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These online books are dedicated to Catherine Dike,
may we continue what she started.


Gary's Umbrella Collection

Beyond Dike - This book is reserved for system and gadget canes that have never been documented anywhere else. Previously pictured canes in other books will be removed unless information is added that adds value to it being there. These must be unique canes and descriptions.

Folk art is Art - All hand carved and hand made.

The Elegance of City Sticks - All the beautiful ones.

Reproduction and Fakes - Include where it was made, when it was made, and why you believe it to be a reproduction, if known.

Presentation Umbrellas and Canes an undervalued American Art Form - Picture and describe your best presentation canes and umbrellas. This is especially for interesting inscriptions, those signed, those unsigned but you know what catalog it was sold in under Archives, famous people, and those with dates.

Umbrellas, Parasols and Handles Kissing Cousins - Picture and describe your best umbrellas and parasols. I'm especially interested in unusual mechanisms, beautiful cloth, beautiful handles on umbrellas, except presentation, and loose handles that might have been on umbrellas.

Umbrella and Cane Holders - the magic of display. Picture and describe any and all items that held umbrellas and canes. There has never been a book written on this subject.

Just DECO 1925+ -

Big Canes For Big Men - We are not talking large, we are talking MASSIVE.

Canes Of Faith - Canes that reflect spiritual values and beliefs. This book accepts canes that reflect any religion.

Signed Only - We hope to add to the knowledge about those canemakers who thought enough of their work to sign them.

Eighteenth Century and Older - To the europeans our 100 years old is young, lets study canes we all agree are antique.

Archive - catalog pictures of anything cane, umbrella, holders, or related items. Be sure and put in dates and name of catalog. Let see how early we can find and not be newer than 1960.



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