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TERMS & CONDITIONS 1. Cash or check. A 20% buyers’ premium will be added to the hammer price as part of the sale price for all bidders. Internet bidders will pay 23%. We reserved the right to hold purchases until the buyers checks clears if buyer is not known by us. Bank letter of credit is acceptable. 2. Mail or phone bids are accepted; the firm may require a deposit. 3. Kimball M. Sterling, Inc. has endeavored to catalog and describe the property correctly. All property is sold as is and neither the auction company nor the consignor will be responsible for descriptions, genuineness, provenance or condition of the property. No statement in the catalog made orally at the sale or otherwise shall be deemed to be a warranty, representation, or an assumption of liability. 4. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have total discretion to determine the successful bidder, in which his determination shall be final or to re-offer and resale the article in dispute. Title of the item or items purchased by the bidder will pass at the fall of the gavel and declaration of bidder. This is not an approval auction. All measurements are approximate. 5. Principal auctioneer: Kimball M. Sterling #2467. B. Elizabeth Sterling, auctioneer # 5757. Firm Kimball M Sterling Inc. TFL-1915 6. Bidders may bid live on the Internet by visiting http://www.auctionauction.com. You may also view the auction at this site and bid by phone. 7. Communications: Telephone 423-928-1471. Fax 423-928-2816. Cellular 423-773-4073, 423-773-4072. Email kimballsterling@earthlink.net

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1. Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1885-A twigspur horn handle, ornate gold filled collar, stepped bamboo shaft, brass ferrule, etched 11 ½” four sided blade, blued and gilded with push button mechanism. H. 5” x 3 ¼” O.L. 35” $500-$1,000

2. Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1878-A large horn pistol grip possibly rhino, 18” etched three sided blade, engraved “Exposition 1878,” silver collar, stepped malacca shaft, no ferrule with push button mechanism. H. 5” x 2 ½” O.L. 36” $800-$1,200

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3. Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1900- A European horn handle, two silver metal collars, hardwood shaft, 2 ½” brass ferrule, two sided 14” blade with push pull mechanism. H. 5 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 36” $300-$500

4. Burl Sword Cane Ca. 1865- A burl pistol grip with silver metal collars, stepped bamboo shaft which has been wired, metal ferrule, two sided 15” blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 2 ¼” x 2 ½” O.L. 36 ¼” $400-$500

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Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 5


5. KKK Sword Cane Dated 1897-A rare and unusual relic of days gone by which has a silver medallion plaque which is inscribed “Knight Ku Klux Klan 1897,” the medallion also has a cross engraved, the silver lower collar has engraved stones, the same stones appear atop the handle and it is marked Sterling, hardwood shaft, two sided 8 ½” blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 5” x ¾” O.L. 33”

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$2,000-$3,000

6. Sword Cane Ca. 1925-A homemade, carved and painted sword cane with a gold metal collar, original paint, no ferrule, two sided 12 ½” blade with pull and pull mechanism. H. 5” x 1 ¼” O.L. 35” $250-$350

7. Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1880-A molded twigspur horn handle, ornate gold metal collar, malacca shaft, no ferrule, 12 ½” blade inscribed “Espada Toledo 1800” with what looks like a “D” and an “E,” push button mechanism. H. 5” x 3” O.L. 34” $500-$1,000

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Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 6

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8. Exotic Wood Sword Cane Ca. 1920-An exotic massive wood handle with a bronze flower cartouche atop, brass collar, ebonized shaft, brass ferrule, 23” pike blade with twist and lock mechanism. H. 6” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35” $400-$500

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9. Japanese Sword Cane Ca. 1925-A snake covered handle which is about 90% , brass collar, split bamboo shaft with carved reptiles and monkeys, brass ferrule, three sided 24 ½” blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 6” x 1 ¾” O.L. 30” $250-$350

10. Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1880-A polished horn handle, ornate sterling collar, silver metal lower collar, malacca shaft, brass ferrule, 226 ½” four sided blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 2 ½” x 5” O.L. 35” $600-$900

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11. German Sword Cane Ca. 1900-Hardwood handle and shaft, silver metal collar, silver metal ferrule, 25” two sided blade inscribed “Max Richter Berlin” with push and pull mechanism. H. 6” x 2” O.L. 34” $300-$450

12. Stag Sword Cane Ca. 1900- Nicely colored stag handle concentric circle silver metal collar, replaced copper lower collar, natural twigspur shaft, metal ferrule, 26” two sided blue/etched blade with push button mechanism. H. 4 ½” x 2” O.L. 34 ½ $500-$800

12. Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 7


13. Asian Sword Cane Ca. 1930-Fruit-wood handle and shaft, silver metal collar, metal ferrule, 16 ½” two sided blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 7” x 1” O.L. 35 ½” $300-$400

14. Sword Cane Ca. 1920-An interesting hardwood handle and shaft with a bronze high relief casting of a roman soldier atop, brass collar, brass ferrule, 9 ½” two sided blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 7 ½” x 1” O.L. 34”

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$300-$400

15. Silver Sword Cane Ca. Late 19th Century-A high relief coin silver handle which is hallmarked “R.H-Anchor-Dlion,” exotic wood shaft, horn collar and ferrule, 15” four sided, etched, intaglio blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 7” x 1 ¾” O.L. 36”

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$800-$1,000

16. English Sword Cane Ca. 1920-A faux bamboo hardwood handle and shaft, British hallmarked coin silver endcap, brass ferrule, 25” four sided blade inscribed “Paul France,” push/pull mechanism. H. 3” x 4 ½” O.L. 33 ½”

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$500-$600

17. Stag Sword Cane Ca. 1800-A stag handle with a coin silver blank cartouche atop, polished copper collar, twigspur shaft, 3” brass ferrule, 17” two sided, etched blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 3” x 3” O.L. 35” $600-$800

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 8

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18. Silver Dress Sword Cane Late 19th Century-A high relief silver handle which is signed but unreadable, rich mahogany shaft, silver collar, horn ferrule, 27” three sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 2” x 1 ½” O.L. 36” $700-$1,000

19. Fancy Sword Cane Ca. 1850-A most unusual horn handle which has various silver inlay and mother of pearl dots as twig spurs, one dot is missing, ornate brass collar, malacca shaft, metal ferrule, 13 ¼” four-sided, etched blade with push button mechanism. H. 4” x 2 ¾” O.L. 34”

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$700-$1,200

20. Hands On Sword Cane Ca. 1930-A silver plated high relief casting, well figured exotic wood shaft, horn ferrule, 11” four-sided blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 3” x 1 ½” O.L. 35”

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$600-$900

21. Silver Sword Cane Ca. 1885-An ornate unsigned silver handle, carved wood collar, mahogany shaft, horn ferrule, 15 ½” four-sided, etched, intaglio blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 1 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 36 ½”

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$600-$900

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22. Asian Sword Cane Ca. 1920- A well patinated bamboo shaft with root atop, silver metal ferrule, 14” four-sided, blue etched blade with push button mechanism. H. 5 ¼” x 1 ¾” O.L. 34 ¾” $300-$400

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 9


23. Horn Dress Cane Ca. 1850-A pistol grip horn handle with a brass push button, double ornate silver collar, malacca shaft, copper ferrule, 21” two-sided, etched blade with push button mechanism. H. 4 ½” x 2” O.L. 34”

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$700-$1,000

24. Gun Cane Early 20th century-This is a copy of an earlier gun cane probably made in Germany, walrus handle, a revolving 10” six shoot boot pistol with a 4” pike blade and a dropdown trigger, metal and wood shaft and a brass ferrule. O.L. 36” $1,500-$2,000

25. Stag Sword Cane Mid 20th Century-Stag handle with matching stag ferrule, brass collar, shaft, 8” pike blade with screw mechanism. H. 5” x 1 ¼” O.L. 35”

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$300-$400

26. Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1850-A carved horn handle which has a small break at the tip of the horn, brass belt buckle upper collar, ornate silver metal double lower collar, exotic wood shaft, brass ferrule, 27” two-sided, etched blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 2 ½” x 3 ¼” O.L. 34” $400-$600

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 10

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27. Buffalo Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1865-A carved twigspur and molded buffalo handle, initialed but unsigned gold collar, malacca shaft, copper ferrule, 19 ½” two-sided, etched blade engraved “W.M. Cranston,” with push and pull mechanism. H. 5” x 4” O.L. 33 ½”

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$600-$1,000

28. Silver Toledo Dress Sword Cane Dated 1872-A high relief coin silver handle which is signed “W.H.,” the finest malacca shaft that we have ever seen, horn ferrule, 28” two-sided, etched blade engraved “Toledo 1872” with push and pull mechanism. H. 1 ½ x 1 ¾” O.L. 38”

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$800-$1,200

29. Eagle Sword Cane Mid 20th Century-A heavy silver plate cast eagle which doubles as a bludgeon cane, exotic hardwood shaft, horn ferrule, 27 ½” three-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 3 ¾” x 3” O.L. 35 ½” $500-$700

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30. Victorian Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1865-A well formed horn with carved twig spurs which have German silver cartouches, beaded silver metal collar, oak shaft, metal ferrule, 11” three-sided blade engraved “ R Combs” with push/pull mechanism. H. 3” x 4 ¼” O.L. 34 ½” $500-$800

