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Railway Wooden Police Truncheon, South Eastern Railway. Measuring 18 in length, it has the Victoria Crown at the top and block lettering 'SER beneath, laid out such that the 'S and E' are above the 'E'. Believed to be the early design as opposed to the design of the other SER Truncheon elsewhere in this sale. The decoration is worn but for an item of this age and use, it doesn't detract from the rarity and desirability. This is the very Truncheon illustrated and described in The History Of Truncheons by E.R.H. Dicken F.R.G.S. The South Eastern Railway opened in May 1842 between Croydon & Dover and although worked by the SECR from 1899, as a company, it remained in existence until grouping into the SR. It is likely that this Truncheon was issued before the SECR became involved.

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Auction: May 2006 , Lot: 188
Sold for: £600
Railway Wooden Police Truncheon, South Eastern