Sir Harry Lauder walking stick could fetch £800 at auction

A WALKING stick belonging to legendary entertainer Sir Harry Lauder could fetch up to £800 at auction.

Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 10:07 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:21 pm
Sir Harry Lauder. Picture: TSPL

The crooked cane was one of the sticks famously used by Portobello-born Sir Harry as performance props in the early 1900s.

The stick will go under the hammer at Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of Scottish silver and applied arts tomorrow.

A spokesman said: “He was hugely popular both in the variety theatres and in pantomime and, as a result of his work in the First World War, he was knighted in 1919.”

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Sir Harry, born in 1870, was one of the first international superstars in the world of entertainment.

Once the highest-paid performer in the world, he was also the first British artist to sell over one million records.