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1. Silver Bird Cane

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Ca.1890-A silver-plate long beak bird with orange and black glass eyes, high relief casting, gold-filled collar, stained wood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$200-$300

H. 4 ¼” x 2” O.L. 35”

2. Stag Cheroot Holder Cane

Ca.1860-Carved stag handle with a human face and a hands on carving which doubles a cheroot holder, atop the antler is a carved flower done in high relief, small stag scalloped collar, stepped exotic wood shaft and a metal ferrule.

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$300-$450

H. 3” x 3” O.L. 34 ¼”

3. Horn Monkey Dress Cane

Ca 1900-A realistic carved monkey with realistic glass eyes, a black horn large brim hat atop, horn collar, ebonized shaft and a horn ferrule.

$500-$600

H. 3 ¼” x 5 ½” O.L. 35”

4. Mexican Folk-Art Cane

Ca. 1925-A nice example of this genre carving including high relief eagles – lizards- snakes and other animals. Never had a ferrule.

$150-$200 O.L. 35 ¼”

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5. GOP Political Cane

Ca. 1930-A signed English pewter handle with a cast high relief Elephant atop, a pewter belt with buckle is stamped “The Grand Old Party,” ebonized shaft and a metal ferrule.

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$200-$300

H. 2” x 2 ¾” O.L. 36”

6. American Flag Parade Cane

Ca. 1930-A compartment cane which holds a 48 star flag in nice condition, hardwood knob handle, metal shaft and a metal ferrule.

$300-$400

H. 1 ¼” x 1” O.L. 36 ½”

7. McKinley Political Cane

Ca. 1898- A political tin noise making cane for the campaign of President McKinley, “Patriotism-ProtectionProsperity” is incised in the handle, all metal shaft and ferrule.

$250-$350

H. 4 ¼” x 1 ½” O.L. 33”

8. Pan-Am Exposition Pipe Cane

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Dated 1901-A cast pewter buffalo handle which doubles as a pipe with a clay bowl, the top swings open so that the owner can carry the pipe packed and ready to smoke, painted twig spur shaft and a metal ferrule.

$250-$350

H. 4 ½” x 3 ¼” O.L. 33 ½”

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9. “Boxing Champions of the World” Cane

Early 20th Century-A folk-art tribute to the early champions of boxing, with high relief carving throughout the entire shaft including an American Eagle- portrait of James Corbett- John L. Sullivan- Peter Jackson- Bob Fitzsimmons, other high relief include boxing gloves- fighters in boxing attire both in action and in knock out, various banners and boxing equipment, horn handle which has been bug eaten atop and horn ferrule, quality of carving is superb and this is the finest piece of boxing memorabilia we have offered.

$2,000-$3,000

H. 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” O.L. 36”

10. Bethel Academy/C.S.A. Folk Art Cane

Ca. 1875-A one-piece carved folk art cane which has high relief carving of “Bethel Military Academy, established 1865 by A.G. Smith Major in the C.S.A., cut in the shadow of Old Bethel Church and in sight of the old Blackwell home.” Original patina, still has most of its’ black varnish, no ferrule. Bethel was one of Virginia’s first important schools for young men over the age of 12 and was well known throughout the world for the upscale curriculum.

$800-$1,000 O.L. 41 ½”

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11. Silver Suitcase Cane

Ca. 1925-A 26 gauge signed sterling silver handle, bamboo folding shaft and metal ferrule.

$200-$300

H. 1 x 1 ½” O.L. 34 ½”

12. Civil War Gettysburg Cane

Ca 1900-A one piece shaft stamped “Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863, wood from Roundtop,” pyro decoration throughout the shaft and a full bark handle. Never had a ferrule.

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$200-$300 O.L. 36”

13. William McKinley Political Cane

Ca. 1885- A rare and hard to find McKinley campaign piece with a portrait of himself under glass atop the handle, the entire cane has been woven in various nautical knots and a horn ferrule. Of all of the McKinley pieces, this is the most desirable.

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$400-$600 O.L. 32 ½”

14. William McKinley Political Cane

Ca. 1885- A McKinley figural handle which is done in a white metal and the collar is cast with “Choice the peoples,” hollow metal shaft and never had a ferrule.

$200-$300

H. 2 ½” x 3 ½” O.L. 32 ½”

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15. German Reserve Cane

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Ca. 1935-A “ Hat Buh!” 3rd Reich reserve cane, hard wood shaft with a woven covering and a hanging cloth tassel, officer’s hat has the German eagle and a metal ferrule. Oral legend tells us that some reservists like beer steins but others liked these canes.

$250-$400

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H. 2 x 3” O.L. 2 x 3”

16. White House Relic Cane

Ca. 1950-A carved one-piece pine walking stick which has a bronze plaque with the Presidential eagle, and the following “Original White House material removed in 1950”, pommel handle and a copper ferrule.

$400-$500

H. 1 ½” x 2” O.L. 36”

17. Jimmy Carter Political Cane

Dated 1976-A Carter peanut handle which has been cast in high relief, “19 Jimmy Carter 76 for President,” hardwood shaft and a white metal ferrule.

$200-$300

H. 5 ½” x 1 ¾” O.L. 32”

18. McKinley Cane and Torch Ca. 1885-A prime example of this rare political item with over 95% of the original paperwork still attached on the top of the shaft, the handle unscrews to expose a kerosene torch with wick which was used at many political rallies, seamed tin-smith shaft and a metal ferrule. ”

$300-$500

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H. 1 ¾” x 1” O.L. 33 ¾

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19. Gilbert Telescope Cane

Mid 19th Century-A brass mounted one draw signed Gilbert telescope, handle and ferrule both can be removed, mechanics are good on this precise instrument, mahogany shaft cover and a brass and wood ferrule.

$700-$1,200

H. 1 ½” x 2 ½” O.L. 32”

20. Silver Dress Cane

Ca. 1875-A heavy signed “Sterling “handle which is solid cast, exotic wood shaft and a metal ferrule.

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$200-$300

H. 4 ¾” 2 ½” O.L. 32”

21. Ukulele Cane

Ca. 1900-A rare “Ukekane” which has its’ original brown paint and eleven frets, brass mounted tuning keys, ready to be strung and strummed to your heart’s delight, original metal ferrule and matching metal handle.

$500-$1,000

H. 1 ¼” x 2 ¼” O.L. 36 ½”

22. Early Compass Cane

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19th Century-A bamboo root onepiece shaft which has a hinged brass shield which states “ Luce Hosking’s patent” viewable glass in hinged brass shield which lifts up to expose a working compass, original finish, brass ferrule.

$300-$500 O.L. 35”

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23. Boxing Memorabilia Cane

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Late 19th Century-A great boxing presentation of times gone by, “Charles Mitchell from Richard K. Fox, in recognition of faithful service to his champion Jake Kilrain July 24, 1888,” We could write three pages about these people but do your research on this cane. Kilrain was known for the 75 rounds that he fought with John L. Sullivan, Fox was the boxing editor for the National Police Gazette, and Mitchell was the godson of Kilrain, horn handle, fancy inscribed gold filled collar, honey malacca shaft and 2” horn ferrule.

$1,500-$2,000

H. 1 ¼” x 2 ½” O.L. 36 ¾”

24. G.O.P. Political Cane

Ca. 1935-A molded celluloid elephant with no inscriptions, bamboo shaft and a metal ferrule.

$150-$250

H. 3 ¼” x 4 ½” O.L. 37”

25. Gold Dress Cane

Dated 1875-An ornate unsigned 14 kt gold handle with a black and white quartz disc atop, inscribed “R.P. Bardwell from employers October 23, 1875,” a very dressy high karat gold handle, near mint ebony shaft and a metal ferrule.

$600-$900

H. 1 ¼” x 2 ¼” O.L. 36 ¾”

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26. Gold Dress Cane

Ca. 1900-A large gold filled ornate handle with a script initial on top, thick ebony shaft and a metal ferrule.

$200-$300

H. 1 ½” x 2 ½” O.L. 35 ¾”

27. Gold Dress Cane

Ca. 1890-A gold filled ornate handle with “50” stamped on the lower end. The presentation is “Hotchkiss, New Haven, Conn.”, natural vine shaft and a metal ferrule.

$150-$250

H. 1 ½” x 2” O.L. 36”

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28. Gold Dress Cane

Ca. 1885-A massive ornate gold filled handle which was presented to “The Catholic Society, Middleville, NY,” thick snakewood shaft, never had a ferrule.

$350-$500

H. 1 ¾” x 2 ¾” O.L. 35 7/8”

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29.Ebony and Shagreen Dress Cane

Ca. 1920-An unusual art deco gold dress cane with two shagreen inserts, gold is not signed but most are karat gold, oval ebony shaft and a horn ferrule.

$250-$350

H. 1 ¼” x 1 ½” O.L. 35 ½”

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30. Gold Dress Cane

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Ca. 1920-A beautiful signed 14 kt spun gold handle which has the initials M.S.H. atop, beautiful raindrop malacca shaft and a horn ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 1 “ x 1” O.L. 34 1/2”

31. Nautical Dress Cane

Ca. 1870-A silver mounted whale’s tooth with its’ original patina, American oak shaft and a metal ferrule.

$350-$500

H. 4 ½” x 2 ¾” O.L. 36 ¼”

32. Eagle Dress Cane

Ca. 1925-A finely cast silver eagle with one glass eye, the handle is signed but unreadable, stepped crook shaft and a horn ferrule.

$300-$400

H. 1 ½” x 3 ½” O.L. 32 ½”

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33. Beer/Ale Measure Cane

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Ca. 1910-A British hallmarked hammered silver handle which unscrews from the shaft and three sections from a wooden measure may be pulled forward, the measures are 12” each and have liter marks and have different signature including Forkin, Barrell, etc… ebonized shaft retains original label that states ale and beer measure, metal ferrule.

$350-$450

H. 1 ¼” x 2” O.L. 36”

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34. Texas Silver Dress Cane

Dated 1881-A large silver presentation handle which has a 5 point star engraved atop with the initials of “Texas” in the tip of each star, a thick walnut shaft and a copper ferrule. The handle is hand engraved with various flowers and what appears to be two Indian teepees. The presentation is from “D.M. Short.”

$300-$500

H. 1 ½” x 1 ¾” O.L. 33 ¾”

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35. Automated Monkey Cane

Ca. 1885-A signed “Franz Hiess” automation in fine working condition. When the button at the rear of the head is depressed, the glass eyes rotate up and the mouth opens and the tongue extends. The handle is thick paint over metal and retains 95% of its’ original finish, ornate silver metal collar, fancy dark bamboo shaft and a metal ferrule.

