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Police Items Pre -1900

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British Policeman's Short Truncheon c1840

An early Victorian (c1840) heavy wood, policeman's short truncheon (13 inch) with gilt painted crown over “VR” and eight ring grip.

In good solid condition with just some minor cracks to grip.



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George III Suffolk Truncheon

A 22.5 inch hand painted truncheon with gilt painted crown “G.III.R” on a dark blue body with red bands containing black painted district name of “Hadleigh Suffolk”. 

Red painted multi ring grip.

Good solid condition with some paint loss to lettering.



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Hiatt Darby Handcuffs
A pair of original late Victorian Hiatt's Darby handcuffs & key.
On each side of both cuffs is stamped 'HIATT WARRANTED WROUGHT, and also number '7.' 

The other side is stamped “HARD”
In good working order with matching number key.



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Late 19th Century Colonial Police Truncheon
A polished hardwood Colonial Police Truncheon with inlaid mother of pearl floral decoration and turned three ring edged smooth grip.

In nice original condition with no damage or missing inlay.

15.5 inches (39.5cm) long.


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Victorian Ayr Police Truncheon
A large 22 inch (56cm) Victorian Scottish Police truncheon with beehive shaped grip.

The body branded with crown over “VR” and “Ayr”. The base branded with a number “3”.

Very good condition.

£140



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Painted Police Constable's Truncheon c1840

An interesting early Victorian hand painted Police Constable's truncheon c1840.

18 inches long with tuned wood handle, black painted body, painted crown over the initials 'KP' and the number '80'.

Truncheon is in good solid and totally original condition (no cracks or splits), just some wear and chips to paint commensurate with age.

A similar truncheon is mentioned on page 133 in Mervyn Mittons book The Policeman's Lot.


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Victorian British Police Cutlass / Hanger by Parker Field & Sons c1850
A totally original Victorian Police Cutlass/ Hanger and black steel mounted leather scabbard c1850.
It has a 25” curved spear point blade,etched with the maker details 'Parker Field & Sons 233 Holbourn London'

It has a steel hand guard and stepped pommel with wire bound shagreen grips, all in good condition.

The overall length of the cutlass is 30.5”

Complete with its original steel mounted black leather scabbard.


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Victorian Police Truncheon by Parker 233 Holborn London
An early Victorian wooden Police truncheon.
15 inch wood truncheon with turned beehive handle maker stamped ‘Parker 233 Holborn’.
Solid condition with no splits or cracks.



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Late 19th Century British Policeman's Leather Truncheon Case
A rare, original late 19th century British policeman's black leather truncheon case with belt loop.
The Leather truncheon case is very nicely made of thick leather, stitched down a seam on the back with a removable top which has a collar. 
The reverse of the case has a leather belt loop stitched to it. 
The top is retained with a leather strap which is stitched to the belt loop. 
The case measures 15 ½” long and retains all of its stitching and is in very good condition.

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Rare Georgian Mace Tipstave for the City of Leicester

A rare 23inc wooden ball top mace tipstave with black painted body and ring section with hand painted GR cypher surmounted by a crown on one side and the city of Leicester crest on the opposite, lower body painted gilt band and six ring grip with turned ball end.

The mace has areas of paint loss but remains in good solid original condition with no splits or cracks.


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Victorian Special Constable’s Painted Truncheon

The 18.5 inch truncheon with deep grooved grip, original blue painted body and yellow painted “VR” over “SC”.

Truncheon is in good solid condition (no cracks or splits), just some wear and chips to paint commensurate with age.


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Victorian Painted Police Truncheon

The truncheon is hand decorated with the Queen Victoria Royal Cypher (V.R.) in red, gold, black and white and below this it is a red painted panel with “Police” in gold letters.

18 inches (44.5 cm).

Truncheon is in good solid condition (no cracks or splits), just some wear and chips to paint commensurate with age.



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Victorian Police Truncheon, Woods & Forest Regents Park London
A very rare Victorian truncheon, decorated with a crown, the Royal Coat of Arms, 'W & F' (Woods and Forests), 'REGENTS. PARK', number ‘12’ with a ribbed handle stamped 'PARKER 233 HOLBORN' (pre-1841). 

12 inches (38cm) long.
The truncheon has wear to painted decoration, particularly to top; wear including minor split and small nicks to wood.

