to visit some family today but when I return I will put together some information.

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#3 Unread post by PALH1 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:51 pm

VERY :cool:
do you have any idea of 'what type', of metal this is ?

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#4 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:36 pm

These are Civil War era I believe and they should be brass and the buckle could be silver or made of White metal or "silvered". I think the buckle should be worth at least $50, but not sure about the plate but might be worth the same or better.

Of course, value is usually less when you find a piece of history like these and the other stuff.

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#5 Unread post by mort65 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:37 pm

Thanks for your input , I found out that the shield looking plate is the face of a Yale & Towne padlock.Too cool.

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#6 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:16 pm

mort65 wrote:Thanks for your input , I found out that the shield looking plate is the face of a Yale & Towne padlock.Too cool.
Neat. Any Idea what era or decade it is from?

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