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  • Jack The Ripper Handcuffs Go On Sale in Global Bidding War

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/jack-ripper...ng-war-1477327



    Another one that I missed somehow. Anyone hear of this one?

  • #2
    Erm, this is over a year old Tim,

    The items were purchased by Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, and are currently housed in the tacky Jack the Ripper museum.

    I had contact from MPE some months back, asking for my opinion on the items said to have belonged to Watkins. I stated they may well be his items, however the truncheon is NOT City issue, the cuffs are too late in design for 88, and the City beat constables were NOT issued with whistles until 1889.

    In other words, Watkins was not carrying those items when he found Eddowes as falsely claimed on the museums display card.

    I did not hear back from Mr Palmer-Edgecumbe. I guess he did not like what he read from me.

    Monty

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Monty View Post
      I had contact from MPE some months back, asking for my opinion on the items said to have belonged to Watkins. I stated they may well be his items, however the truncheon is NOT City issue, the cuffs are too late in design for 88, and the City beat constables were NOT issued with whistles until 1889.
      Tragically, he must have failed to receive your advice.

      Otherwise, I am sure the whistle would not be described on the museum's website as "the actual whistle Police Constable Watkins blew to call for help when he found Catherine Eddowes mutilated body in Mitre Square."

      It's interesting that the "museum" is also marketing its own Jack the Ripper whistle:
      You can annoy so many people with this whistle. But since we're not in the same room as you, go ahead.
      http://www.jacktherippermuseum.com/s...K_WHISTLE.html

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      • #4
        I see the items are to be auctioned at Towcester.

        Let's see what pops up...
        Kind regards, Sam Flynn

        "Suche Nullen"
        (F. Nietzsche)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CGP View Post
          Tragically, he must have failed to receive your advice.

          Otherwise, I am sure the whistle would not be described on the museum's website as "the actual whistle Police Constable Watkins blew to call for help when he found Catherine Eddowes mutilated body in Mitre Square."

          It's interesting that the "museum" is also marketing its own Jack the Ripper whistle:
          You can annoy so many people with this whistle. But since we're not in the same room as you, go ahead.
          http://www.jacktherippermuseum.com/s...K_WHISTLE.html
          Indeed Chris,

          Epic fail.

          Almost as bad as Gareth failing to read my post

          Monty
          :-)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Monty View Post
            Almost as bad as Gareth failing to read my post
            Only the first bit, Neil. The meat of your post - namely, the caveats about the merchandise - I read with gratitude. So much so that I definitely won't be bidding for them in last year's auction
            Kind regards, Sam Flynn

            "Suche Nullen"
            (F. Nietzsche)

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            • #7
              He's been told by multiple people in addition to Neil. Each time he promises to "look into it".
              Jon

              "It is far more comfortable to point a finger and declare someone a devil, than to call upon your imagination to try to understand their world."


              http://www.jlrees.co.uk



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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
                Only the first bit, Neil. The meat of your post - namely, the caveats about the merchandise - I read with gratitude. So much so that I definitely won't be bidding for them in last year's auction
                :-)

                Monty
                :-)

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                • #9


                  Luckily I've just come into possession of this second-hand Tardis so we will be able to bid in the auction after all.
                  Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                  https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                  Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                  Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                  • #10
                    Chris, any chance you could nip back and get Watkins's rattle?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
                      Chris, any chance you could nip back and get Watkins's rattle?
                      I'll work on it, Robert.
                      Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                      https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                      Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                      Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                      • #12
                        You could always rob Watkins's pram to get it though couldn't you?

                        Cheers

                        Dave

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