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by ljmmuk
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
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Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Miles

Now I have thanked you twice (to be sure!). Senior moment. Had a busy year, dealing with probate etc. fact that I had already thanked you, slipped my mind.
:-)
by ljmmuk
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Miles Thank you so much for this information & please accept my apologies for taking so long to do this.
Will now try to find out the connection to my family.

Regards Linda
by ljmmuk
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Miles

Thank you so much, this is just the information I was looking for!

Consider a large hug delivered from me to you :-))
by ljmmuk
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Mike, Many thanks, will give this a try.

Linda
by ljmmuk
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

The tipstaff has been in my family for at least 50 years and I am researching my family tree. I cannot find any of the 3 names but would love to know where to look next. Do you know of any police records for Manchester I could look at? there seems to be a wealth of information about the metropoliton...
by ljmmuk
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Arrrgghh!!

Have now found a receipt from Sotheby's inside the catalogue dated March 1984 and the description is "Tipstaff by Nicholas Lee of Manchester 1836"

They must have done some more research between then and publishing the catalogue.
by ljmmuk
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Jas Mangnall Esq Boroughreeve Wm Haslam Robt Knowles Constables 1836 Have now found among my mother's belongings (she passed away in July), a catalogue for Sotheby's Exhibition at The Grosvenor Museum in Chester in July / August 1984 featuring the tipstaff (they call it a stave). They suggest that i...
by ljmmuk
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Hi Trev

4 photos of the engraving.

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by ljmmuk
Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Trev,

You might be right about the 1814 date, I have looked at the duty mark with an illuminated 15x magnifier and it is much more like George III than William IV. The head is tipped back and he has long hair and the same collar. Is it possible that they engraved it 22 years after it was made?
by ljmmuk
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

silverly and Trev

Many thanks, I will concentrate my search on Liverpool! I had just discovered that Ray Street was part of Scotland Street from a geneological website. I may uncover the mystery of the tipstaff after all. If I do, I will let you know.

Linda
by ljmmuk
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Hello again Trev

I forgot to ask if you can tell me what the mark in the middle is? Looks like a head.
by ljmmuk
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Re: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

Trev, Thanks for your prompt reply, I am very surprised that it was made in 1814 as there is an inscription on it dated 1836. This is what sent me on the wrong track I think! Do you think that it would have been engraved in Liverpool or in Chester? I am trying to find out about the Boroughreeve and ...
by ljmmuk
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks
Replies: 22
Views: 11504

Ceremonial truncheon cannot identify marks

I know this is Chester silver but am having trouble identifying the hallmarks. There is a mark on the right which at first looks like N on its own but there seems to be another letter beside it. An I perhaps? https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24782701/IMG_2301C.JPG https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24782701/IMG_2303C...

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