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1738-1820 British George III Hand Painted Police Constabulary Ebonised Wood Tip Staff / Truncheon. Sn 19733 - 19733
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 original George III Police Tipstaff / Truncheon (George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two kingdoms on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820). The staff measures 16 ¼” overall length. The ebonised wood has colourful painted decoration. The main body of the staff has colourful ‘Crown & Royal cypher ‘GR III’ (George III Rex). The staff also has gold bands, red top and butt. The grip is holed for wrist strap. The wood is impressed ‘II’ near to the wrist strap hole, most likely a Constable or weapon number. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19733
£345.00

**LARGE**Victorian Tipstaff Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration Including V.R. Royal Cypher. Sn 19656 - 19656
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 also symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is a good original large Victorian Tipstaff Truncheon. The body is made of ebonised wood tapered and shaped for grip. The staff measures 20” length. It has painted decoration featuring a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘V.R’ (Victoria Regina), Gold bands & red painted Ball top section. All of the staff’s colours are vivid but rubbed in areas consistent with service use. The grip holed for wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19656
£325.00

Victorian Tipstaff Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration Including V.R. Royal Cypher. Sn 19654 - 19654
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 also symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Victorian Tipstaff Truncheon. The body is made of ebonised wood tapered and shaped for grip. The staff measures 10 ¾” length. It has painted decoration featuring a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘V.R’ (Victoria Regina), Gold dots and crosses decoration and gold painted top section. All of the staff’s colours are vivid. One edge of the Crown decoration has some small dents consistent with service use. The grip is ribbed for grip and the butt has an iron ring for wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19654
£395.00

**LARGE** 1798 George III Bridge Ward (City Of London) Hand Painted Police Constabulary Tip Staff / Truncheon. Sn 19655 - 19655
Bridge is one of 25 wards in the City of London, each electing an alderman to the Court of Aldermen and commoners (the City equivalent of a councillor) to the Court of Common Council of the City of London Corporation. Only electors who are Freemen of the City of London are eligible to stand. Bridge Ward was established in 1550. Bridge ward is found within the boundary formed by the river Thames, Swan Lane, Arthur Street, Fish Street Hill, Gracechurch Street, Fenchurch Street, Rood Lane, Lovat Lane and Lower Thames Street. Policing of Bridge Ward is currently performed by The City of London Police. 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 George III era Tipstaff / Truncheon to The Bridge Ward Police. The staff measures 25 ¾” overall length. The main section is painted dark green and has colourful Crown, heraldic arms panel with cross of St George above banner ‘Bridge Ward’ and date ‘1798’ together with foliate decoration. The baluster shaped grip is plain wood. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19655
£575.00

Victorian Era British Palace Of Westminster / Houses Of Parliament London Police Hand Painted Police Truncheon. Sn 19652 - 19652
The Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Informally known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London, England. This is an original hand painted Victorian Police Truncheon to the Westminster Palace Houses Of Parliament Police. The staff is made from ebonised wood. The wood has no damage or cracks. The body is painted black and the grip natural wood all varnished. The body of the staff is hand painted with Portcullis gates symbol of the houses of Parliament, Crown, Heraldic Arms in Gold & Red together with foliate scrolling decoration in red. The decorations retain their original vivid colours. The truncheon has a contoured grooved grip with rounded pommel. The truncheon measures 18” overall length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19652
£675.00

Victorian Era British Hand Painted Police Truncheon. Sn 19651 - 19651
This is an original hand painted Victorian Police Truncheon. The staff is made from ebonised wood. The wood has some old stable & secure cracks. The body is painted black and the grip unpainted natural wood all varnished. The body of the staff is hand painted with Crown, Heraldic Arms in Gold & Red together with Crown above ‘N’ within a panel on a field of red (unknown). The decorations retain their original vivid colours. The truncheon has a contoured grooved grip recessed for wrist strap with rounded pommel which is ink marked ‘395’ most likely a Constable or weapon number. The truncheon measures 18 ½” overall length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19651
£575.00

**RESERVED REE 21/6**1830-1837 English Parker Holborn William IV Ebonised Wood Hand Decorated Special Constable’s Police Truncheon. Sn 19650 - 19650
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 Special Constable’s Police Truncheon. The Ebonised wood is hand decorated with WR IV cypher (William Rex), King’s crown, foliate decoration and panel with ‘Special ConstabI.I’ in vivid colours. The truncheon measures 18 ½” overall length. The handle is grooved for grip and holed for wrist strap. The butt is crisply impressed by the maker ‘Parker Holborn (London)’ (later the prestigious English blade maker Parker Field). The price for this attractive William IV truncheon includes UK delivery. Sn 19650
£395.00

1830-1837 British William IV Hand Painted Police Constabulary Tip Staff / Truncheon. Sn 19649 - 19649
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 original large William IV Tipstaff / Truncheon (William IV 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 staff measures 14 ¼” overall length. The wood has colourful painted dark green and red panel sections. The main body of the staff has colourful ‘Crown & Royal cypher ‘WR IV’ (King William IV Rex)’. The grip is grooved for grip and holed for wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19649
£395.00

Victorian Edinburgh City Police Scotland Hand Decorated Presentation Ebonised Wood Truncheon To District 4, Number 85. Sn 19648 - 19648
Edinburgh City Police force was created in 1805 and remained an institution until 1975 when it amalgamated with two other forces to form Lothian and Borders Police. This is a Victorian police presentation truncheon, hand decorated to Edinburgh City Police to District 4, Constable or Baton Number 85. The truncheon is made from ebonised wood and decorated with an image of an anchor in gold. Below this is the heraldic arms of the City of Edinburgh featuring Edinburgh Castle & Latin motto ‘Nisi Dominus Frustra’ in gold which translates to ‘'Expect the Lord in Vain'. Painted in gold below this is ‘Dis.4 No 85’ together with Queen’s crown above V.R. (Victoria Regina). The decoration has some surface blemishes consistent with age and as can be seen in the images the woo although undamaged has warped with age giving it a curved shape. The grip is grooved for grip and has a rounded pommel. The truncheon measures 18 ¼” length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19648
£295.00

Victorian Edinburgh City Police Scotland Hand Decorated Presentation Ebonised Wood Truncheon To District 11, Number 129. Sn 19647 - 19647
Edinburgh City Police force was created in 1805 and remained an institution until 1975 when it amalgamated with two other forces to form Lothian and Borders Police. This is a Victorian police presentation truncheon, hand decorated to Edinburgh City Police to District 11, Constable or Baton Number 129.. The truncheon is made from ebonised wood and decorated with an image of an anchor in gold. Below this is the heraldic arms of the City of Edinburgh featuring Edinburgh Castle & Latin motto ‘Nisi Dominus Frustra’ in gold which translates to ‘'Expect the Lord in Vain'. Painted in gold below this is ‘Dis.11 No 129’ together with Queen’s crown above V.R. (Victoria Regina). The decoration is in very good bright condition. The grip is grooved for grip and has a rounded pommel. The back of the truncheon has a single small hole drilled into it and the butt has a hole with small metal pin both possibly for display mounting at some point in its life. The truncheon measures 18 ¼” length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19647
£395.00
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