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SOLD SOLD (16/06) Pre WW1 1911 Dated, Stockport County Police Constable’s Polychrome Decorated Lignum Vitae Tropical Hardwood Truncheon By Hiatt & Co Birmingham Presented To Colonel Alan Sykes. MP DL Mayor of Stockport. Sn 21780 - 21780
Sir Alan John Sykes, 1st Baronet (11 April 1868 – 21 May 1950) was an English businessman in the bleaching industry and Conservative politician in Cheshire. Sykes studied at Oriel College, Oxford and while at Oxford joined the Freemasons, to which he remained deeply committed in his adult life. Sykes played cricket for Cheshire Gentlemen and hunted with the Cheshire hounds. He became a Justice of the Peace in 1897 and was active in the 3rd Volunteer Battalion, Cheshire Regiment until 1904. After his father died in 1901, he took on a number of local civic positions in Stockport, becoming treasurer of the Infirmary and a Governor of the Grammar School. Sykes was interested in agriculture, running Edgeley Home Farm and the family's estates in Canada of 13,000 acres (53 km2) in Saskatchewan. He travelled extensively in his early years to America and Canada, and also to South Africa, Egypt, India and Russia and was an early enthusiast for motoring and flying. In 1907 Sykes was adopted as the Conservative candidate for Knutsford and a year later gave up the management of the Edgeley Bleachworks, while remaining director of the Bleachers' Association. In April 1910, he was appointed deputy lieutenant of Cheshire and from 1910 to 1911 he was mayor of Stockport, the fourth generation of the family to hold this office. Before and after the first world war, Sykes was a leading Conservative organizer in the North West. At the beginning of World War I he returned to command the local volunteers as lieutenant-colonel of the reformed 6th Battalion, the Cheshire Regiment TF. He was unfit for active service in 1914 but served as secretary to the County Committee of the Cheshire Volunteer Regiment and Staff commandant from 1916 until the force's disbandment in 1920. He was awarded a baronetcy in June 1917. Sykes resigned as an MP in 1922 but continued to be active in local party organizations. He was chairman of the Cheshire division of the National Union from 1913, of the Lancashire and Cheshire Division of the Conservative Association from 1930 to 1932, of the North West Provincial Association from 1933 to 1947, and of Knutsford Conservative Association 1922–1946. After retiring as an MP, he became involved in the bleaching business again. 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 pre WW1 1911 dated Lignum Vitae Tropical Hardwood Stockport Police Truncheon presented to Colonel Alan Sykes. MP DL when he was Mayor of Stockport. It is 15 ¼” length and has highly coloured polychrome decoration featuring the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher ‘ER’ (Edward Rex) together with Stockport Coat of Arms. Beneath the arms is gold lettering ‘Colonel Alan Sykes. MP DL Mayor Of Stockport’ and 1911 date. The decoration is in excellent condition. The staff has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and recess for wrist strap. The butt is impressed by the maker ‘Hiatt & Co Birmingham’. The wood is undamaged with no dents. This is an excellent presentation truncheon to a Mayor of Stockport. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21780
£0.00

**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

Staffordshire Police Coxcomb Helmet. 21460. - 21460
A combined force covering Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, called Staffordshire County and Stoke-on-Trent Constabulary, was established on 1 January 1968, as a merger of the Staffordshire County Police and Stoke-on-Trent City Police. This force lost areas to the new West Midlands Police in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 and adopted a shorter name. This Nottingham Police “Comb Top” Helmet: The front Helmet plate has a "Queen's Crown" to top, over a starburst, with STAFFORDSHIRE POLICE in the circle. In the centre is the golden rope emblem. The helmet interior is rigged with its Riot Gear liner with web chin strap, retaining its Riot Chin "Cup." The Helmet is also fitted with its everyday patent leather chin strap as well. The original label is still present ‘Custodian Helmet SS. 5240’. The helmet is size 59. The furniture is intact and attached and the helmet is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. 21460.
£135.00

Hampshire Constabulary Coxcomb Police Helmet. 21459. - 21459
The custodian helmet is the headgear traditionally worn by male police constables and sergeants while on foot patrol in England and Wales. This ‘Comb Top’ Helmet: The front Helmet plate has a "Queen's Crown" to top, over a rose, with HAMPSHIRE on the scroll all within a wreath. The helmet interior is rigged with its liner with web riot chin strap. (The first fully constituted police force formed in Hampshire was the Winchester City Police, founded in 1832. The Hampshire County Constabulary was established seven years later in December 1839 as a result of the passing of the County Police Act that year. Initially the force had a chief constable and two superintendents: one was based in Winchester, and the second based on the Isle of Wight (then part of Hampshire).The Helmet is also fitted with its everyday patent leather chin strap as well. The original owner of the hat is hand written on the inside and strap. The helmet is approximately size 58. The furniture is intact and attached and the helmet is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. 21459.
£135.00

Nottinghamshire Constabulary Police Officers Comb Top Helmet. 21458. - 21458
Nottinghamshire Constabulary was established in 1840. The following year it absorbed Retford Borough Police. In 1947, it absorbed Newark-on-Trent Borough Police. In 1968 it amalgamated with Nottingham City Police to form Nottinghamshire Combined Constabulary. On 1 April 1974, it was reconstituted as Nottinghamshire Police under the Local Government Act 1972, but retained the name Nottinghamshire Constabulary on all signage, uniform and vehicles until the early 21st century. Nottingham Police “Comb Top” Helmet: The front Helmet plate has a "Queen's Crown" to top, over a starburst, with NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CONSTABULARY in the circle. In the centre is the E II R monogram of Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning Queen of the United Kingdom at the time. The helmet interior is rigged with its Riot Gear liner with web chin strap, retaining its Riot Chin "Cup." The Helmet is also fitted with its everyday patent leather chin strap as well. The original stamp is still present ‘Christy Guardian’. The helmet is approximately size 58. The furniture is intact and attached and the helmet is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. 21458.
£135.00

Pre: 1953 Metropolitan Police Helmet with Kings Crown Plate. 21457. - 21457
Before the passing of the Metropolitan Police Act 1829, law enforcement among the general population in England was carried out by unpaid parish constables who were elected, and later appointed by the local justice of the peace. During the late 18th and early 19th century, the Industrial Revolution witnessed an exponential expansion in London's size and economic importance. It became clear that the locally maintained system of volunteer constables and "watchmen" was disorganised and inefficient in the deterrence, detection and prevention of crime. This pre: 1953 example with Kings (GeorgeVI) face plate is in very good condition. The furniture is secure and undamaged. The original chin strap is in place, as is the leather liner. No size label is present but is an approximate size UK 6-6 ½. The price includes UK delivery. 21457.
£225.00

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
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