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Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 11


31. Stag Sword Cane Dated 1826-An early stag sword cane with two carved eyelet holes, copper collar, hardwood shaft which has a 175 year old wrapped repair in the center of the shaft, never had a ferrule, 10” spike blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 2 ¼” x 2” O.L. 36”

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$400-$700

32. Pug Dog Sword Cane Ca. 1900-A large carved 3-D pug dog, hardwood shaft, metal ferrule, 27 ½” two-sided, blade etched with “ No me saques sin razon no me Ambaines sin honor,” push/pull mechanism. H. 6” x 2” O.L. 36”

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$600-$1,000

33. British Sword Cane Late 19th Century-A natural shaft and handle with a silver endcap which is marked “K & SL”, British hallmarked, coined silver collar, horn ferrule, 25 ½” two-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 6 ½” x 4 ½” O.L. 35 ½”

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$500-$600

34. Massive Sterling Sword Cane Ca. 1900-A signed silver handle, carved faux bamboo exotic wood shaft, 3” metal ferrule, 26” foursided, etched blade engraved “ Klingenthal France Coulaux & Co. Made in France” with push button mechanism. H. 6 ½” x 2” O.L. 36 ¼” $1,000-$1,500

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 12

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35. Asian Silver Dress Cane Ca. 1900-An unsigned silver handle with high relief people, houses and trees on handle, British hallmark and Asian signature characters, both appear on the silver metal collar, bamboo shaft, brass ferrule, 27 ½” four-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 2 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 33 ¾” $1,000-$1,200

36. Sword Cane Ca. 1880-A simple but efficient sword cane with nickel silver collars and handle, split bamboo shaft and a burly brass 2” ferrule, 15” two-sided, etched blade with push/ pull mechanism. H. 6 ¼” x ¾” O.L. 34 ¼” $250-$350

37. Monkey Sword Cane Mid 20th Century-a high relief cast silver plated monkey with doubles as a bludgeon cane, small silver metal collar, ebony shaft, no ferrule, 24 ½” three-sided blade with twist and lock mechanism. H. 5” x 1” O.L. 36 ½”

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$700-$1,000

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38. Inlaid Persian Sword Cane Late 19th Century-An interesting exotic wood handle with various mother of pearl flowers inlays with brass centers, ornate silver metal end-cap with engraved flower, one small pearl leaf is missing, heavily engraved upper and lower collar, hardwood shaft, matching engraved silver metal ferrule, 26” two-sided blade with Persian markings and push/pull mechanism. H. 5 ½” x 5” O.L. 37” $1,000-$1,500

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 13


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39. Diminutive Sword Cane Ca. 1890-A small bamboo sword cane, silver metal collar and top, horn and metal ferrule, 11 ¼” twosided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 4 ¼” x ¼” O.L.33” $100-$200

40. Mongoose and Snake Sword Cane Ca. 1930-A cast bronze handle which doubles as a bludgeon cane, brass collar, ebonized shaft, copper ferrule, 5” spike blade with screw mechanism. H. 3 ¼” x 1 ½” O.L. 36”

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$500-$600

41. Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1800- A buffalo horn handle, three brass collars, 1 ½” thick malacca shaft and a horn ferrule, 10” three-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 1 ¾” x 1 ½” O.L. 35”

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$600-$900

42. Silver Sword Cane Late 19th Century-An ornate silver metal handle matching collar, exotic wood shaft, matching silver ferrule, 26 ½” two-sided blade with push button mechanism, engraved “Ne me Remetter Pointsan Honnur” on one side and “Ne me tire Passans raison” on the other. H. 2 ¾” 1 ¼” O.L. 32 ½”

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$600-$1,000

43. Early Sword Cane Ca. 1820- A large mallacca sword cane with a dark wood top and a mother of pearl disk atop, brass collars and eyeletts,the shaft is a thick shaft, push and pull 32’ blade and a 3’ brass ferrule H. 1” x 6” O.L. 42” $800-$1,200

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 14

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44. Sword Cane Ca. 1900-A crook handle malacca sword cane, woven leather collars, horn ferrule, 27” two-sided, etched blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 5” x 5” O.L. 34”

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$400-$600

45. Leather Sword Cane Late 19th Century-A wrapped and woven Asian sword cane with its’ original wrist strap, nice even patina, now has a stopper ferrule, 22 ½” twosided, etched blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 4 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 36 ½”

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$400-$600

46. Samurai Sword Cane Ca. 1920-A thick bamboo handle and shaft with butterfly and floral carving, horn ferrule, two-sided 20 ½” blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 9 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 39”

