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Cane Collectors Chronicle (397555)

31 back issues, dating from 1990-98 of the first U.S. antique walking stick collectors newsletter are available from Linda Beeman for $10.00 each.
Her email address is lbeeman@whidbey.com and she will send you list of available issues and their contents. They are also listed below. The inaugural issue is provided free with your order of other issues. Make checks payable to Linda Beeman and send them to Linda Beeman, 4345 Terra Bella Lane, Clinton, WA 98236.

VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1 OCTOBER, 1990
Strange Beginnings, Linda Beeman. The makings of a cane collector.
The Narwhal Stick, Joel Greenberg. A background article about sticks made from narwhal tusks.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Finale, Linda Beeman. What to expect from future issues of the newsletter.

VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1 JANUARY, 1991
Sticks at Stevoort, Linda Beeman. A report on a conference of stick collectors held in Belgium.
Don’t Leave Home Without It, Francis H. Monek. A background article about anemometer (wind measuring) system sticks.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
New Publications & Releases, a report mentioning “Walking Sticks – a new booklet by Catherine Dike, Der Stocksammler, the German language magazine for stick collectors, and Stick to Canes, a video on antique sticks made by Michael German.
Book Review, Linda Beeman. A review of Kurt Stein’s Canes and Walking Sticks.
Getting to Know You, Linda Beeman. As collectors come to know each other better, what directions do we want to mutually pursue?

VOLUME 2, NUMBER 2 APRIL, 1991
Displaying Your Collection, Linda Beeman. A survey of different methods of displaying canes.
The Last Voyage of the Jason, Henry A. Taron. The history of a New England shipwreck and the transformation of its debris into a walking stick.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for a variety of walking sticks.
Information Please. Questions posed by collectors relating to walking sticks.
Ask the Expert. The inaugural column in which collectors pose questions about a particular type of stick and have them answered by experts such as Catherine Dike, Michael German, Youssef Kadri and Kurt Stein.

VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3 JULY, 1991
Searching for Sticks in London & Paris: Part 1, London, Linda Beeman. Sources for walking sticks in London.
A Few Notes on Mechanical Canes, Michael German. A background article on automata, or cane handles with various combinations of mechanical movements.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for a variety of walking sticks.
New Publications lists a bibliography of walking stick literature published by Cecil Curtis and the latest issue of Der Stocksammler, the German-language magazine for stick collectors.
Ask the Expert. Joel Greenberg questions Michael German about his picnic system stick.

VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4 OCTOBER, 1991
Searching for Sticks in London & Paris: Part 2, Paris, Linda Beeman. Sources for walking sticks in Paris.
Virtuoso Walking Sticks, Dena K. Tarshis. A background piece on musical system sticks.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Chronicle Celebrates Anniversary, a blatant pitch for subscription renewals.
Ask the Expert. Charles Baker asks Gilbert Segas about a system stick with sealing wax seals.

VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1 JANUARY, 1992
Swordcanes, Kurt Stein. A history and analysis of the various types of swordcanes.
Hand in Hand, Ulrich Klever. Thoughts about hands figuring as stick grips.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
New Publications, mentioning the 13th number of Der Stocksammler, the German-language magazine for stick collectors.
Ask the Expert. Donald Grunder asks Linda Beeman and Kurt Stein about usage of the words “ferrule” and “finial” as they apply to walking sticks.

VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2 APRIL, 1992
American Folk Art Canes, George Meyer. An introduction to the field of walking stick produced by American folk artists.
Snakewood Saga, Youssef Kadri. An anguishing personal history of one man’s struggle to make stick shafts of snakewood.
The One That Got Away, Donald Grunder. A personal history of the violin stick that eluded his grasp.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
A Tiffany Tale, Linda Beeman. A history of Tiffany’s use of excess lengths of the Atlantic cable to fashion walking stick handles.

VOLUME 3, NUMBER 3 JULY, 1992
Political Parade Canes, James Gifford. An introduction and short history of canes used to promote political candidates and causes.
Capital Canes, Linda Beeman. A survey of historically significant canes in Washington, D.C. area museums.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Upcoming Events & New Releases, a report on the show of American folk art canes at the Museum of American Folk Art, the publication of American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture by George Meyer, the release of a video cassette entitled Stick to Canes, Part II by Michael German, and an upcoming exhibit of antique and modern sticks at Magasin Antoine in Paris.
Fax Updates offers service of fax notification of upcoming auctions and shows featuring walking sticks.

VOLUME 3, NUMBER 4 OCTOBER, 1992
The Glass Cane: Oxymoron as Object, Linda Beeman. A history of the production of glass canes.
Stick Talk – A Conversation With London Dealer Michael German, Youssef Kadri. A discussion with a noted dealer in antique walking sticks about the history of the field and current developments.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
First U.S. Cane Meeting Planned for ’93, gives details of the first American cane conference planned for October, 1993 in Maine.
Don’t Get Pinched By These Bottle Stoppers, Linda Beeman. Details of the “marriage” of East German carved wood bottle stoppers with cane shafts as fake system sticks.