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$1,000-$1,200

H. 2” 2 ¾” O.L. 36”

36. French Gorilla Automation Cane

Ca. 1880-An original gorilla “PSE” automation cane which retains 98% of its’ original paint decoration over a metal sculpted head, the operating handle is located in the top of the shaft and by lowering it the eyes close and the mouth opens exposing a large row of white teeth and a red tongue, engraved collar, nice bamboo shaft and no ferrule.

$1,000-$1,200

H. 2 ½” x 2 ¾” O.L. 37 ¼”

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37. Silver Bird Cane

Ca. 1880-A silver plated bird which has the appearance of a Dodo , natural branch shaft and a metal ferrule.

$200-$300

H. 3 ½” x 2” O.L. 35 ½”

38. Frog and Snake Folk Art Cane

Ca. 1920-A one piece carved hardwood shaft with a 10” snake with two color glass eyes, ready to pounce upon a pair of 3D glass eye frogs, original patina and rubber stopper ferrule.

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$200-$300 O.L. 35 ¾”

39. Root Country Cane

Dated 1894-A late Victorian one-piece root cane with a silver cap atop with a person to person presentation and a date, original patina, and no ferrule.

$150-$250

H. 1 ¾” x ½” O.L. 34 ½”

40. African-American Minstrel Cane

Ca. 1910-A cast metal handle of a gentleman in bow tie which retains most of its’ original paint and appears much like one of the older show boat entertainers, bamboo shaft and metal ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 1 ¾” x 2” O.L. 35 ¼”

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41. Tiffany Dress Cane

Ca. 1920-An unusual turned shaft in the form of a crook, signed 18kt. “Tiffany and Co.” collar and a horn ferrule.

$400-$600 O.L. 35 ¼”

42. Pipe Holder Cane

Early 20th Century-A hallmarked British handle which doubles as a container cane for a 9” pipe, hinged locking lid which is signed “A. Barrett and Sons,” fine working condition, stepped hardwood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 1 ¾” x 4 ¼” O.L. 36 ¼”

43. Coin Purse Cane

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Ca. 1920-A gold metal hinged handle which contains a spring loaded coin chamber, fluted gold metal collar, ebony shaft and a horn ferrule.

$300-$400

H. 1 5/8” x 1 ½” O.L. 35 5/8”

44. Toledo Dress Cane

Ca. 1880-A large Toledo ball handle with nice mixed metal decoration atop, malacca shaft and a worm eaten horn ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 1 ¾” x 2” O.L. 35”

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45. Folk Art Bird Cane

Ca. 1925-A carved large bird of prey with two color glass eyes, pyro decoration, painted beak, hardwood shaft, metal ferrule.

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$200-$300

H. 4” x 2 ½” O.L. 38 ½”

46. Japanese Monkey Cane

Ca. 1890-A nice high relief example with a mother and child playing with fruit, attached to the handle is a whalebone shaft with no ferrule. There are two older striations in the handle but they seem to have been secured years ago.

$700-$1,000

H. 1 ¾” x 6” O.L. 35 ¾”

47. Japanese Monkey Cane

Ca. 1890- A mother and child monkey playing carved in high relief on a stag handle, saw blade white metal collar, laminated shaft and no ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 1 ½” x 6” O.L. 37 ¾

48. Hawaiian Wild Boar Trophy Cane

Ca. 1900-A silver capped wild boar tusk which is engraved “Aloha from local 38-26 Honolulu” engraved silver upper collar, no lower collar, palm wood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$350-$450

H. 5 ¼” x 3 ½” O.L. 39”

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49. Nautical Whalebone Cane

Ca. 1865-A carved whale’s tooth handle with a baleen disc atop, two metal eyelets, beautiful two-colored ¾” bone shaft and a metal ferrule.

$700-$1,200

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H. 1 ½” x 2 ½” O.L. 35 ½”

50. Nautical Whalebone Cane

Ca. 1870-A nice 7/8” thick hexagonal 50% shaft, mother of pearl disc inlaid atop the whale’s tooth handle, a pair of diamond shaped silver eyelets, a beautiful soft patina and a metal ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 1 ¾” x 1 ¼” O.L. 38”

51. Nautical Whalebone Cane

Ca. 1870-A whale’s tooth carved handle which fits to the hand perfectly, coconut wood collar, 1” thick whalebone shaft with nice original markings and patina and no ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 1 ½” x 2 ½” O.L. 35”

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52. Nautical Whalebone Cane

Ca. 1860-A whalebone handle, baleen spacer, 5/8” whalebone shaft and no ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 1” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35 ¾”

53. Nautical Fist Sailor’s Cane

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Ca. 1865-A whale’s tooth carved in the shape of a closed fist as the handle, whalebone shaft which has crosshatch carvings for about 30% with the balance being a smooth whalebone and no ferrule. Above the crosshatching where the shaft meets the handle someone has put some type of red resin of which part is missing.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 1 ½” x 2 ¼” O.L. 34 ½”

54. Sgt Major’s Pace Cane

Ca. 1900-A Sgt Major’s oak system cane which has a marked ruler which measures the size of a soldier’s pace as he is marching, there are brass attachments throughout the cane and a brass pike ferrule.

$300-$400 O.L. 36”

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55. Victorian Dress Cane

Ca. 1870-A beautiful ornate silver handle with a photographic porcelain cartouche of a Victorian lady atop, the photograph is very clear but the porcelain has three hairline cracks which do not distract from the beauty of the lady, thick malacca shaft and a small metal ferrule.

$250-$350

H. 1 ½” x 2” O.L. 35”

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56. Agate Dress Cane

Ca. 1920-A beautiful multi color agate handle which is in fine condition, silver metal collar, thick malacca shaft and a metal ferrule.

$250-$350

H. 1 ¼” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35 ¾”

57. Artist System Cane

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Ca. 1865–A unique and prime example of the artist system cane, snakeskin handle in fine condition with a horn end cap which unscrews completely to expose a compartment handle, ornate brass collar, the exotic wood shaft doubles as the studio for the artist with a section for paints, reservoir for liquids, compartment to hold the brushes and the 5-piece brass and wood easel, and it has a removable brass ferrule. The easel, when constructed, is 18” x 12”, and it also has a compartment under the paint box for pencils and brushes.

$2,000-$3,000

H. 5” x 2” O.L. 36 ½”

58. Brass Merchant’s Cane with Scales Late 19the Century-A most unusual set of scales which are spring loaded, the measurement lines on the scales go from 500-2,000, it has a compartment with its’ own brass screwdriver, hinged three piece weight attachment bars, fine working condition with a buffalo horn handle and ferrule. The entire shaft is brass.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 4 ¾” x 2 ½” O.L. 35”

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59. Elephant Sword Cane

Ca. 1955-A cast whimsical elephant with a 25” foil blade with push and pull mechanism, hardwood shaft and no ferrule.

$400-$600

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H. 3 ¼” x 4 ¾” O.L. 35 ¾”

60. Fan System Cane

Ca. 1900-An ornate silver handle which has unreadable British hallmarks, the fan mechanism is spring loaded on the side of the thick mahogany shaft, both fan and mechanism are in working condition and have not been mistreated over the years, ornate silver collar and a silver ferrule.

$1,200-$1,800

H. 1 ¾” x 2” O.L. 35 ½”

61. Captain’s Telescope Cane Ca. 1880-A unique and hard to find three draw brass 6 ½” telescope which is hinged and folds up completely into the compartment of the leather covered handle, telescope is working fine, large brass collar, thick malacca shaft and a horn ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 1 ¼” x 5 ¼” O.L. 34 ½”

62. Tape Measure Cane

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Ca. 1910-A working 3 foot cloth tape measure advertising for the M & N Post Card and Book Shop, ebonized shaft and a horn ferrule.

$300-$350

H. 1 ½” x 1 ¾” O.L. 33 ¾”

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63. Gun and Dagger Cane

Ca. 1890-Carved hardwood handle in the form of a tiger with bone teeth and two color glass eyes, push and lock mechanism with a 6” single shot derringer and 11” blade, working mechanism, brass collar, hard pine shaft and a metal ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 2 ¾” x 3” O.L. 36 ¾”

64. Presentation Cased Air Gun

Ca. 1880- A mahogany presentation case with a fine buffalo horn handle which is in two sections, original pump accompanies the cane, with all of the needed tools to adjust and operate this fine example, case is velvet lined with original key and this is a prime example of this genre of canes.

$2,000-$3,000 O.L. 36”

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65. Gun/Sword Cane

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Mid 19th Century-An unusual flintlock pistol in working condition which doubles as the handle for this pickax and 15” sword cane, the ax handle is bored so the bullet in the barrel will shoot through the handle, handle screws to the shaft where the two brass collars meet and a brass ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 5” x 1 ¼” O.L. 38”

66. Inlaid Silver Gun Cane

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Ca. 1850-A most unusual flintlock middle eastern gun cane, the gun can be loaded, completely closed, cocked and ready for use at a later date, fine working condition with cocking mechanism in the shape of a large key, handle is inlaid with what appears to be silver throughout including starburst string inlay and other decoration, also the handle can be unscrewed from the shaft and carried as a pocket pistol, barrel, handle and steel are all in fine condition and it has no ferrule and no markings. Also included with this cane is an iron stock which inserts into the rear of the pistol handle.

$1,000-$2,000

H. 4 ½” x 5” O.L. 38 ½”

67. Shotgun Cane

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Patented 1888-An unusual breachloading shotgun cane which appears to be a 9 mil. Or .410 mil., by pulling the upper part of the shaft the gun cocks and the firing mechanism attaches to the chamber, exotic wood handle and laminated exotic wood steel shaft and an iron ferrule with a brass sight.

$900-$1,000

H. 5” x 2 ½” O.L. 36”

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68. Flintlock Gun Cane

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Ca. 1850-A flintlock Middle Eastern gun cane in working condition with various inlays of mother of pearl and camel bone, the handle is an etched brass axe with the barrel of the gun passing through the hammer side of the axe, multiple brass collars throughout of which two are split, hardwood shaft and an iron 3” pike ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 5 ¼” x 2 ¼” O.L. 35 ¾”

69. “Hellingaus” Gun Cane

Ca. 1880-St. Louis made shotgun cane has a burl walnut handle and hidden trigger, a nice percussion model with a striking hammer which has only part of the cocking handle still intact, no ferrule and the mechanism needs tweaking.