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$500-$1,000

47. Mystery Handle Sword Cane Ca. 1885-A heavy silver metal handle which doubles as a bludgeon stick, a pair of interesting quillions which are spring loaded and can be folded back into the handle to lock the blade in place, ornate silver metal collar, malacca shaft, metal ferrule, twosided 27” blade etched “RBMSTANO HBNANDFSZ,” sides lock. H. 5 ½” x ½” O.L. 33 ¾” $1,000-$1,500

47. Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 15


48. Dress Sword Cane Mid 20th Century-A nice Midcentury wood handle, silver metal collars, ebony shaft and a stopper ferrule, x-shaped blade 23 ½” blade with push button mechanism. H. 2 ¼” x 2” O.L. 37 ½”

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$250-$350

49. Stag Sword Cane Ca. 1830-A stag handle with a brass disc atop, blade has one hilt which folds out, malacca shaft, metal ferrule, two-sided 15 ¾” blade with push pull mechanism. H. 4 ¼” x 1 ½” O.L. 34 ½” $400-$600

50. Spring Hilt Sword Cane Ca. 1860-A blonde horn handle, a pair of spring hilts of which one is very weak, gold collar, large bamboo shaft, horn ferrule, two-sided 23” blade with push button mechanism. H. 3 x 1 ¾” $600-$1,000

51. Jewelry Sword Cane Ca. 1900-An unusual highly cast silver handle 11 faceted and cabochon amethyst colored stones, spring hilt locking mechanism for blade, rope wrapped metal shaft and a 3” brass ferrule, latch closure, 23 ½” four-sided blade. H. 8 ¼” x ¾” O.L. 36”

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$1,000-$1,200

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52. Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1900-A brown and blonde horn handle with a carved horn disc atop, faux snake wood hardwood shaft, silver metal collar, metal ferrule, 26” black etched, two-sided blade with push button mechanism. H. 2 ¼” x 1 1/3” O.L. 36” $700-$1,000

53. Full Bark Sword Cane Ca. 1830-A full bark hardwood handle and shaft, two brass eyelets, brass ferrule, 19 ¾” two-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 5” x 2 ¼” O.L. 32”

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$500-$600

54. Twigspur Sword Cane Ca. 1850-A natural twigspur branch with a hidden push button mechanism in one spur, original patina, fancy brass and metal ferrule, 27” blade engraved “ Peace with Honor, Defense not Defiance,” etched, two-sided blade with push button mechanism. H. 6” x 1” O.L. 35”

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$500-$700

55. Riding Helmet Sword Cane Ca. 1880-An unusual silver handle with a well detailed riding hat atop and silver cartouche with the initials “KI,” silver belt buckle collar, hallmarked “K.B.” and an unreadable touch mark, silver belt buckle lower collar, malacca shaft, metal ferrule, 10 ½” etched four-sided blade with push button mechanism. H. 2 ¾” x 1 ½” O.L. 32” $1,200-$1,500

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 17


56. Lion/Snake Sword Cane Ca. 1870-A natural bone handle which has been carved at high relief showing a lion and a snake face-to-face, silver handle spacer, silver metal push button collar, malacca shaft, brass ferrule, 27” two-sided blade with push button mechanism. H. 5” x 3 ¼” O.L. 33 ½”

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$700-$1,000

57. Asian Sword Cane Ca. 1920-A silver metal high relief handle with various bamboo housestrees-people, small silver metal collar, ebony shaft, metal ferrule, 22 ½” foursided blade with push pull mechanism. H. 6 ½” x 3 ¾” O.L. 36 ½” $500-$600

58. Birch Bark Sword Cane Ca. 1920-A nice full bark Japanese sword cane, metal ferrule, 19 ½” twosided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 8” x 1 ¼” O.L. 35 ¼”

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$250-$350

59. Birch Bark Sword Cane Ca. 1920- A nice full bark Japanese sword cane, metal ferrule, 19” two-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 7” x 1 ¼” O.L. 36” $250-$350

60. Formal Gold Sword Cane Ca. 1850-A rose gold high relief handle, gold collar marked L.H. and another unreadable mark, deep brown malacca shaft and a copper ferrule, 29 ½” twosided blade with push pull mechanism. H. 1 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 37 ½” $1,000-$1,200

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 18

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61. Dress Sword Cane Ca. 1900-An imported, gold filled handle with much decoration, the lower part of the handle is some part of carved man made material, wood shaft which has been wrapped in a leather material, brass ferrule, 17” two-sided blade with push pull mechanism. H. 5” x 1 ½” O.L. 33”

