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Old Pool Cue with Professional in Window in Butt

Old Pool Cue with Professional in Window in Butt

I picked up this old pool cue and it says the word professional underneath a clear band in the butt.

Could you please help me identify the cue, and maybe even tell me what the value of the pool cue might be?


And here is a little better photo of the pool cue.


Old Pool Cue with Professional in Window in Butt

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  1. user1544033770Chopdoc on 12/5/2018 3:16:07 PM

    We had one or two of these here in the last few months I think.

    Pretty sure it's an Asian cue.

    Maybe see if we can find the old posts for more info if there was any....

  2. user1544033770user1544033770 on 12/5/2018 3:24:50 PM

    Thank you for your comments and for taking a look at the pool cue.

    You may be right, but because of the inlaid dots and points the cue has in the forearm, I thought could it be an Abe Rich cue or possibly a Frank Paradise pool cue?

  3. user1544033770Chopdoc on 12/5/2018 8:31:44 PM

    It is definitely not Rich Cue or a Paradise cue.

    I am pretty confident we have seen a couple of these in the last year.

    They are inexpensive Asian pool cues.

    The materials, methods, fit, and finish of something like a Rich cue or Paradise cue are way beyond something like this.

    It is a cool cue though.

  4. user1544033770billiardsforum on 12/6/2018 3:30:12 AM

    There have been a lot of cues posted here which are similar to this one, but without the window, if I remember correctly.

  5. user1544033770Chopdoc on 12/6/2018 6:46:42 AM

    I mean with that window, and with the word "Professional" in the window. I could be mistaken in having seen them here but I have seen two cues with the "Professional" window in the past year for sure. I felt confident that they were posted here, but I could be wrong.

    I know for certain at least one of them was on eBay because I almost bought it out of curiosity, but it went over $35 and I just didn't think it was worth it.

  6. user1544033770billiardsforum on 12/15/2018 7:53:04 AM

    OK - your memory is clearly very good. You are correct, there WAS another one posted here. I usually have great recall as I review every single post here, but somehow this one slipped my mind.

  7. user1544033770Chopdoc on 12/19/2018 11:21:12 AM

    Great! Thanks for finding it!

    You do have good recall, but none of us is perfect, so we work together. YAY!

  8. user1544033770Type79 on 11/27/2019 1:26:08 PM

    Another one, closing in a few hours.


  9. user1544033770Chopdoc on 11/27/2019 3:09:32 PM

    Cool. Yeah, I saw that.

    They come up once in a while. That one looks like a nice example.

  10. user1544033770billiardsforum on 12/9/2019 1:21:25 PM

    Looks like it sold for US $64.00 with 12 bids.

  11. user1544033770Type79 on 12/9/2019 3:13:08 PM

    Before the recently closed auction, I bought this cue and returned it to the seller. I was hopeful it might be something more than it was.

    Having had the opportunity to examine the cue, I can report it is a poorly made cue in poor condition made from the lowest quality materials. It doesn't even have a conventional butt cap. It is merely a plastic sleeve over wood.

    I considered keeping the cue and correcting it's faults and deficiencies but it wasn't worth it. It need everything. The butt was warped as was the shaft and it needed a refinish and wrap. One of the joint collars had slipped off. There is really nothing good to report.

    If everything was right with the cue, it would have been an interesting curiosity at $50 keeping in mind it would still need a shaft and tip to be a player.

    I reported to the seller that the cue was warped and that one of the collars wasn't attached. I was surprised he/she represented the cue otherwise. because the seller was pleasant to deal with.

    Oh well.

  12. user1544033770Chopdoc on 12/9/2019 5:23:26 PM

    As I said previously, I stopped bidding on one at $35. This most recent on is about the fanciest I have seen.

    I was already aware they are "cheap cues". I would buy one cheap as a curio maybe. Not more than $35. That's the amount I set to throw away on such a thing.

    Anything can be "fixed up", I have seen Budweiser cues used as a blank to make a good player, but most of the time, for most people, it simply isn't worth it.

    For you I would say it might be a cool curio next to your Palmers, just to show how wide their influence was and is.

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Old Pool Cue with Professional in Window in Butt

  • Title: Old Pool Cue with Professional in Window in Butt
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  • Published: 12/5/2018 10:16:11 AM
  • Last Updated: 12/15/2018 7:57:39 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)