Sword sticks to be auctioned at Clitheroe

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More than fifty lots of sword sticks, walking canes and sticks will go under the hammer at Silverwoods’ Clitheroe sale on Thursday, February 23rd.

Highlights of the collection, which in total is estimated at £2,500 to £3,500, include a fine late Victorian gentleman’s walking cane by Brigg (pictured) with a hallmarked silver gilt handle decorated with seed pearls and a central diamond (£150 - £250); a bamboo cased sword stick with a carved ivory parrot head (£150 - £250); and a Victorian tip staff as a leather bound hunting crop (£60 - £80).

As well as a number of Oriental, Masonic, Basque, military and African sticks and canes, the collection also features an Edwardian malaca example with a silver presentation ferrule from the Oddfellows Blooming Rose Lodge, Stalybridge 1904 (£50 - £70).

In the same sale are an early 20th century set of coffee cans and saucers with six wrythen glass liqueur cans in a fitted case inscribed Wallace Goldsmiths of Limerick (est. £200 - £300); a George Jones (c.1865) majolica sardine dish, cover and stand (£500 - £700); and a 14ct gold full hunter gentleman’s pocket watch inscribed American Waltham Watch Co (£1,000 - £2,000).

A full catalogue can be downloaded from Silverwoods’ website at www.silverwoods.co.uk