Welcome to the

Anthony Moss


About Me

I am a collector of walking sticks – a Rabologist, and joint Chariman of The Antique Walking Cane Society, based in London. I am also a member of The International Society of Cane Collectors based in the USA, and regularly attend Canemania – an International Cane Convention.

Collecting has always been my passion; amassing my first collection – books, at the tender age of nine. Growing up, I had little in the way of personal possessions, so when I married Deanna, we bought affordable Victorian furniture to fill our new home. In the 1970’s our enthusiasm to acquire a wide range of antiques and collectables grew and I became fascinated with writing instruments, nibs, pencils and early pens. In 1998 it was my wife, Deanna, who bought me a few walking canes and that is when my passion as a Rabologist began.

You can keep up to date with what I have going on over on my Instagram here.

The Book

I have recently released a book called ‘A Visual History of Walking Sticks & Canes’ which is a comprehensive study of walking sticks and canes from around the world, dating from the distant past to the modern day.

Find out More

If you would like to know more about the book, including the chapters and what is covered, you can do this by visiting my other can website here.

Where to Buy

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book for yourself or find out where it can be purchased, simply click here.


Want to know what people thought of the book? Simply scroll down and check out the reviews.

Book Reviews

Since the book was released I’ve had some lovely reviews and feedback, some of which you can see below.

What stood out to me the most was how each cane had something very special about it. They all had a lot of character. I could see this at first glance of every cane.

You have a very trained eye that can spot a high-quality cane sitting in a large group of canes offered to you.
Larry Mattson - USA Important Collector of Antique Walking Canes
I had the privilege of commenting on this amazing collection and I wholeheartedly recommend this book as a “must-read” for anybody interested in canes or in general for introducing newcomers interested in the universe of walking sticks across history.
Antique Canes Amsterdam
WOW!! what an amazing, and fascinating book! It is so intensely, researched, detailed and broad in scope, with wonderful examples, text, historical documents, and personal commentary in every category.

I see your whole hearts and minds in it, a personal and professional opus! And an inspiration for both old and new collectors.
Eddi Van Auken
I love the fact that it has categories with color codes at the top of each page. The thin paper gives it a feel of a reference book, and the photos are very well done. I cannot wait to dive into it. I gave a glance of it to Lori and Bill, and they were impressed.
Ludovic - Rau Antiques
First of all a big thank you for this wonderful informative book. I can personally see this as the go-to Book of the future on canes and walking sticks. It is brilliant.
Lennox Cato - Antique Road Show

The A&D Walking Collection

The A&D Collection started back in 1998 when my wife brought me a few walking canes, and in the process starting my passion as a Rabologist.

To date, the collection spans over 1,000 canes, ranging from over 40 different categories including professional, medical, mythology and many more. You can view a full list of the categories in the index of my book here.

At the moment we have over 6,000 photos of the collection, so unfortunately it isn’t possible for us to show them all, but I have added a few below or you can view more on my other website here.

You can also keep up to date with the collection over on my Instagram.

Cane Photos

Get in touch

If you have a question for me or would like to request additional information on the book or my collection, please feel free to get in touch using the form below.