Collectors Items, including Great War Crested China & Period Costume | 26 February 2013
An Irish Revenue Police Sword , of standard production specification, with a...
Sold for £800
An Irish Revenue Police Sword , of standard production specification, with a slightly curved pipe-back blade, gilt-brass folding guard with Revenue Police cartouce, in its brass mounted, black leather scabbard, 95cm overall.
The Revenue Police existed from 1832 to 1857 and the officer class never numbered more than about 100. The force started life as armed escorts to the Excise, in the suppression of the illicit distillation of alcohol which was, and continued to be, a feature of the rural Irish economy. They developed into a constabulary in their own right but from October 1857 their powers were taken over by the Irish Constabulary and the old Revenue Police were disbanded.
Tuesday 26 February 2013, 10.00am
Bristol Auction Rooms
St. John's Place
23rd February 9.30am – 1.00pm
25th February 9.30am - 6.00pm
Morning of sale from 9.00am