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Victorian Bingley Police/ West Riding Constabulary (West Yorkshire) Tipstaff Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration & V.R. Royal Cypher. Sn 17185 - 17185
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. 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 era Tipstaff Truncheon. The body is made of ebonised wood tapered and shaped for grip. The staff measures 14 ½” length. It has painted decoration featuring a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘V.R’ above ‘Bingley 1’ (possibly No.1 district, officer or armoury number). All of the staff’s Gold, Green and Red decoration is vivid. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17185
£345.00

WW1 Era 1914-1919 Dated, Burnley (Lancashire) Special Constable's Lignum Vitae Tropical Hardwood Presentation Truncheon With King’s Crown & Burnley Heraldic Arms. Sn 17086 - 17086
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 tropical hard wood. It has a highly coloured Kings Crown Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex) & Burnley Heraldic arms above 'Special Constable 1914-1919'. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded butt. The wood is undamaged with no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17086
£265.00

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

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

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
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