Wonderful Historical Artifact: Gilt USN Officer's Belt Buckle Cast from Salvaged Bronze of USS Maine
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Wonderful Historical Artifact: Gilt USN Officer's Belt Buckle Cast from Salvaged Bronze of USS Maine

Code: usnpg00008b

$675.00


Product Description

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THANK YOU ALL Very Much for the Orders that came in while we were on the road, we are processing them as quickly as possible! We are Currently BACK IN THE OFFICE so NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY, as we are FULLY OPERATIONAL and ABLE TO SHIP until Further Notice, our Show Travel is over until January 2022 for The Porky Police & Fire Memorabilia Collectors Show in Claremont California on January 15th.

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ARTIFACT: This is a wonderful historical a United States Navy officer's belt buckle cast from salvaged bronze from the USS Maine. The sinking of the Maine precipitated the Spanish-American War, brought about by an explosion at Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898. The Maine was raised in 1912 and scuttled off of Florida. The buckle is of two-piece construction and is gold-plated. It was thought that perhaps the buckle had been presented to Captain Charles Dwight Sigsbee, but the dates engraved do not seem to correspond to dates of any significance in his life.

VINTAGE: Circa 1900.

SIZE: Approximately 1-15/16" in height and 3-1/8" in width (when attached, as shown).

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold-plated bronze.

ATTACHMENT: Buckle.

MARKINGS: 7-13-76 10-13-78 2-22-81 9-18-82 11-31-86 11-29-89; C.S. M-8-13-73 RELIC OF U.S.S. MAINE; R.T. M.C.T.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Marine Corps officer collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MCJJX13 VFGEX9/13

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The buckle has only some light wear.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.