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Helmstetter Cue Identification and Value


Helmstetter Cue Identification and Value

I am looking to sell a Helmstetter pool cue I dug up from my closet.

I haven't seen any like it. Maybe you guys can tell me what it is worth?

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Helmstetter Cue Identification and Value

Replies & Comments

  1. b00gsb00gs on 2/26/2009 8:31:38 AM

    You guys are no help. Worst forum ever.

  2. b00gsFenwick on 2/26/2009 11:12:20 AM

    Well I'm sorry you feel that way, really.

    You have only one post which has only gone three days without an answer, and we're the worst forum ever?

    Speaking for myself only, this isn't a cue collectors forum per-se, and in a buyers market it's hard to put a value on pool cues today.

    You don't even give the age or condition! I'd suggest you find a copy of Blue Book of Pool Cues or someone who owns one, and look up your Helmstetter cue there.

  3. b00gsMitch Alsup on 2/26/2009 5:00:26 PM

    I don't have any idea as to the value of that cue. It looks to be well crafted and in useful condition. Too bad it has a linen wrap.

    The shafts have significant use. This is apparent from the chalk stains.

    Now if the cue were assembled and a run-out measurement was performed on the two shafts, someone here might be able to help you more.

  4. b00gsbilliardsforum on 2/26/2009 7:28:53 PM

    Well here's the thing. You are asking someone to provide you with a free pool cue valuation service. Typically professional cue valuation services that are any good, cost some money. You are also asking every-day pool players to provide you with valuation advice on pool cues - something they probably only buy one or two of, every 5 years or so.

    Furthermore, the valuation of the cue (or any item for sale) is a function of the supply in the marketplace of that particular cue, and a function of the demand for that cue at any given time. Since it is virtually impossible to know these two values unless you are a cue sales specialist (which 99% of all billiard players are not) it means you'll have to come up with your own price (what it's worth to you) OR put it up for auction.

    At auction, if your asking price is too low, more bids will be enticed. The more bids you get, the higher the price becomes. The market determines the price for you.

    As for your judgment about the quality of the forum, it really means nothing. Since you have not contributed anything to the forum before you came here asking for something, I don't consider your opinion to be valuable or valid. You are frustrated because you didn't get an immediate response on a question that less than 1% of all billiard players are qualified to answer.

    Based on the fact that your cue has no history (that you know of, or that you can prove) it is probably worth no more than a commodity cue. This means that to the average player, it's worth no more and no less that "standard" low-priced common pool cue that can be found brand new for a low cost.

    Brand new Helmstetter cues are going for $200 to $400 dollars. That's brand new.

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Helmstetter Cue Identification and Value

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  • Published: 2/23/2009 11:02:38 PM