Sales Table - Police Items

The following British police items are offered for sale:

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22 – A stunning example of a George III (1760-1820) tipstaff. A brass body surmounted by a solid brass crown, mounted on a turned oak handle. The body of the staff engraved with the year 1806 and P.C. (Parish Constable), together with the name SELBY, an ancient market town located in North Yorkshire, England. An important piece of early British policing.
Very good condition
SOLD

 

t02 – An extremely fine example of a William IV (1830-1837) tipstaff. Handpainted and finely decorated bulester body, with a crown, and IV with WR in script.
Very good condition
US$580

 

#PS005 – A scarce and superb example of an English constabulary sword. More commonly found mounted with an obsolete, curved cavalry sword blade, this has a fine, 24 inch long, single edge, fullered blade. The blade etched - KENT CONSTABULARY - DARTFORD DIVISION plus a Victorian crown. The opposide etched with the retailers name and address, Parker Field & Son, 233 Holborn, London.
Very Good condition.
US$395.00

 

31 – A fine example of a Victorian 'City of London' Police constable truncheon. Overall length 19 inches, with turned grip impressed PARKER, 233 HOLBORN. Black painted body with City crest emblasoned in red and white.
Very Good condition
US$200

 

#PS100 – An excelllent example of an English constabulary sword with a 23 inch, straight double edge blade. The blade etched - BERKS (Berkshire) CONSTABULARY enclosing a Victorian crown.
Very Good condition.
US$365.00

 

46 – A superb Hardwood truncheon with ribbed grip. Brown painted body decorated with IV over WR over large crown, and WALBROOK. City of London coat of arms added at later date, probably late Victorian. Walbrook is a subterranean river in the City of London that gave its name to a City ward and a minor street in its vicinity. The ward of Walbrook contains two of the City's most notable landmarks: the Bank of England and Mansion House. This is a truncheon with important connections.
Very Good condition
US$245

 

23 – A scarce example of a named, early Victorian tipataff. With a round brass body mounted on a hardwood varnished handle, stamped R.P. and surmounted by a cast brass crown. The body engraved : G.E.Firmin / Police Officer.
Very Good condition
SOLD

 

hove Scarce example of an early waist belt with white metal buckle 'HOVE POLICE'. together with a fine example of a bulls eye lantern, standard issue for the officer on the beat. Complete and in good working order.
US$285

 

tr011 – An impressive William IV (1830-1837) truncheon, 22 inches in length. Black painted body with well executed decoration surmounted with a crown above the monarchs title - WR IIII.
Very Good condition
SOLD

 

21 – A good Victorian Scottish tipstaff, 11.5 inches overall length. With a cast brass, open crown filled with the original red 'Cap of Maintenance' cloth, surmounting a round brass body engraved with the motto "HONESTY" over the town crest of Musselburgh, Scotland. Turned and shaped wood grip.
Very Good condition
SOLD

 

07 – A Victorian truncheon and armband issued to a Special Constable. Constabulary forces were supplemented by recerves of 'Specials', individuals who volunteered their time and skills to supplement regular policing when needed. Times of civil unrest and strike actions often requied extra police manpower. Specials served in civilian clothing, issued only with a simple armban to denote their authority and a standard truncheon, usually inscribed S.C to identify them as such. A turned, ribbed wood grip. Simple black body, with letters S.C in white. Accompanied by armband - white fabric with two blue stripes, and nickle plated buckle, with embroidered crown sewn on. Attributed to a Victorian City of London Special Constable.
Very Good condition
US$285

 

03 – A vest pocket tipstaff, the property of a Georgian court official. With an overall length of 6.5 inches, the bulbous form, black painted body is surmounted with a cast gilt metal crown. The base of the handle is particularly interesting. Carved to fit into a socket positioned on a desk, the owner would have produced the tipstaff and mount it accordingly to denote that a hearing was in session.
Very Good condition
SOLD

 

04 – An early Victorian tipstaff Plain brass body surmounted by a cast brass crown, mounted on a bulbous, turned ebony handle. A cross and initials - TM - carved into the handle, suggesting an eclesiastical connection.
Very Good condition
US$465

 

87 – A mace style truncheon, typical of those found in the West Country. The body painted black with each face of the tip decorated with gold lettering. GR/crown/1779 - P.C - Cornish Arms - PARISH OF BREAGE
Very Good condition
SOLD

 

RR – A Victorian wrist restraint, or 'come along'. A well crafted example by HIATT, displaying a good age patina.
Very Good condition
US$295