$800-$1,200

H. 3 ¾” x 2 ¼” O.L. 36 ½”

70. Gun/Sword Cane

Ca. 1830-A most unusual percussion pistol cane inlaid silver barrel and an engraved tang and butt plate, it appears to be about a 40 caliber and the 26” blade which is stored in the barrel once removed can be screwed into the 6” ferrule, therefore you could use the gun and the sword at the same time. The handle of the pistol is forged iron and has a spring trigger which at this time is not making the striker hit the cap.

$1,000-$2,000 O.L. 36”

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71. Gun Cane

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Ca. 1885-A needle fire gun cane with a horn handle which is about a 20 caliber, the shaft separates to load the bullet, then it is pushed and twisted to lock, the plunger atop the handle is then pulled back and let loose and it fires the small caliber bullet, malacca shaft, horn handle and no ferrule.

$800-$1,200

H. 1 ¾” x 1” O.L. 33 ½”

72. Remington Gun Cane

Ca. 1885-A Remmington sliding shaft, 22 caliber working gun cane with a push button trigger on the underside of the shaft, the gun is cocked by pulling the handle backward and then pressing the small metal disc trigger, it is working but could use some tweaking, small silver metal collar and no ferrule.

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$3,000-$5,000

H. 3 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 33 ¼”

73. Remington Gun Cane

Ca. 1885-A fine example of the 32 caliber Remington dog head cane with cocking mechanism and disk trigger, the cane is covered in gutta percha, a popup site appears when the gun is cocked and the shaft barrel has a sight, no ferrule and mechanism is working.

$4,000-$6,000

H. 3 ½” x 2 ½” O.L. 36”

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74. Dumonthier Gun Cane

Pat. 1878-A signed example of a fine shotgun cane with a stag handle and a full malacca shaft, push button trigger on the underside of the handle, collar is signed by the maker and dated, mechanism is working but needs tweaking, removable 24” wood ferrule.

$1,200-$1,500

H. 4 ½” x 2 ½” O.L. 36 ¼”

75. Remington Gun Cane

Ca. 1860–The Remington ball and claw black powder gun cane in working condition, small nickel collar, gutta percha veneer covers the entire shaft, no ferrule and is in working condition.

$6,000-$7,000

H. 2 ¼” x 1 ¾” O.L. 32”

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76. Chinese Portrait Cane

Ca. 1900–A silver metal handle of a china man with a long ponytail, he has a small hole in his mouth and hidden in the shaft. An exact copy of the well-known “spitting man” but this one is stationary. It is silver over brass with a long ponytail and a silver metal collar stamped “patent. Applied for” ebonized shaft and a bone ferrule.

$200-$300

H. 2” x 2” O.L. 36”

77. Gun Cane

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Ca. 1895-A Gustav Hanson 32 caliber center fire with an excellent bore with strong rifling the entire length, the body of the cane is wrapped in a woven material, the right side of the frame features a turn-bolt action allowing the chamber to be loaded, fine working condition with a beaded sight at the end of the shaft and no ferrule.

$1,500-$2,500

H. 4” x 5 ½” O.L. 33”

78. Gun Cane

Ca. 1890-A Belgium small caliber rifle cane in working condition, black horn handle, stepped malacca shaft and a stopper ferrule.

$800-$1,200

H. 4”x 2” O.L. 34 ½”

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79. Gun Snake Cane

Ca. 1880–A foreign carved 15” snake handle with brass attachments and dropdown trigger which has a hinged handle for caps, original 25” oak plunger attached to the ferrule for loading the 40 cal. exotic wood over iron shaft and a removable brass ferrule with a shooting sight.

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$1,200-$1,800

H. 6” x 11 ½” O.L. 35”

80. Blow Gun Cane

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Ca. 1880-A nice brass compartment handle which unscrews to expose a chamber by which a person can fire the very small caliber bullet which is inserted into the chamber, bamboo shaft and no ferrule.

$600-$900

H. 1 5/8” x ¾” O.L. 35 ½”

81. Gun Cane

Ca. 1880-A horn handle percussion gun cane with an un-working mechanism with push button trigger, a 20” blade accompanies the gun, it may be screwed into the gun handle and doubles as a sword, this cane needs some work and is probably English made.

$400-$600

H. 4” x 7” O.L. 37” Blade 14”

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82. Derringer/Dagger Defensive Cane

Ca. 1895-A working 6 shot small caliber gun which fires one bullet at a time with a 4” triangular dagger, the gun had a serial number of 492 and is in pristine condition, the handle inserts into the large wood shaft and locks by twist and a metal ferrule. If you are looking for an example of this genre, you will not find one any better and the high bidder will be pleased with this cane.

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$4,000-$6,000

H. 4 ½” x 2 ½” O.L. 34 ¼” Blade 4”

83. French Sword Cane

Ca. 1875-A signed “A. Morian Paris” 28 ½” beautiful gilded and blued blade with a thick and deep blood groove, twist and lock mechanism, large silver handle with original patina and dented top, hardwood maple shaft and an iron ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. ¾” x 1 ¾” O.L. 34 ½”

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84. Makilla Weapon Cane

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Dated 1936-A fine example with a horn handle and a signed brass collar, woven leather handle cover which hides a 3” iron and brass pike blade, natural grown shaft and a 5” pike ferrule.

$250-$350

H. 1 2/” x 8” O.L. 34 ½”

85. Sword Cane

Ca. 1830-A beautiful stag handle with a coin silver medallion atop, three coin silver collars, a pair of silver eyelets, a 13 ¼” push and pull blade, natural malacca shaft with a 3” brass ferrule.

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$1,000-$1,200

H. 1 ½” x 3” O.L. 35 ½”

86. 86. Defensive Flange Cane

Ca. 1900-A two piece bamboo shaft which holds 1 14” hard rubber flange to be used as a “billy club” and a metal ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 5 ½”x 7” O.L. 36”

87. Presentation Sword Cane

Ca. 1890-A silver mounted 27” blade attached to a wire wrapped handle and a fitted leather scabbard with silver mounts, a complete silver wrapped container for the sword which doubles as a cane and a metal ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 1 ½” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35”

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88. Iron Sword Cane

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Ca. 1880-A cast iron handle in the shape of a man with a smile from ear to ear, a push and pull 13 ½” blade which is engraved “Du Sollst Nicht Tooten” malacca shaft and a metal ferrule.

$700-$1,000

H. 1 ¾” x 2” O.L. 36 ½”

89. Spring Hilt Sword Cane

Ca. 1890-A wire woven handle, silver metal collar, a spring hilt 28 ½” engraved blade, exotic wood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$800-$1,200

H. 3” x 4 ½” O.L. 36 ½”

90. French Defensive Cane

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20th Century-An example of a French spring spike cane in working order, by releasing the collar, the spikes thrust forward and make a weapon much like a mace, to close the cane all the pikes are folded in and the collar springs forward to cover them, exotic wood shaft and a horn ferrule. This cane is very desirable even though it is an older reproduction.

$500-$800

H. 1 ½” x 3 ¼” O.L. 36”

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91. La Redoutable Defensive Cane

Ca. 1890-The “frightening one” is part of the “unholy French trinity,” they were used in French history during much political unrest and were outlawed, ornate silver metal collar, brass handle with a silver plate, thick malacca shaft and a metal ferrule. By twisting the handle, the blades protrude from the shaft and if someone was attacking you, it would cut their hands to shreds.

$2,500-$3,500

H. 1 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 35”

92. Push Dagger Cane

Ca. 1890-A rarely seen example of a dagger cane, by pushing the handle down a 5” blade appears at the end of the ferrule, wooden handle, horn and brass collars and a man made ferrule.

$800-$1,200

H. 1” x 8” OL. 34 ½”

93. Cheroot Cannon Cane

Ca. 1890-A very nice example and fine brass casting of a firing cannon which was used at celebrations and parades, by packing powder into the barrel and holding a lit cheroot to the end, it would fire the powder and make a celebratory noise, hardwood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 4 ¾” x 3” O.L. 36 ¾”

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94. Early Cheroot Cannon Cane

Ca. 1860-Much like the previous lot but much older with an iron cannon barrel, copper collar, hardwood shaft and no ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 3 ½” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35 ¼”

95. Nautical Cheroot Cannon Cane

Ca. 1890-A silver plated brass cannon with a nautical motif, as mentioned above the cheroot cannon was used for celebrations and parades, matching silver over brass collar, ebony shaft and a horn ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 4” x 2 ¾” O.L. 35 ¼”

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96. 96. Masonic Ball Cane

Late 19th Century-The rarest of all Masonic canes, the ball breaks down into six pyramids with various Masonic emblems and symbols and forms a Christian cross, then the cane can be folded back to a ball and by using four end pins it can be connected to disguise the Masonic emblems into a hand engraved round ball, nice ebony shaft and a horn ferrule.

$2,500-$3,500

H. 1 ¾” x 3 ½” O.L. 35 ½”

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97. Flick Stick

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Ca. 1880-A nice knobby country cane with a 7” blade atop, when the shaft of the cane is flicked the blade appears and it becomes a defensive weapon, original patina and no ferrule.

$500-$600 O.L. 35”

98. Push Dagger Cane

Ca. 1885-A buffalo horn handle with a silver collar engraved “Reverend Fish,” the lower handle has a black macramé cover and a silver metal collar, by depressing the entire handle the 5” blade extends from the ferrule, ebonized shaft and a horn ferrule.

$700-$1,000

H. 4” x 7 ¾” O.L. 35 ¼”

99. Shotgun Cane

Ca. 1880-A Belgium shotgun cane in working condition with matching serial numbers, walnut handle with a working cocking mechanism, that when cocking produces a hairpin trigger, walnut shaft and an unusual iron ferrule which doubles as a small screwdriver.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 4” x 3” O.L. 35”

100. Sword Cane

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Ca. 1880-A twigspur horn handle, a 24 ¼” four sided blued and etched blade with a push button locking mechanism, two beautiful gold collars, stained stepped bamboo shaft and a brass ferrule.

$800-$1,200

H. 3 “ x 4 ¼” O.L. 35 ¼”

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101. Level System Cane

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Ca. 1910-A brass handle which has a telescoping five draw level which is 17” long (glass bubble is broken), ebonized shaft and a metal ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 4 ¼” x 2 ½” O.L. 35 ¾”

102. Brass Microscope Cane

Ca. 1870-An unusual example which has what appears to be an 8” scope with three lenses attached to the handle, the handle also has a viewing lens, this scope was probably intended for very specific use which is unknown to us, scalloped silver metal collar, thick oak shaft and a removable brass and iron ferrule.

