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SOLD (08/10) British Crimea War Medal Duo, Victorian 1862 Worcester Constabulary Ebonised Wood Decorated Police Truncheon All To William Charles Head Preece 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys) Later Joined The Police, 2 Pairs Handcuffs & Many Research Docs. - 15719
Pre 1713 The Scottish , Royal North British Dragoons (North Britain then being the envisaged common name for Scotland), were already being referred to as the Scots Greys as they were mounted on grey horses . In 1713, they were renumbered the 2nd Dragoons . In 1877, their nickname was finally made official when they became the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys). The Regiment saw much action during the Crimea war. The Crimea Medal was a campaign medal approved on 15 December 1854, for issue to officers and men of British units (land and naval) which fought in the Crimean War of 1854–56 against Russia. The medal was awarded with the British version of the Turkish Crimea Medal. William Charles Head Preece served with the 2nd Dragoons in the Crimea war. On Leaving the Regiment he joined the Worcester Police Constabulary. This is his British Crimea War Medal With 3 clasps & British Issue Turkish Crimea War Duo, Victorian 1862 Worcester Constabulary Ebonised Wood Decorated Police Truncheon & 2 pairs of his Police issue handcuffs. The War Medal consists of a 36mm silver disk with, on the obverse, the diademed head of Queen Victoria and the legend VICTORIA REGINA with the date 1854 below. The reverse has a depiction of a standing Roman warrior about to receive a laurel crown from a flying figure of victory, the word CRIMEA appearing on the left. The medal is notable for its unusually ornate clasps. Each is in the form of an oak leaf with an acorn at each end, a style not used on any other British medal. The ornate, floriated, swiveling suspender is also unique to the Crimea Medal. The original ribbon is pale blue with yellow edges. The medal has 3 clasps Balaklava. For the battle of 25 October 1854. Inkerman. For the battle of 5 November 1854 & Sebastopol. For the siege that lasted from 11 September 1854 to 9 September 1855. The British issue Turkish Crimean War Medal was issued by Sultan Abdülmecid I of the Ottoman Empire to allied military personnel involved in the Crimean War of 1854–56. The obverse shows the Ottoman Sultan’s tughra with the Muslim calendar year of 1271 on all versions. The reverse depicts a cannon standing upon the Imperial Russian flag, with an anchor and a mortar. The four flags of the allies are to the rear. The inscription in the exergue reads "Crimea 1855" for British issue. The ribbon is watered and of dark crimson with green edges. As was common in the era the rims of both medals are privately inscribed, the war medal reads ‘W. Preece 2nd Dragn’s ‘, the Turkish Crimea medal ‘C.Preece 2nd Dragoons’ (the reason for the initial variance is not clear). The medals are mounted on a metal bar with pin. The Victorian Police Truncheon made of ebonised, the body is painted Black and the ribbed grip unpainted natural wood, all varnished. The body of the staff is hand decorated with Victorian Queen’s Crown, heraldic arms of the City Of Worcester and ‘November 28th 1862 W.C. Preece’ in vivid Gold, Red & Black. The truncheon measures 17” in length. Both pairs of period Police issue black iron handcuffs are fully functional and have their original screw keys, one is numbered stamped ‘37’, the other ‘59’. The collection is accompanied by many pages of original ancestral & Regiment research correspondence, printed internet sourced research & a CD titled ‘Crimea War Medal Roll 1854-1855 all of which were found with the collection. The price for collection worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15719
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SOLD SOLD (14/09) Unusual, Early Victorian Era Police Constable's Lignum Vitae Hardwood Truncheon Decorated With Mother Of Pearl Inlays. Sn 15615 - 15615
This is an original wooden Police Truncheon made in the early Victorian era with hand applied mother of pearl inlaid decoration. It is 15 ½” length and made of the traditional heavy Lignum vitae hard wood. The truncheon has grooved decoration and sections of leaf shaped mother of pearl inlaid sections around its circumference and a mother of pearl roundel inlay at the tip, no doubt applied or commissioned by the Victorian Police Officer who owned this truncheon. The handle has a well defined grip section. The wood is undamaged with just light areas of scuffing consistent with age and service use. All of the mother of pearl inlays are present. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15615
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SOLD SOLD (26/09) 1820- 1830 British George IV ‘Halliwell 6’ (Bolton Lancashire) Decorated Ebonised Wood Police Truncheon. Sn 15677 - 15677
George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover following the death of his father, King George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness. Halliwell is a township in Deane parish, and Bolton district, Lancashire, England. This is a very good, original ebonised wood Police truncheon to Halliwell Police made in the reign of King George IV. It is 15 ¼” length and has a highly coloured Kings Crown with stylised Royal Cypher (George IV Rex) together with ‘Halliwell’ (Police Area) and number ‘6’ (either a constable’s, police area, or weapon number) within a wreath. It has a grooved grip. The wood is undamaged and has just light surface scuffs to be expected with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15677
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WW1 Era 1916-1919 Dated, Oldham Special Constable's Lignum Vitae Hardwood Presentation Truncheon With Sterling Silver Presentation Plate Etched To William Marchbank & Wrist Strap By Hiatt's Birmingham. Sn 15674 - 15674
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 hard wood. It has a highly coloured Kings Crown with Royal Cypher (George Rex) together with Oldham Heraldic arms above '1916-1919' date. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end. The wood is undamaged with no dents. The grip section is mounted with a presentation plate inscribed ‘Sterling Silver OJ (unknown maker’s mark)’ together with name ‘William Marchbank’, no doubt the name of the Special Constable presented with this truncheon. The grip is fitted with original leather wrist strap impressed by the manufacturer 'Hiatt's B'ham'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15674
£395.00

