A sterling silver belt buckle, hand-made by the well known maker Nelson Silvia Co. of Houston, Texas.
This decorative piece is an award buckle for "CHAMPION BARREL RACER" and is dated 1965. The buckle is trimmed in 10K gold, used for all the lettering as well as the banners at top and bottom, as well as the banding around the border. Really a finely made piece. Buckle measures about four inches across. Quite a presentation.