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Early 19th Century Police Tipstaff With Oak Turned Handle, Ornate Brass Shaft & Crown Tip With Original Gilt Finish. Sn 15824 - 15824
The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self-defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Tipstaff. Made in the early 19th Century. It measures 9 ½” overall length. The ring turned Oak handle has a rounded end which has a small stable chip to the edge only visible on close inspection. The brass shaft has stylised foliate decoration. The shaft is topped with brass Royal Crown. The shaft and crown have original gilt finish. The price for this excellent piece of Policing history includes UK delivery. Sn 15824
£495.00

**SOLD**SOLD**12/12**WW1 Era 1914-1919 Dated, British, Wallasey (The Wirral Merseyside) Special Constable's Lignum Vitae Hardwood Truncheon. Sn 15814 - 15814
Wallasey became a County Borough in 1913, and its town hall opened in 1916. Policing on Merseyside officially started in 1835, when the Liverpool Watch Committee formed the first Borough Police Force. This is an original WW1 wooden Police Presentation Truncheon to a Special Constable who saw service during from the beginning of WW1 and beyond until 1919. It is 15” length and made of the traditional heavy Lignum vitae hard wood. The surface of the wood has just minor bumps and knocks consistent with age. It has a highly coloured Kings Crown with Royal Cypher GR (George Rex) together with Wallasey Heraldic arms and motto ‘Audemus Dum Cavemus’ (we are bold whist we are cautious) above '1914-1919' date. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15814
£0.00

Victorian Pudsey (West Yorkshire) Police Constabulary Ebonised Wood Tipstaff Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration & V.R. Royal Cypher. POL 400 - POL 400
The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Victorian era Tipstaff Trucheon. The body is made of ebonised wood with cylinder shaped body and contoured handle with grooved grip section. The staff measures 14 ½” length. It has painted decoration featuring a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘V.R’ above ‘1’ (weapon, Officer or District / Division number) & ‘Pudsey’(Pudsey is a market town in West Yorkshire, England. Once independent, the town was famous in the 18th and 19th centuries for wool manufacture. It was incorporated into the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in 1974). All of the staff’s Gold and Red decoration is vivid. Price includes UK delivery. POL 400
£245.00

WW1 Era 1916-1919 Dated, Oldham Special Constable's Lignum Vitae Hardwood Presentation Truncheon With Sterling Silver Presentation Plate Etched To William Marchbank & Wrist Strap By Hiatt's Birmingham. Sn 15674 - 15674
This is an excellent quality original WW1 wooden Police Presentation Truncheon to a Special Constable who saw service during WW1 and beyond until 1919. It is 15 ¼” length and made of the traditional heavy Lignum vitae hard wood. It has a highly coloured Kings Crown with Royal Cypher (George Rex) together with Oldham Heraldic arms above '1916-1919' date. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end. The wood is undamaged with no dents. The grip section is mounted with a presentation plate inscribed ‘Sterling Silver OJ (unknown maker’s mark)’ together with name ‘William Marchbank’, no doubt the name of the Special Constable presented with this truncheon. The grip is fitted with original leather wrist strap impressed by the manufacturer 'Hiatt's B'ham'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15674
£395.00

1830-1837 William IV Painted Ebonised Painted Wood Police Tip Staff /Truncheon & Wrist Strap. Sn 14867 - 14867
The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self defence but would also bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original large William IV Tipstaff / Truncheon. William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death in 1837. The Ebonised wood is hand painted dark green with Crown below W IV R cypher (William IV Rex) in gilt, red and blue/green colours which are vivid. The staff with domed pommel, grooved grip and tapering cylindrical upper section measures 21” overall length. The grip section is holed and fitted with leather cord wrist strap. The wood has areas of light surface wear consistent with age but no damage or cracks. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14867
£345.00

Original, WW1 / WW2 Era Decorated Scottish Coatbridge Burgh Police Constabulary East Lanarkshire Lignum Vitae Retirement Presentation Truncheon By Hiat & Co Ltd Birmingham With Wrist Strap . Sn 14763 - 14763
The Scottish, East Lanarkshire, Coatbridge Burgh Police Constabulary were established in 1886 and ceased to exist in 1967 when it amalgamated with Airdrie Burgh, Hamilton Burgh and Motherwell & Wishaw Burgh to become part of Lanarkshire Constabulary. This is an original WW2 lignum vitae hardwood Coatbridge Burgh Police Truncheon. These types of decorated truncheon were often presented to Police Officers on their retirement from service. Our example is 15 ¼” length. The wood is undamaged and features colourful decoration, the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher (George Rex) together with Coatbridge Burgh Police within panel. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded butt and is fitted with original wrist strap. The butt is stamped with manufacturer’s roundel ‘Hiat & Co Ltd Birmingham’. The grip is fitted with original leather wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14763
£325.00

Rochester Divison Kent Constabulary Victorian Police Presentation Truncheon, Hand Decorated Constable 88. Sn 14331 - 14331
A Victorian (V.R. C.1837-1850) Police Presentation Truncheon, Hand Decorated to Kent Constabulary, Rochester Division. Following the introduction of the Metropolitan Police in 1829 one of the next pieces of legislation enabling the formation of a police force was the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835. The result of this reform was to allow 178 boroughs to form a watch committee, which in turn had to establish and supervise a local police force. The Kent County Constabulary became operational on 20 May 1857 with 222 officers, and truncheons from this period are rare. The example shown is decorated with a crown over a script ‘VR’ cipher and inscribed ‘KENT’ in the cartouche. This truncheon is made from hard wood and is painted black above the grips where the hand painted decoration has been applied. It is hand decorated and varnished. The truncheon has the Queens Crown at the top in red, gold, black and white. Below this is "VR" in gold and there is a gold cartouche below this with "Kent" in gold on a red background. Below this it has "Rochester Div. 18". The truncheon has a multi grooved grip which is shaped. This is a very nice truncheon. The truncheon measures 18 1/2" long. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 14331
£375.00

Victorian Bingley Police/ West Riding Constabulary (West Yorkshire) Tipstaff Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration & V.R. Royal Cypher. Sn 13907:10 - 13907:10
The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Victorian era Tipstaff. The body is made of heavy wood tapered and shaped for grip and ,. The staff has beautiful hand measures 14 1/2" length. It has painted decoration featuring a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘V.R’ above ‘Bingley 1’ (Bingley is a market town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England. In 1856 the West Riding Constabulary was formed and policed Bingley. In 1968 The West Riding Constabulary was renamed West Yorkshire Police). All of the staff’s Gold, Green and Red decoration is vivid. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:10
£345.00

Victorian Rosewood Tipstaff With Hand painted Crown & Royal Cypher. Sn 13806 - 13806
The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Victorian era Tipstaff. It measures 7 ¾” overall length. The staff is made of Rosewood and has turned ring decoration, The top section has its contemporarily hand painted colourful decoration featuring the Queens Crown and stylised ‘VR’ Royal cypher and monogram which covers its circumference. The price for this excellent piece of Policing history includes UK delivery. Sn 13806
£395.00

Original, WW2 1938-1945 Dated, Polychrome Decorated Rochdale Special Constabulary Lignum Vitae Police Truncheon. Sn 13707 - 13707
This is an original WW2 lignum vitae hardwood Rochdale Special Constabulary Police Truncheon dated 1938-1945. It is 15 ½” length. The wood is undamaged and features Polychrome decoration, the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher (George Rex) together with Rochdale heraldic arms above ‘1938-1945’ date and banner ‘Rochdale Special Constabulary’ . It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and is fitted with original wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13707
£325.00
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