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Early Adam Helmstetter Cue

Early Adam Helmstetter Cue

I was told that this Adam cue "made by Helmstetter" was from late 1960s or possibly the early 1970s.

Is the Helmstetter logo not indicative that he personally made these in late 1960s or early 1970s?

It is a very simple and straight cue. I have 2 of them. The other cue is also very old I was told and is a basic straight cue with a nice butterfly.

If someone could correct me or identify the wood type it would be appreciated.

I love old vintage cues that have traveled and been played with in countless places.

Thanks for info and comments, good or bad.



The "Adam Custom Cue" logo is a round bronze-like metal disc, not a sticker, and it came with an original wood case with owners name stenciled on

Any idea on the material used by the joint?



Early Adam Helmstetter Cue

Replies & Comments

  1. buteobilliardsforum on 12/29/2019 11:47:21 AM

    Can you share a photo of the forearm? I want to know if the cue has any points, but I can't tell from the photos.

    Other than stain color (and perhaps wood type), it is similar to an Adam AS-5 (#105 from the catalog below) snooker cue, aka, "Malborough" (made from ash wood). It's not that exact cue model, but we're in the ball park.

    Unfortunately I don't know the exact years in which that series and logo type was used, but if I come across that info, I'll update this answer.


  2. buteobuteo on 12/29/2019 12:09:49 PM

    There are no points on the butt.

    From your chart I would assume it is #105. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Was it a decent cue when it was made?
    • Any guess for age?
    • Any idea of cost from that catalogue?
    • Was it a basic entry level snooker cue from back in the day?

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  3. buteobilliardsforum on 12/29/2019 3:34:25 PM

    Covering each of your questions individually:

    Was it a decent cue when it was made?

    Lower- to mid-end

    Any guess for it's age?

    I don't know enough to say, and don't want to speculate until I know for sure.

    Any idea of cost from that catalogue?

    Unfortunately, no. I don't know the MSRP of cues from the Dufferin Ash snooker cue series.

    Was it a basic entry level snooker cue from back in the day?

    I would say yes to that question.

  4. buteobuteo on 12/29/2019 3:36:26 PM

    I appreciate you sharing your knowledge. Thank you.

    I actually enjoy playing with old forgotten cues that have been cast aside. I kind of like to think of all the old pubs or pool rooms they might have been in. There is a little bit of personality in old cues like these.

  5. buteoClaude on 12/22/2020 6:58:31 PM

    I have two Adam snooker cues that I bought 35 years ago.

    The cue with the color on it is the Adam Helmstetter CQ5, the same cue use by Cliff Thorburn. The other one is the Adam Helmstetter CQ6.

    These cues were meant only for the Canadian market.



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Early Adam Helmstetter Cue

  • Title: Early Adam Helmstetter Cue
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  • Published: 10/29/2019 10:13:40 AM
  • Last Updated: 10/29/2019 4:05:48 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)