A Matchstick Prisoner of War Walking Cane WWII

 

Item: 129

A one of a kind 'POW' Matchstick Art Walking Stick. Matchstick art was commonly made by both German and Italian Prisoners of War during the Second World War. Whilst imprisoned in the UK during the WWII many POWS would make Walking Sticks, Treen and Religious objects for the local community and as presents. After the war in 1946 there was a government call out for citizens of the UK to invite POWS into their homes for Christmas. The size of this cane is smaller than the standard walking cane size so one may assume this was a present for a child perhaps given as a Christmas present or for their loved ones upon repatriation.

 

This is a one of a kind gift and is the perfect present for the Rabologist (Walking Stick Collector) or for the person who has everything

 

Dimensions:

 

Width of Handle - 5cm / 1.96in 

 

Overall Length - 79.5cm / 31.29in

 

 

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