Premier Firearms Auction
May 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2023
EXTREMELY RARE “ALABAMA MAP” SABER BELT PLATE, BELT & ACCOUTREMENTS.
This may be the only Alabama rectangular buckle extant with original belt and matching keeper. It also has the Colt military flap holster and CS carbine box that have been on it since known in collecting community in 1970s. The “bullet” shaped stitch line has always been considered a Confederate feature on sword belts. The buckles originally are prewar contract and were probably on buff leather like corresponding Virginia belts.
This is a fine survivor and has good collection history.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: binder of information, research, correspondence, copy of 2014 NST article on Moser collection of belt buckles.
Buckle measures 51.5mm x 89mm still with “body curve as made.
PROVENANCE & COLLECTION HISTORY: James “Jim” F. Moser, Jr. collection (1915-1991) / James F. Moser, III (1949-2014) / Steve Sylvia, Orange, VA / Keith Kenerly, Spotsylvania, VA 2006 / Thomas James “Jim” Maconkey collection (1944-2018) / Cullen Fitzpatrick Smith estate collection (1945-2021).