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Title Manchester tipstaff, George III
Nationality British
Period c 1810
Sold

This fine walnut tipstaff is a Manchester example (from the overall shape - there are examples in a book by Fenn Clark and also in Mervyn Mitten's book). They were carried by the constables of this era for making arrests as a symbol of office. Traditionally, the villain needed to be touched on the right shoulder to be arrested.

Virtually all the paintwork is intact, but there is some minor age damage to the top of the barrel in the form of several chips. Essentially, however, it is in very good shape for its age.

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


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

testimonials

Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

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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