Dorset, United Kingdom
DoneWed, May 16, 2007 1:30 PM UTC
Antique Walking Sticks and Canes
A remarkable collection formed over forty years of collecting, this is the first auction of three to disperse some eighteen hundred examples. Paddy Mummery, now in his eighties started collecting having bought his first stick for a shilling at the Cut antique market in London just after WW2. The collection has a huge range with something for every pocket. The estimates range from £50 to several hundred for the finest examples.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
Viewing Sunday 13th May 10.30am to 1pm, Monday 14th May 9.30am to 5.00pm Tuesday 9.30am to 5.00pm Morning of sale 8.30am to 10.30am
- 20% up to £1,500.00
- 17.5% above £1,500.00
Terms & Conditions
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