$500-$600

H. 1 ¼” x 2” O.L. 36”

103. Shaving Brush System Cane

Ca. 1890-A British hallmarked shaving cane which includes a silver mounted brush and a cubby hole in the shaft for a straight razor, malacca shaft and a metal ferrule.

$500-$700

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H. 1 ¼” x 3 ¼” O.L. 35 ½”

104. Spitting “China Man” Cane

Ca. 1900-A cast white metal handle of a “China Man” with a long pony tail and a small hole in his mouth, the interior of the shaft has a bladder which holds water and a rear button on the shaft when pumped will shoot water from the mouth, copper collar, bamboo shaft and a metal ferrule.

$600-$800

H. 1 ½” x 2 12/2” O.L. 34 ½”

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105. Flick Stick

Ca. 1865-An early one-piece country flick stick with a four inch blade, this flick stick is a little course because you have to push the blade back in yourself and it does not lock, probably Hickory wood and no ferrule.

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$300-$500 O.L. 37”

106. Music Stand System Cane

Dated 1918–A compartment cane with an ebony handle, collapsible music lyre and base. The entire stand fits completely into the shaft for the traveling musician. It’s a complicated apparatus and one needs to have patience when putting it together the first few times. Ebonized wood shaft, brass collars, and a metal ferrule.

$2,000-$2,500

H. 1” x 1 ½” O.L. 36 ½”

107. Silver Cigar Cane

Ca. 1930-An unusual cigar container which is silver metal and about 8” long, the container has a belt clip where you can clip it to your belt until needed, silver collar, malacca shaft and a 2” horn ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 1 ¼” x 8 ¾” O.L. 37 ¼”

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108. Asian Picnic Cane

Ca. 1890-An unusual three compartment picnic cane with various tools and utensils, it contains everything from glass bottles, porcelain cups, eating utensils, forks, chopsticks, skewers, and much more, hardwood handle with mother of pearl atop, stepped hard wood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” O.L. 36 ¼”

109. Harmonica/Pitch Pipe Cane

Ca. 1850-A handmade harmonica style cane with 12 chambers, with 10 of them still working, the wooden handle can be removed from the instrument to make it more fun to play, thick walnut shaft and a metal ferrule.

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$400-$800

H. 6” x 3 ¾” O.L. 33 ¼”

110. Saw Cane

Ca. 1880-An English gardener’s saw cane with brass and iron attachments, beech shaft and a metal ferrule.

$400-$600 O.L. 38”

111. Unusual Scope Cane

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Ca. 1870–A beautiful exotic wood handle and shaft with horn mounts, the handle doubles as an eye piece to pass through a secondary lens to a slanted mirror, the upper part of the shaft turns to adjust how much light the owner needs to view the items in the mirror. I’m sure this scope has a particular use but it is unknown to us, original patina and a horn ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 1 ½” x 2” O.L. 36”

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112. Grabber Cane

Ca. 1875-A Dubois grabber cane in working condition, which was made in Brevette, France, dark horn handle, with a horse hair brush atop, ornate gold filled collar, 29 ½” grabber, bamboo shaft and a metal ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 1 ½” x 4” O.L. 36 ½”

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113. Sword Cane

Ca. 1810-A carved dark horn handle with a mother of pearl disk atop, coin silver collars, and a pair of silver eyelets, 11” triangular blued push and pull blade, malacca shaft and a 4 ½” ferrule.

$900-$1,200

H. 1 ½” x 1 ½” O.L. 35 ¾”

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114. Silver Dress Cane

Ca. 1895-A plain but elegant British hallmarked silver handle, honey malacca shaft and a metal ferrule.

$250-$350

H. 1 ¼” x 2 ¼” O.L. 36 ¾”

115. Physician’s System Cane

Ca. 1865-A large stag handle with a hinged pomander compartment atop, with a small silver stop watch attached by chain to the stag handle, a slide out interior compartment including hypodermic needles, other instruments, cobalt blue bottles with corks and clear bottles, large stepped bamboo shaft and a metal ferrule.

$1,500-$2,500

H. 3 ¾” 7” O.L 36”

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116. Flute Cane

Ca. 1810-A most unusual early bamboo flute with three moving keys and nine stationary holes, the handle may be pushed or pulled to tune the flute, the patina on the bamboo is the best you’ve even seen and it has an original 4 ½” brass and iron ferrule.

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$1,000-$1,500

H. 1” x 1” O.L. 35 ¾”

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117. Push Dagger Defensive Cane Ca. 1830-A two piece exotic wood handle which could also double as a crutch for a child, blacksmith made 6” dagger, paint decorated and spiraled twin shaft which tells us that this might be a Bahaman pirate cane and a small iron ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 5” x 4 ½” O.L. 33 ¼”

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118. Golf Club Cane

Ca. 1930-A nice Sunday stick with a small wood for the handle, silver metal collar, hickory shaft and a metal ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” O.L. 35”

119. Exorcism Cane

Ca. 1900-The checkerboard silver handle is a hinged compartment which when opened produces a rosary, an ornate silver collar, an early bottle with a glass stopper for holy water and a 7” candle, it has a stepped hardwood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$1,000-$2,000

H. 2” x 5 ¼” O.L. 35 ¾”

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120. Blow Gun Cane

Ca. 1885-A small brass handle which when blown pushes the plunger about 10” to fire a small caliber center fire shell, stepped bamboo shaft. All you need is enough hot air to blow the plunger and the gun will fire. It has a removable metal ferrule.

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$600-$1,000

H. 1 ½” x ¼” O.L. 35 ¾”

121. Flute Cane

Ca. 1870-An exotic wood flute cane with a pommel handle that turns to tune the flute, a pair of bone eyelets, six movable keys and six stationary holes, there is an old repair at the end of the flute that was professionally done a hundred years ago and does not affect the playing of the flute, large brass ferrule and white metal collars.

$600-$1,000

H. 1 ½” x 1 ¼” O.L. 36”

122. Silver Dress Cane

Ca. 1900-A signed Brigg silver dress cane with an attached lanyard, dark bamboo shaft and a metal ferrule.

$250-$350

H. 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35”

123. Owl Nutmeg Grinder

Late 19th Century-An expertly cast owl with two color glass eyes which doubles as a nutmeg compartment and grinder, the metal is probably britannia, firm stepped bamboo shaft and a stopper ferrule.

$700-$1,000

H. 1 ½” x 3 ½” O.L. 38 ¼”

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124. Cigar Lighter Cane

Early 20th Century-A machined silver British handle with a hinged top which contains an early cigar lighter which is also British hallmarked, thick malacca shaft and a horn ferrule.

$600-$800

H. 1 ½” x 2” O.L. 36”

125. Ear Trumpet System Cane

Ca. 1880-A prime example of an ear trumpet cane in fine condition with a 3” silver plated trumpet, hardwood shaft which has great alligatoring, the last four inches of the cane unscrews to insert the device that fits in your ear, the cane also has a silver on brass collar and great machined parts.

$1,500-$2,500

H. 2” x 7” x 3 ½” O.L. 34 ¾”

126. Ear Trumpet System Cane

Ca. 1880-Silver metal listening device with a black horn attachment, nice bamboo shaft, horn handle, small silver metal collar and an earpiece attached to the handle.

$1,000-$1,500

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H. 4 ½” x 2 ¼” O.L. 35 ½”

127. Harmonica Cane

Ca. 1865-An early example with an inlaid mother of pearl atop with twelve blow holes, all in working condition, faux bamboo walnut shaft and a metal ferrule.

$800-$1,200

H. 1” x ½” O.L. 35 ½”

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128. Ronson Lighter Cane

Early 20th Century-A beautiful working Art Deco cigar, cigarette lighter cane, this is the best of the best in lighter canes and can be butane filled, large square ebonized shaft and no ferrule.

$1,000-$2,000

H. 1” x 2 ¾” O.L. 36”

129. Nude Sword Cane

20th Century-A full reclining nude silver plated handle which doubles as a defensive weapon due to its’ weight, a 27 ½” four-sided blade, hardwood exotic shaft and a metal ferrule.

$800-$1,200

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H. 3” x 3” O.L. 34 ¼”

130. Cricket Cage Cane

Ca. 1880-An unusual Japanese cricket cage ball cane handle which unscrews from the shaft, a small cricket can be placed into the bottom of the handle which has about a ½” grid for better breathing and the top has open fret work so the sounds would reach all that were interested, silver plated collar, hard wood shaft and a small metal ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 1 ¾” x 2” O.L. 35”

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131. Calculator Cane

20th Century-A “Otis King’s pocket calculator” cane in fine working condition, the handle telescopes three different ways for your own personal calculations, white metal top and collar, ebonized shaft and a metal ferrule.

$500-$700

H, 1 ½” x 3 ¼” O.L. 38”

132. Flick Stick Whistle Cane

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Ca. 1925-An unusual handsome cab whistle which pulls from atop the cane, where it is hinged and the whistle becomes an easy instrument to blow, small silver handle, hard wood shaft and a metal ferrule. When the cane is flicked forward the whistle pops out of the top and makes a wonderful loud noise when you put your lips upon the mouthpiece.

$400-$600

H. 1 “ x 1 ¾” O.L. 34”

133. Periscope Cane

Dated 1918–A fully brass mounted periscope cane which is signed and dated by the maker but most of it is unreadable but appears to be “BECY. LT.” It is in working condition with a moving lower lens, the entire brass shaft also doubles as a compartment for a 22” ground blade which attaches to the brass ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 3” x 1 ½” O.L. 36 ¾”

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134. Physician’s Cane

Ca. 1870-A buffalo horn handle, a complete brass container which is hidden in the shaft of the cane which includes various medicine bottles, most with corks and the ferrule of the cane pulls out to expose a glass bottle within the ferrule and a small mixing bowl, the brass cylinder also includes a glass hypodermic needle, hardwood shaft and a 2” horn ferrule.

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$1,500-$2,500

H. 3 ½” x 3” O.L. 36 ½

135. Candlestick Cane

Pat. 1887-A brass handle with a push button mechanism which springs the top also a push up candle cup with room for stick matches, ornate long matching brass collar, hard wood shaft and a horn ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 1 ¼” x 4 ¼” O.L. 37 ½”

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136. Stallion Dress Cane

Ca. 1900-A small pewter stallion, flexible shaft which probably doubled as a riding crop and a small metal ferrule.

