Here is the Best Excavated U.S. Crossed Sabers, Cavalry Insignia I’ve seen in several years ! They have a super nice, mostly smooth dark green patina, all four loops still intact, and a minimum of bends for a thin stamped brass insignia. When recovered, the hand guard on the left as you look at it, was broken loose. The digger dig a superb job of putting it back on, with a small wood support on the reverse, and you can’t tell it on the front without a very close inspection. There are a couple of stress bends near the middle, but nothing broken, and the whole piece is now fairly strong. The insignia displays about as much a perfect dug example as you will see these days. It measures about 3.25 inches wide by 1.875 inches tall. In 34 years of relic hunting, all I have ever recovered is bits and pieces of these. Recovered at La Grange, Tennessee. A Superb Displaying Dug Cavalry Insignia !
Fine Non-Dug Original Civil War Hat Horn Infantry Insignia
Here is another Fine Non-dug US Infantry Hat Horn Insignia ! Made of stamped brass it measures about 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches tall, and shows no bends, breaks or damage to the brass. The front and back retains a large portion of its original gold gilt, but it is not quite as bright as my picture makes it look. The reverse shows both attachment loops still present and tight, though both have been bent over. These were worn on the kepi or Hardee Hat to denote infantry. A Fine Displaying Civil War US Infantry Hat Horn Insignia !
$75 plus shipping
Fine Dug "Jeff Davis" Hatpin - Recovered near Tunnel Hill, Georgia.
Here is a Very Nice Dug US “Jeff Davis” Hatpin! It is almost completely intact, missing only the wire loops on the reverse, and having a little bit of chipping of the edge on the eagles’ left side. It has a nice light green patina that highlites the details well. The reverse shows solder spots where the attachment loops once were, and a tiny bit of loop still intact on the upper spot. Though the site is more well known for Confederate relics, this hatpin was recovered near Tunnel Hill, Georgia. A Fine Displaying “Jeff Davis” Hatpin !
Fine Non Dug Pre War Solid Cast Militia Hat Letter for Company G - Silver Plated
Here is a Wonderful Non-dug Pre-Civil War Cast Brass Militia Hat Letter or Company -G- Insignia ! We’ve dug several of these here in NW Arkansas, for different companies, but this is the first time I’ve seen a non dug example, and I did not realize that some of them might be silver plated. This one is cast brass as are most of the pre-war examples, and still retaining 98% of it’s original silver plate. The reverse shows all three long steel or iron pins for attachment still present and undamaged. Most of the time when we dig one of these, the silver plate is long gone and all we see on the reverse is the rusty spots where the pins were attached. This little Pre-War Company Letter -G- Just Displays First Rate !
$55 plus shipping
Superfine Dug Co. Hat Letter -B- w/One Loop Intact
Here is an Excellent Dug Company Hat Letter B ! It is the standard regulation one inch size. It has no bends or breaks and the front shows a nice plumb patina, with some encrusted dirt still remaining. The reverse shows encrusted dirt with a green patina, the rusted area where one iron loop was, and one ironloop still intact ! Recovery location unknown. A Super Nice Civil War Company Hat Letter B !
Nice Excavated Company Hat Letter -B-
Here is a Fine Displaying Dug Company Hat Letter B ! It is standard regulation one inch size and has no major bends or breaks, though there is one very small hole dead center. The front shows a mostly smooth light green patina as do the visible areas on the back. The reverse also shows lead solder remnants where the attachment loops were but no loops present. Recovery location unknown. A Fine Displaying Civil War Company Hat Letter B !
$45 plus shipping
Nice excavated Company Hat Letter -I-
Here is a Fine Dug Company Hat Letter -I- ! It is the Civil War regulation one inch size. The front shows a wonderful mostly smooth plumb patina with a small area of green verdigris at one end, and some encrusted dirt still around the edges. The reverse shows a tiny chip on the edge of one side, and the lead solder and rust remnants where the attachment loop once was. Recovery location unknown. A Fine Displaying Civil War Company Hat Letter -I- !
$45 plus shipping
Nice Non-dug Company Hat Letter -G-
Here is a Fine Non-Dug Civil War Stamped Brass Company Hat Letter ! It is the one inch tall pattern and this one is to denote a member of Company G. There are no cracks or breaks and the brass has toned nicely. Reverse shows the single attachment loop still present, though bent over to one side. A Fine Displaying Civil War Company Hat Letter G !
Fine Non Dug Stamped Brass Company Hat Letter -C- One Inch
Here is a Fine Non-dug Stamped Brass Company Hat Letter -C- ! It is the one inch tall pattern that would have been worn on a kepi or Hardee Hat. It shows no bends, breaks, or cracks and has a nice mellow patina. The reverse shows the single soldered attachment loop still present as well. A Fine Displaying Civil War Company Hat Letter C !
$45 plus shipping
Infantry Horn, Regimental Number, & Side Buttons For a Kepi
Here is a Fine Set of Original Non-Dug Insignia for Kepi or Hardee Hat ! It includes one infantry hat horn, one regimental hat number, and two side buttons for the band, all period pieces. The horn still has both its original wire loops intact in good shape, and the number 3 has just one wire loop, which is still present. The little cuff size general service buttons both have their round shanks attached in a sunken well, and each has a period mark of “Extra * Quality *”. A Fine Looking Set of Original Period Infantry Insignia !