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London Metropolitan Police Truncheon c1900

From 1890s onwards Metropolitan police truncheons were not generally decorated but were die-stamped usually with the initials ‘MP’ and also, very often, with the division and divisional number of the constable. The early ones were made of teak, ebony or lignum vitae. See page 38 of ‘The Policeman’s Lot’ by Mervyn Mitton. This is c1900 heavy wood London Metropolitan police truncheon die-stamped ‘MP’ centred with a Queens crown.

15 ½ ” long and in good condition.


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Victorian Police Truncheon
A mid - late Victorian wooden Police truncheon
17 inch wood truncheon with turned beehive handle.
Solid condition with no splits or cracks.


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London Metropolitan Police Truncheon c1900

From 1890s onwards Metropolitan police truncheons were not generally decorated but were die-stamped usually with the initials ‘MP’ and also, very often, with the division and divisional number of the constable. The early ones were made of teak, ebony or lignum vitae. See page 38 of ‘The Policeman’s Lot’ by Mervyn Mitton. This is c1900 heavy wood London Metropolitan police truncheon die-stamped ‘MP’ centred with a Queens crown.

15 ½ ” long and in good condition.


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Late Victorian City of London Police truncheon
A late Victorian wooden police truncheon stamped near the top with a Queen Victoria crown along with the letters CP (City Police) for the City of London Police.
15 inch heavy wood truncheon with later leather wrist strap.

In good solid condition.


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Victorian British Police Officers Sword
A Victorian Police Officers Sword with fishskin ribbed grips, brass D shaped knuckle guard, stepped pommel, 24” curved fullered blade 29.5” overall length.
Blade is straight and undamaged with just some light patches of age related patina.

Hilt is tight to the blade. Fishskin grips are in good condition. Scabbard release button is missing.
Lacks scabbard.


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Metropolitan Police Truncheon by Hiatt
From 1890s onwards Metropolitan police truncheons were not generally decorated but were die-stamped usually with the initials ‘MP’ and also, very often, with the division and divisional number of the constable. The early ones were made of teak, ebony or lignum vitae. See page 38 of ‘The Policeman’s Lot’ by Mervyn Mitton
This is a c1900 heavy wood Metropolitan police truncheon manufactured by Hiatt Birmingham, die-stamped ‘MP’ centred with a Queens crown.
15” (38cm) long and in good condition with no splits or cracks.

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Victorian Leeds City Police Truncheon
A mid - late Victorian Leeds city Police truncheon c1875.
17.5 inch wood truncheon with turned beehive handle.
Stamped twice ‘LEEDS CITY POLICE’
Truncheon is in good solid condition.

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Victorian Painted Truncheon
A Victorian Painted Wood Truncheon, bearing crowned Victoria cypher and labelled, ''Y.C.R.S'', the end stamped, ''Field, 233 Holborn'', 

18 inches (44.5 cm) long.
Small area of damage to wood near top of crown. Band of wear to paint near top. Otherwise wear and chips commensurate with age.

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Mid Victorian Police Beaufort Whistle

A mid Victorian Police Beaufort whistle by 'FEILD 233 HOLBOURN'

Dates from the 1850's or 1860's.


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Hiatt Irish 8 Police Handcuffs

Late 19th century Irish 8 police handcuffs with original key.

Due to their popularity with the Royal Irish Constabulary and the figure of eight shape, gave the cuff's the name “Irish Eights”.

Cuffs are marked 'HIATT 3' and the number '514' the key is also marked 'HIATT' on one side and '514' on the opposite side.

In good working order with just some very light surface rust consistent with age.


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Mid 19th Century Police Truncheon

A mid 19th century rosewood police truncheon c1850.

16 inches long with a nice well turned beehive style handle.

Truncheon has some cracks (see pictures) but still remains solid and is in generally good condition.


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Hiatt Leading Handcuff
A set of Late 19th century leading (come along) handcuff by Hiatt of Birmingham. With engraved decoration to centre hinge and stamped “Hiatt Steel”
This type of cuff was used to control prisoners rather than just to restraint them, the smaller open end cuff would be locked on to the prisoner’s wrist whilst the larger end would be used by the officer to manipulate and inflict pain by twisting. Used by British Police and H.M Prison Officers up until the 1950s.
In excellent condition.


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