$100-$200

H. 2” x 3 ½” O.L. 34 ¾”

137. Pipe System Cane

Early 20th Century-A full bark handle which doubles as the bowl of the pipe, copper collars, pipe attaches to a stem under the copper ferrule and the smoking stem is pulled out from the shaft, full bark hard wood shafts.

$350-$500

H. 1 ¼” x 2 ½” O.L. 34 ¾”

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138. Reptile Gig System Cane

Ca. 1890-A most unusual silver handle with a compartment atop that holds a three prong speared gig which attaches to an extending rod at the end of the cane under the ferrule which when all put together makes about a 6 foot gig, stepped faux hard wood brass shaft and a small metal bullet ferrule.

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$1,200-$1,600

H. 4 ¼” x 2 ¼” O.L. 36”

139. Cigarette System Cane

Pat. 1887-A compartment tray which holds nine cigarettes, hardwood shaft and no ferrule.

$300-$500

H. ¾” x 1 ½” O.L. 35 ¼”

140. Gold Dress Cane

Ca. 1780-A beautiful gold handle which is 14 kt or more which has crosshatching and studs throughout, a pair of gold eyelets, honey malacca shaft and a 5” brass ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 1” x 2 ¾” O.L. 42 ½”

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141. Gold Quartz Presentation Cane

Ca. 1855-This cane was presented to “George H. Thacher,” the gold quartz atop the handle is the prettiest that we have seen with much gold and matrix, handle is tested to be at least 18 kt and probably better, very fine condition, ebonized shaft and no ferrule.

$4,500-$6,000

H. 1 ¾” x 2 ½” O.L 37”

142. Meissen Porcelain Dress Cane

Late 19th Century-A hand painted and decorated porcelain handle in mint condition, nice ebony shaft and a brass ferrule.

$600-$800

H. 1 ½” x 2 ½” O.L. 34”

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143. Porcelain Dress Cane

Ca. 1880-A hand painted porcelain handle with a woman frowning and on the other side she is smiling, two small age cracks in the porcelain near where it meets the ebony shaft, otherwise the paint is in fine condition and a horn ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 1 ½” x 2 ¾” O.L. 37 ½”

144. K.P.M. Porcelain Cane

Late 19th Century-A hand painted porcelain handle in near mint condition, bright and vibrant, fluted gold metal collar, ebony shaft and a metal ferrule.

$800-$1,200

H. 4 ½” x 3” O.L. 35”

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145. Beheading System Cane

Ca. 1880-A nice cast gutta percha handle of a bearded man, the handle unscrews from the shaft to produce the magical knife which to everyone’s surprise will cut directly through his neck without the head coming off, ornate silver collar, rich snakewood shaft and a metal ferrule.

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$2,000-$3,000

H. 1 ½” x 3 1/8” O.L. 35 ¼”

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146. Holuska Watch Cane

19th Century-A nice example of this well known watch cane with a silver handle which doubles as the winding key for the watch, the small time piece is visible on the upper side of the shaft, coin silver worked collar, honey malacca shaft and a horn ferrule. This nice time piece is winding and working fine today.

$1,000-$2,000

H. 1 ½” x 1 5/6” O.L. 36”

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147. Telescope/Opera Cane

Ca. 1915-A working six draw telescope which is probably French, gold metal collar exotic wood shaft and a gold metal ferrule.

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$500-$700

H. 1 ¾” x 2 ½”O.L. 35 ¾”

148. Music Box Cane

Late 19th Century-A Black Forrest carved bear with a large red glass eye, working music box with key, a natural grown one piece pod and vine shaft and a metal ferrule. By winding the key on the front and sticking the key on the lever in the rear, the box will play a short time. It could probably be taken to a music box person and get some tweaking.

$1,500-$2,500 O.L. 36”

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149. Dulcimer/Flute Cane

Ca. 1880-This is a tough instrument to find when it comes to the cane market, This cane was made in the Mericourt region of Eastern France, original finish and tuning keys, frets and tuning pegs are all intact, the lower of the shaft detaches and becomes a 10” flute, nice hollow body for the projection of sound and a large brass ferrule.

$1,500-$2,000

H. 5 ¾” x 2 ¾” O.L. 35 5/8”

149. 150. Violin Cane

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Ca. 1880-A very rare desirable violin cane with original tuning keys, finger board and tail piece, silver metal collars and matching ferrule, original hard wood shaft and pine soundboard. A very fine example, in great condition.

$4,000-$7,000

H. 6 ¾” x 5” O.L. 34”

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151. Surveyor’s Cane

Late 19th Century-A precise surveyor’s cane or transit which is quite a piece of equipment, brass and iron working parts and a brass working level, metal brass compartment shaft which doubles as the stand for the instrument, fine condition and a metal ferrule.

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$1,000-$1,500

H. 1 ¾” x ¾” O.L. 36”

152. Nautical Whalebone Cane

Ca. 1865-A whale’s tooth handle with a small baleen disc atop, whale’s tooth collar with small piece missing, ribbed tooth collar, square tapering whalebone shaft and no ferrule.

$300-$400

H. 1” x 1 ½” O.L. 31 ½”

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153. Nautical Whalebone Cane

Ca. 1870-A whale’s tooth turned handle with red paint decoration, small woven leather collar, hexagonal to cylindrical whalebone shaft and no ferrule.

$350-$450

H. 1” x 2” O.L. 31 ½”

154. Nautical Whalebone Cane

Ca. 1860-A simple but elegant whalebone cane with no handle and no ferrule.

$300-$500

Diameter is ¾” O.L. 34 ½”

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155. Sailor’s Whalebone Cane

Ca. 1865-Whale’s tooth handle and collars, there are also three shell spacers, 5/8” whale bone shaft and no ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 1 ¾” x 5” O.L. 33 ¾”

156. Nude Dress Cane

Ca. 1880-A gutta percha handle with a full figured nude which is a rear shot, small gold collar, malacca shaft and a metal ferrule.

$350-$500

H. 3 ½” x 5 ¼” O.L. 33 ¾”

157. Airedale Carved Cane

Ca. 1925-A nicely carved English cane with is paint decorates and has two color glass eyes, thick malacca shaft and glass ferrule.

$400-$600

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H. 3” x 2 ½ O.L. 34”

158. Spaniel Country Cane

Ca. 1925-A paint decorated English Spaniel with two color glass eyes, large gold metal collar, carved lanyard holes, natural branch shaft with bark and a horn ferrule.

$400-$500

H. 4” x 3 ½” O.L. 38”

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159. Mickey Mouse Disney Cane Ca. 1935-A rare and hard to find Mickey Mouse item, in fine condition with about 1% paint loss and Alligatoring throughout, original red, white and blue lanyard, painted shaft with original decal, “ Mickey Mouse copr. by Walt E. Disney,” and a small painted ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 3” x 3 ¾” O.L. 34”

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160. Folk Art Hound Dog Cane

Ca. 1930-An absolute wonderful carving probably done in the Black Forrest, a pair of color glass eyes and a dog collar collar, malacca shaft and a metal ferrule. There is a small separation, which is not annoying, through the backside of the collar.

$400-$600

H. 3” x 3 ¾” O.L. 35”

161. Devil? Automatic Cane

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Ca. 1900-A precise carving of a gentlemen that looks much devilish, the handle retains most of its’ original paint and by pushing a button on the rear of the head, the glass eyes change from a beautiful deep blue to a bright red as the red tongue protrudes, fine working condition, one upper silver metal collar and two lowers, paint decorated shaft and a metal ferrule.

$800-$1,200

H. 2 ½” x 2 ¾” O.L. 35”

162. Blackamoor Sword Cane

Ca. 1885-A nice gutta percha handle which has an African gentlemen with large earrings and two color glass eyes, gold metal collar with unreadable, maybe French hallmarks, the cane has a 25 ¾” two-sided blade which is also a spring hilt, malacca shaft and a metal ferrule.

$700-$1,000

H. 4” x 5 ½” O.L.

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163. Abraham Lincoln Folk Cane

Ca. 1900-A great likeness of president Lincoln with colored hair and beard, a pair of lanyard holes have been carved in the back of the bust, American oak shaft and a stopper ferrule.

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$500-$700

H. 2” x 4” O.L. 38 ¾”

164. Silver Court Cane

Ca. 1780-A beautiful handmade silver handle with various designs including soldiers with swords on horses, flags, drapes, urns, medallions, etc…, atop the cane is engraved with a horse and a soldier holding his battle flag, small silver collar with a hinged lanyard holder, thick malacca shaft and a 3” metal ferrule.

$500-$800

H. 1 ¼” x 2 ¾” O.L. 49”

165. Anti-Semitic Stag Cane

Early 20th Century-These canes were carved in Germany, to show the owners feelings about the Jewish community, a pair of beaded glass eyes and an 8” nose, dark bamboo shaft and a brass ferrule.

$500-$600

H. 9” x 7” O.L. 37”

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166. Mallard Duck Automation Cane

Ca. 1900-A whimsical Black Forrest carved cane handle, which has a paint decorated Drake with two color glass eyes, when the button is pushed on the back of the handle, the sleeping duck arises and opens its’ mouth as if it were ready to bite you, fine working condition, woven leather collar, ebony shaft and a brass ferrule.

166.

$1,000-$2,000

H. 4 ½” x 4” O.L. 34”

167. Nautical Carved Cane

Ca. 1850-The handle is a carved Turk’s knot, spiral carved shaft with a carved woven collar and a 2” brass ferrule.

$400-$600

119.

H. 1 ¾” x 1 ¼” O.L. 36 ¾”

168. Shooting Seat Cane

Ca. 1885–A compartment cane which holds a canvas seat with an oak shaft that splits into three sections, large brass handle, machined gears that allows the seat to rotate, oak shaft and brass ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 1 ½” x 8” O.L. 34 ½”

169. Nautical Presentation Cane

Ca. 1850-A coin silver handle which is engraved “Presented by Ed Story to Capt. Sam Story,” a pair of coin silver eyelets, unusual fungus crown shaft which is about 1 ½” thick and a brass ferrule.

$350-$600

H. 1 ½” x 8” O.L. 34 ½”

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170. Measuring System Cane

170.

Ca. 1870-An ornate silver British hallmarked handle wich unscrews and a marked 36” measure is produced, thick malacca shaft and a brass ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 1 ¾” x 1 ¼” O.L. 37”

171. Civil War Folk Cane

Dated 1887- An unusual Civil War relic which was found on the battlefield at Chancellorsville, Virginia, the handle is composed of a civil war bayonet part, natural branches and a gold filled top which is engraved “Presented to John Scotti from employees No. 9 Shock 1887,” silver metal collar, oak shaft and never had a ferrule.

