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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

Rochester Divison Kent Constabulary Victorian Police Presentation Truncheon, Hand Decorated Constable 88. Sn 14331 - 14331
A Victorian (V.R. C.1837-1850) Police Presentation Truncheon, Hand Decorated to Kent Constabulary, Rochester Division. Following the introduction of the Metropolitan Police in 1829 one of the next pieces of legislation enabling the formation of a police force was the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835. The result of this reform was to allow 178 boroughs to form a watch committee, which in turn had to establish and supervise a local police force. The Kent County Constabulary became operational on 20 May 1857 with 222 officers, and truncheons from this period are rare. The example shown is decorated with a crown over a script ‘VR’ cipher and inscribed ‘KENT’ in the cartouche. This truncheon is made from hard wood and is painted black above the grips where the hand painted decoration has been applied. It is hand decorated and varnished. The truncheon has the Queens Crown at the top in red, gold, black and white. Below this is "VR" in gold and there is a gold cartouche below this with "Kent" in gold on a red background. Below this it has "Rochester Div. 18". The truncheon has a multi grooved grip which is shaped. This is a very nice truncheon. The truncheon measures 18 1/2" long. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 14331
£375.00

Victorian Bingley Police/ West Riding Constabulary (West Yorkshire) Tipstaff Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration & V.R. Royal Cypher. Sn 13907:10 - 13907:10
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. The body is made of heavy wood tapered and shaped for grip and ,. The staff has beautiful hand measures 14 1/2" length. It has painted decoration featuring a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘V.R’ above ‘Bingley 1’ (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). All of the staff’s Gold, Green and Red decoration is vivid. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:10
£345.00

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

Original, WW2 1938-1945 Dated, Polychrome Decorated Rochdale Special Constabulary Lignum Vitae Police Truncheon. Sn 13707 - 13707
This is an original WW2 lignum vitae hardwood Rochdale Special Constabulary Police Truncheon dated 1938-1945. It is 15 ½” length. The wood is undamaged and features Polychrome decoration, the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher (George Rex) together with Rochdale heraldic arms above ‘1938-1945’ date and banner ‘Rochdale Special Constabulary’ . It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and is fitted with original wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13707
£325.00

WW1 1914-1919 Dated, Manchester Special Constabulary Lignum Vitae Truncheon With Kings Crown, Manchester City Coat Of Arms and Named To Samuel Kiernan' Sn 13617 - 13617
This is an excellent quality original WW1 Lignum Vitae hard wood Special Constable's truncheon. It is 14 3/4 inches in length and has an original Manchester City Coat Of Arms highlighted in bold colours. Below the Arms it has a banner with "Special Constable' and below this another banner with "Samuel Kiernan" and "1914-1919". The truncheon also has The Kings Crown with Royal Cypher (George Rex). It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end. The wood is undamaged with no dents. This is an original item of WW1 British Police memorabilia worthy of further research and the price includes UK delivery. Sn 13617
£225.00

Victorian Era Police, Tipstaff With Wooden Handle, Brass Shaft & Screw Off Brass Crown Tip. Sn 13496. - 13496
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 11 ¾” overall length. The body is made of heavy wood, tapered and grooved for grip. The brass shaft has tooled ‘line’ decoration. The top of the shaft has a screw off tip in the form of a brass Royal Crown with old frayed purple felt padding. The price for this excellent piece of Policing history includes UK delivery. Sn 13496
£495.00

Victorian Wooden Two Piece Pacifier / Cosh With Leather Wrist Strap. Pol 399 - Pol 399
Victorian wooden two piece Pacifier / Cosh / Life Preserver. The Victorian era saw the populations in cities having to protect themselves from criminals and was a commonly carried life preserver. It was ironically an item much feared by men in the 18th and 19th century as it was used by the Royal Navy to coerce men into joining up. Press gangs would roam the streets of inns and taverns looking for the slightly worse for wear. Imagine enjoying a night out and waking up, hung over, finding yourself an involuntary volunteer at sea, on board one of the Navy's finest ships. This pacifier is made from dark coloured wood and has the cosh end attached by a thick stitched leather strap. The bulbous cosh head is not weighted and the leather strap is pinned to it with 4 steel pins and copper washers. The handle is turned with grooves at the grip end. It measures 21 3/4" overall. The price includes UK delivery. Pol 399
£225.00

Victorian Cord Bound Cosh With Integral Weighted Ends. Sn 13474 - 13474
This is a Victorian era pacifier / cosh which is bound in tight cord and has a very decorative, intricate finish. The Victorian era saw the populations in cities having to protect themselves from criminals and was a commonly carried life preserver. It was ironically an item much feared by men in the 18th and 19th century as it was used by the Royal Navy to coerce men into joining up. Press gangs would roam the streets of inns and taverns looking for the slightly worse for wear. Imagine enjoying a night out and waking up, hung over, finding yourself an involuntary volunteer at sea, on board one of the Navy's finest ships. This is more of a cosh used by the Navy press gangs than a self defence pacifier but could be used in either roll. It measures 15 3/4” overall. The shaft has weighted ‘club’ head ends which double as pommel ends for striking and assist grip depending which way round the cosh is held. The cosh has been expertly bound in tight cord in an intricate pattern. The price for this unusual piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13474
£195.00
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