JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Kimball M. Sterling auctioneers will sell the lifetime collection of antique canes of a 91-year-old Santa Monica, Calif., collector on Saturday, April 13. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
Estimates for the canes range from $200 to $7,000 each. The collection is strong on gun and sword canes. A massive Heidelberg ivory cane is the star of the auction with a 12-inch handle. The collection boasts one of the rarest Masonic canes known. Regional specialties including a gold quartz presentation and a full narwhal with a horn handle.
Many gold and silver dress canes will be included from the Victorian era to Art Deco. The collector has amassed a nice group of system canes that deal with many occupations from physicians to scientists. A nice presentation of a Civil War general’s GAR banner is within the shaft a rare cane. Included also is a large collection of different dog breeds.
Kimball M. Sterling bills himself as the world’s largest canes auction house conducting over six canes-only auctions a year. This presentation will have over 300 canes for the novice and the expert.
For details phone Kimball M. Sterling at 423-928-1471.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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