171.

$350-$600

H. 4” x 7” O.L. 36”

172. Civil War Cane

Ca. 1870-A one-piece hickory shaft with natural bark, signed “Cut in the center of seven pines battlefield where 15,000 soldiers were killed May 31- June 1, 1862, battle fought by Lee and McLellan, battlefield guide J.E. Symes,” never had a ferrule.

$300-$500 O.L. 37”

173. Pic-nic-stk System Cane

172.

173.

Early 20th Century-A great system stick with five original brackets which can be removed from the shaft, a metal plaque is attached to the shaft which states, “Pic-nic-stk” and it’s registration and patent number from England, original box for the spring clips is included in this lot and a long pike ferrule.

$400-$600 O.L. 36”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 55


174. Flute Cane

Ca. 1880-When the machined silver handle is removed from the shaft a 9” “In tune London” plaque is attached to a 10” penny whistle which is in operating condition, ebony shaft and a silver metal collar.

175.

$350-$600

H. 1 12” x 2” O.L. 35 ¾”

175. Ornate Ear Trumpet Cane

174.

Ca. 1880-An unusual brass ear trumpet which is partially silver plated with ornate work within the horn and a bone ear piece, matching brass collar, hardwood shaft and a brass ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 7” x 2” O.L. 35”

176. Sundial/Compass Cane

Ca. 1860-A large horn handle which unscrews from the shaft and produces a working compass and a sun dial, thick malacca shaft and a metal ferrule. The sundial could use a little tweaking for it to work exactly and the handle has a small crack but still attaches securely to the shaft.

$400-$700

H. 1 ½” x 2 ½” O.L. 36”

177. Ronson Cigar Lighter Cane

Early 20th Century-A rare Ronson “de light” in fine working condition with all original parts, all it needs is a good polish, lighter is signed with various registration marks also, thick malacca crook one piece shaft and a horn ferrule.

$1,000-$2,000 O.L. 36”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 56

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178. Golf Club Compartment Cane

180.

Ca. 1920-A compartment cane in the shape of a putter which is lined on the inside with straps probably for holding golf tees, the hinge putter has a push button mechanism which you depress and open the putter from the far end, nice condition and read to use, small silver collar, malacca shaft and a metal ferrule.

$450-$600

H. 4” x 2 ¾” O.L. 34”

179. Cigar Lighter Cane

Ca. 1925-Silver metal handle has a push button atop and when the button is pressed the spring loaded cover opens and automatically strikes the flint, otherwise a one handed job, brass collar, partridgewood shaft and a metal ferrule.

179.

$600-$800

H. 3” x 4” O.L. 36”

178.

180. Bakelite Flashlight Cane

Ca. 1925-A butterscotch Bakelite flashlight which is turned on and off by rotating the silver woven metal collar, batteries are kept in the lower shaft, rain drop malacca shaft which has an ancient small separation which is not annoying and a horn ferrule.

$300-$450

H. 5 ¼” x 6 ¼” O.L. 35 ½”

181. Pipe System Cane

181.

Early 20th Century-A traveling briar pipe which can be carried packed due to the metal screw off top, the handle unscrews from the shaft and a 14” stem which is bamboo, horn and cotton appears, “patented” silver metal collar, stained bamboo shaft and a silver metal ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 3 ¼” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 57


182. Physician’s Syringe Cane

Ca. 1880-A physician’s system cane which contains an exotic wood cylinder box atop, when the box is opened a 4” glass syringe is produced, large brass collar, hardwood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$400-$500

182.

H. 6 ½” x 4” O.L. 36”

183. Flashlight/Tippler’s Stick

Ca. 1920-A dual purpose system cane with a 20” vile within the shaft and a 6” flashlight atop, metal collars which are signed “Austria” loose fitting joint where handle meets shaft, hardwood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$300-$400

H. 1 ¼” x 7” O.L. 36 ¼”

184.

184. Nutmeg Grinder

Late 19th Century-An expertly cast owl with two color glass eyes which doubles as a nutmeg compartment and grinder, the metal is probably britannia, firm stepped bamboo shaft and a stopper ferrule.

$700-$1,000

H. 1 ½” x 3 ½” O.L. 38 ¼”

185. Ronson Cigar Lighter Cane Early 20th Century-A rare Ronson “de light” in fine working condition with all original parts, all it needs is a good polish, lighter is signed with various registration marks also, thick malacca crook one piece shaft and a horn ferrule.

$1,000-$2,000 O.L. 35 1/2”

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186. Tailor’s System Cane

Late 19th Century-British hallmarked silver handle which when removed produces a measuring tape and a needle case, the lower section includes different spools of thread and a bone hem marker, all that a tailor might need as he goes to visit his client, hardwood shaft and a brass ferrule.

186.

$1,500-$2,000

H. 1 ½” x 5 ¼” O.L. 36 3/8”

187. American Flag Parade Cane Early 20th Century-A 48 star flag with original decal “A.B. Madden Specialties, Detroit, NRA we do our part,” painted wood handle, metal shaft and metal ferrule.

$350-$500

H. 1 ½” x ¾” O.L. 36”

188. English Saw Cane

Ca. 1870-A typical but rare British saw cane one-piece natural branch crook cane with a 30” saw blade hid within the shaft and an iron pike ferrule.

188.

$350-$500 O.L. 38”

189. Telescope Cane

189.

Ca. 1880-A one draw brass telescope in working condition which is 3” long, brass collar with a matching pair of eyelets, hard wood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 2 ½” x 2” O.L. 35”

187. Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 59


190. 190. Crossing Guard Stop Sign

Ca. 1925-A working “Saf-a-kros Cane Co.” system cane, exotic wood handle with push button mechanism, metal shaft and wood ferrule. According to the stop sign, there signs were made in San Jose, Ca.

$500-$600

191.

H. 4 ¾” x 3” O.L. 34”

191. Toledo Bone Sword Cane

Ca. 1880- A three piece bone handle of a gentleman with a long beard, a push button lock mechanism ,signed Toledo 27 ¾” blade, malacca shaft and a small horn ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 4” x 5” O.L. 34 ¾”

192. Walrus Tusk Bulldog Cane

Ca. 1900- A large carved bulldog with two color glass eyes and a fierce open mouth, silver metal collar, ebony shaft and a horn ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 2 ½” x 1 ½” x 2” O.L. 34”

193. Ukulele Cane

Ca. 1900- A rare “Ukekane” which has its’ original brown paint and eleven frets, brass mounted tuning keys, ready to be strung and strummed to your heart’s delight, original metal ferrule and matching metal handle.

$500-$1,000

H. 1 ¼” x 2 ¼” O.L. 36 ½”

193. Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 60

192.


194. Torch/Lighter Cane

194.

Ca. Late 19th Century – A silver mounted working torch/lighter cane, the hand worked silver metal top removes to expose a working striking mechanism which operates from a 7” chain, the wick is exposed by turning a side key in the clockwise position, a unique and carefully designed mechanism for those who need a fire, ebony shaft and a metal ferrule.

$800-$1,200

H. 1 ½” x 2 ¼” O.L. 33 ¾”

195. Golf Sunday Stick Cane

Ca. 1910–A beautiful silver metal putter in fine condition, this cane doubles as a walking and golfing piece, solid bamboo shaft and a metal ferrule,

$350-$500

195.

197.

H. 3 ¼” x 2 5/8” O.L. 35 ¼”

196. Golf Sunday Stick Cane Ca. 1910–A Sunday cane in the shape of an iron which is solid cast, exotic wood shaft and a metal ferrule,

$300-$400

H. 3” x 4 1/2 ” O.L. 37 ¾”

197. Holuska Watch Cane

196.

19th Century-A nice example of this well known watch cane with a silver handle which doubles as the winding key for the watch, the small time piece is visible on the upper side of the shaft, coin silver worked collar, honey malacca shaft and a horn ferrule. Movement needs some work to operate correctly.

$700-$1,000

H. 1 ¼” x 1 ¾” O.L. 40 ½”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 61


198. Nautical Sailor’s Macramé Cane

Ca. 1875–A prime example of this genre of canes with extensive weaving and nodding throughout, sections of the cane have been dyed black to present a contrast in depth perception, very minor wear throughout cane and it presents itself as a true masterpiece, and it has a brass ferrule.

199.

$600-$1,000

H. 1 ½” x 1 1/2” O.L. 34”

199. Betts’s Terrestrial Globe Cane

Ca. Late 19th Century–The umbrella silk globe is signed “Betts’s Portable Terrestrial Globe” and is approximately 15” in diameter, fine working condition with some cloth separation from the frame on the bottom. It closes up and fits tightly in a paisley silk bag, laminated wood case and a horn and wood ferrule.

$1,500-$2,500 O.L. 37 ¼”

200. Cheroot Cannon Cane

Ca. 1890–A three-tier “Shelby Steel Tube Co.” celebration cannon which is engraved “Ericsson”, by loading the barrel with black powder and touching your cigar the cannon heats up and becomes a loud noise maker at a celebratory event, stepped ebonized shaft and a metal ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 5 ¼” x 1 ¼” O.L. 33 1/8”

198. Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 62

200.


201. Gun Cane

Ca. 1890–A pin fire French approx. 25 cal. in working condition, the chamber and loading mechanism are 6” down from the top of the shaft and by opening the chamber the gun is loaded and when it is closed one turn cocked the mechanism and a screw trigger appears at the collar, buffalo horn handle, silver metal collar, malacca shaft and a small brass open ferrule.

203.

$1,000-$1,500

H. 4 ½” x 9” O.L. – 34 1/8”

201.

202. Grain Testing Cane

Ca. 1930–A crook handle hickory cane which is signed “Arm Bureau Feeds”, when the handle is removed from the shaft a metal auger “burrows equip. co. Evanston, IL.” is produced and the auger is used to take a sample of grain, nice condition and it never had a ferrule.

$200-$400

H. 5 ¾” x 6 ¼” O.L. 35”

203. Tortoise Dress Cane

202.

Ca. 1900–Pistol grip handle with very deep hues with a 1” thickness and a small shrinkage separation about 1” from the gold silver and enamel collar, there is also shrinkage where the collar meets the handle but none of this is annoying because of the quality of this nautical masterpiece, the 7/8” shell shaft is in perfect condition with no problems and it has a horn ferrule. The cane comes in its own velvet-lined walnut case which is period to this piece.

