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Hand Carved Pool Cue Identification?


Hand Carved Pool Cue Identification?

Any ideas on this? It was left to me about 4 years ago. I don't know where to begin with it. Not sure of its age or who made it or what it could be worth? It appears to be older and hand carved with some type of pearls set in it. Not that I'm trying to get rich off it, but at this point it has been sitting in my garage untouched for 4 years. Considering hand crafted pool cues aren't exactly common I would like to put it on the market for it to be put to a good home. Where it will either get used or added to a collection.

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Hand Carved Pool Cue Identification?

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  1. user1503162321billiardsforum on 8/29/2017 6:02:15 AM

    These generic hand-carved 2-piece pool cues are not worth what one might expect.

    Most were made in Asia, Viet Nam or Taiwan, and often brought back by soldiers as a souvenir. The wood, materials, and adhesives were typically of poor quality (for a pool cue) and craftsmanship was typically poor (though this may not be true of your exact cue - hard to tell from the one photo). One example of such craftsmanship can be spotted in the first photo below where the crest inlay meets up with the wood. Near the bottom of the crest you can see the wood edge isn't smooth. It is chipped.

    They are plentiful on eBay, typically selling for between $40 and $60 USD. There is one that is very similar to your hand-carved cue that is currently selling for $39.99 from Tustin, California:

    Vintage Pool Cue hand Carved wood 2 piece. This cue is in excellent condition Minor oxidation on brass at break.

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    source: ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Pool-Cue-hand-Carved-wood-2-piece-/252831418181

  2. user1503162321billiardsforum on 9/22/2017 5:50:17 AM

    See this newer post with another hand-carved pool cue with a crest very similar to yours.

  3. user1503162321user1551902231 on 3/6/2019 11:57:12 AM

    My father has one VERY similar. LOTS of guys bought these when they were in Vietnam.

    I just took (my late) fathers cue to Jacoby Cues to have them refurbish it. No one in the states makes these. All the parts are metric, including the joints and but cap screw. The "washer" type bushings between the sections need to be custom made by a fabricator here in the US or, good luck finding someone who has extras laying around.

    They don't have much monetary value, because there are thousands out there.

  4. user1503162321billiardsforum on 3/6/2019 1:33:19 PM

    Correct on all fronts.

    The only value in these cues for most people I talk to is sentimental value - as is likely the case with you.

    They don't have much monetary value for the reason you stated - they are in abundant supply in the market - but also because they aren't a very good quality cue. Even if they were to be very rare, I feel they would still not hold any significant value as a generally collectible pool cue..

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Hand Carved Pool Cue Identification?

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  • Published: 8/19/2017 1:05:22 PM