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Identify the Make, Year, and Value of a PALMER Cue

Identify the Make, Year, and Value of a PALMER Cue

Can anyone help me identify this pool cue's make, year, and value?

It says "PALMER" on the butt.

Due to the pin type and the yellowing of the butt, I’d say it’s an old cue.

It is in good condition and hits very nicely.

Any info out there?




Identify the Make, Year, and Value of a PALMER Cue

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  1. user1588053617Type79 on 4/28/2020 8:15:17 AM

    These are Asian cues imported to the United States where they are labelled "Palmer". They bear no relation to the original Palmer Custom Cue Co that was based in Elizabeth NJ and closed in 1994.

    These hit eBay every now and then and sell for approximately $80-$180.

    I collect Palmer cues but don't pay much attention to the newer cues that simply use the Palmer name, so I can't tell you what factory in China they may come from. If you look around long enough you will see the same cue(s) without the Palmer name on them.

  2. user1588053617user1588053617 on 4/28/2020 10:06:09 AM

    Can you locate the cue anywhere on the web and show me the Chinese version that replicates this or the pin?

    I do know the back story on Palmer but what gets me is that this cue is from CT.

    I haven’t been able to find one like it and like I said, it is yellowing like it is from the 1980s. The inlays aren’t stickers and it hits very true. I wish you could see it in person.

  3. user1588053617Type79 on 4/28/2020 10:34:34 AM

    Sorry but I can't tell you much more than what I included in my first reply.

    Your cue is of recent manufacture and was not made by Palmer. After the family closed the shop, cues bearing the Palmer were manufactured in Asia bearing a triangular shaped logo as well as a circular logo. I never paid attention to them because they are not really Palmer cues.

    In recent years, cues with and without the Palmer name in block letters started popping-up on eBay. I have a good idea who is importing them and all of them emanate from Las Vegas.

    Cues made by the Palmer Custom Cue Company in Elizabeth New Jersey are well documented and 95%-99% were catalog models. The balance which either did not follow those shown in the various catalogs or were out-and-out customs shared parts and styling elements with the catalog cues. Images of the Palmer catalogs can be found on many sites including ClassicCues.com. 99% of Palmer cues were made with a 5/16-18 pin. Some of the customs were made with 5/16-14 pins. Palmer never used any other pin.

    I'm sticking my neck-out but those cues might be made by a company named Fury. Fury uses that same joint/pin which is called a "Speed-Loc" or "Speed Joint". You can look it up on the Seyberts website.

    Actually, I found this comment by a member of the Palmer group on Facebook in a discussion of these new Palmer cues.

    Posted by Robert Richardson

    I bought a number of the Palmer cues around 2013. Most of the cues I bought were discontinued Fury Cues. Most of the cues sold back then had starting bids of $32.99 up to $99.99 with $16.99 shipping. I think someone bought out what he had left and is now selling them. The cues listed for $280.00 with the speed joints are $175.00 Fury cues. I have never seen the model in question.

  4. user1588053617billiardsforum on 5/7/2020 5:15:10 AM

    My notes show that this style PALMER logo was used beginning around 2008-2009.

    They are definitely imported from overseas.

    Here's another image of this same cue:



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Identify the Make, Year, and Value of a PALMER Cue

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  • Published: 4/27/2020 11:00:18 PM
  • Last Updated: 5/11/2020 9:12:51 AM
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