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Help To Identify Pool Cue Maker Named SIRIUS?

Help To Identify Pool Cue Maker Named SIRIUS?

I am trying to identify the origin and cue maker of a pool cue.

The word "SIRIUS" is hand written on the shaft at the joint and the silver metal rings in the butt have very slight "machine" grooves. The screw appears to be a 5/16 thread. The bumper end of the butt is tapered. The stick appears to be old and is excellent condition.

So, is anyone familiar with an individual that uses the name "Sirius" on his pool cues or is himself named Sirius? I have the butt with two shafts and on each of the shafts, at the joint the word "SIRIUS" is hand written in capital letters. The butt also appears to be custom made, however with out the identity of the builder, I cannot say with certainty that "Sirius" also built the butt.

And there is the possibility that Sirius was simply the owner of the shafts and he wrote his name on the shafts for identification purposes. Either way i would like to identify "Sirius".

Thanks in advance for any help to identify the cue maker for this pool cue and shaft.

Help To Identify Pool Cue Maker Named SIRIUS?

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  1. oldsargegdm40 on 1/24/2012 8:18:11 AM

    The downside (and there is a downside) to researching anything vintage. Is that you have to add the right keywords.

    Example: Google search Sirius cue stick. And you get results ranging from Sirius satellite radio, to some idiots video on YouTube who can't spell (serious). :)

    Now if you change that search phrase to (vintage pool cue maker list) it pulls a valuable list of dealers and research resources.

    The problem with going straight to professional appraisal follows. If your stick was sold @ Kmart in 1970 under a flashing blue light for $5.99 (which I doubt it was btw). Your going to pay the appraiser the same flat rate regardless. And I can almost guarantee if it was a blue light special, it probably didn't appreciate in value much, henceforth your stuck with a minimum $50 appraisal fee, and a small pile of highly ornate firewood.

    Half the battle of getting anything appraised is knowing who to ask and where.1st Pro Tip: take it to a local pawn broker that would be the 1st tip off as to whether it's worth anything or not & it's free. :)

    Rule of thumb if they talk the item down & acts like they're doing you a favor by offering you money for it. More than likely they aren't. And it's time to spend the money for a professional appraisal. Because I will assure you, as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

    No broker in their sane and proper state of mind will offer you money, for a cheap cue stick PERIOD. Regardless of age and condition.

  2. oldsargeolblueyes327 on 2/15/2012 9:32:55 AM

    I'm no expert Sarge, but it looks like an older Adams cue. If so, they are made in Japan, quite collectible, and could be worth a few bucks.

    Also you might try looking at vintage Palmer cues. There seems to be a lot of similar aspects in the design.

    It could be a keeper. Just my opinion.

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Help To Identify Pool Cue Maker Named SIRIUS?

  • Title: Help To Identify Pool Cue Maker Named SIRIUS?
  • Author: (Jon Davis)
  • Published: 1/3/2012 11:38:34 AM
  • Last Updated: 1/20/2012 9:56:16 AM
  • Last Updated By: oldsarge