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Title Westminster truncheon, 18th century
Nationality British
Period c 1780
Price £800.00

This 24" truncheon is the classic Westminster design, with the pre-1801 Royal Arms. It would have been carried by the local watch officers prior to the establishment of Peel's police force in 1832. It is just possible that this is a George II example, which on the death of that king in 1760 simply had an extra Roman numeral I added for George III.

There is some minor damage under the monarch's cypher, but the rest of the piece is in magnificent condition. Something similar, but not in such good condition, was sold in Christie's South Kensington in November 2008 for 688.

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


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

testimonials

Thanks for selling my collection. I am very pleased with the results.

J D, USA, 05.04.2011

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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