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SOLD (08/10) British Crimea War Medal Duo, Victorian 1862 Worcester Constabulary Ebonised Wood Decorated Police Truncheon All To William Charles Head Preece 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys) Later Joined The Police, 2 Pairs Handcuffs & Many Research Docs. - 15719
Pre 1713 The Scottish , Royal North British Dragoons (North Britain then being the envisaged common name for Scotland), were already being referred to as the Scots Greys as they were mounted on grey horses . In 1713, they were renumbered the 2nd Dragoons . In 1877, their nickname was finally made official when they became the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys). The Regiment saw much action during the Crimea war. The Crimea Medal was a campaign medal approved on 15 December 1854, for issue to officers and men of British units (land and naval) which fought in the Crimean War of 1854–56 against Russia. The medal was awarded with the British version of the Turkish Crimea Medal. William Charles Head Preece served with the 2nd Dragoons in the Crimea war. On Leaving the Regiment he joined the Worcester Police Constabulary. This is his British Crimea War Medal With 3 clasps & British Issue Turkish Crimea War Duo, Victorian 1862 Worcester Constabulary Ebonised Wood Decorated Police Truncheon & 2 pairs of his Police issue handcuffs. The War Medal consists of a 36mm silver disk with, on the obverse, the diademed head of Queen Victoria and the legend VICTORIA REGINA with the date 1854 below. The reverse has a depiction of a standing Roman warrior about to receive a laurel crown from a flying figure of victory, the word CRIMEA appearing on the left. The medal is notable for its unusually ornate clasps. Each is in the form of an oak leaf with an acorn at each end, a style not used on any other British medal. The ornate, floriated, swiveling suspender is also unique to the Crimea Medal. The original ribbon is pale blue with yellow edges. The medal has 3 clasps Balaklava. For the battle of 25 October 1854. Inkerman. For the battle of 5 November 1854 & Sebastopol. For the siege that lasted from 11 September 1854 to 9 September 1855. The British issue Turkish Crimean War Medal was issued by Sultan Abdülmecid I of the Ottoman Empire to allied military personnel involved in the Crimean War of 1854–56. The obverse shows the Ottoman Sultan’s tughra with the Muslim calendar year of 1271 on all versions. The reverse depicts a cannon standing upon the Imperial Russian flag, with an anchor and a mortar. The four flags of the allies are to the rear. The inscription in the exergue reads "Crimea 1855" for British issue. The ribbon is watered and of dark crimson with green edges. As was common in the era the rims of both medals are privately inscribed, the war medal reads ‘W. Preece 2nd Dragn’s ‘, the Turkish Crimea medal ‘C.Preece 2nd Dragoons’ (the reason for the initial variance is not clear). The medals are mounted on a metal bar with pin. The Victorian Police Truncheon made of ebonised, the body is painted Black and the ribbed grip unpainted natural wood, all varnished. The body of the staff is hand decorated with Victorian Queen’s Crown, heraldic arms of the City Of Worcester and ‘November 28th 1862 W.C. Preece’ in vivid Gold, Red & Black. The truncheon measures 17” in length. Both pairs of period Police issue black iron handcuffs are fully functional and have their original screw keys, one is numbered stamped ‘37’, the other ‘59’. The collection is accompanied by many pages of original ancestral & Regiment research correspondence, printed internet sourced research & a CD titled ‘Crimea War Medal Roll 1854-1855 all of which were found with the collection. The price for collection worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15719
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SOLD SOLD (14/09) Unusual, Early Victorian Era Police Constable's Lignum Vitae Hardwood Truncheon Decorated With Mother Of Pearl Inlays. Sn 15615 - 15615
This is an original wooden Police Truncheon made in the early Victorian era with hand applied mother of pearl inlaid decoration. It is 15 ½” length and made of the traditional heavy Lignum vitae hard wood. The truncheon has grooved decoration and sections of leaf shaped mother of pearl inlaid sections around its circumference and a mother of pearl roundel inlay at the tip, no doubt applied or commissioned by the Victorian Police Officer who owned this truncheon. The handle has a well defined grip section. The wood is undamaged with just light areas of scuffing consistent with age and service use. All of the mother of pearl inlays are present. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15615
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SOLD SOLD (26/09) 1820- 1830 British George IV ‘Halliwell 6’ (Bolton Lancashire) Decorated Ebonised Wood Police Truncheon. Sn 15677 - 15677
George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover following the death of his father, King George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness. Halliwell is a township in Deane parish, and Bolton district, Lancashire, England. This is a very good, original ebonised wood Police truncheon to Halliwell Police made in the reign of King George IV. It is 15 ¼” length and has a highly coloured Kings Crown with stylised Royal Cypher (George IV Rex) together with ‘Halliwell’ (Police Area) and number ‘6’ (either a constable’s, police area, or weapon number) within a wreath. It has a grooved grip. The wood is undamaged and has just light surface scuffs to be expected with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15677
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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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