Two Upcoming auctions with canes & Concerns in the Cane market

Americana- Auction-[www.americania-auction.com] in MA has 50 antique cane lots spread out in its April 26th auction —featuring a number of nice nauticals & a rare gun cane . Leslie Hindman out of Chicago has 15 cane lots [#277-291] in their April 29th auction, including several “face” canes and a Meissen Pug Both auctions are on multiple electronic bidding platforms[including LiveAuctioneers].                                                                                                                                                                                              Obviously, the pandemic shutdown has negatively affected our cane market in all venues —- no in person live auctions; shops are shut down and collectors have tightened their “collection budget”. Evidence could be seen in the results of Kimball Sterling’s recent past auctions—sparse sales with fine 17C pique unsold with no bid at $1500 and superior gold quartz lacking an opening bid! One European cane dealer told me sales there were at a catastrophic level.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hopefully, collectors will see some gems in the two upcoming auctions and find some great buys!

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