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**SOLD**28/9**Victorian 1868 British Police Hand Painted Police Truncheon Marked C.A.R.L. (Possibly Civil Authority Royal Laboratory Woolwich Arsenal). Sn 19998 - 19998
The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich is an establishment on the south bank of the River Thames in Woolwich in south-east London, England, that was used for the manufacture of armaments and ammunition, proofing, and explosives research for the British armed forces. The Royal Laboratory formed part of the Royal Arsenal it was an ammunition laboratory (i.e. workshop) set up at the Warren in 1695, overseen by the Comptroller of Fireworks. The laboratory manufactured gunpowder, shell cases, fuses and paper gun cartridges. The Comptroller, Royal Laboratory, had oversight of the Royal Gunpowder Mills in addition to the Woolwich manufactory. From time to time there were public demonstrations of the work of the Laboratory, often in Hyde Park, and by the mid-18th century it was customary for the Royal Laboratory to provide an official 'fireworks display' on occasions such as coronations, peace treaties, royal jubilees etc. As such security of the facility would have been of paramount importance and would have been undertaken by both military and civilian personnel. This is an original hand painted Victorian Police Truncheon possibly issued or presented to a Civilian guard of the Royal Laboratory. The staff is made from ebonised wood. The wood has no damage or cracks. The body is painted black and the grip is grooved for grip and recessed for wrist strap. The body of the staff is hand painted with Crown, VR stylised Royal Cypher ‘Victoria Regina’. And has a gold edged panel with a field of red with gold lettering ‘C.A.R.L.’ (possibly Civil Authority Royal Laboratory) above 1868 date also in gold. The decorations retain their original vivid colours. The truncheon measures 17 ¾” overall length. The price for this truncheon worthy of further research regarding the markings includes UK delivery. Sn 19998
£0.00

WWII U.S Shore Patrol Rubber Baton. 19966:20. - 19966:20
Shore patrol are service members who are provided to aid in security for the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps, and the British Royal Navy while on shore. They are often temporarily assigned personnel who receive limited training in law enforcement and are commonly armed with a baton. Their primary function is to make certain that Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen on liberty do not become too rowdy. They will also provide assistance for Department of the Navy and U.S. Coast Guard uniformed personnel in relations with the civilian courts and police. Made from solid flexible black rubber it is 40 ½ cm in length with ‘US’ imprinted it has a leather lanyard attached. The price includes UK delivery. 19966:20.
£195.00

19th Century Painted Westminster Abbey Constabulary Tipstaff/Truncheon. 19653 - 19653
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 a nice painted Westminster Abbey Constabulary truncheon with crowned royal arms above a coat-of-arms and portcullis over crowned 'G' over '2', one side with gilt 'W.R VI', and with ribbed grip pierced for a thong *missing* 48.3 cm in length. Showing some paint loss which adds to its history. The price includes UK delivery. 19653.
£375.00

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

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

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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