Pacifica Belt Buckles

This page is meant to be a collector's and historical reference only.
The pictures with the pitch-black background are from my own collection. The others I got from eBay ads.
Nothing here is for sale. Right-click/View Image to see enlargement.

Music


This is what they looked like still in the package
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Elton John- Goodbye Yellowbrick Road----Elton John- Captain Fantastic-------------Nitzinger
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1976

Rolling Stones old style------------------------Rolling Stones------------------Beach Boys----------------------------------Jethro Tull
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Yes--------------------------------------David Bowie Logo---------------------------Peter Frampton-----------------------------Roger Daltry
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David Bowie- Ziggy Stardust----------------------Rod Stewart--------------------------Chicago----------------Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here
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Bad Company Logo-------------------------Peter Frampton '76-----------------Elton John- Pinball Wizard--------------------Ted Nugent
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Swan Song logo-------------------------------Ambosia-----------------------------Queen Silver
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1977

Firefall--------------------------------------Boston 77------------------------Boston Logo--------------------------------Boston Debut LP
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Fleetwood Mac 1-------------------------------Fleetwood Mac 2--------------------------Bee Gees----------------------------Supertramp

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Led Zeppelin Logo----------------------------Led Zeppelin Bomber-------------------Jefferson Starship--------------------------Ohio Players
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Kansas Serpent------------------------------Kansas- Point of No Return------------Kansas Logo--------------------------------Heart
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Santana- Festival-------------------------Santana Logo--------------------------Blue Oyster Cult 1----------------------Blue Oyster Cult 2
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Doobie Brothers-----------------------Doobie Brothers Green-----------------Queen- News Of The World-------Queen- Day At The Races
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Jimi Hendrix--------------------------David Bowie- Cracked Actor------------------Earth Wind & Fire-------------Foreigner 1
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ELO- New World Record-----------------ELO- Out Of The Blue-------------------Aerosmith Wings----------------------Aerosmith Logo
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Wings----------------------------------Wild Cherry------------------------Bad Company-------------------------------Stevie Wonder
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ZZ Top logo-------------------------------ZZ Top-------------------------------Eagles- Hotel California-------------Eagles- One Of These Nights
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Village People-----------------------------------Styx-------------------------------------Grateful Dead----------------Greenslade
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Derek and the Dominoes-----------------------Stevie Wonder Blue--------------------------Steve Miller---------------------Steely Dan- Aja
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Kiss- Rock and Roll Over------------------Kiss- Love Gun----------------------Kiss- Destroyer
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Kiss- Red Blue Logo--------------------Kiss- Black Logo-----------------Kiss Purple Logo-----------------------Kiss Green Logo

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Kiss- Ace Frehley------------------------------Kiss- Peter Criss---------------------Kiss- Gene Simmons-------------Kiss- Paul Stanley
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Kiss- Demon Bat---------------------Kiss Orange Logo
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1978

Cheap Trick-------------------------------KC and the Sunshine Band--------------------The Cars----------------------------The Cars 2
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The Eagles 1-------------------------------The Eagles 2---------------------------Lynyrd Skynyrd--------------------------Pink Floyd
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Van Halen--------------------------------------------Van Halen 2-----------------------Allman Brothers-------------------------------Pablo Cruise
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Poco----------------------------------------Bob Seger-----------------------------Foreigner 2---------------------------------Ted Nugent Bow
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Rush---------------------------------Grateful Dead Ice Cream-----------------Genesis---------------------------Bee Gees- Spirits Having Flown
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The Police-----------------------------------Bad Company 78-----------------Kansas Blue-----------------------------------Steely Dan
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UFO-------------------------------The Blues Brothers-----------------------The Eagles- On The Border
1978 1978 1978
Kiss- Black & Blue---------------------------Kiss- Round-----------------------------Kiss- Maroon---------------------------Kiss- Orange Triangle
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Kiss- Circles-------------------------------Kiss- Triangle-------------------------Kiss -Blue
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Kiss- Demon Boot--------------------------------Kiss- Blue Stars
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This is my own collection, below
1978 1978
You can find display cases like these on eBay by searching for "Baseball Card Display Case". They're too heavy to actually hang on the wall when they're full of buckles, so you have to find a place to just kind of lean them up against the wall, like on top of a dresser or something.

Tarzan


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Sports


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Historical Scenes


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Horoscope Signs


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Fakes

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Gotta give the gentleman who made the three buckles pictured below at least some credit: He comes out and says in his ads that his buckles are "Refurbished" and "Custom", but the pictures of his home-made buckles have the year "1978" on them, and this is incorrect. Maybe the metal buckles were made in 1978, but the pictures were glued on them in 2012. They look really good, but they're not from the original line of Pacificas. In fact, I kind of want to buy one of each of them from him. But I already have enough belt buckles.
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Case study of a fake buckle:
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The eBay ad I got this picture from correctly stated "Dynasty". Dynasty was the album the band was promoting when that picture was taken. You can tell because of the exact shapes of the band's make-up designs, which have changed in subtle ways over the years.
The picture in the ad of the back of the buckle had the date "1977" plainly embossed on the buckle. It was indeed a picture of the back of a Pacifica buckle from that era, but
DYNASTY WAS RELASED IN 1979!
So you know you're dealing with a fake, right there. Now, look at the buckle again. The picture is off center and three of the four band members have their faces almost cut off by the edge.
It's possible that somebody bought one of those Tarzan, Historical Scenes or Sports buckles, which can be purchased for a low price, and glued a different picture over it. Maybe they scape the old picture off first, maybe they even put a finish over the fake picture. It would be interesting to buy one of these fake buckels and scrape away at the picture.
Do not be fooled by the word "Prototype".