A VISUAL HISTORY OF

WALKING STICKS AND CANES

A comprehensive study of walking canes from around the world, dating from the distant past to the modern day.

WELCOME TO THE A&D MOSS ANTIQUE CANE COLLECTION

Anthony Moss is a collecter of walking sticks – a Rabologist, and joint Chariman of The Antique Walking Can Society, based in London. Moss is also a member of The International Society of Cane Collectors based in the USA, and regularly attens Canemania – an International Cane Convention.

Collecting has always been Anthony’s passion; amassing his first collection – books, at the tender age of nine. Growing up, Anthony had little in the way of personal possessions, so when he married Deanna, the couple bought affordable Victorian furniture to fill their new home. In the 1970’s their enthusiasm to acquire a wide range of antiques and collectables grew and Moss became fascinated with writing instruments, nibs, pencils and early pens. In 1998 it was Moss’s wife, Deanna, who bought him a few walking canes and that is when his passion as a Rabologist began.

The A&D Collection

We have over 1,000 canes in our A&D walking cane collection and have showcased a selection of them on our website.

The Book

The new book, 'A Visual History of Walking Sticks & Canes' is now available for pre-order, ahead of the September 2021 release.

Get In Touch

If you have a question about any of collections or the book 'A Visual History of Walking Sticks & Canes' feel free to get in touch.

TO MY DEAR FRIEND, ROBIN DUTT

Walks the stylish Dandy fine and dapper, Beau Brummell, Lord Byron and Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, Quentin Crisp expressively styled. Poirot created by Agatha Christie, The Scarlet Pimpernel divinely witty, These are the dandy roles epitomised. The beau portrayal exemplified, Elegant, poised and aristocratic, Refined, charming, deft, dramatic.

He struts the streets with cane in hand, One of character, wit and far from bland, A Savile Row suit, a silk kerchief, A posy holder, one rose, one leaf. He owns a certain eccentric air, A perfect gentleman with romantic flair, An assortment of canes with silver trim, How unnourished we’d be devoid of him.

– by Deanna Moss