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Pair of Wrought Iron Handcuffs HC26
Pair of Wrought Iron Handcuffs HC26
Original, quality pair of late 19th century wrought iron handcuffs with the original screw in / out wrought iron key. The key is stamped "19". All has been cleaned and lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order.

Total 9" x 3" x 0.75".

Key 2.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 165.00


William IV Truncheon PT221
Original, quality early 19th century Truncheon with the original painted decoration and detail for the Reign of King William the 4th 1830 to 1837. The paintwork is rather rubbed but is clearly detailed for "WR IV". A grain split and damage to the paintwork, otherwise complete and in good order.

15" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 156.00


William IV Truncheon PT221



Mahogany Police Truncheon PT220
Mahogany Police Truncheon PT220
Original, quality 1920's standard Police issue style truncheon in mahogany with the remains of the original wrist strap. Complete and in good order.

15" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Indian Police Constables Staff PT219
Original, quality late 19th century Indian Police Constables staff. This good example made from a tapered bamboo shaft has a weighted cast brass head with decoration around and a steel cap to the top. The shaft has brass mounts to each joint in the cane and a smaller cast brass decorated mount to the base. All has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

61.5" long.

1.25"to the base.

2.25" at the top.

 
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Price: 450.00


Indian Police Constables Staff PT219



Rosewood Tipstaff PT206
Rosewood Tipstaff PT206
Original quality early to mid 19th century rosewood tipstaff. This fine example, in the form of a short truncheon, has a shaped and ribbed handgrip and a thicker body mounted with a cast brass head and ferrule. Tipstaffs were used when delivering an order of the court. Complete and in good order.

10.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 350.00


Short Mahogany Police Truncheon PT205
Original, quality mid 19th century shorter than the norm. mahogany truncheon with a ribbed grip and a crown shaped finial. A very faint painted Queen Victoria crown can be seen with a circular logo beneath, for the Reign of Queen Victoria. This unusual example has been chewed by mice or rats at both ends but otherwise all is complete and in good order.

10.75" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 285.00


Short Mahogany Police Truncheon PT205



Ebony Baluster Truncheon PT202
Ebony Baluster Truncheon PT202
Original, quality mid to late 19th century baluster shaped truncheon turned in ebony. This most unusual example turned from one piece of ebony is in mint condition with not a chip in sight, no matter how small and it appears never to have been decorated or painted.

13" long x 1.75" widest.

 
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Price: 365.00


George IV decorated Truncheon PT201
Original, quality early 19th century decorated boxwood truncheon riddled with worm holes. This example has painted decoration detailing an elephant with a coronet howdah, surrounded by a laurel wreath, all beneath the monogram "G.R" with a large Royal Crown above. Although riddled with worm holes there is no recent evidence of worm activity and we have treated all intensly to make sure. All is complete and in good order otherwise.

16" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 485.00


George IV decorated Truncheon PT201



Ebony Police Truncheon PT198
Ebony Police Truncheon PT198
Original, quality 1920's standard Police Issue style truncheon, turned in ebony but differing, for this unusual example has boxwood stringing inlay around the circumference in six fine bands with some missing. Otherwise, all is complete and in good order. The first we have seen.

15.25" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Rosewood Police Truncheon PT150
Original, quality 1920's standard UK Police Issue truncheon turned in what appears to be rosewood with a super grain. Some minor grain splits to the lighter colour section otherwise complete and in good order.

15" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Rosewood Police Truncheon PT150



Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132
Boxwood Police Truncheon PT132
Original, quality 1920's standard police issue shaped truncheon but unusually turned in boxwood, a heavy light coloured wood. This example in a super colour is complete and in good order with a slight curve.

16.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 125.00


Northampton County Asylum Button PT34
Original, quality, 1930's, nickel, uniform button embossed 'Northampton County Asylum' around a Tudor Rose and impressed to the brass plate on the reverse for the manufacturer 'Firmin & Sons Ltd, London' around the eye. An unusual button, complete and in good order.

1" diameter.

0.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


Northampton County Asylum Button PT34



Travelling Shaving Mug SB48
Travelling Shaving Mug SB48
Original, quality late 19th century Sheffield plated, campaign type, shaving Etna with a hinged lid to the base to conceal the spirit container and a hinged top lid to reveal the foldout side handle. This item has been later engraved to the top of the lid as a presentation, detailing "Military Police Sports, Wiesbaden 1926". Not sure how it is heated although a container for the meths spirit is included in the base. What is here, is all in good order and the silver plating is in exceptional condition apart from the rubbing around the engraved detail, obviously from cleaning it often. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and generally in very good order but possibly not complete.

5.75" tall x 3.5" diam.

 
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Price: 156.00


The City Police or Fire Whistle with Lanyard W60
Original, quality nickel plated whistle with the original green silk covered Lanyard. This early whistle, circa 1900 / 1910, is detailed "The City Police or Fire Whistle" and "Patent" and is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen.

3.25" x 5/8".

Lanyard 30".

 
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Price: 156.00


The City Police or Fire Whistle with Lanyard W60

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