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Victorian Irish Police Bog Oak Wooden Truncheon/ Staff With Hand Carved Shamrocks & Harp With Wrist Cord. Sn 16386. - 16386
Bog Oak, much like Brown Oak, is not a specific species, but is rather a term that designates oak that has been buried in a peat bog, sometimes for several hundreds of years. The anaerobic conditions of the bog protect the wood from decay, while the acidic water contains tannins, which stain the wood a dark brown to almost black. This is an excellent Victorian Irish Police Hand Carved Bog Oak Wooden Truncheon/ Staff. This heavy truncheon measures 13 ¾” overall. For its whole length and around its circumference the staff is deeply hand carved with foliate decoration, Shamrocks and Harp designs. The grip section which is holed for wrist cord and fitted with old frayed shoelace wrist cord. It has a hand carved diamond shaped pattern to assist grip. The price for this Victorian Irish Bog Oak Police truncheon / staff includes UK delivery. Sn 16386
£275.00

Victorian Irish Police Bog Oak Wooden Truncheon/ Staff With Hand Carved Shamrocks & Harp. Sn 16385. - 16385
Bog Oak, much like Brown Oak, is not a specific species, but is rather a term that designates oak that has been buried in a peat bog, sometimes for several hundreds of years. The anaerobic conditions of the bog protect the wood from decay, while the acidic water contains tannins, which stain the wood a dark brown to almost black. This is an excellent Victorian Irish Police Hand Carved Bog Oak Wooden Truncheon/ Staff. This heavy truncheon measures 12 ½” overall. For its whole length and around its circumference the staff is deeply hand carved with, Leaves, Shamrocks and Harp designs. The grip section which is holed for wrist cord has a hand carved diamond shaped pattern to assist grip. The tip of the staff is decorated with a hand carved shamrock. The price for this Victorian Irish Bog Oak Police truncheon / staff includes UK delivery. Sn 16385
£275.00

Pre WW1 Edwardian English Cambridge Constabulary Police Lignum Vitae Hard Wood Presentation Truncheon To ‘Alderman George Stace Mayor 1907’ By Hiatt & Co Birmingham. Sn 16093 - 16093
The English Cambridgeshire Constabulary was formed in 1851. George Stace recorded as a Ladies' outfitter became an Alderman and Mayor of Cambridge between 1906 & 1907. He was also an Officer and Member of the Cambridge Boy Scouts Association who sat on the Cambridge district Council in that era. This is an excellent original Edwardian Police Presentation Truncheon presented to mayor Stace. Made of lignum vitae hard wood it is 15” length and has highly coloured painted panels. It features the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher ‘ER’(Edward Rex) together with Cambridge Coat of Arms. The back of the truncheon has lettering in gold ‘Alderman George Stace Mayor 1907’. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and recess for wrist strap. The butt is impressed by the manufacturer ‘Hiatt & Co Birmingham’ who made quality items of Police equipment throughout the Victorian and Edwardian eras.The wood is undamaged with no dents. All of the original art work is excellent and retains its original vivid colour. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16093
£395.00

WW1 1914-1919 George V Scottish Edinburgh Police Special Constable's Presentation Lignum Vitae Hard Wood Truncheon To S.C 576. Sn 16020 - 16020
This is an excellent original wooden Police Presentation Truncheon to a Special constable who saw service from the beginning of WW1 and served throughout and beyond until 1919. Made of lignum vitae hard wood it is 15 ½” length and has highly coloured polychrome panels. It features the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher ‘GR’(George Rex) together with Edinburgh City Coat of Arms above banners with lettering 'Special Constable 1914-1919' and number ‘576’. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and recess for wrist strap. The wood is undamaged with no dents. All of the original art work is excellent and retains its original vivid colour. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 16020
£275.00

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

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

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
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