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The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self-defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This example measures 37cm and has been hand painted in red and gold with the Queens Crown, VR cypher 1 (Victoria Regina) and Manningham (Manningham holds a wealth of industrial history, including mill buildings, imposing wool merchants' houses and back-to-back terraced houses. It is the old Jewish area of Bradford. Many of Manningham's German community later migrated to the Heaton area of the city) on a black background *there is a defined mark shown in the images, which adds to the history of the piece*. The handle is nicely tapered and ribbed for grip. In very nice collectable condition the price includes UK delivery. 20605.