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R U C WILKINSON SWORD

We have for sale a Wilkinson sword serial no 82586 in its black leather scabbard and with black leather sword knot , in good condition everything tight and sits well in the scabbard. the grip and guard are both in great condition the blade has some  minor staining and blemishes on the plating otherwise a nice sword.

 This sword was first issued 10/12/1960 and is recorded as a infantry sword, it was purchased by crown agents {Kenya, which became independent on 12/12/1963}.

How it came to owned by a R U C officer serving in Northern Ireland i have no idea.It was bought from the family of the officer and i have no paper work to support the ownership of this sword by a  R U C officer nor can i give any more information about him other than the fact that he came from County Antrim

Ceremonial swords where withdrawn by the R U C in 1969/70

PRICE £465.00

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BRITISH NAVAL SWORD

We have for sale a British naval sword in reasonable condition in it leather scabbard. The blade has a few dark spots but nothing to worry about, the engraving is in good condition, grip wire is a bit tatty as is the cord on the sword knot hopefully clear in the pictures. Everything is nice and tight and the sword sits well in the scabbard.

PRICE SOLD

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ROYAL NAVY UNIFORM

We have for sale a wonderful 19th century Irish Royal Naval officers uniform with lots of associated items. This belonged to James H Beattie who was born in Northern Ireland somewhere in the londonderry area in 1857 and is listed as the medical officer on board HMS Barrecouta 1880. The census of 1881 lists  { J.H.Beatie as transferred HMS Duke of Wellington class one battleship J.H.Beatie surgeon }  He received the Egyptian war medal 1882 ,khedives bronze star both are missing and believed to be in Northern Ireland last know in a collection of a retired police man who is now unfortunately deceased.

The condition of the items are better than you would expect, the hinge on the accessories tin is broken and somewhat dented, the hat box is in lovely condition with his brass plate on the front although the hat is a little frayed . The jacket has 14 small hole’s, i have taken a picture of the worst one which is on the right arm all the rest are approxatmely 2mm in diameter or smaller and can be easily repaired

This is a rare item fresh to the market place having recently been purchased from the family and will require further research,

PRICE SOLD

If you require more information please contact and i will do my best to assist. United Kingdom post and packing is included in the price ,outside the UK please contact for quotation.

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BRITISH NAVAL SWORD

We have for sale a British naval sword in reasonable condition . No makers mark or serial no. the blade has some rust spots and unfortunately i do not think they would polish out without leaving marks, handle ,wire etc all nice and tight. The scabbard is in good condition brass mount a little loose but not damaged. all in all a pretty nice sword.

PRICE SOLD

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DUBLIN PISTOL

We have for sale an Irish percussion pistol circa 1850.The pistol measures 8.5 inch’s / 215mm overall with a 3inch / 76mm barrel which has Dublin engraved on the top. The action is excellent with a very strong spring and has the distinctive Irish 3 click cock. The makers name is unfortunately illegible, but the style and construction of the pistol it is almost certainly dowling of Dublin. The captive ram rod may have had some work done to it in its lifetime, but if so it is so well done it is hard to tell. A very pleasing pistol in nice condition.

PRICE £560.00

We are always glad to help if you need more pictures or information.

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RIGBY PISTOL

We have for sale a percussion pistol by the famous Irish maker Rigby measuring 8.5 inchs/215mm overall and with a 4.5 inch/115mm barrel. Action working fine nice and tight with good strong spring. ram rod later replacement but nicely done. top of the barrel has c3513 engraved on it . A nice clean pistol in reasonable condition.

PRICE £650.00

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TIP STAFF

We have for sale an extremely rare Irish brass tip staff dated 1762 from wexford and numbered no6. This tip  staff is in lovely condition for its age with one minor dent just below the no6 and a smaller one beside the crown clearly visible in the pictures.It measures 13.5 inches / 345mm overall and weighs 690 grams.

PRICE SOLD

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History

The office of the Tip staff is though] to have been created in the 14th century. One of the earliest records of the Tipstaff was mentioned in 1570: “The Knight Marshall with all hys tippe staues”. It is a position of both law enforcement and ceremonial duties.

An earlier mention of tip staff is in 1555 when the Rev’d Dr Rowland Taylor was burned at the stake during the reign of Queen Mary 1 for his religious views that were contrary to those of the Archibshops of Canterbury Cranmer and Lord Chancellor Gardner. In Foxes book of Martyes it states that Dr Taylor would have spoken to the people but as soon as he opened his mouth the yeoman of the guard thrust a tipstaff into his mouth, and would in no wise permit him to speak. This is also quoted in the book Five English Reformers by j c ryle

The name originates from the early law enforcement officers who would apprehend a person intended for arrest by enforcing their duty, if necessary, with a tipped staff or stave. The staff was made of wood or metal or both, topped with a crown. The crown, which unscrewed, was removed to reveal a warrant of arrest inside the hollow staff. Some staffs were definitely a means of protection and this is where the present day policeman’s baton originates

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ULSTER DEFENCE REGIMENT GSM

We have for sale a Ulster Defence Regiment general service medal awarded to PTE Murphy in used condition.

PRICE £135.00

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E11R ROYAL SIGNALS SWORD

DSC_0533 DSC_0534 DSC_0535 DSC_0536 DSC_0537 DSC_0538 DSC_0540 DSC_0543We have for sale a really nice condition EIIR inscribed Royal Signals sword complete with leather scabbard. The inscription reads [ presented to wo1 rsm Heaney from all ranks Manchester and Salford Universities Officers Training Corps on the occasion of his commissioning into the Royal Corps of Signals in july 1990 ]  The sword is serial numbered 121380 . This sword is in really nice condition the only small fault i can find is fine marks on the plate on the inside of the hand guard which i have tried to show in the pictures outside is perfect.

I have not done any research on this sword but the information i received when i bought it was that  RSM Heaney settled here in Northern Ireland and is now unfortunatley deceased and rests in Roselawn cemetry belfast.

PRICE £675.00

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