$1,500-$2,500

H. 4 ¼” x 2” O.L. “35 ½”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 63


204.

206. 204. Rare Dunhill Rams Horn Dress Cane Ca. 1920–A museum-quality “Alford Dunhill” full Ram’s horn dress cane in its original signed fitted faux green alligator case, at its largest point it is nearly 1” wide, the collar has the Dunhill signature and it is tested to be 18 kt. gold with beautiful machine working throughout, there are a few non-annoying worm bites at about 3 places on the shaft and it never had a ferrule.

$2,000-$3,000

H. 4 ½” x 4 ¾” O.L. 37 ¾”

205.

205. Sterling Dress Cane

Dated 1903–A large signed sterling ball which is half engraved with flowers and leaves which has a few non-annoying dents, silver presentation collar from one friend to another which is dated ebony shaft and a metal ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 2 ¼” x 4” O.L. 36 ½”

206. Defensive Flang Cane

Ca. 1890–A bamboo root handle and split bamboo shaft, the handle is removed to produce a brass mounted 9” hard rubber flange which was used as a “Billy Club”, nice patina and condition and a metal ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 1 ¼” x 8 ½” O.L. 36”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 64


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209.

207. Fishing Pole Can

Ca. 1890–An unusual example of this genre of canes due to a metal reel being hidden in the handle, the oak shaft holds three sections of the rod which can be attached to the 2 ½” brass ferrule which makes a 7’ pole, the reel attaches to the screw joint atop the ferrule. Fine working condition.

$500-$700

H. 1 ¼” x 1 ¾” O.L. 33”

208. Silver Suitcase Cane

Ca. 1910–A traveling cane which unscrews at the center of the shaft and breaks down for an easy pack, small silver handle and a metal ferrule.

$200-$300

208.

H. 1” x 1 ¼” O.L. 35 ½”

209. Buggy Whip Cane

Ca. 1885–A complete gutta percha shaft and handle which contains a pristine condition woven leather extension which makes a 6 ft whip, the extension which is brass mounted attaches to the brass ferrule, very fine condition and very rarely seen in today’s world.

$800-$1,200

H. 1” x 2” O.L. 36” Whip is 71” long.

210. Photographer’s Tripod Cane

210.

Ca. Early 20th Century–A signed “TCA.OKE.-GES. DRESDEN” all metal photographer’s tripod, both the handle and the ferrule unscrews from the shaft to produce a 55” extendable tripod, white metal collar and removable spear metal shaft.

$350-$500

H. 4 ¾” x 5” O.L. 36”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 65


211. Saw Cane

Ca. 1880-An English gardener’s saw cane with brass and iron attachments, beech shaft and a metal ferrule.

$400-$600 O.L. 36 ½”

212. Flashlight Cane

213.

Ca. Early 20th Century–A detachable handle which has an on/off switch and a compartment for two C batteries, working condition is not known due to the corroded batteries that still exist, nice bulls eye lens with white metal collars some with corrosion, ebonized shaft and a metal ferrule.

$200-$300

H. 1 ¼” x 6 ½” O.L. 36 ½”

213. Franco-British Expedition Cane

Ca. 1908–A signed “Franco-British Expedition, London 1908” system cane which includes a 3” pipe which doubles as the handle and a Stanhope collar which has photographs of the different buildings at the expedition. Silver metal collars, open compartment ebony shaft and a horn ferrule.

$400-$700

H. 1 ¼” x 4 ¾” O.L. 36”

214. Periscope Dress Cane

Ca. 1900–A horn handle which doubles as a 2 lens periscope for viewing items in the rear, by looking into one lens you can see everything in the rear that is in the picture window, small silver collar square mahogany shaft and a bone ferrule.

$600-$1,000

H. 4 ½” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35 5/8”

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215. Gun Cane

Ca. 1880–A stag 9” handle which unscrews from the shaft to be loaded with a center fire cartridge, trigger mechanism is on the stag button but needs work. Bamboo shaft and a removable ferrule which has a cocking mechanism. The inside of the collar is numbered with the number “5835”.

215.

$500-$1,000

H. 9 ¾” x 4” O.L. 36 ½”

216. Flashlight Cane

216.

Ca. 1925–A crook hardwood flashlight system cane with original bulb and clean battery compartment, the silver metal collar turns clockwise to light the bulb, original patina shaft and a metal ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 4 ½” x 8” O.L. 35 ½”

217. American Legion Map Cane

218.

Dated 1940–A nice example of the American Legion Convention map cane that was produced for their meeting in Boston, The 14” map of the city of Boston is retracted in the shaft until a simple pull produces a guide to the historic city, hardwood shaft and never had a ferrule.

$250-$400

H. 5 ¼” x 6 ½” O.L. 35”

218. “Jaki” Camera Tripod Cane

217.

Ca. Early 20th Century–A signed photographer’s cane which makes a 60” tripod with a camera attachment atop which hides completely in the shaft malacca handle and shaft, gold medal collar and a horn ferrule.

$350-$600

H. 5” x 6 ½” O.L. 34 ½”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 67


219. American Legion Map Cane

Dated 1940–A nice example of the American Legion Convention map cane that was produced for their meeting in Boston, The 14” map of the city of Boston is retracted in the shaft until a simple pull produces a guide to the historic city, hardwood shaft and never had a ferrule.

221.

$250-$400

H. 5 ¼” x 6 ½” O.L. 35”

220. Malachite Dress Cane

Ca. 1890–A substantial malachite knob with one minor flake which is not annoying and barely visible, kings crown silver collar, thick mahogany shaft and a metal ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 1 ½” x 1 ¾” O.L. 38”

221. Mustache Dress Cane

Ca. 1880–A compartment gutta percha handle which has 2 elongated compartments, one has a diamond shaped mirror which has a crack and the other for holding a mustache comb, the handle is in fine condition, exotic wood shaft and a horn ferrule.

219.

$500-$600

H. 3 ¾” x 6 ½” O.L. 38”

222. Umbrella Cane

Ca. 1900–Malacca telescoping raindrop shaft in working condition, small woven collar attached to a larger brass collar, umbrella in fair condition with some raveling and a horn ferrule.

$150-$250

H. 5 ½” x 7” O.L. 35”

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Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 68

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225.

223. Perfume Bottle Cane

Ca. 1870–An unusual silver metal and crystal system cane used as a perfume atomizer, the top unscrews to unload the crystal bottle with the fragrance, atop the cane is a disc which moves up and down and becomes the pump for the contents, massive silver collars 1 ¼” exotic wood shaft and horn ferrule.

$500-$1,000

H. 2” x 6 ¼” O.L. 35 ½”

224. Wood System Cane

223.

226.

Ca. 1900–An all-wood shaft with a silver metal handle, the shaft is split into 3 sections which forms something “your guess is as good as mine” and a metal ferrule.

$100-$200

H. 1 ¼” x 1 1/8” O.L. 35”

225. Rare Bow and Arrow Cane

224.

Ca. 1890–This cane appears to be just a regular walking stick but by removing the handle it features three compartments which has arrows, bow string, and stretchers, a metal plaque on the shaft reads “Dresden Steato Ausstellungs Gebaude” or “Dresden Steato Expedition Building”, wood handle wrapped thread upper collar and lower collar wood shaft and a wood ferrule.

$1,500-$3,000

H. 2” x 5 ¼” O.L. 37 ½”

226. Defensive Flange Cane

Ca. 1925–A hardwood crook handle which retracts from the hardwood shaft and a metal and spring “Billy Club” appears, the 15 inch “Billy Club” is in good tight condition., the shaft has the split which can easily be glued and a metal ferrule.

$400-$500

H. 5 ½” x 6 ¼” O.L. 36 ½” 15” Flange

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 69


227. Greek Island Horse Cane

Dated 1896–The carved one-piece horse cane from the Greek isles which probably was brought back as a souvenir dated 1896 and it has a brass ferrule.

$200-$300 O.L. 32 ¾”

228. Silver Horse Cane

Ca. 1930–A well cast German silver horse with two colors glass eyes. Ebony shaft and a horn ferrule.

$200-$300

227.

H. 4 ¾” x 4 ½” O.L. 35 ¾”

228.

229. Koi Dress Cane

Ca 1900–A beautifully cast silver plate fish with blue and black eyes, unreadable British hallmarks on the bottom of the handle which is loose fitting to the shaft, rich bamboo shaft and a stopper ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 3 ½” x 1 ¾” O.L. 35 ½”

230. Tiffany Silver Dress Cane

Ca. 1920–The sterling handle is signed “Tiffany & Co. Sterling” fine condition but could use a polish, exotic wood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$400-$700

H. 1 ¼” x 2 ½” O.L. 35 ¾”

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Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 70

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233.

231. Vicious Bird Cane

Ca. 1900–A signed .800 silver bird with two color green and black eyes, a great and high relief casting of a bird of prey, the detail throughout the handle would show beautifully if it were cleaned, on the backside of the handle where it meets the collar there has been some soldering work done which is not visible as someone is viewing the cane, signed silver collar snakewood decorated shaft and a metal ferrule.

$600-$900

231.

H. 5” x 3 ¾” O.L. 35 ¾”

232. Chicago 1933 World’s Fair Cane Ca. 1933–The “Arcturus” fair cane which is signed Chicago 1933, square hardwood shaft and never had a ferrule.

$150-$250

H. 4 ¼” x 2 ½” O.L. 33 ¼”

233. Bakelite Dress Cane

Ca. 1925–A beautiful cherry amber Bakelite handle in the form of a pistol grip, small ornate silver metal collar, a pair of lanyard holes with its original two-color tassels, exotic wood shaft and a horn ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 1 ½” x 2 ¾” O.L. 36 ¼”

234. Snakeskin Hiking Cane

232. 234.

Ca. 1930–A completely covered wood shaft with an exotic snakeskin and an open mouth, the head has a pair of two colored glass eyes and a horn ferrule.

$200-$300 O.L. 35 ¼”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 71


235. Missionary Ridge Civil War Cane

Ca. 1870–A hickory one-piece shaft which has a civil war bullet stuck on the underside of the handle, a silver engraved plaque with the words “C.H. FLICH 2nd Lieut. Co. B. 80th INFY. This cane cut from Missionary Ridge Tennessee Battle Field FEB. 1863”, the lead bullet is about a 40 cal. and it has a metal ferrule.

$800-$1,200 O.L. 35 ¾”

236. Revolutionary War Cane

235. 236.

