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1830-1837 British William IV Hand Painted Ebonised Wood Police Constabulary Tip Staff / Truncheon With Weighted Lead Cudgel Cap. Sn 21387 - 21387
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 ebonised wood staff measures 18” overall length. The wood has hand painted red bands in the mid section and colourful Royal crown on one side of the cylindrical top section which is period fitted with a heavy lead sheet cudgel cap. The lead has indistinct rubbed gold paint decoration, the only readable feature of which is a part letter ‘W’ no doubt for King William. It has a baluster shaped handle section with turned lines to assist grip. The shaft is fitted with thin leather wrist cord. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21387
£345.00

Large Victorian Police/ Magistrates Tip Staff Decorated To Fife (FI), Scotland With Queens Crown VR. Sn 11127. - 11127
The tip staff is one of the earliest forms of Police authority, carried by the early Constables/ Watchmen and Magistrates as signs of their authority and right to enforce law. This original Victorian Police/ Magistrate’s Staff is made from heavy wood painted black and varnished. The decoration at the top of the staff has The Queen’s Crown with ‘VR’ monogram (Victoria Regina) together with ‘FI’ (Fife, Scotland) and number ‘45’. All of the staff’s original Red, Gold and Black colouring retain their vivid colour. The cylinder shaped staff measures 26 ½” in length with a diameter of 1 ¼”. The staff is holed for lanyard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11127.
£345.00

Kings Crown 1914-1919 Dated Police Presentation Truncheon, Transfer Decorated to Kirkcaldy Police Special Constable. Sn - 10737 - 10737
A King's Crown 1914-1919 dated police presentation truncheon, transfer decorated to Kirkcaldy Police Special Constable. The name Kirkcaldy means "place of the hard fort" or "place of Caled's fort". The truncheon is made from heavy wood and varnished. The transfer decoration is onto the varnish. At the top of the baton it has a King's Crown in gold & red. Below this is "G R" in red over 'Special Constable' inside a gold banner. Below this is the Kirkcaldy Crest which is over two flying union Jack flags. There is a gold banner below this with "War 1914 1919". Below this in gold lettering "Kirkcaldy". During WW1 Chief Constables were empowered to recruit Special Constables from men left behind to help police their Force Areas. The truncheon has a broad five groove grip with the remains of the leather strap. The decoration on this truncheon is by transfer and as can be seen from the photographs it has a few areas of wear. The truncheon measures 15" long. The top of the truncheon is stamped with the makers name 'Hiatt & Co Birmingham'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10737.
£245.00

WW1 1914 – 1919 Dated, Stockport County Special Constable’s Polychrome Decorated Lignum Vitae Tropical Hardwood Truncheon. Sn 20040. - 20040
In the Autumn of 1856 as a result of the County and Borough Police Act 1856. Cheshire Justices were obliged to establish a paid Police Force for the whole of each County area including Stockport Borough. In 1870 Stockport Borough established its own Constabulary. The Borough later became part of the Cheshire Constabulary and now forms part of the Greater Manchester Policing area. This is an original WW1 Lignum Vitae Tropical Hardwood Stockport Special Constabule’s Truncheon. It is 15 ½” length and has highly coloured polychrome decoration featuring The Kings Crown with Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex) together with Stockport Coat of Arms. Beneath the arms is 'Special Constable' in gold lettering with '1914-1919’ date. The decoration has light areas of rubbing consistent with age and storage. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and recess for wrist strap. This is an excellent truncheon to a British Police to a Special Constable who served throughout WW1 and beyond. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20040.
£245.00

Victorian Rosewood Tipstaff With Hand painted Crown & Royal Cypher. Sn 13806. - 13806
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. It measures 7 ¾” overall length. The staff is made of Rosewood and has turned ring decoration, The top section has its contemporarily hand painted colourful decoration featuring the Queens Crown and stylised ‘VR’ Royal cypher and monogram which covers its circumference. The price for this excellent piece of Policing history includes UK delivery. Sn 13806.
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (16/02) **SCARCE**MINT**WW1 Era 1914-1919 Dated, King’s Crown Salford City Police Special Constable's Lignum Vitae Hardwood Polychrome Decorated Presentation Truncheon. Sn 21341 - 21341
From 1844 Salford Police officers belonged to Salford Borough Police. In 1926 Salford Borough Police was renamed Salford City Police. On 1/4/1968 it merged into Manchester and Salford Police, which on 1/4/1974 was absorbed into Greater Manchester Police. This is a near mint 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 polychrome oval panel at the widest part of the staff. The panel features the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher ‘GR’(George Rex) together with Salford City Coat of Arms & gold lettering 'Special Constable' above '1914-1919'. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and is fitted with part of its original leather wrist strap. The wood is undamaged with no dents. The tip and butt of the staff has no maker marks which are sometimes found on Police truncheons. This is an original item of WW1 British Police equipment to a rarely found Police Force and the price includes UK delivery. Sn 21341
£0.00

**STAVE FORM**Victorian Queen’s Crown ‘VR’ 1.Rest.Com.4.Ward Hand Painted Ebonised Wood Tip Staff / Police Truncheon. Sn 21111 - 21111
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 attractive, original, stave form Victorian tip staff truncheon. The cylindrical ebonised wood staff measures 2 feet length. The upper section of the shaft is painted with crowned VR cypher over '1.Rest.Com.4.Ward' (unknown, most likely a policing area designation) in colours and gilt. All of the staff’s original paint decoration is vivid with small areas of rubbing consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21111
£175.00

**LARGE**POLE FORM**1760-1820 George III ‘King’s Crown Heraldic Arms GRIII L40’ Hand Painted Decoration Wood Tip Staff / Police Truncheon. Sn 21069 - 21069
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 attractive, original, large George III (1760-1820) tip staff truncheon. The tapered wood staff measures 2 feet 2 ¼ inches length. The mid section of the shaft is painted white. The handle and top section are painted green. The top section of the staff has colourful King’s crown with heraldic shield & GR II (George III Rex). It also has a gold panel with ‘L above 40’ in black most likely a policing area or officer’s collar number. All of the staff’s original paint decoration is vivid with areas of rubbing consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21069
£395.00

1830-1837 William IV Ebonised Wood Wood Baluster Type Police Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration. Sn 21068 - 21068
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 on the front and back aspects with Crown above WR & 4 decreasing lines denoting (IV) (William IV Rex). The truncheon also features a red painted top section and red band in the grip area. Its original gilt, red and blue/green colours are vivid. The truncheon measures 21 ¼” overall length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21068
£345.00

Victorian Bingley Police/ West Riding Constabulary (Bradford West Yorkshire) Tipstaff Police Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration & V.R. Queen’s Crown Royal Cypher. Sn 21110 - 21110
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 hand 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 21110
£275.00
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