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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

Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011

Just to let you know the gun came this morning. Just as described. Lovely little piece. Would just like to thank you for all the help.

C C, UK, 23.12.2009

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