​ A rare cased Queen Victoria 1887 Golden Jubilee Medal for Member’s of the Manchester City Council and related November 1870 Voting Paper for Councillor William Brown, a soap manufacturer in Manchester, together with the scarce individually named Manchester Police Special Constabulary Great War 1914-1919 Service Truncheon to his son, Special Constable William A. Brown, Manchester Police Special Constabulary. Only 70 Queen Victoria 1887 Golden Jubilee Medal for Member’s of the Manchester City Council are known to have been produced.

Price: £475.00


Product ID: CMA/23146
Condition: the gilding slightly rubbed in places, Good Very Fine.
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Description:

A rare cased Queen Victoria 1887 Golden Jubilee Medal for Member’s of the Manchester City Council and related November 1870 Voting Paper for Councillor William Brown, a soap manufacturer in Manchester, together with the scarce individually named Manchester Police Special Constabulary Great War 1914-1919 Service Truncheon to his son, Special Constable William A. Brown, Manchester Police Special Constabulary. Only 70 Queen Victoria 1887 Golden Jubilee Medal for Member’s of the Manchester City Council are known to have been produced.  

Queen Victoria 1887 Golden Jubilee Medal awarded to Member’s of the Manchester City Council, silver-gilt and enamels, hallmarks for Birmingham with date letter ‘m’ for 1887, housed in its fitted presentation case by Elkington & Co. Rare. Approximately 70 medals were awarded two the Mayor and Aldermen of the Council.
Condition: the gilding slightly rubbed in places, Good Very Fine.
Together with the following related items:

Voting Paper for the City of Manchester for the Polling Booth at the New Police Station, Livesey Street, Manchester, this being a voting paper for William Brown of Smedley Road, Cheetham, to be appointed a member of Manchester City Council, dated 1st November 1870, as issued to No.18248 on the Citizen’s Roll.
Manchester Police Special Constabulary Great War 1914-1919 Service Truncheon, bearing the hand-finished transfer for the crest of Manchester, and the individual name of the Special Constable William A. Brown, the truncheon is complete with the wrist strap.
William Brown, a soap manufacturer in Manchester, was elected on 1st November 1870 as a Councillor and member of the Manchester City Council, and held this position at the time of the 1887 Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, for which he became on of 70 recipients of the special Queen Victoria 1887 Golden Jubilee Medal awarded to Member’s of the Manchester City Council. Brown died on 24th September 1906, and his son, William A. Brown, who took over his father’s soap manufacturing business, subsequently saw service as a Special Constable with the Manchester Police Special Constabulary during the Great War, for which he was presented with the scarce Manchester Police Special Constabulary Great War 1914-1919 Service Truncheon individually named to him.