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Id 4-point Pool Cue With Stainless Joint Collar


Id 4-point Pool Cue With Stainless Joint Collar

Came across this cue on eBay this morning. Can anyone place it or identify the brand, manufacturer, or cue maker?

From the seller:

Unknown pool cue. 2 shafts. Rare find. 20oz, 58.

Price:US $695.00

This cue came from one of the estates we purchased in Boston Massachusetts several years ago. The gentleman we dealt with claims his billiard inventory has been stored for 30+ years and belonged to his deceased father, who had purchased many items from a local pool room (many years ago,) that did a lot of business with the late George Balabushka. I am not claiming this is an actual Balabushka, just giving you the information that was given to me.

After uncovering the cues from cobwebs and dust, we removed them from suitcases, (carefully kept in their plastic holders,) surprisingly, shafts are a "10" for quality, on a 1-10 scale, and the cue seems to be as solid as they come. If I had more time to research, perhaps I would ask for more money.

Can't find any signs of use. just chalk on tips.

Source: ebay.com/itm/253988781887

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Id 4-point Pool Cue With Stainless Joint Collar

Replies & Comments

  1. billiardsforumChopdoc on 11/24/2018 1:58:45 PM

    It is an inexpensive "Taiwan" cue. I forget the brand. I am looking right now to see if I can find it. I believe they sell in $120 to $150 range retail.

    It is very similar to the J&J cue J9004, which may actually be it.

    -and-j-cue-J9004-1.jpg

    jjcue.com/jjcue-play.htm

    There are one or two other brands I have seen on these cues as well.

    The cue is definitely not as old as claimed. The shaft wood is obviously not great if you know what you are looking at.

    It isn't worth anything near what they are asking.

    I saw it when it was first posted for sale and passed it right up.tail.

  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum on 11/25/2018 4:15:39 AM

    Damn you are good. Thanks for the help on this one.

    I was thinking it was way overpriced as well. Just wanted to ID it for my own knowledge.

    I guess the cue in the listing doesn't have the J&J logo.

  3. billiardsforumChopdoc on 12/1/2018 4:27:47 PM

    I guess no logo, but as I said, I have seen them sold elsewhere as well.

    Considering the price on the new ones, that's a lot of cue with real veneers and inlays.

    Nice design. Inlaid diamonds rounded off though, and they are off center...and other tell tale signs of lower quality. But still, a lot there for the money...but not the money they are asking.

    You are pretty darn good with cue IDs yourself.

  4. billiardsforumChopdoc on 12/11/2018 5:34:30 PM

    I just remembered Vector was one of the brand names I was looking for on this.

    Similar cue. Low price.

    https://www.billiards.com/cues/vector-caliber-c20

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Id 4-point Pool Cue With Stainless Joint Collar

  • Title: Id 4-point Pool Cue With Stainless Joint Collar
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 11/24/2018 8:42:58 AM