SCARCE, Early 20th Century Hiatt’s American made ‘Flexible’ Link Handcuffs Marked ‘Yuma’ To The Yuma Police Dept, Arizona , USA Numbered ‘97’ With Original Matching Number Key. Sn 15415 - 15415
These handcuffs designed by Hiatt are rare to find. Produced in America in the early 20th Century these Hiatt ‘Flexible’ cuffs are made of iron and have correct flexible links. One of the links is crisply marked ‘Yuma’ to the Yuma Police Dept, Arizona , USA and another link numbered ‘97’. The cuffs are joined by the correct linked iron rings and have their original key with matching number ‘97’. Both cuffs open, close and lock as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15415
£195.00

1830-1837 William IV Painted Ebonised Painted Wood Police Tip Staff /Truncheon & Wrist Strap. Sn 14867 - 14867
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 William IV Tipstaff / Truncheon. 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. The Ebonised wood is hand painted dark green with Crown below W IV R cypher (William IV Rex) in gilt, red and blue/green colours which are vivid. The staff with domed pommel, grooved grip and tapering cylindrical upper section measures 21” overall length. The grip section is holed and fitted with leather cord wrist strap. The wood has areas of light surface wear consistent with age but no damage or cracks. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14867
£345.00

Original, WW1 / WW2 Era Decorated Scottish Coatbridge Burgh Police Constabulary East Lanarkshire Lignum Vitae Retirement Presentation Truncheon By Hiat & Co Ltd Birmingham With Wrist Strap . Sn 14763 - 14763
The Scottish, East Lanarkshire, Coatbridge Burgh Police Constabulary were established in 1886 and ceased to exist in 1967 when it amalgamated with Airdrie Burgh, Hamilton Burgh and Motherwell & Wishaw Burgh to become part of Lanarkshire Constabulary. This is an original WW2 lignum vitae hardwood Coatbridge Burgh Police Truncheon. These types of decorated truncheon were often presented to Police Officers on their retirement from service. Our example is 15 ¼” length. The wood is undamaged and features colourful decoration, the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher (George Rex) together with Coatbridge Burgh Police within panel. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded butt and is fitted with original wrist strap. The butt is stamped with manufacturer’s roundel ‘Hiat & Co Ltd Birmingham’. The grip is fitted with original leather wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14763
£325.00

Pre 1952 Essex Constabulary Womens Uniform Cap With Essex Constabulary Kings Crown Cap badge. Sn 13907:63 - 13907:63
This is a 1950's era Essex Constabulary Police Women's uniform hat complete with Kings Crown Essex Constabulary hat badge. The hats design is based on the WW2 British Women's military uniform issue hat. The hat is in perfect undamaged condition. It has a large visor peak. The top is made up of 4 sewn segments, all made in dark blue cloth. The hat has a black embroidered head band with an Essex Constabulary cap badge. On the inside it is lined with black cotton. There is no size in the hat. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:63
£175.00

1950's-60's West German Police 'Polizei' Peaked Police Motorcyclist Helmet By Romer Helm, Size 57 / 58 and Helmet Transfer Badge. Sn 13907:62 - 13907:62
This is a 1950's-60's West German Police 'Polizei' motorcyclist helmet, size 57 / 58. The helmet is made of hard composite and coloured white and it has a leather headband on the outside which is padded. It is styled similar to the British 'Corker' motorcycle helmet. It has a black leather neck and ear piece with black nylon chin strap which is adjustable with a steel buckle. To the front is a transfer type helmet badge which depicts a rearing horse. Inside it has the makers label " Romer" and a brown leather 9 tongue liner. The liner has a circular label with the size "57 / 58". The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:62
£135.00

1950's-60's West German Police 'Polizei' Peaked Police Motorcyclist Helmet By Romer Helm, Size 59 and Helmet Badge. Sn 13907:61 - 13907:61
This is a 1950's-60's West German Police 'Polizei' motorcyclist peaked helmet, size 59. The helmet is made of hard composite and coloured white and it has what looks to be a leather peak, piped in white leather. On either side it has in black letters "Polizei" the German for police. It is styled similar to the British ';Corker' motorcycle helmet. It has a black leather neck and ear piece with black leather chin strap which is adjustable with a brass buckle. To the front is a metal helmet badge which depicts a castle with three towers. Inside it has the makers label "Original Romer Helm" and a brown leather 10 tongue liner. The liner is stamped in black ink with the size "59". The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:61
£145.00
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