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Victorian Hand Painted Parker Holborn Yellow Lancewood Police Presentation Tipstave/Truncheon. 20611. - 20611
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 example measures 45cm and is made with yellow Lancewood which was commonly used by Parker Holborn. The body of the tipstave is painted black with a hand painted polychrome crown over ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) over a gilt wreath with POLICE painted in gilt in a red cartouche. Stamped above the grip is ‘H 223’ (Parker Holborn Parker 233 Holborn Higher Holborn Field St.E’ which was the premises between 1794 & 1877) the handle is nicely shaped and ribbed for grip. In very nice collectable condition the price includes UK delivery. 20611.
£345.00

Large Victorian Wood Baluster Tipstaff Truncheon with Hand Painted Decoration Crown VR Royal Cypher. 20609. - 20609
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 Police Tip Staff/Truncheon of the Police constabulary/ watchman or magistrate with original hand painted decoration. The Baluster shape shaft is made of ebonised wood, tapered and shaped for grip. The staff measures 17 ½” in length. The painted decoration in the top section features a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) together with an ornately written ’F.P.O’ (unknown). The staff has a ribbed grip. All of the staff’s colourful decoration is vivid. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20609.
£375.00

Georgian LYNG (Norfolk) Wood Baluster Tipstaff Truncheon with Hand Painted Decoration Crown G III R Royal Cypher. 20610. - 20610
A common feature of items from East Anglia is a rounded ball shaped final or knob such as this example (Lyng is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the River Wensum, some 10 km (6.2 mi) north-east of the town of East Dereham and 20 km (12 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich. The village's name is likely derived from the Old English wordhlinc', meaning 'bank', 'ledge', or 'terrace). 1760-1820 George III was born on 4 June 1738 in London, the eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. He became heir to the throne on the death of his father in 1751, succeeding his grandfather, George II, in 1760. Measuring an impressive 50cm painted with the Royal Crown, G III R cypher, LYNG 1808 (Norfolk) and R+B J+M (unknown). The piece is black with dark blue and red detail which has a nice patina. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20610.
£475.00

Victorian Hand Painted ‘Manningham’ (West Yorkshire) Police Baluster/Tipstaff/Truncheon. 20605. - 20605
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 example measures 37cm and has been hand painted in red and gold with the Queens Crown, VR cypher 1 (Victoria Regina) and Manningham (Manningham holds a wealth of industrial history, including mill buildings, imposing wool merchants' houses and back-to-back terraced houses. It is the old Jewish area of Bradford. Many of Manningham's German community later migrated to the Heaton area of the city) on a black background *there is a defined mark shown in the images, which adds to the history of the piece*. The handle is nicely tapered and ribbed for grip. In very nice collectable condition the price includes UK delivery. 20605.
£375.00

Victorian Hand Painted ‘Horton’ (North Yorkshire) Police Baluster/Tipstaff/Truncheon. 20607. - 20607
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. This example measures 37.5cm and has been hand painted in polychrome with the Royal Crown, VR cypher (Victoria Regina) and Horton (Horton in Ribblesdale is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated in Ribblesdale on the Settle–Carlisle Railway to the west of Pen-y-ghent) on a black background. The handle is nicely tapered and ribbed for grip. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. In very nice collectable condition the price includes UK delivery. 20607.
£375.00

William IV (1830-1837) Painted Wood Baluster Tipstaff/Truncheon with the Royal Arms of Great Britain. 20664. - 20664
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. This example measures 33.5cm and has been hand painted in polychrome with the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom and ‘W IV R’ cypher and full lion and unicorn supporters above Dieu et mon droit ( God is my Right)(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 third son of George III, William succeeded his elder brother George IV, becoming the last king and penultimate monarch of Britain's House of Hanover) on a black background. The ribbed handle is painted a dark red colour and has a hole for a lanyard. The tipstaff style short truncheon of the baluster form such as this one is normally associated with Manchester pieces. See ‘Truncheons an equal Match’ by Alan C. Cook pages 83 to 86 items 7.6 to 7.10. The price for this impressive piece includes UK delivery. 20664.
£325.00

Victorian Wilsden Constabulary (West Yorkshire) Wood Police Baluster Tipstaff Truncheon with Hand Painted Decoration Crown VR Royal Cypher. 20608. - 20608
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. Wilsden is a village and civil parish in west Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England. Wilsden is 6 miles west of Bradford and is close to the Aire Valley and the nearby villages of Denholme, Cullingworth, Harden, Cottingley and Allerton. Wilsden re-acquired civil parish status in 2004. This is an excellent original Victorian Police Tip Staff / Truncheon of the Police constabulary/ watchman or magistrate of the Wilsden area with original hand painted decoration. The Baluster shape shaft is made of ebonised wood, tapered and shaped for grip. The staff measures 14 ½” length. The painted decoration in the top section features a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) together with a number 1 and Wilsden. The staff has ribbed grip. All of the staff’s colourful decoration is vivid. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20608.
£375.00

Victorian British Ebonised Wood Baluster Tip Staff Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina). Sn 20563 - 20563
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 Police Tip Staff / Truncheon with original hand painted decoration. The Baluster shape shaft is made of ebonised wood, tapered and shaped for grip. The staff measures 21” length. The painted decoration encircles the shaft and features a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘V.R’ (Victoria Regina). All of the staff’s colourful decoration is vivid. The wood has just light surface scuffs consistent with age and service use. The lower section of the staff is grooved for grip and holed for wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20563
£375.00

1868 Victorian British Lignum Vitae Tropical Hard Wood Baluster Tipstaff / Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration Crown V.R. (Victoria Regina) Royal Cypher & Boar’s Head Arms & Initials ‘AH’ . Sn 20562 - 20562
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 Police Tip Staff / Truncheon with original hand painted decoration. The Baluster shape shaft is made of heavy Lignum Vitae Tropical Hard Wood, tapered and shaped for grip. The staff measures 19 ¼” length. The painted decoration in the top section features a Crown and Royal Cypher ‘V.R’ (Victoria Regina), together with ‘Boar’s head’ heraldic arms and ‘1868’ date. The rear of the staff has initials ‘AH’ in gold (most likely a Police Constabulary Division or County designation). The top edge of the staff has a gold and black band. All of the staff’s colourful decoration is vivid. The lower section of the staff is grooved for grip. The price for this tipstaff worthy of further research regarding the markings includes UK delivery. Sn 20562
£395.00

1820- 1830 British George IV Ebonised Wood Tipstaff Truncheon With Hand Painted Decoration Including ‘Crown GR IV’ (George IV Rex) & Letter ‘P’. POL 382 - POL 382
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. 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. This is an excellent original George IV Tipstaff Truncheon. The body is made of hand painted ebonised wood. The staff measures 18 ¾” length. It has colourful original hand painted decoration featuring a ‘Crown GR IV’ (George IV Rex) & Letter ‘P’, possibly ‘Police’ designation or Division / County area (unknown). All of the staff’s colours are vivid. The surface of the staff has some scuffing consistent with age and service use. The grip is grooved for wrist strap and fitted with a short string loop. The price for this attractive tipstaff worthy of further research regarding the ‘P’ designation includes UK delivery. POL 382
£375.00
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