Official site of
International Association of Antique Umbrella
and Cane Collectors
Antique canes and walking sticks are about so much more than you can imagine. The golden era of canes is from 1550 to 1930. Most people think that canes and walking sticks were used for the purpose of supporting people; however that couldn't be further from the truth!
Canes were a reflection of the culture and a lady and gentleman never went anywhere with out one. People didn't use a cane they wore their cane. Canes and walking sticks are divided into 3 categories; folk art, city sticks, and gadget canes. Canes were made of ivory, porcelain, enamel, gold, silver, hand carved wood, glass, narwhal tusk, bakelite, cloisonné, whale bone, rhino horn, ebony, snake wood, Wedgwood, gemstones just to name a few.
There were 1500 patents for gadget canes in America alone. There are gadget gun canes, sword canes, musical, political, Doctor, compact, perfume, flask, picnic, microscope, fishing pole, scientific instrument, pipe, cigarette holder, vinaigrette, barometer, undertaker, and horse measure. Name an occupation and there is probably a walking stick to represent it. Take a fascinating journey through history via the world of canes. Come aboard, find a seat, sit back, relax and click on a golden ticket to begin your trip.
To view this site is free and without obligation, along with all the information it holds. Using the buy, forums, and adding to the on-line books features, requires membership in the International Association of Antique Umbrella and Cane Collectors (I.A.A.U.C.C.) and agreeing to the terms and conditions of this website.