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Dug these out of my collection, and needed a image of them so I thought I would post them for all to see. I have no idea what all of these are as I haven't done the research on them yet, but grateful to own some pieces of American history. @jude

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Nice tut. It’s hard to tell one most of them but likes like the 2nd to last on the bottom is a ringtail sharps bullet. 4th from the bottom right is a shot 3 ringer. Bottom left looks like a nice buckle probably bridle- horse. You have some nice roundballs or musket. That 2nd one top left. Does it have crimp marks in the grove? Bc if it does it’s not Civil War era
 
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Dug these out of my collection, and needed a image of them so I thought I would post them for all to see. I have no idea what all of these are as I haven't done the research on them yet, but grateful to own some pieces of American history. @jude

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Looks good to me. I am a little late getting started collecting. Nothing yet, but now I am on the lookout.
 

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Nice tut. It’s hard to tell one most of them but likes like the 2nd to last on the bottom is a ringtail sharps bullet. 4th from the bottom right is a shot 3 ringer. Bottom left looks like a nice buckle probably bridle- horse. You have some nice roundballs or musket. That 2nd one top left. Does it have crimp marks in the grove? Bc if it does it’s not Civil War era[/QUOT

Thanks @jude , there is no crimp marks in the grove that I can see. i'll break out my magnifiers and look more closely.
The large CS buckle is what i don't know really what it is, I am assuming it's for a belt or shoulder strap of some kind. By the way want to sell a couple of your larger bullets? I like to have a set of all the bullets fired in the civil war and your collection looked like you probably have all styles. PM me sometime.
 

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Hello all. As you know I am an newby, and am interested in starting to collect a few relics. Where is a good place to start, and what should I watch out for to not get ripped off. Thanks
Thanks everyone! I picked these up on EBAY as there is tons of stuff from reputable dealers there. Just deal with those whom have 99% or better for there customer rating. Some good prices two, won't break the bank. There is also some excellent dealers here at CWT, just search Relics if I'm not mistaken.
 

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Hello all. As you know I am an newby, and am interested in starting to collect a few relics. Where is a good place to start, and what should I watch out for to not get ripped off. Thanks
Yes Dave be careful bc there are lots of fakes, especially with buckles. I do sell a few things sometimes only if I have doubles or triples of some things I find metal detecting
 

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@Tut11 Nice start. Could post photos of the front and back of the top piece with the old English CS.

Where is a good place to start
The best place to start is with a reference book. Ive been digging my own relics for many many years so it a great place to acquire relics. If you are going to start collecting the thing to do is pick a certain area, buttons, bullets, belt plates etc and then do your research. Buttons are a GREAT place to start as they are well marked and easy to ID.
 

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@Tut11 Nice start. Could post photos of the front and back of the top piece with the old English CS.



The best place to start is with a reference book. Ive been digging my own relics for many many years so it a great place to acquire relics. If you are going to start collecting the thing to do is pick a certain area, buttons, bullets, belt plates etc and then do your research. Buttons are a GREAT place to start as they are well marked and easy to ID.
Thank you for the information. I have seen the buttons before and some are very unique. I probably start with bullets for now and then move into buttons. Wanting a few for a wall mount collection to accent my models. Here's the pics of the CS Buckle about 3" in dia.

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@Tut11 Nice start. Could post photos of the front and back of the top piece with the old English CS.



The best place to start is with a reference book. Ive been digging my own relics for many many years so it a great place to acquire relics. If you are going to start collecting the thing to do is pick a certain area, buttons, bullets, belt plates etc and then do your research. Buttons are a GREAT place to start as they are well marked and easy to ID.
My GG Grandfather was in the 24th Virginia Infantry Co. C I think I will start there and see if any buttons are available etc.
 



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