Object of the month
The Tipstaff is an officer of a court or, in some countries, a law clerk to a judge. The duties of the position vary from country to country. It is also the name of a symbolic rod, which represents the authority of the tipstaff or other officials such as senior police officers. The warrant inside this tipstaff shows it was given to HF Farrow on his promotion to Superintendent in 1957, having joined in 1928.