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1933 Chicago World's Fair Souvenir Walking Stick or Cane Roosevelt Metal Handle

  • $ 249.99

Description: A beautiful painted wood cane or walking stick from the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago known as Century of Progress. The thin wooden cane is painted in black and has a metal handle. The metal handle is cast in the form of the bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the president of the US at the time. The cane has a metal silver colored metal plaque which says "1933 A CENTURY OF {ROGRESS; CHICAGO" in raised lettering right below the handle. The Roosevelt bust handle, which maybe bronze, but we are not certain (we think it may be Bronze because it is heavy for the size but has no magnetic properties), says "ROOSEVELT" on the front in impressed lettering and "A CENTURY OF PROGRESS" in impressed lettering on the back both at the bottom of the bust. The cane has lost its Ferrule Heal, which would have been on the bottom. In addition, the cane has scratches, some paint loss, and dings throughout the shaft, but is still intact and solid. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1933.

Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Size: The cane is ~37 1/8" long with the handle consisting of Roosevelt bust being ~2 3/4" long. The piece weighs ~7.5 ounces.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: Unmarked as to the maker.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A great souvenir from 1933 World's Fair of Chicago - A Century of Progress with a handle in the form of the bust of one of our most beloved presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Condition: The cane or walking stick is in good overall condition given its age and function. It is intact with no break, cracks, or repairs. The handle is intact and all there with no losses to the detail. It does have a few scratches and some loss to the finish. The shaft of the cane has lost its Ferrule Heal at the bottom. In addition, the shaft has scratches, some paint loss, and dings throughout, but is still intact and solid. The metal label under the handle is worn and has lost some of its but you can still see the words "1933 A CENTURY OF PROGRESS; CHICAGO". A great collectible for the world's Fair collector or the Roosevelt or political persona collector. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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