Category Archives: Other Police Collectible

Vintage Mantle Clock

Item # 53   $125   USD

This is a vintage mantle clock presented to a Met PC upon his retirement in 1931.    It was working fine when I last wound it about 10 years ago!  Yes, the key comes with it.

The engraved plaque reads as follows:

Presented to Ex P.C. John Wright On Retiring after 25 Years Service By    the Officers & Men of Enfield Highway Sub Division Metro Police 20 Sept 1931


Antique Marble Mantle Clock

Item # 75    $150   USD

This vintage marble mantle clock is truly a unique piece of British police history.  The engraved metal plaque reads as follows:

       “This Clock with a Purse of Gold was Presented To                                        P.C. HENRY JOHN THORNDYCRAFT    By the residents of Garlinge Nr Margate as a mark of appreciation of the unflinching discharge of his duty in endeavouring to maintain order in the Villiage when he was overpowered and brutally assaulted.   The Presentation was made by the Chairman of the Cinque Ports Bench of Magistrates in open Court on 2nd March 1903”

I purchased this clock about 25 years ago from a collector in California.  Unfortunately, he did not pack it well for shipping and UPS seemed to go out of their way to handle the box roughly enough that it was literally mangled by the time it reached me.  Surprisingly the damage to the clock was minimal … the bottom skirt was broken in several pieces and a small chip of marble was missing from the top right corner of the roof.  I had the clock professionally restored and repaired by a clock craftsman.  Although it functioned fine mechanically after the restoration, the roof chip could not be replaced and the repaired breaks are evident.

Note about shipping … this is a very heavy object and will require special packing so be prepared to receive the shock of a probably very high shipping charge!  I cannot, in all clear conscience attempt to ship this outside the continental U.S.


Bath Police HP Plaque

Item # 26   $40  USD

This is a wooden plaque that can either be hung on the wall or placed on a flat surface using the fold-out stand.  The helmet plate is an actual KC chrome plate worn by PC’s in the City of Bath Police force. Plaques such as these were presented to dignitaries, retiring officers, honored visitors, etc.

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Watch Fob Police Award

Item #12   $250  USD

This sterling silver watch fob was presented to a PC as an award or prize.  One side reads, “Fire Brigade v Police 1899” and the reverse side read, “Won By P.C. Hansford”.  The chain measure approx 15 inches in length and I cannot attest whether it also is sterling silver.

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