Famous Prime Ministers with Walking Sticks

Posted on 18th November 2014

Since the introduction of Prime Ministers in the eighteenth century, they have often been the centre of public attention. Some of these prime ministers also became famous for being pictured with their walking sticks, a vital accessory which integrated into their public image. Below are the biographies of three such Prime Ministers who ruled during the nineteenth century, pictured with their famous antique canes and antique walking sticks: William Ewart Gladstone Born 29 December 1809, Liv... Read More

Michael Foot’s walking stick put up for auction by family

Posted on 5th November 2014

The trademark walking stick belonging to the late politician Michael Foot has been put up for auction by his family, who have hopes that it will be highly coveted by collectors of British political memorabilia. They are aiming to raise £4000 from the sale to have a stone memorial bench displayed in his honour in Plymouth, the city near both his childhood home and his Devonport constituency who he served for over a decade. Following a car crash in 1963, Mich... Read More

The Wonderful World of Antique Walking Canes

Posted on 30th July 2014

Winfield antiques Canes are continually searching for new, quirky and unusual antique walking canes, walking sticks and umbrellas. Having recently launched our new website – www.antiquecanes.co.uk, we regularly update with details of new acquisitions as can be seen from this month’s additions, which includes an Automaton walking cane, gadget canes, weapon canes, folk art walking sticks, silver topped canes and porcelain topped canes. Walking canes are a great subject for the colle... Read More

The Antique Cane Collectors Club

Posted on 30th June 2014

Winfield Antique canes is one of the founder members and a member of the committee of the newly formed Antique Cane Collectors Club based in the UK. The club is open to all persons who have an interest in antique canes, whether they are a collector, dealer or just have a general interest. We have just launched our new website, www.theantiquecanesociety.com, which includes contact and joining details. Anyone interested in joining the club can also email shaun@antiquecanes.co.uk or call 07703 729408. Mem... Read More

Canemania 2014 London

Posted on 30th June 2014

The cane community’s premier event “CaneMania” takes place in September. This year marks the first time it has been held in the United Kingdom and Winfield Antique Canes is very proud to be involved. The conference will take place over four days, from September 10 to September 13, and the committee has been working hard over the last 18 months to put together what it hopes is an excellent programme of events and lectures to appeal to all sections of the cane community. Proceedings will get un... Read More

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