How did you get the sticks? Did you buy them? Were they given to you?
Have cleaned them, polished them, or otherwise changed the surface since you had them?
Some observations. The work seems too proficient to have been made by a folk artist. But it still has some unusual qualities, mostly in the stick with the bird/reptile head on the handle. My guess is that they were made by a craftsman/craftsmen who frequently made sticks. But where they might have been made is beyond me. For instance, one of the sticks appears to have a metal cap, and metal bands. They have been rather quickly punched with circles. Specific metal alloy blends can often be traced to a source, but given the international trade during the 1800s for gentleman's walking sticks, the source of the metal may not be anywhere near where the stick was made.
In short, too many unknowns for me other than to say that they look like nice older sticks. The value depends on the market.
The walking sticks were my father's. He passed away 10 years ago, and at the time we storaged the sticks on my grandfather's house.
Recently I've found them and brought them home (btw, I have 2 more, I'll take photos tomorrow). I'm from Portugal. The stick with the ivory look and metal I believe was bought in Morocco.
The one with the metal cap and wood I believe was given to my father by an old neighbour (that passed away before I was born, I'm 30 years old now). The other one, with the reptile head I have no idea from where it came.
I think so, it looks like a J and R, but I didnt found anything on the internet about this. Wish I could find tho How much would you pay for this walking sticks? I don't know the value of each and I would like to have an idea!
It is very difficult to assign a value to such items. I'm not an appraiser, but I've worked with a few. I'm not a collector, but I have met a few.
Here are some more observations.
The sales value of an item depends a lot on where the item is sold. Sales prices for paintings where I live are only about 40% of the price in a large city, and/or a major tourist destination.
Over and above the sales price, there is the seller's fee or the auction fee. Often those costs are 2/3 of the sale price.
From what you have said, it seems that the sticks are not antiques, or if they are, they are very new antiques. Either way, collectibles and antiques values often depend on how pristine the objects are. Signs of wear, missing parts (such as ferules in this case) or replacements or alterations of the original finish will greatly diminish the value.
As an example, I happen to have a bronze spearhead that is at least 3000 years old. Because it has a very common form and size, and is quite corroded, its worth maybe $30, but probably less.
Likewise, one must have good provenance. That is to say, the best items can be traced to where and when they were made, and who made them.Then each successive owner must be known. Because you do not have that trail, the items have less value.
Also, the market goes up and down. W. the exception of top tier makers, the values for items can vary widely over time. Some items hold their value, or even appreciate, but many more decline in value.
If the item is part of a set or series, some collectors will pay great deals of money to have an item to round out their collection. For example, if you knew of someone who had a fascination for Moroccan canes, the one you have might be quite desirable.
Sorry can't help either on origin or price, they are beautiful looking pieces though. As they were your Father's, who has passed, I would think the sentimental value would surpass any monetary value you could get for them.
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