More crap from the clown in Kansas City- this one is a real beauty! Here is his auction description:
"FOR SALE IS A PLATE OR BADGE FROM 1864 THAT SAYS FREE BLACKMAN, ON HIRE FOR TRACK WORK BY THE TEXAS RAILROAD COMPANY. IT IT HEAVY AT ABOUT 5 OZS AND APPEARS TO BE MADE OF COPPER. IT MEASUES ABOUT 80X65 MM. I REALLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT AS I PURCHASED WITH SOME CIVIL WAR ITEMS. CK MY OTER ITEMS FOR WAR PERIOD STUFF."
Note the Sgt Schulze style "I really know nothing" (I am showing my age with that comment, most won't know about "Hogan's Hero"s"). Pure fantasy folks!