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George III Police and Magistrates Tip Staff for Edinburgh City Police, Midlothian District, With George III Crown and Cypher
A scarce George III Police and Magistrates tip staff for Edinburgh City Police, Midlothian district, with George III Crown and cypher. The tip staff is one of the earliest forms of Police authority, carried by the early Constables, Magistrates and watchmen as signs of their authority and right to enforce the law. The decoration at the top of the staff has the crown of George III with ‘GRIII’ cypher together with ‘ML’ (Midlothian District, Edinburgh, Scotland), the 7th District and stick number ‘20’. The staff retains its original decoration and colouring, measures approx 30 inches in length with a diameter of 1 ¼ inches and is holed for a lanyard. A extremely scare and difficult to acquire tip staff, circ 1810.

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