Ca. Mid-19th Century–This is a straightup oak shaft with no ferrule but it has a vintage sticker applied on the upper end which states “Made from the Old South Bridge which was guarded by the British 19th of April 1775 at Concord Mass.” The applied paper sticker has been there for many years and is acceptable to this auction house as a true original attachment statement.

$600-$1,000 O.L. 36”

237. Scale System Cane

Ca. Late 19th Century–An unusual system cane which has a spring-loaded set of scales in the upper collar, the center collar has a pair of travis rods which hold a cotton-rope net which when attached are used as a platform to weigh items, the silver metal handle removes from the shaft so the rods will rotate into the correct position, leather pouch with weighing net, exotic hardwood shaft and metal ferrule.

$700-$1,000

H. 2” x 1 ½” O.L. 35 ¾”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 72

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238. USWV Veterans Encampment Cane Dated 1937–A crook handle one piece maple cane with no ferrule with original Jamestown, New York ribbons and an original encampment decal.

$200-$300

239.

238.

O.L. 34 ½”

239. Kelly Springfield Rubber Tire Cane

Ca. Early 20th Century–A great automobile collectable which is a onepiece cane made entirely of hard rubber, the handle has tire treads for a good grip, incised “Kelly Springfield Tire Co.” and a brass ferrule.

$400-$600 O.L. 35 ½”

240. Measuring Ruler Cane

241.

Ca. 1880–An unusual hardwood crook handle which has four types of measurements including meter, Wurttemb, baiern, nurmb, two steel arms are hidden in the shaft which swing out and are used almost as a large micrometer, brass accessories and a steel pike ferrule. The steel extensions maybe slid up and down the entire shaft probably to measure thickness.

$500-$600 O.L. 35 ¼”

241. Fleck Foldable Package Carrier Cane

240.

Ca. 1940–A pair of maple shafts with various metal mechanisms that lets the cane fold forward in locking position, the upper part of the shaft has a double hanging hook which would be ideal for the transportation of packages, the main shaft also turns so that the carrier can drive the cane in the right directions, hard rubber wheels in good shape and never had a ferrule.

$300-$500 O.L. 39”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 73


242. Massive Faux Antler Cane

Ca. 1870–A faux antler which was carved to full with original finish and high relief decoration, a pair of ornate open fretwork collars 1 ¾” thick with exotic shaft and a metal ferrule.

$350-$500

H. 13 ¾” x 5 ½” O.L. 41 ½”

242.

243. Thomas Jefferson Folk Art Cane

Ca. Late 19th Century–A nice example of Thomas Jefferson Craddocks memorial to the late president, various animals carved throughout including dogs, snakes, fish, and much more, the following is carved in high relief “University VA. Rotunda Burnt Sunday Oct. 27th, 1895, 1826 Jefferson’s Tomb Thosp. Jefferson of VA born at Schadnell VA. Wrote Declaration of Independence founder of University of VA 1819 this cane was cut near Jefferson’s tomb Monticello, VA. designed by spirited daughter to my country.” This cane never had a ferrule but has a rough section where the ferrule would have existed and is missing about ½” of half of the tip.

$1,000-$1,200 O.L. 33”

244. Civil War Round Top Cane

Ca. 1890–A better example of the “Gettysburg PA Round Top” folk art cane with nice decoration including inked artist monuments for the 18th Mass. and the 22nd Mass. infantry, full bark handle and no ferrule.

$250-$350 O.L. 35 ½”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 74

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245. Civil War Fort Hell Cane

246.

245.

Dated April 18, 1865–A silver handle which is engraved “Fort Hell April 1865 Petersburg VA”, natural branch shaft in fine condition and a metal ferrule. Union Fort Sedwick was nicknamed “Fort Hell” and few Union forts were as dangerous due to the proximity of the Confederate battery no. 29 “Fort Damnation” which was only a couple of 100 yards away. This cane does not state that it was cut from the battlefield but it is presumed that it was.

$600-$1,200

H. 1” x 5/8” O.L. 35”

246. Carved Folk-Art Eagle Cane

Ca. 1880–A high-relief carved eagle with a realistic beak and tongue, a pair of two colored glass eyes, brass collar, hardwood shaft, and a brass ferrule.

$350-$500

H. 2 ½” x 2 ¾” O.L. 34 ½”

247. Japanese Dress Cane

Ca. 1900–A carved Foo dog which is truly by an expert’s hand, fine carving throughout the entire cane with a few minor chips on toes and other body parts, silver metal collar exotic wood shaft and a metal ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 2 ¾” x 4” O.L. 38”

247. 248.

248. Automation Skull Cane

Ca. 1885–A carved skull which is hinged from the upper section and opens probably to double as a glove or cheroot holder, the handle has its original patina and is in fine working condition, thick malacca shaft and a brass ferrule.

$500-$700

H. 2 ¼” x 2 ¾” O.L. 34 ¾”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 75


249. Judge’s Gavel System Cane

Ca. 1920–A nice walnut dress cane and gavel with original patina, turned walnut gavel with brass attachment detaches from the shaft to produce a 6” fancy tool of the trade, small brass collar and a metal ferrule.

$400-$600

249.

H. 2” x 1” O.L. 35 ¾”

250. Stag Snake Cane

Ca. 1890–A natural stag handle which has a gold-filled 5 coil snake collar exotic tree branch shaft and a metal ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 4 ¼” x 2 ¾” O.L. 35”

251. Two Blackamoor Dress Canes

Ca. 1920–Both feature a carved bearded figure in head scarf and tassel, signed sterling collars, ebonized wood shafts and stopper and horn ferrule.

$400-$600 O.L. 34”

251.

250.

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 76


252. Switchblade Knife Cane

252.

Ca. 1810–A rarely seen most desirable example with hippo teeth handles and iron attachments, 10” down from the handle the iron lever is pushed to the left and a handforged 8” blade is spring-loaded to the top of the handle and locks in place, to close the blade a metal push button releases the blade back into the shaft and is locked in place, iron collar 1” thick malacca shaft and a 4 ½” original brass ferrule.

$2,000-$3,000

H. 1 1/4” x 1 1/2” O.L. 47”

253. Apostle Cane

Ca. 1880–A carved one-piece hardwood shaft with what appears to be a religious figure atop, original finish, and an iron ferrule.

$150-$250 O.L. 34 ½”

253.

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 77


254. Tortoise Shell Dress Cane

Ca. 1900–A full tortoise shell crook handle dress cane with two minor almost invisible separations and no worm bites, nice colorization but the handle needs a good cleaning, the cane seems to have been shortened at one time to fit its owner’s height therefore having no ferrule.

$1,000-$1,500

254.

O.L. 31 ½”

255. Pope Folk-Art Cane

Ca. Late 19th Century–A high-relief carved root which has a pope figure in his hat holding his scepter and a cross with a winged creature laying at his feet, a carved lanyard hole, original patina, lower collar which is silver, metal, and brass with the letter “Y” and a horn ferrule.

$250-$350 O.L. 36 ½”

256. Exotic Bird Cane

Ca. 1880–An unusual carved bird which is probably from the island of Bali, painted wood collar massive exotic wood shaft and a painted wood ferrule.

$300-$500

H. 5 ¼” x 2 ½” O.L. 38 ¾”

256.

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 78

255.


257. Agate/Vertebrae Dress Cane

Ca. 1890–A caramel-colored agate as a handle, ornate silver metal collar, undamaged vertebrae shaft and a metal ferrule.

$350-$450

H. 1 1/8” x 2” O.L. 32 ¼”

258. Folky Gun Cane

Ca. 1860–An unusual, probably Continental, folky gun cane with a small silver-mounted end cap, grotesque natural branch shaft with much of its original bark and knobs, shock-made approx. 25 cal. pin-fire mechanism in working condition, and a metal ferrule. This is one of the most unique weapons that we have seen at any of our auctions - Truly a one of a kind piece.

258.

$1,000-$2,000

H. 4 ½” x 4” O.L. 33 ½”

259. Walrus Sword Cane

Ca. 1880–A carved lion walrus handle, bamboo shaft, with a blank silver metal cartouche push and pull two-sided 28” blade and a metal ferrule.

$400-$600

H. 1” x 1 ½” O.L. 33 ½”

259.

257.

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 79


260. Entomologist’s Cane Ca, 1870–A French made system cane with the essentials needed for specimens of insects. It has a large Hippo tooth handle. The shaft holds a 59” telescoping handle for the small 16” umbrella which is used to capture the insect. Another compartment has a couple of specimen jars and there is also a glass jar which holds mounting pins for your insects. This one-of-a-kind cane was probably a special order and it has an exotic wood shaft and a large horn ferrule.

260.

$2,000-$4,000

261.

H. 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” O.L. 39”

261. Early Sword Cane

Ca. 1850–Ebony handle malacca upper handle with two brass eyelets, joint collar is missing, fancy blued and gilded 26” blade, thick malacca shaft and a metal ferrule.

$600-$900

H. 1” x 1 ½” O.L. 36”

262. Dog Walker’s Cane

Ca. 1900-A signed “Thornhill. London” dog walker’s cane, walrus handle and small silver metal collar, exotic wood shaft and a dog chain patented collar.

$400-$600

H. 1 ¾” x 1 ½” O.L. 37”

263. Suitcase Cane

Ca. 1920–A five section hardwood shaft with a Bakelite style handle and a horn ferrule.

$250-$350

H. 4” x 4” O.L. 36”

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 80

262.

263.


264. Walking sticks by Ulrich Klever $200-$300

264. 265.

265. FASCINATING WALKINGSTICKS by A.E. Boothroyd Hardcover with dust jacket

$250-$350

266. CANES THROUGH THE AGES WITH VALUE GUIDE by Francis H. Monek Hardcover with torn dust jacket

$50-$75

267. BASTONI DA PASSEGGIO WALKING STICKS by Alfredo Lamberti Soft cover

$150-$250 268. CANE CURIOSA FROM GUN TO GADGET by Catherine Dike Hardcover with dust jacket

$300-$350

266.

268.

267.

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 81


269. CANES FROM THE SEVENTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Jeffrey B. Snyder

Hardcover with torn dust jacket

$50-$100

270. LA CANNE OBJET D’ART by Catherine Dike and Guy Bezzaz

269. 270.

Hardcover with dust jacket

$250-$350

271. LES CANNES by Pierre Faveton

Hardcover with dust jacket

$150-$200

272. CANES IN THE UNITED STATES Illustrated Momentoes of American History 1607-1953 by Catherine Dike Hardcover with dust jacket.

$250-$350

272.

Kimball M. Sterling Catalog 82

271.


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