VOLUME 4, NUMBER 1 JANUARY, 1993
3Rs of Collecting, Byron F. Evans. Thoughts on restoring antique canes.
You, Too, Can Be Ellery Cane, Linda Beeman. Some advice on how to avoid purchasing marriage/fraudulent sticks.
Caring for Antique Ivory, Terry Drayman-Weisser. The Director of the Walters Gallery’s Conservation Division provides specific guidance on maintaining old ivory.
Augmenting Your Library. A short review of Caring for Your Collections and What Wood Is That? – two books relevant to antique stick collectors.
A Few Thoughts on Caring for Old Canes, Youssef Kadri. The Munich stick dealer provides guidance on caring for woods and silver.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Resources. A listing of where to obtain qualified restoration assistance and sources for replacement stick parts.


VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2 APRIL, 1993
Porcelain Cane Handles, Linda Beeman. An overview of the history of porcelain and its use in cane handles on the Continent, England and the U.S.
Conversation with a Collector, Linda and Josiah Beeman speak with stick collector Ambassador Richard Carlson about his involvement in the field.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Almost the Last World on the Samoset Conference. A reminder about the first cane collectors’ conference to be held in the U.S.

VOLUME 4, NUMBER 3 JULY, 1993
The Canes of Tiffany & Co., Linda Beeman. A history of the firm’s production of canes discussing changing styles, designers and marks.
Questions from Readers. Bille Hougart asks about a glass cane with a curious copper collar and Russ Cooper inquires about a “gimlet” stick used to detect water leaks.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Virginia Folk Canes on Exhibit at Blue Ridge Institute, describes an upcoming exhibit of 19th century Virginia-made sticks at Ferrum College in Ferrum, VA.
Cane Collector’s Directory Now Available, tells of a new directory of sources for both antique and contemporary canes.
Update on Cane Collector’s Conference. Charles Manghis, scrimshaw expert, added to the list of conference speakers.

VOLUME 4, NUMBER 4 OCTOBER, 1993
Gun Canes, Frank Monek. A survey of different types of gun sticks and the history of their manufacture.
Fables in Ivory, Linda Beeman. Description of 19th century German-carved ivory canes depicting scenes from Goethe’s poem Reineke Fuchs (Reynard the Fox).
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Questions from a Reader. Collector Russ Cooper asks how his measuring stick might have been used.
Cane Collector’s Register Forming. A register of antique stick collectors who would like to meet their fellow enthusiasts is being established.
Plans Finalized for Samoset Conference. A last reminder about the first U.S.-hosted cane collector’s conference to be held on the Maine coast October 22-24th.
In Memory Of. A remembrance of London stick collector Cyril E. Kay.

VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1 JANUARY, 1994
Samoset Summation, Linda Beeman. A report on the first antique cane collectors’ conference held in the United States.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
A New Reference Book for our Libraries. A review of Jeffrey Snyder’s new book, Canes – From the 17th to the 20th Century.
Thinned Ranks remembers Theo Fossel and Walter Meyer, individuals who shared our love of canes.

VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2 APRIL, 1994
Masonic Canes, Linda Beeman. A history of canes used by Freemasons, which surveys the types of Masonic canes likely to be found today.
Ask the Expert. Collector Lloyd Linn asks about a sterling presentation cane handle in his collection with Mount Vernon associations.
Cable Show Seeks Cane Collectors. News of a cable channel that will feature a daily program on collectibles.
New Directions. The Cane Collector’s Chronicle moves to New Zealand.

VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3 JULY, 1994
Just a Little Squirt: The Atomizer Walking Stick, Dena Tarshis. A history of system sticks made to squirt various liquids, together with examples of the genre.
Ask the Expert. Collector Bob Miller poses a question about five “ivory looking” canes in his collection that he does not believe to be ivory. London dealer Michael German responds.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Making Adjustments, Linda Beeman. An apology for some of the glitches still being encountered in trying to produce a newsletter from a new country.

VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4 OCTOBER, 1994
Scrimshaw Canes, C. A. Manghis. Scrimshander and museum consultant Charles Manghis looks at the history of scrimshaw carving and various types of maritime canes.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Reference Book on American Canes describes Catherine Dike’s latest book – Canes in the United States, Illustrated Mementoes of American History 1607 – 1953.

VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1 JANUARY, 1995
Pique Canes, Linda Beeman. A look at a unique 18th century decorative art and its use in walking stick handles.
Ask the Expert describes a gun cane found in the Hawke’s Bay Museum which is identified and explained by collector Frank Monek.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
English Stick Collectors Wanted asks English cane collectors to contact writer Stephen Jarvis about an article he is preparing for The Times.

VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2 APRIL, 1995
Cowboy Canes – Sticks of Hitched Horsehair, William Stoltenow. A descriptive history of this traditional bunkhouse craft and the canes made from hitched horsehair.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Ask the Expert. Canadian collector Russ Cooper queries Catherine Dike about a system stick he recently acquired that he suspects may have been used by geologists.
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 3 JULY, 1995
Maori Sticks – Pacific Legacies, Linda Beeman. Describes the history of the Maori people of New Zealand and the sticks that are culturally important to them.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.



VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4 OCTOBER, 1995
What Canes Are You Buying?, Catherine Dike. Ms. Dike, author of Cane Curiosa, describes the numerous “marriage” sticks and frauds that have flooded the antique cane market in recent years.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Mondo Monek reports on Frank Monek’s new book, Canes Through the Ages, which details over 5,000 patents granted in the U.S., England and Germany for system sticks.
Ask the Expert. Collector Jeffrey Benson inquires about the purpose of his system stick with two lenses, and Frank Monek responds.

VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1 JANUARY, 1996
Charles Edenshaw’s Canes, Linda Beeman. A history of a turn-of-the-century Northwest Coast Haida chief’s phenomenal canes.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Current Exhibits describes shows of George Meyer’s folk art canes at the Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center in Virginia and the Beemans’ cane collection at San Francisco International Airport.

VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2 APRIL, 1996
What Can Restorers Tell Us?, Linda Beeman. A survey of four professional restorers of antique canes provides details of stick construction and care.
The Man Who Makes Little Canes details Lt. Col. Paul Bowers’ obsession with miniatures and his work in crafting scale models of antique canes and system sticks.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 3 JULY, 1996
In Praise of Ivory – European Stick Handles of the 11th – 18th Centuries, Linda Beeman. An overview of Medieval, Renaissance, baroque and rococo cane handles of carved ivory.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Questions & Answers. Bille Hougart asks about three unusual glass canes in his collection, and glass whimsy expert Lon Knickerbocker responds.
Remembering Frank Monek. A tribute to the late doyen of American cane collectors.

VOLUME 7, NUMBER 4 OCTOBER, 1996
Faberge, Linda Beeman. A history of the St. Petersburg jewelry firm and its production of handles for walking sticks, augmented with a discussion of marks and workmasters.
Material Possessions announces a new Stroheim & Romann printed chintz with cane motifs.
Remembering Cecil. A brief notice of the death of Cecil Curtis, publisher of Walking Stick Notes.

VOLUME 8, NUMBER 1 JANUARY, 1997
Talking Canes – Historic Reliquaries, Linda Beeman. A survey of presentation canes and the poignant stories they can tell.
Sultan’s Birthday Stick. A news item about Prince Charles’ gift of a cant to the Sultan of Brunei.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Thoughts About Cecil, a eulogy for Cecil Curtis, publisher of Walking Stick Notes.

VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2 APRIL, 1997
Picnic System Sticks, Linda Beeman. A brief history of eating utensils and their lace in system sticks.
Ask the Expert. Charles Thobaben asks for authoritative references on antique silver marks, and Lynn Bradley responds.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Walking Stick Notes Revived gives notice about Marilyn Vlahos’ revival of her father’s newsletter for cane collectors.

VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3 JULY, 1997
Samoset Revisted, Linda Beeman. A report on the 1997 conference of cane collectors in Maine with descriptions of talks by Paris dealer Laurence Jantzen and Boston Museum of Fine Arts Curator, Jonathan Fairbanks.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Perspective Shifts relates how Los Angeles collectors are joining forces to formulate goals and educate themselves about their hobby.

VOLUME 8, NUMBER 4 OCTOBER, 1997
Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical Sticks, Liela Nelson. A history of three renowned 17th and 18th century styles as they were reflected in cane handles.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Bay Area Collectors Forming Group describes how cane collectors in the San Francisco area can contact their fellows.
Recalling Catherine. An obituary of Catherine Dike.

VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1 JANUARY, 1998
Watch Canes, Linda Beeman. A history of time pieces integrated into walking sticks.
Ask the Expert. Collector Marshall Waller asks whether his newly purchased watch cane was made in America or Europe.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.

VOLUME 9, NUMBER 2 APRIL, 1998
Seat Sticks, Rand Arons. A survey of various types of stools and chairs that have been incorporated into walking sticks over the past two centuries.
A Reflection on Dreyfus Canes, Linda Beeman. Some thoughts about the Dreyfus affair and its depictions in cane handles.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
Remembering Milt Erway, Linda Beeman. An obituary of the Dover, Vermont stick dealer.

VOLUME 9, NUMBER 3 JULY, 1998
Green Fire: How Joel Greenberg Keeps His 35-Year Passion for Canes Alive, Larry Mattson. A reminiscence about this L.A. collector’s passion for cane collecting.
Joel on Joel, Linda Beeman. An interview with an eclectic cane collector.
Auctions & Shows, a survey of prices obtained and asked for various types of walking sticks.
New Publisher for The Chronicle. Rand Aarons will assume editor’s role.

VOLUME 9, NUMBER 4 OCTOBER, 1998
Miniature Menageries, Linda Beeman. Our favorite friends, animals, figuring as stick handles.
Thirty-two Hours in Cane Heaven, John Monek. An heir’s description of coping with his father’s 5,000- piece cane collection.
Signing Off, Linda Beeman. How we came to know each other and educate ourselves about antique sticks. Rand Aarons’ plans for the newsletter.
You can't buy them from me, but I was an original subscriber and highly recommend them. Gary


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