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Title Union Hall tipstaff for Southwark, London
Nationality British
Period c 1795
Sold

A rare example of a 1792-instituted London police officer's tipstaff, it is sadly not personally attributable. It is engraved 'POLICE OFFICE // UNION HALL' on the brass barrel, which is somewhat pickled and patinated with age. Union Hall was in Southwark, South London, between Lambeth and the river Thames.

There are quite severe perishing cracks at the junction of the grip and the base of the metalwork. There is a replacement purple velvet cushion inside the crown. The barrel is loosely attached to the grip with some modern paper, forming a friction fit. This is easily removable.

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


[Militaria : Tipstaffs Truncheons : British : 18th Century]

testimonials

The knot is here, it's very fine

M B, Germany, 08.10.2009

Hi Chris, just to let you know my sword knot arrived first thing this morning and I am very happy with it and the fast service.

P C, UK, 22.12.2006

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