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$400-$500

62. Fancy Sword Cane Ca. 1860-A most unusual example with an engraved silver disc atop which is pulled directly from the shaft and produces an exotic wood handle sword, silver metal collar, thick malacca shaft, 2” metal ferrule, 21 ½” Solingen four-sided blade with push/ pull mechanism. H. 1” x ½” O.L. 36” $700-$1,000

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63. Pearl Sword Cane Ca. 1870-An unusual presentation of a sword cane with over 200 pearl dots of which one doubles as the push button mechanism, carved pearl disc of a flower atop, brass ferrule, 11” foursided blade. H. 6” x 2 ½” O.L. 36” $800-$1,200

64. Bone Sword Cane Ca. 1820-An early carved bone handle wrapped and lacquered hardwood shaft, iron ferrule, 28 ½” two-sided blade with push pull mechanism. H. 3” x 1 ½” O.L. 34 ½” $500-$600

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65. Japanese Sword Cane Ca. 1890-A bamboo sword cane retaining most of it’s original deep umber staining, metal collar, missing ferrule, 16 ½” two-sided blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 5 ½” x 1 ¼” O.L. 34 ½” $300-$400

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 19


66. English Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1890-A carved black horn handle with twigspurs, silver belt buckle collar, twigspur ebony shaft, no ferrule, 10 ½” two-sided blade engraved “London” with push/pull mechanism. H.- 4” x 1 ¾” O.L- 33 ½”

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$400-$600

67. German Stag Sword Cane Late 19th Century-Carved stag horn handle which is wrapped to the upper shaft by a black, red and gold banner, belt buckle bone collar, stepped bamboo shaft, metal ferrule, engraved “Soligen” 261/2” two-sided blade with push pull mechanism. H. 5 ¾” x 3 ¾” O.L. 34 ½” $700-$900

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68. Silver Sword Cane Ca. 1880-A large ornate silver metal handle, dark brown faux bamboo shaft, brass ferrule, 27 ¼” two-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 3” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35”

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$600-$900

69. Japanese Sword Cane Ca. 1900-A dark brown bamboo root handle and shaft, woven leather collar, metal ferrule, 25 ¼” inch two-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 6” x 1 ½” O.L. 37” $400-$500

70. Stag Sword Cane Ca. 1750-A stag handle “court” sword cane, two coin silver eyelets, coined silver and brass triple collars, thick malacca shaft and 5” brass ferrule, 26 ½” etched, two-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 1 ¾” x 1 ½” O.L. 34 ½” O.L. 34 ½” $1,000-$1,500

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 20

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71. Sword Cane Ca. 1910-A painted malacca handle and shaft, brass handle and collar, missing ferrule. H. 6 ½” x 1 ¼” O.L. 34 ¾

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$300-$400

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72. Stag/Sterling Sword Cane Ca. 1870-A black stag handle with an ornate signed sterling endcap and matching collar, malacca shaft, horn and metal ferrule, four-sided 13 ¾” blade etched “Lion a la…” with push/pull mechanism. H. 3 ½” x 4 ½” O.L. 36 ¼” $600-$800

73. Horn Sword Cane Ca. 1880-A dark horn handle with a blank silver cartouche, bone push button and probably missing a small collar, stepped bamboo shaft, iron ferrule with rubber stopper, foursided 12 ¼” blade. H. 5” x 3 ¼” O.L. 34 ¼”

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$500-$700

74. Japanese Sword Cane Ca. 1890-A lacquered dragon handle of which 35% is worn off, ebonized shaft, metal ferrule, 16 ½” two-sided blade with push pull mechanism. H. 6 ¼” x 1” O.L. 35 ¼” $150-$250

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75. Asian Dress Sword Cane Ca. 1880-A high relief silver metal handle with various flowers and leaves, entire handle and shaft is wrapped with a handmade tapestry fabric which appears to have silver, gold and copper threads, the tapestry also has various blooming flowers, copper ferrule, 25 ½” two-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 6 ½” x 1 ¾” O.L. 34 ¼” $800-$1,200

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 21


76. British Air Service Sword Cane Early 20th Century-A silver metal ball handle and silver metal collar, a bronze emblem of the British Airforce is attached to the shaft of the handle, stained bamboo shaft and copper ferrule, hexagonal 19” blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 6 ¼” x 1” O.L. 35” $300-$500

77. Dress Sword Cane Early 20th Century-A large embossed silver metal handle, three British hallmarked collars, hardwood shaft, brass ferrule, pentagonal 20 ½” blade with push pull mechanism, H. 3” x 2” O.L. 37”

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$500-$600

78. Silver Sword Cane Ca. 1865-A British hallmarked “J.H.” silver handle, rich malacca shaft, brass ferrule, 27” two-sided blade with push/ pull mechanism. H. 1 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 35” $600-$800

