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Title Brass tipstaff
Nationality British
Period c 1830
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This is the type carried by plains clothes constables in the early 19th century and is just over 5.5 inches long. The base unscrews for the insertion of a warrant. The tipstaff was the badge of office of the early police and was used to touch the right shoulder to effect an arrest. Later in the century, it was replaced by the warrant card.

The condition is magnificent: it would appear to have all its original lacquer finish which gives it the look of a gilt bronze piece.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Tipstaffs Truncheons : British : 19th Century]

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The buckle arrived today in good order, many thanks for the speedy delivery. A nice buckle, as described, and a welcome addition to my collection. Will revisit your website regularly for other items of interest.

L M, Channel Islands, 30.01.2009

Thank you for the receipt. It wasn't necessary so soon. I was happy to get it when we meet. You have a most excellent reputation and I trust you. It is a pleasure to do business with you and hope to do more.

A T, UK, 08.06.2006

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