Item # 16 $175 USD SOLD
Bludgeon, “door-knob style”, 18″L when fully extended, 12 oz. Wt., “door-knob” ball joined to grip with links of chain, very light tan wood, said to have been used by early “Watch Charley”, pre-Victorian. Very rare and so old that the wood has almost the consistency of being “petrified”.
Item # 15 $100 USD
Worn by a police constable from the Leicestershire Constabulary around 1980, this helmet is in excellent condition.
Cork body with smooth cloth six panel covering, cloth center band with chrome side rosettes, ball top and helmet plate. It approximately 9” tall and about 12” diameter.
Item # 14 $40 USD SALE PENDING
Belt Buckle, Serpent-pattern, silver, commonly worn by many forces around 1900, complete with black leather belt
Item 13 $250 SOLD
This is a rather rare reference book entitled, TRUNCHEONS – THEIR ROMANCE AND REALITY. Authored by Erland Fenn Clark, published by Herbert Jenkins Ltd, 1935. 242 pages with photo illustrations.
I know this listing is pricey but I encourage you to go to AbeBooks.com and see what they are selling it for!
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.
Item 11 $ 225
Truncheon, painted VC crown, cypher, and “MP” Metropolitan Police, within a red cartouche on a black barrel, hallmarked “Field, 233 Holborn” .
Note – this truncheon was, at some time in the distant past, broken or split length-wise and then carefully repaired. Although the repair can be seen, the piece is still in remarkable condition considering its age and past use.
Item 10 $ 85 SOLD
Mitton writes in his book, The Policeman’s Lot, “These oil lamps throw out a considerable amount of heat and during the cold winter patrols must have been a source of some comfort to the old policemen!”
These lanterns were standard issue and in use from the late 1820’s up until the 1930’s when they were replaced with battery powered electric torches.
This is a three-stack chimney lantern and bears the Hiatt & Co. hallmark and a serial number which indicates it was most probably manufactured for a police force.
Item 9 $ 160 SOLD
Alarm Bell, “Winkworth” electric gong, chrome bell mounted on front bumper of police vehicles circa. 1930-60. Factory new.
Item 8 $ 45
Lantern, electric torch, “Smiths Wootton Lantern”, black metal case, serial #59930, mint condition, used in late 1930’s by most British police forces.
Item 7 $ 275 REMOVED FROM SALE
The Glamorgan Constabulary (Wales) constable’s helmet is one of the most sought after items by serious collectors. This ball-top helmet bearing a King’s Crown plate is from ca. 1953. The leather band and the metal chain is in excellent condition.