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79. Silver Dress Sword Cane Ca. 1900-An unusual completely silver plated handle and shaft, no markings, stopper ferrule, fine condition but needs a cleaning, 21 ½” two-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 6” x 3 ½” O.L. 36” $400-$600

80. Exotic Wood Sword Cane Ca. 1900-A nice natural tree branch Asian cane, metal ferrule, 26” triangular blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 4 ½” x 1” O.L. a 132 ½” $250-$350

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Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 22

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81. Damascene Push Dagger Cane Ca. 1890-A rare and wonderful example of Toledo work in very fine condition, the handle unscrews to expose a 1” triangular blade, fancy wood shaft, brass and iron ferrule, screw mechanism. H. 2 ½” x ½” O.L. 35 ¼”

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$600-$800

82. Silver Whip Cane Early 20th Century-A silver metal crook handle which holds a 13” whip, handle is a direct pull from the shaft and the whip is in fine condition, exotic wood shaft, brass ferrule. H. 4” x 4” O.L. 35”

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$500-$800

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83. Blackthorn Sword Cane Ca. 1840-A nice blackthorn cane with a pair of coin silver eyelets, some lost to black stain on bottom side of handle, brass ferrule, blue etched and gilded 27 ½” blade with push pull mechanism. H. 6” x 2” O.L. 36” $400-$600

84. Bovine Bone Sword Cane Mid 20th Century-A carved and segmented bone cane, faux bamboo shaft, horn ferrule, 21” two-sided blade with push and pull mechanism. H. 4 ¼” x 1 ¼” O.L. 34 ½” $250-$350

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85. Bamboo Sword Cane Ca. 1920-A bamboo root handle with a pair of carved eyelets, silver metal collar, split bamboo shaft and a very ornate copper ferrule, 10 ½” two-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 4” x ¾” O.L. 33 ¾” $200-$300

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Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 23


86. Queens Lancer Sword Cane Early 20th Century-A silver metal handle which is marked “Queen’s Lancer #16,” decorated bamboo shaft, brass ferrule, 21” four-sided blade with push/pull mechanism. H. 1 ¾” x ¾” O.L. 32 ¾” $250-$350

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87. French Sword Cane Ca. 1900-A crook handle, exotic wood handle and shaft, pair of gold collars which are marked but unreadable, metal ferrule, etched and engraved “L.CHOBERT, 26 R LAFAYETTE, PARIS, 3818 Ad” with push pull mechanism. H. 6” x 4 ¾” O.L. 35” $500-$600

88. Coquilla Nut Folk Cane Ca. 1890-A whimsical carved folk-art head with two color glass eyes, .800 signed silver collar, malacca shaft, metal ferrule, H. 2.23” x 2” O.L. 36”

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$300-$400

89. Blackamoor Dress Cane Ca. 1885-A well carved ebony head with various gold rosettes and one earring, two color glass eyes and glass teeth, unsigned 14 kt gold collar with engraved buttons, exotic wood shaft and a metal ferrule, H. 2” x 1/5” O.L. 37” $700-$1,000

90. Horn Flick Stick Ca. 1880-A hallmarked British working flick stick with a 3 ½” working four-sided blade, exotic hardwood shaft and a brass ferrule. H. 1 ½” x ½” O.L. 36” $700-$1,000

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 24

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91. Cheroot Gun Cane Ca. 1885-A bell bronze working cheroot cannon, brass collar, stepped partridgewood shaft, brass ferrule. H. 1 ¼” x 3” O.L. 33 ¼” $400-$600

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92. Spring-hilt Sword Cane Ca. 1870-A nautical rope wrapped handle and upper collar in fine condition, spring-hilts of which one is weak, engraved coin silver collar, malacca shaft and a metal ferrule. B. 22” H. 8” x 1 ½” O.L. 35 ½” $800-$1,200

93. Gun Cane Ca. 1890-A stacked leather/paper washer gun cane with a working spring mechanism, probably a .32 caliber, small wood handle atop, open metal ferrule for the bullet to be shot. H. 2 ½ x 1 ½” O.L. 34 ¾” $700-$1,000

94. Mikilla Defensive Cane Ca. 1890-Horn handle atop, leather handle is worn, 3 ½” pike blade, exotic wood shaft and 3” brass pike ferrule, H. 8” x 1 ¼” O.L. 35” $200-$300

93.

95. Erotic Silver Cane Mid 20th Century-A signed sterling cast erotic nude handle, ebony shaft, metal ferrule. H. 3” x 1 ¾” O.L. 36” $200-$300

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96. Mikilla Defensive Cane Late 19th Century-A nice example of this genre with a silver plated handle, exotic wood and a silver plated ferrule. (The handle has a small bend in it.) H. 8” x 1 ½” O.L. 38” $200-$300

96.

