Tradewinds to hold cane auction during collectors meet Sept. 15
“We are very honored that the cane collecting community has invited us to hold our auction in conjunction with their event,” said Henry Taron, Tradewinds’ co-founder and owner.
The sale will feature 208 lots of carefully selected examples from all categories of the field of antique walking sticks including carved ivory, nautical, decorative, gadget, folk art and historical canes.
Among several star lots are a phenomenal polished narwhal cane (estimate: $10,000-$15,000), an exquisite carved ivory Moses cane ($5,000-$7,000), a scarce small Tiffany Nast Eagle cane ($6,000-$8,000), a rare small Remington dog head gun cane curio ($8,000-$10,000), and a gold Tiffany cane with ties to President John F. Kennedy ($4,500-$6,500).
Additionally, three fearsome 19th century French weapons curios known as “La Redoubtable,” “La Terrible” and “La Diabolique” will be sold (each $4,500-$6,500). These notorious curios feature blades or barbs that emerge from each cane’s shaft with a pull of its handle. This represents the first time that examples of all three very scarce defensive canes will be offered in the same sale.
“This is perhaps the finest sale we have ever assembled,” said Taron. “It is a well-balanced offering with important examples in each cane category.”
Tradewinds Antiques, based in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., is in its 20th year of conducting all-cane auctions, with this sale being their 41st offering in this specialty area. In 1993, Tradewinds conducted the first all-cane auction ever to be held in America at the first International Cane Collectors Conference in Rockport, Maine. The company holds two auctions dedicated to this field in April and September of each year.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
Information about the International Cane Collector’s Conference (Sept. 12-16) can be found at www.canemania2012chicago.com.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE