A Rare and Beautiful South Carolina Cartridge Box Plate

Die-stamped brass and solder cartridge box plate, 2.5 in. diameter, with two eyes on reverse. Bears state seal of South Carolina, with two ovals linked by branches of the palmetto tree and two state mottoes surrounding the two ovals. On the left is "Animis Opibusque Parati" (Prepared in Mind and Resources), while on the right is the more well-known motto "Dum Spiro Spero" (While I Breathe I Hope). "1776" at base of tree.

This exact plate is pictured in Sydney Kerksix's Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795 - 1874 (Figure 409, page 415). The die and stamping of fine quality. Because of its remarkable appearance this plate has been used in a number of color photos in various books.

Provenance:Formerly in the Collection of Norm Flayderman

Estimate: $5,500 - $6,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

Internet Bidding

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us

Let Cowan's Handle Your Shipping!

 Cowan's Auctions is one of the only houses to offer full service, in-house shipping.  
Our experts pack and ship over 5,000 purchases each year.  
Shipping costs are included on every invoice to make getting your items as fast and easy as possible. 
For more information, click HERE or contact shipping@cowans.com