Sweeney's Emporium

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Police, Postal & Detective

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Bean Handcuffs:
$175.00

Retain 90% original nickel. 1882 & 1884 patents stamped on side. Button release. Sticky mechanism, but opens and locks with the included key. A popular American cuff. (Cat. #18195)

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Detective Store Plaque:
$65.00
Mounted on storefront to warn crooks. Brass, dark field. "Protected By Globe Secret Service Bureau..." Likeness of globe under an eagle. Never issued. 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". (Cat. #18185)
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Early Handcuffs:
$75.00
Known & marked as "Tower Bean's Pattern". Marked twice. Made in Brooklyn, NY from a 1909 patent. Surface browning, but no pit. 5% nickel remains. NO key. (Cat. #18120)
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California Police Fob
$175.00
Die struck round fob has wreath tabs above & below. "Police Officers' Association of California" State seal & belt completes obv. Back maker's mark. Original strap. (Cat. #16908)
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C.O.P. Cuff Links
$150.00
Scalloped border under a 6 point star badge design, marked "Chief Police ***". Pivoting back links are "Pat Pend". Each 1" dia. Looks 50-70 years old 
(Cat. #16927)
Scalloped border under a 6 point star badge design, marked "Chief Police ***". Pivoting back links are "Pat Pend". Each 1" dia. Looks 50-70 years old (Cat. #16927)
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Giant Kansas Detective Agency Stylized Star
$350.00

An eagle protects a banner & a wreathed star. "We Never Sleep/ Kansas National Detective Agency/Topeka Kas". A central eye. Back: 1 piece wire pin & cover plate. From the state capital. 2-1/4" x 2-1/2". (Cat. #17611)

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Celluloid Surety Co. Sign
$175.00
White on green. "We Are Protected by a Crime Protective Bond...National Surety Company...New York City". Co logo at right. They guaranteed payment between the company that displayed the sign & their repective customer. 9 1/2" x 4", slightest corner bumps. Hang cord. Sign by Whitehead & Hoag.
(Cat. #16934)
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Private Police Shield
$85.00

"American Detective Association" on small nickel over brass badge. Back: One piece wire pin . Maker: "J. Mayer, Indianapolis". Slight wear.
1 3/8" x 1 5/8". (Cat. #17566)

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Deluxe Come-A-Long
$250.00
Virtually all original plating. Squeeze the side lever and the restraint pivots open for the wrist. Let go and the wrist loop snaps shut. Most of these are simple affairs. This one well designed. (Cat. #17700)
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Celluloid Detective Calendar
$190.00
Blue on cream color cello. 1 small break at edge. All seeing eye & "Private Detective Work In All Its Branches..."Sterling Secret Service...Detroit Office..." Back is a 1920's 5 year calendar. 3" dia. Never seen the likes of it. (Cat. #16899)
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Railway Post Office Badge
$350.00
Eagle atop an oval. Within: "Post Office Department/ Railway Mail Service/ US (amid stars)". Below, a wreath tab & #. Back: Spring pin & J catch. Maker's "button" soldered on: "American Ry. Supply Co...NY". Beautiful; 1st I've seen. 2 1/2" x 2". C.1890's (Cat. #17099)
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Olden Detective Badge
$70.00
Shield shape. "American Detective Association". Back: Upper half of 1 piece wire pin gone. 1 1/2" x 1 3/4".
(Cat. #16904)
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Metal Detective Agency Sign
$125.00
Tacked to storefront's door. Raised text on black field. "Avoid Arrest, $50 Reward for Info Leading to Arrest...Chas. F. Seibers Detective Bureau...New Jersey".  3 & 4 digit phone #'s. Corner mount holes. Unused. 3" x 4 1/2" (Cat. #16935)
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Premo Celluloid Detective Sign
$275.00
White on dark blue. "Protected by the Southern Detective Agency. Richmond, Va." Logo at right. Made by Whitehead/Hoag. Slight corner bumps. A hang cord. 9 1/2" x 4" (Cat. #16951)
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1901 Detective Co. Letterhead
$19.00
1901 Detective Co. Letterhead - In a shield "The General Detective Service Co....St. Louis, Mo." Typed letter, 1901, offering their service to the "railroad world". Signed by owner 8 1/2" x 11"
(Cat. #15302)
Sale: Was $25.00, now $19.00
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