The Phantom Buckle and Belt were produced in the United States in 1995 and were imported/distributed by Roadshow Variety Products. The Belt Buckle is triangular in shape and measures 8cm wide x 6.5cm tall. They were sold with a detachable leather belt which could be ordered to fit, with belt sizes ranging from 28” up to 44”.
Each Phantom Belt Buckle comes individually number, with a world wide production limit of 2500. Two version of the Phantom Buckle were produced, both made of solid pewter, however one version contains a high gloss black enamel in the background.
Version 1 – Pewter with Black Enamel
Version 2 – Pewter
The back of the Phantom Belt Buckle contains various raised stamps:
- The ‘Roadshow Variety Products’ logo,
- The Limited Edition No,
- The production date and licensing information,
- The ‘Great American Products’ logo,
- The ‘Made in the USA’ logo,
- The ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ logo.
The Phantom Buckle and Belt were heavily advertised in Frew Publications Phantom comics in Australia by Bandit Belts, based in Melbourne, Victoria.
When a mail-away order with payment was sent off, the Phantom Buckle and Belt was posted to the purchaser in the below ‘Gift Box’. The Buckle was placed in a small black fabric bag with the word ‘Phantom’ printed in silver lettering on the front. Both box and bag can be seen below.