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William IV Merthyr Tydfil Wales, Police Constable's Painted Ebonised Truncheon. POL 407 - POL 407
Merthyr Tydfil located north of Cardiff, Wales is said to be named after Tydfil, a daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog. According to her legend, she was slain at Merthyr by pagans around 480AD; the place was subsequently named Merthyr Tydfil in her honour. Although merthyr generally means "martyr" in modern Welsh, the meaning here is closer to the Latin martyrium: the mausoleum or church built over the relics of a martyr. Policing Merthyr Tydfil was an arduous task - in the years since the first iron furnace had been erected in the district, the town had developed from a hamlet inhabited by shepherds and farmers to a sprawling mass of inelegant buildings housing a population three times as great as that of Cardiff and Swansea put together. 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. This is an original painted ebonised Police truncheon to Merthyr Tydfil Police. The truncheon is 18 ¼” length and has a grooved grip holed for wrist strap. It has a highly coloured Kings Crown with Royal Cypher WR (William Rex) together with ‘Merthyr’ in bold lettering & Prince of Wales type Ostrich Feathers / fleur-de-lys device. The price includes UK delivery. POL 407
£375.00

1830-1837 William IV Painted Ebonised Painted Wood City Of Manchester Police Truncheon. POL 406 - POL 406
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. This is an original William IV era Painted Police Truncheon. The Ebonised wood is hand painted with Crown below WR IIII cypher (William IV Rex). The truncheon also features the red shield with gold stripes that feature in the city of Manchester’s heraldic arms (the red shield with gold stripes is taken from the Lords of Manchester, who ruled the city prior to 1301). Its original gilt, red and blue/green colours are vivid. The truncheon measures 18 ¼” overall length and has a turned handle. The price includes UK delivery. POL 406
£395.00

Victorian Ebonised Wood Police Truncheon, Hand Painted ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) With Great Britain Heraldic Arms & Later Wrist Cord. Sn 16649 - 16649
An original Victorian Police Truncheon. The staff is made from ebonised wood and the top section is hand painted with colourful ‘V.R’ (Victoria Regina) together with Heraldic Arms of Great Britain The truncheon has a contoured grooved grip holed for wrist strap and fitted with later wrist cord. The truncheon measures 13 ½” length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16649
£295.00

May 1926 British General Strike BSA Auxiliary Guard Truncheon Mounted With Brass Presentation Plate. Sn 16402 - 16402
The 1926 general strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike that lasted nine days, from 3 May 1926 to 12 May 1926. It was called by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the British government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for 1.2 million locked-out coal miners. Some 1.7 million workers went out, especially in transport and heavy industry. The government was prepared and enlisted middle class volunteers to maintain essential services.including work at the Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) factory who supplied arms to the British army. This is an original BSA Auxiliary Guard genral strike truncheon mounted with brass presentation plate ‘ BSA Auxiliary Guard General Strike May 1926’ . The varnished wood truncheon 15" length. The wood has some surface scuffs and a couple of chips consistent with age & use. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and is fitted with original leather wrist strap which has some service wear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16402
£275.00

SOLD SOLD (14/11) Victorian Era Berkshire Constabulary Special Constable's Lignum Vitae Hardwood Hand Painted Presentation Truncheon. Sn 16403 - 16403
Berkshire Constabulary was formed in 1856, it is a former Home Office police force which was responsible for policing the county of Berkshire in Southern England. Berkshire Constabulary was merged with several other adjacent police forces in 1968 to form the Thames Valley Police. This is an excellent quality Lignum Vitae Tropical Hardwood Police Presentation Truncheon to a Special constable of Berkshire Constabulary in the form most commonly found in the Victorian era. It is 15" length and has "Berks Special Constable " in gold lettering above a gold flower with red centre. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and is fitted with original leather wrist strap. The wood is undamaged with no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16403
£0.00

Victorian Scottish Dunbartonshire Constabulary Special Constable’s Hand Painted Lignum Vitae Hard Wood Presentation Police Truncheon. Sn 16401 - 16401
The Scottish Dunbartonshire Constabulary was formed in 1858. This is an original Victorian Truncheon. Police Truncheon, Hand Decorated To a Special Constable of The Dunbartonshire Constabulary. The staff is made lignum vitae tropical hard wood. The body of the staff is hand painted with colourful Victorian Queen’s Crown and Dunbartonshire Constabulary within wreath above banner ‘Special Constable’. The decorations retain much of their original vivid colours. The truncheon has a contoured grooved grip recessed for wrist strap with rounded pommel and leather cord wrist strap. The truncheon measures 16” length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16401
£295.00

