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I made my first two purchases at a local antique’s mall 5 years ago. What I’ve discovered since then, is that very few pieces of any real value can be found at the local level. However, I always make it a point to make the rounds, as I have made some wonderful discoveries.

A fine way to purchase quality sticks is to obtain them via a reputable auction venue. I have personally attended auctions held by Canes Through the Ages twice a year for the past 5 years. I have made some wonderful purchases at these auctions, and am pleased to say it is my personal experience that individuals associated with this auction are honest, ethical and always helpful. Other cane only auctions of which I am aware include Kimball M. Sterling, Inc. Auctioneers, Tradewinds Antiques & Auctions (978)526-4085, and Malter Galleries, Inc. (818)784-7772.

If you are purchasing off of e-Bay, it is very important to check a seller’s ratings and feedback. If purchasing through a dealer, make sure the dealer is reputable. Gain as much information about the history of your stick as possible. Ask for documentation if available. Carefully examine the stick. Shake it; something may be hidden inside. Decide to purchase only if all your questions have been answered to your satisfaction.

 

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