98.

97. Regimental Telescope Cane Ca. 1900-The compartment cane holds a 5” three draw brass telescope, attached monogrammed cartouche “The Leinster,” matching cartouche with oak leaves atop, stepped hardwood shaft and a brass ferrule. H. 2” x 8” O.L. 38”

100.

$500-$700

98. Days Patent Gun Cane Ca. 1870-A signed example of this shotgun cane with an under hammer firing mechanism, barrel is proof marked, original sight at the end of the shotgun barrel, hardwood stock and no ferrule. O.L. 35”

97.

$1,200-$1,500

99. Physicians Cane Ca. 1920-A physician’s system cane which has a brass disc atop of the Caduceus, the handle holds a broken glass syringe, silver metal collar, ebonized shaft and stag ferrule. H. 5 ½” x 2” O.L. 38” $400-$600

100. Masonic Hammer Cane Ca. 1900-A bell bronze hammer which is attributed to the Masons, leather woven upper collar, brass lower collar, ebony shaft and a brass ferrule. H. 2 ½” x 2 ¼” O.L. 36” $350-$450

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101.

101. Compass Cane Mid 20th Century-A brass compass which is signed “West, London,” fine working condition, thick hardwood shaft and a brass ferrule. H. 3” x 2 ½” O.L. 36” $500-$800

102. Three Sword Swagger Sticks Ca. 1920-50-A group of swagger sticks with blades in fine condition. A.L. 22” $250-$400

103. Three Sword Canes Ca. 1920-50-Three fine sword canes in good conditions. A.L. 36” $400-$600

104. Four Swords Ca. 1920-50-A group of four sword bladed sticks with one being full length and the others being swagger sticks, all in fine condition $350-$500

105.

104.

105. Four Swords Ca. 1920-50-A group of four sword bladed sticks with one being full length and the others being swagger sticks, all in fine condition $350-$500

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106. Four Swords Ca. 1920-50-A group of four sword bladed sticks with one being full length and the others being swagger sticks, all in fine condition

106.

$350-$500

107. Four Bludgeon Canes Ca. 1880-1920-Three full length stacked leather bludgeon canes and a horn swagger stick

107.

$250-$400

108. Three Fine Dagger Canes Ca. 1880-1900-Three leather covered dagger canes from 10” to 18,” nice condition with nice blades. Av. L. 15” $400-$600

109. Two Chinese Bell Bronze Canes Ca. 1920-Fine condition with original patina, average handle. 3” x 2” Av. L. 36”

108.

$300-$500

110. Telescope Leather covered, one draw, open height 36”, Harrison London Day or Night $300-$500

109.

111. Telescope Leather Covered, One Draw, open length 23”, T Cooke & Sons LTD, London & York, No 7058 NLP 17 $700-$1,500

111. 110.

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112. Telescope One Draw, Open Length 25”, Bruce &Son, Wapping, Liverpool, Leather Covered

112.

$100-$200

113. Telescope Three Draw, Open Length 34”, Leather Case Marked 50 HD RFC, Low & High Lens, TEL: SIG:(MK II), G.S. Broadhurst Clarkson & Co London 1916 6363 $200-$300

113.

114. Birdwatcher Telescope One Draw, Open Length 17”, Leather Covered, J. Lizars $100-$200

115. Brass Telescope One Draw, Open Length 51”, Unsigned $100-$200

115.

114.

116. Lacquered Leather Telescope Two Draw, Open Length 25”, Lens Slide, TEL.SCT.TEGT MK IIs, B.C. LTD&CO 26249, O.S.126.G.A, Leather Case, High Lens $300-$500

116.

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117. 18th Century Brass Reflecting Telescope Open Length 18.5�, 85MM Diam., Barrel Signed At The Base Pyefinch, Cornhill, London, Contained in its original fitted box, 59CMs Wide, Date C.1780, Label in box, Sold to W. Neil Padgett ESQ MD, Owensboro, KY, By Michael Cox Fine Arts LTD., Tetury, Glos. $3,000-$4,000

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118. Exotic Wood &Brass Telescope One Draw, Open Length 45”, Berge London, Late Rainsden

118.

$200-$400

119.

119. Exotic Wood &Brass Telescope One Draw, Open Length 48”, US Navy R27884, Brass Lens Cap $150-$300

120. Brass Birdwatcher Telescope One Draw, Open Length 9.75”, T. Cooke London, Brass Lens Cap

121.

