When people walk through the gallery, a good majority are always surprised by our extensive walking stick collection, and I always take pleasure in talking with them about the many different types of canes. Of course weapons canes and systems (or gadget) canes are the big crowd pleasers with all of their ‘secrets’ and functions. Then there are the canes with provenance, owned by a president or a royal and of course, the canes by Faberge and Tiffany…these are always showstoppers.
But I think what really amazes people is finding out that, yes, there are thousands of avid cane collectors out there. Few people understand the passion for collecting as well as the cane collector. The beauty of collecting canes is that anyone can do it. Canes are available at all price points and there are so many areas to concentrate on. Perhaps you love games…there are dozens of gaming canes. Weapon canes may be more your style; lady’s canes may strike your fancy; or, Faberge canes may be right for you. Whatever you prefer, I find that after a brief introduction to the world of canes, anyone can become an enthusiast!
We have a great article on the history of canes in our online Resource Library. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it. Then, drop by the cane selection on the website to see what might capture your interest. As always, if you are interested in starting a cane collection or adding to your existing collection, we are here to help.