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Identify and Value a Carved Handle Cue

Identify and Value a Carved Handle Cue

I have this carved handle pool cue which I brought in the 1990s at a Bowls Club auction.

The gentleman I brought the cue from said it was either his father's cue or his grandfather's cue (I can't remember), and he was around 60 years old himself.

I would like to know how old the cue is approximately. Also, I want to know how much it is worth, not to sell as I am not interested in selling it, but would like to know the value attached to the cue.





Identify and Value a Carved Handle Cue

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  1. dtwoodcotebilliardsforum on 1/12/2020 9:31:42 AM

    I don't think it is anything significant.

    It's a cheap Asian import cue, and they are very common.

    You can find them for less than $40 on eBay.

    Do a search on this site for "carved pool cue" and you'll find 30 or so other examples.

  2. dtwoodcotedtwoodcote on 1/12/2020 9:38:16 AM

    You say its an import cue, and possibly an Asian import cue.

    Did they import them in the 1950s or 1960s? I know it is that old.

  3. dtwoodcotebilliardsforum on 1/12/2020 10:12:10 AM

    Yes, and some even earlier than that.

    Actually, I've read that many service men brought similar cues home from Viet Nam as souvenirs after the war.

    I am not sure if yours is from there, or whether it's older or newer than the 1950s and 1960s.

    For me, it's honestly not worth further investigation (unless if you perhaps have a sentimental attachment to it).

  4. dtwoodcotedtwoodcote on 1/12/2020 10:21:23 AM

    I think I will wait for a another opinion on the cue. It's the history I'm interested in and I think it is worth further investigation. You sound a bit bitter for some reason.

  5. dtwoodcotebilliardsforum on 1/12/2020 10:31:13 AM

    I didn't intend to come off that way, and I certainly encourage you to continue digging if it interests you.

    I guess that after answering thousands of pool cue identification questions the responses can start to sound that way. I just meant to pass along the info I found in my many hours spent researching similar carved handle pool cues in previously-asked questions.

    I would honestly be delighted if you found additional information that contradicts what I've found and what you will see when you take a look at the many other questions about carved handle pool cues on this site.

    In that spirit, I hope you do share any additional info you might find on the pool cue and it's history.

    Cheers, and good luck in your hunt for more information about your pool cue.

    Here's a list of related questions on carved-handle cues:

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Identify and Value a Carved Handle Cue

  • Title: Identify and Value a Carved Handle Cue
  • Author: (Derek Thick)
  • Published: 1/11/2020 1:23:16 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/12/2020 9:20:55 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)