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Identify Frank Paradise Cue


Identify Frank Paradise Cue

I am trying to identify a Frank Paradise Original cue that was gifted to me.

There is no other player name. I know it's from the 1960's.

Can I get some help with the model name (and Level), as well as what it's value may be?

I would appreciate it.

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Identify Frank Paradise Cue

Replies & Comments

  1. JurseyChopdoc on 11/11/2018 7:22:21 AM

    "Level" as appears in the Blue Book is a concept that really isn't widely used.

    I don't have that exact cue in my resources. Maybe someone else does.

    Very classic and typical Paradise.

  2. Jurseybilliardsforum on 11/11/2018 8:31:52 AM

    Your is comparable to a "Level 3" Frank Paradise cue as defined by and shown in the Blue Book of Pool Cues, but as @Chopdoc stated, it's a meaningless and little-used classification system in today's pool cue markets and cue collector circles.

    Your exact cue isn't in the book, and as the book states:

    Paradise cues were almost all one-of-a-kind, and examples usually differ slightly from the cues shown [in the catalogs].

  3. JurseyJursey on 11/11/2018 11:53:55 AM

    Ok, thank you for that information. Any idea on what it might sell for in today’s market?

  4. Jurseysergio8ball on 11/11/2018 4:12:36 PM

    I sold a Frank Paradise cue made from a Titlist blank for $1000.

    Yours is made from a regular bar cue and is worth maybe $700 to $800.

    If it was made from a Gus Szamboti blank or a Burt Spain blank it would be worth a lot more, but yours is made from a regular Brunswick bar cue.

    This is the one I sold:

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  5. Jurseybilliardsforum on 11/11/2018 4:32:12 PM

    The Blue Book also says:

    Add $500 for Paradise logo under clear plastic ring in butt sleeve

    I believe yours has that (vs. a personalized name).

    It looks like the window has a fog or moisture underneath. I am not sure what that does to the value or if it can be repaired.

  6. JurseyJursey on 11/11/2018 8:20:30 PM

    Great - thank you all. Wanted to add it to home insurance. I appreciate all your help.

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Identify Frank Paradise Cue

  • Title: Identify Frank Paradise Cue
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  • Published: 11/9/2018 8:40:30 PM
  • Last Updated: 11/11/2018 8:25:30 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)