Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Geronimo: A Beaded Walking Stick Made By The Famous Apache Leader. Geronimo was a skilled craftsman who years later appeared at the St. Louis World's Fair and Pan American Exposition, where he sold autographs and crafts including beaded items. But this walking stick dating from his incarceration at Fort Sills, Oklahoma is by far the earliest example of this type which we have encountered.

    During the time when he was held at the fort Geronimo was surprisingly accessible to the general public. Previously Heritage sold an autograph obtained there, as well as a small medicine pouch he gifted to a young girl. This colorful walking stick is accompanied by a period cabinet photo with inscription on verso identifying it as having been made by the Apache chief. The cane itself is in very good condition, with minor damage to the beading. Unfortunately the cabinet photo has seen better days, but thankfully the inscription is in pencil and so has survived quite clearly. The remaining letters of the word "Cane" are present and visible by lifting the old tape around the photo's perimeter. Length of the cane is 36 inches.

    Old West artifacts like this, accompanied by period authentications, are few and far between, and not surprisingly highly prized by collectors. The Eric C. Caren Collection


    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    February
    3rd Monday
    Auction Dates
    February
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    7 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 415
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item