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Title Parish of Liskeard truncheon
Nationality British
Period 1856
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The barrel of this little truncheon (approx 1' long) is decorated with 'Parish of Liskeard', 'VR', '1856', a plough and a large royal crown in gold on a red field. At that time, Liskeard was a small fishing village in Cornwall. This truncheon would have been used by the parish constable to make arrests.

The heavy varnish over the painted decoration on the barrel has crazed in parts, although it does not in any way obscure the overall designs. There is wear to the paint work at the various extremities of the piece. The grip appears to be painted dark brown. I am guessing, but I think the wood is box wood.

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

testimonials

Today received railway truncheon in great nik! Superb item gone to a very good home. Many thanks for your patience with this exercise ... Well done.

A C, Australia, 28.11.2013

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

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