Brass American Revolution Reenactment 3-Flag Buckle.
This small buckle was likely issued around the time of the Sesquicentennial, or 150th Anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1926. Patriotism was elevated at that time, with the end of World War I, an economic boom and a notable anniversary of the founding of the United States of America. We believe it might have been used as part of a reenactment uniform.
The top is mounted with 3 flags, from left to right, France, the United States and the Insurgent American Flag, ca. 1775. The flags represent the help France provided to the Colonists during the Revolutionary War, and the Insurgent Fighters who took up arms against Britain. There were several variations of the Insurgent Flag during the Revolutionary War, but many closely resembled the flag represented on this piece. The American flag in the center was the result of the successful collaboration between France and the Colonists.
It is unmarked and measures about 1 ½” long. It would fit on a 5/8” wide belt.
Condition: no breaks, complete mechanism; heavy patina.
This is a fabulous, hard to find item that would thrill any history buff. It is perfect for use, display, or both and it would be a wonderful gift. This buckle represents an important historical event and yet it is almost an antique itself!
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