Customs Men

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SpudUk
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Customs Men

Postby SpudUk » Mon May 12, 2014 2:34 pm

Hello,

I'm looking for information on uniforms word by customs officials and Riding Officers in England in the mid 18th Century. Quite interested in highly authentic portrayal of smuggling and counter-smuggling operations in this period



Tomcook
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Re: Customs Men

Postby Tomcook » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:06 pm

Did you ever get any more information on this?
The only thing I've ever seen is a sealed pattern for hat and coat from much later 1840s I think.
Maybe having a pair of pistols, a hanger and a horse and being hated by the general populace would have discouraged the wearing of uniforms?



SpudUk
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Re: Customs Men

Postby SpudUk » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:55 am

Hi Tom,

So what I've found so far suggests that they'd like have worn civilian clothing, but I'm still looking.

I'm also looking at the general set-up of counter-smuggling operations in the late 17th/early 18th centuries, but a lot of books seem to use Revenue men, customs men and riding officers interchangeably. If you happen to know more then do let me know.

Thanks

Chris




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