This is an antique Victorian Police truncheon dating to the latter half of the 19th century. Originally formed in 1836, the Leeds Constabulary existed until 1972 when it became the West Yorkshire Police.
Inscribed 'Leeds Constabulary' on the shaft, the truncheon measures 17 inches (440mm) in length and 1.5" in diameter with a tapered ringed grip.
Made from a light coloured hardwood and approaching 150 years old this piece is in very good condition overall, the shaft has no splits or shakes in the wood and also includes the original leather carry strap attached to the hilt.
This 19th century short baluster like truncheon is engraved 'VR' on both the body and butt, and probably made in the mid Victorian period.
Made of a dark hardwood with a shaped and ribbed handle, it measures 11" in length and the head is 1.75" in diameter.
Although undecorated, it's really in very good condition with no splits or shakes in the wood, and weighs 250 grams.
This is a nice example of an early Victorian presentation truncheon probably dating to the mid 19th century.
Inscribed 'McNaughton Glasgow' on the butt, the truncheon measures 18 inches in length with a ringed baluster grip.
Hand decorated on one side with the Royal Queens Crown and Cypher 'VR', it's plain on the reverse.
Although the decoration is somewhat worn as one might expect, given the piece is over 150 years old it is still in good sound condition overall.
A very rare 19th century truncheon made for the gate guard at the Bank of England, the truncheon is branded with an oval, inscribed 'Bank of England' around the image of Britannia.
Made from Oak with a turned handle it measures 19” in length and as can be seen from the photos is in very good condition, the branding being complete, and no splits or shakes in the oak.
Although quite plain in decoration, these truncheons rarely appear for sale as not many were made, given that there were never large numbers of gatekeepers employed by the bank at any one time.
The rarity of this item is reflected in the price, one was sold at Bonhams as part of a set with a tipstaff in 2007, but none have been publicly recorded as sold since.
This is a William IV Constables police truncheon made by Parker of Holborn, highly decorated with the crown & markings of King William IV, who reigned from 1830 to 1837, and preceeded Queen Victoria.
It's 18" long, painted with a black background and Kings crown at the top with Royal Cypher. Underneath there is the word 'Constable' on a red background within a gold floral border.
The wood is thought to be walnut with an early turned and ribbed grip, and the butt has the makers name 'Parker Holborn' engraved on it. The truncheon is elaborately decorated on all sides as can be seen from the photos, and it retains most of its decoration, with only some loss underneath the crown area. A rare named truncheon, in remarkably good condition.
This is a military police truncheon , and is engraved ' W C & S 54 , K A 5498' on the butt with a faint impression of the war department military arrow in the centre.
Made from a light hardwood with a turned handle it measures 14.5” in length and as can be seen from the photos is in very good condition, with no splits or shakes in the wood.
Originally formed in 1856, the Devon Constabulary existed until 1966 when it became the Devon & Exeter Police.
This particular truncheon probably dates tio the early part of the 20th century, and is branded with a circular logo, inscribed 'Devon Constabulary' around the image of a crown.
It comes with its original leather strap which is impressed with the name 'HIATT' which may indicate that was also the maker of the truncheon.
Made from a dark hardwood with a turned handle it measures 15.5” in length and as can be seen from the photos is in very good condition, the branding being complete, and no splits or shakes in the wood
This is a ceremonial police truncheon or baton, decorated with the crown & markings of William IV, who reigned from 1830 to 1837, and preceeded Queen Victoria. It has some interesting markings at the base which appear to be anchors, set within a shield, which maybe suggests a naval dockyard connection? Measures 27" in length and in very good condition.
Rare William IV Police Truncheon dating from 1830 - 1837.
Nicely decorated with gold crown and letters W.R IV, in good condition retaining most of its original black finish, in good order for something approaching 170 years old! This is a genuine piece which belongs to a friend and has been in his family for over 70 years, super addition for any collection. Measures just over 15" in length x 1 1/2" diameter..
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