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George IV (1820-1830) Old City Night Watchman’s / Exeter City Police Painted Truncheon Number 26. Sn 21836 - 21836
The ancient City of Exeter had their own Police Force from 1836 recruited from members of the old city night watch under the superintendence of Captain Hugh Cumming. In 1966 the Force amalgamated with the Devon & Cornwall Police. This is an original hand painted George IV Truncheon. The presence of the King’s Royal cypher indicates that it was made during his short reign 1820-30 prior to the formation of Exeter City Police in 1836 so was most likely issued to the Old City Watch before going into Exeter Police service. The wood staff is painted dark green and the turned grip unpainted natural wood. The handle is pierced for wrist strap which is absent. The shaft has painted decoration with Stylised Royal Cypher ‘GR IV’ (George IV Rex) in Gold above ‘26’ weapon or watchman’s number. The staff has a colourful large panel with heraldic arms of Exeter City topped by King’s Crown. The decorations colours are vivid. The truncheon measures 18” overall length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21836
£495.00

SOLD SOLD (05/07) Victorian London Metropolitan Police (MP) ‘K’ Division (Stepney Bow) Number 533 Painted Truncheon By Field 233 Holborn (London). Sn 21835 - 21835
After Sir Robert Peel presented ideas on the reformation of British Policing by implementation of a civilian, paid and trained Police Force, the British Parliament passed the Metropolitan Police Act of 1829 resulting in the formation of the London Metropolitan Police Force. Between 1829 and 1830, 17 local divisions each with a central police station were established, with each division assigned a letter. Letter K was allocated to Stepney Bow. This is an original painted Victorian Metropolitan Police Truncheon. The staff is made from ebonised wood wood, the body is painted Black and the grip unpainted natural wood all varnished. The body of the staff is hand painted with Queen’s Crown and Stylised Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) in Gold, Red, Green, White & Black with Initials ‘MP’ (Metropolitan Police) in Gold on a field of red with a Gold Foliate border. The sides of the Truncheon have stylised ‘stars’ in Gold and Red. The decorations colours are vivid but are rubbed in areas. The shaft is impressed with Stepney Bow Divisional letter ‘K’ above weapon or Constable’s collar number ‘533’. The truncheon has a contoured grooved grip recessed for wrist strap with rounded pommel which is crisply impressed by the manufacturer ‘Field, 233 Holborn (London)’ (Later Parker Field who produced quality Victorian Sword and Police Hanger blades). The truncheon measures 17 ½” overall length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21835
£0.00

Victorian British Ebonised Wood Painted Police Truncheon With Panel ‘S.C.’ (Most Likely Special Constable). Sn 21834 - 21834
This is an original Victorian ebonised wood Police Truncheon. It is 17 ¼” length and has highly coloured decoration in Gold, Red and Black featuring The Queens Crown with Royal Cypher 'VR' (Victoria Regina) above a shield panel with lettering ‘S.C.’ within (Most Likely Special Constable). It has a turned grip with rounded end. The paint has areas of surface wear consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21834
£275.00

**RARE**MINT**WW1 1916, Metropolitan Police (London) Special Constable's Drill Competition Award Prize Lignum Vitae Tropical Hardwood Truncheon By Hiatts Birmingham With Sterling Silver Hall Marked Presentation Plate To SC L.A. Levy X Division. Sn 21607 - 21607
This is a near mint original WW1 wooden Police Drill award Truncheon to a Special Constable who saw service during WW1. It is 15” length and made of the traditional heavy Lignum vitae tropical hard wood. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded butt. The wood is undamaged with no dents. The butt is impressed by the maker ‘Hiatt's Co. Ltd, Birmingham’. The grip is fitted with original leather wrist strap with Matching maker ‘Hiatts Bham’ stamp. The staff is mounted with a sterling silver hallmarked presentation plate (the hallmarks are for R.Hodd & Son, London 1915). The plate is crisply engraved to the award recipient ‘METROPOLITAN SPECIAL CONSTABULARY, X DIVISION, DRILL COMPETITION JANY 16TH 1916, WON BY S/C L.A. LEVY’ The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21607
£275.00

**RARE**WW1 Era 1914-1919, Manchester Special Constable's Lignum Vitae Tropical Hardwood Polychrome Decorated Presentation Truncheon By J Tyzack & Son Sheffield With King’s Crown, Heraldic Arms & Associated Cased KC City Of Manchester SC's Pin Badge. - 21500
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 polychrome decoration: Kings Crown Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex) & Manchester Heraldic arms above 'Special Constable 1914-1919' and indistinct Special Constable’s name. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded butt. The wood is undamaged with no dents. The top is impressed by the maker with what looks like ‘J Tyzack & Son Sheffield'. The grip is fitted with original leather wrist strap. The truncheon is accompanied by a rare to find, period City of Manchester Special’s enamelled lapel pin badge with which it was found. The colourful brass badge is 33mm diameter and features King’s Crown heraldic arms of Burnley & wording ‘City Of Manchester Special Constable’. The rear has a hinged pin fastener and stamped number ‘1559 most likely a collar number. The badge is contained in its period leather bound wood jewellery case with hinged lid and clasp fastener. The inside of the case has original padded white silk & blue felt lining. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21500
£375.00

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
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