2001 Republic Of Ireland / Eire, ‘An Garda Siochana’ (Garda) Male Police Officer’s Uniform Service Cap With Metal Cap Badge. POL 405 - POL 405
Formed in 1923, the An Garda Síochána (The Guardian of the Peace), more commonly referred to as ‘the Garda’’ or ‘the Guards’, is the police service of the Republic of Ireland. The service is headed by the Garda Commissioner who is appointed by the Irish Government. Its headquarters are in Dublin's Phoenix Park. This is an excellent original Garda Male Police Officer’s Service Cap. Made of dark blue serge material, it is clean and undamaged. It has the correct cloth covered stiff brim and chin strap with buckles secured by plain plated buttons. The front of the cap is mounted with its original Garda cap badge. The cloth lining with leather sweatband is clean with just service wear to be expected with service use. As was common, the Garda Officer who was issued with the cap appears to have formed the cap into a military saddle shape with slashed peak. The sweatband has a safety pin attached to it with small paper label printed with 12th June 2001 date (illustrated). The cap is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. POL 405
£145.00

1987 Republic Of Ireland / Eire, ‘An Garda Siochana’ (Garda) Male Police Officer’s Uniform Service Cap With metal Cap Badge. POL 404 - POL 404
Formed in 1923, the An Garda Síochána (The Guardian of the Peace), more commonly referred to as ‘the Garda’’ or ‘the Guards’, is the police service of the Republic of Ireland. The service is headed by the Garda Commissioner who is appointed by the Irish Government. Its headquarters are in Dublin's Phoenix Park. This is an excellent original Garda Male Police Officer’s Service Cap. Made of dark blue serge material, it is clean and undamaged. It has the correct cloth covered stiff brim and chin strap with buckles secured by plain plated buttons. The front of the cap is mounted with its original Garda cap badge. The cloth lining with leather sweatband is clean with just service wear to the front of the sweatband to be expected with service use. The lining is stamped with date ’08 87’ (August 1987) and size ‘55’ (UK size 6 3/4). The price includes UK delivery. POL 404
£145.00

Post 1952 Royal Ulster Constabulary (R.U.C.) Female Police Officer’s Uniform Service Cap By Compton Sons & Webb Ltd London With Blackened Brass Queen’s Crown R.U.C. Badge. POL 401 - POL 401
Formed in 1922, the uniform and insignia of the R.U.C. remained essentially the same as their predecessors the R.I.C. (Royal Irish Constabulary). From the beginning it had a dual role, unique among United Kingdom police forces, of providing a normal law enforcement police service while protecting Northern Ireland from the terrorist activities of outlawed groups. The R.U.C. was superseded by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in 2001. This is an excellent original Post 1952 R.U.C. female Police officer’s cap. Made of dark green serge material, it is clean and undamaged. It has the correct press stud side flaps, patent leather brim and chin strap with buckles. The front of the cap is mounted with its original blackened brass R.U.C Queen’s Crown cap badge correctly backed by red felt patch. The cloth lining with cloth sweatband is undamaged and has just light service wear. The lining is ink stamped by the manufacturer ‘J. Compton Sons & Webb Ltd London’ together with size ‘6 7/8’. The price includes UK delivery. POL 401
£225.00

Post 1952 Royal Ulster Constabulary (R.U.C.) Female Senior Police Officer’s Uniform Service Cap With Blackened Brass Queen’s Crown R.U.C. Badge. POL 403 - POL 403
Formed in 1922, the uniform and insignia of the R.U.C. remained essentially the same as their predecessors the R.I.C. (Royal Irish Constabulary). From the beginning it had a dual role, unique among United Kingdom police forces, of providing a normal law enforcement police service while protecting Northern Ireland from the terrorist activities of outlawed groups. The R.U.C. was superseded by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in 2001. This is an excellent original Post 1952 R.U.C. Female Senior Police Officer’s Service Cap . Made of dark green material, it is clean and undamaged. It has the correct patent leather brim with gold braid and chin strap with buckles and side flaps with press stud fasteners. It also has the correct black lace headband. The front of the cap is mounted with its original blackened brass R.U.C Queen’s Crown cap badge correctly backed by red felt patch. The cloth lining with cloth sweatband is undamaged and clean. There are no visible manufacturer or size markings on the cap. It is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. POL 403
£265.00
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