$100-$200

121. Exotic Wood &Brass Telescope One Draw, Open Length 14.5”, Mexican War Era Army Office Telescope $200-$400

122. Exotic Wood &Brass Telescope One Draw, Open Length 35.5”, Dolland, London, Day or Night

122.

$500-$1,000

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123. Leather Covered Telescope One Draw, Open Length 36”, Unsigned, Lens Slide

123.

$300-$400

124. Leather Covered Telescope One Draw, Open Length 22.75”, Silver Metal Lens Slide, W. Ottway &CO LTD, Ealing London 1944, No 7178, NPL 45, Patt 373B $400-$600

125. Exotic Wood &Brass Telescope One Draw, Open Length 36”, Spencer Browning & Rust London, Day or Night

124.

$200-$300

126. Exotic Wood &Brass Telescope One Draw, Open Length 44.5”, Dolland London $300-$500

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127.

127. Exotic Wood Telescope One Draw, Open Length 45.5”, Unsigned $300-$500

128. Telescope Sighting No3, MK III, 1943, No 230, Open Length 24”, W. Ottway & Co, Ealing, No 3 Case Mark II

128.

$100-$200

129. Brass Telescope Three Draw, Open Length 29”, Lelosi? E. Vion. Paris, Rifle Range, Telescope, Power 33 Times?, Made in France $100-$200

130. Exotic Wood & Brass Telescope Four Draw, Open Length 36”, Stanley London $300-$500

129. 130.

131. Exotic Wood & Brass Telescope Two Draw, Open Length 35.5”, Steel &Son, Liverpool, Day or Night $400-$600

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132. Exotic Wood & Brass Telescope Five Draw, Open Length 43”, Ramsden, London, Covered Wood Case $800-$1,200

133. Cord Covered Telescope One Draw, Open Length 35.5”, Dolland, London, Day or Night $300-$500

134. Leather Covered Telescope Three Draw, Open Length 33”, TEL.SIG.(MK IV Also G.S.), R7J Beck LTD, London 1915, No 10844, Leather Caps $400-$600

132.

135. Leather Covered Brass Telescope Four Draw, Open Length 40”, Unsigned W/Case $300-$500

134. 133. 134.

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136. Leather Covered Telescope One Draw, Open Length 34”, US Navy R 31422, GB Trademark, Bardon &Son Power 40 Times, N.C. Nash. Cambridge, Mass.

136.

$400-$500

137.

137. Leather Covered Telescope Three Draw, Open Length 31”, E. Vion Paris, W/Lens Cap $400-$600

138. Exotic Wood Telescope One Draw, Open Length 35.5”, Linnelle London, Night & Day $400-$500

139. Exotic Wood &White Brass Telescope Three Draw, Open Length 24.5”, Worthington &Allan London $1,000-$1,200

138.

139.

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140. Exotic Wood Brass Telescope One Draw, Open Length 42.5”, Spencer Browning&Rust London

140.

$300-$400

141. Leather Covered Telescope Open Length 31”, US Navy Bu Ships QM 16- Power, MK I, No25616, 1942, Fee and Stemweder, INC, Naval Telescope From The Estate of Vice Admiral Ross McIntire- President FDR’s Personal Physician While in the White House, W/Wood Box $300-$400

142. Leathered Covered Telescope One Draw, Open Length 44”, Ramsden London, Capt Hailland?, W/Wood Box $300-$400

143. Wood Telescope Two Draw, Open Length 19.5”, Nadejda Russian?, 3OX50 $100-$200

143.

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144. Telescope Tripod Brass &Wood 24” $400-$500

144. 145.

145. Wood & Metal Telescope Tripod 76” $400-$500

146. Wood Telescope Tripod 56” H. $300-$400

147. Cane Stand 20th Century-A fan shaped walnut stand which holds 12 canes. 29” x 61”x 7”. $500-$700

146.

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148. Cane Stand 20th Century-A fan shaped walnut stand which holds 12 canes. 29” x 61”x 7”. $500-$700

149. Oval Cane Stand 20th Century-Oval shaped walnut stand which holds 16 canes. 34” x 17” x 12”

149. 148.

$500-$700

150. Brass Cane Stand Ca. 1900-This stand has 6 divides but would hold 3 in each divide. Total 18 canes. 11” x 7 1/2” x 25 $400-$600

151. Brass Cane Stand Ca. 1900-This stand has 3 divides but would hold 9+ canes. 9” x 15” x 23” $300-$400

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Dr. Neal Padget Cane and Telescope Collection  

Large Sword Cane Collection, Telescopes, Gun and Dress Canes The Dr. Neil Padget Collection Sunday July 17th 1:00 PM Eastern 125 West Market...

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