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1970s Tucker Billiard Supply Meucci Cue


1970s Tucker Billiard Supply Meucci Cue

I have a Tucker's Billiard supply Meucci cue. Circa 1970's. It is made from birds-eye maple wood.

Does anyone have an idea how much this would go for?

1970s Tucker Billiard Supply Meucci Cue

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  1. Cwhope85billiardsforum on 4/21/2013 10:39:03 AM

    You will need to post some high resolution photos of the billiard cue, and also describe it in more detail, including exact descriptions of any markings, id's, signatures, etc. the pool cue has on it.

  2. Cwhope85user1529447208 on 6/20/2018 6:43:26 PM

    Here is a Tucker's Billiard Supply cue by Meucci from the 1970s I still shoot with. I don’t know the correct year but my friends dad that taught me to shoot says he bought it new.

    I had it wrapped by Dan Newman in Johnson City, Tennessee about ten years ago.

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  3. Cwhope85billiardsforum on 6/20/2018 6:58:01 PM

    Would you be interested in selling this pool cue? I don't know an appropriate price. There aren't a ton of them around but also not much demand for them either.

    I did find that they are from the mid-to-late 1980s e.g. 1988 and some from 1990/91 as well.

    Does it happen to have a brass joint pin?

    Mr. Tucker (of Tucker's Billiards in North Charleston, SC) ordered them from Meucci as promotional items for his business back when Meucci was at it's peak. Some of them were tournament winner prizes in Virginia and North Carolina as far as I know.

    Here's another, and also a photo of Mr. Tucker.

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  4. Cwhope85user1529447208 on 6/20/2018 7:37:11 PM

    Selling is an option but I am not interested in giving it away though, haha.

    I’ve got more pictures to show the quality. The joint was shortened by Mr. Newman when it was wrapped. I didn’t ask for him to do that either. There is an extra shaft, which I believe is a Lucasi.

    Next time I’m in Bristol I’ll get Joe Blackburn to put a tip on for me.

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  5. Cwhope85Chopdoc on 6/20/2018 10:45:07 PM

    Shortened the joint pin? And you didn't ask him to?

    I am stunned.

    Such a cue isn't worth a lot to begin with...and to modify it? I wonder how you feel that affects the value?

    I have many cues. If a cue maker did that to one of mine he would be replacing the pin. A Meucci pin is easy enough to find...but rare pins could pose a problem. He might end up having to buy the cue off me.

    The way you state it, you make it sound like a positive, so I am wondering what you think of the matter.

    .

  6. Cwhope85user1529447208 on 6/21/2018 2:46:14 PM

    I wasn’t too happy, it was a bad experience. I am guessing he might have messed it up while replacing the wrap but who knows really. A few days ago I asked for your help on a Meucci high run st-4 as well. I wrote to Meucci about that one, and the one I posted in this thread, and here is what someone from Meucci said about both my cues:

    OK on the one with the black wrap [is not from the] early 70's is just not possible. That [cue] is what I have always called a hi run cue, and I have not seen them made that way before the early 1980's

    As for the second cue, Tucker Billiard Supply is one of our dealers out of South Carolina that we made those cues for and stamped with that logo for them. I am not sure when those were made but I'm gonna say late 70's early 80's on those as well.

    Are the cues hand made or mass produced at that time? How do I find out the year they were made? Out of all my years playing I’ve never seen anyone with something similar to compare to, or am I silly for shooting with old cues for so long?

    Thank you for your help by the way.

  7. Cwhope85billiardsforum on 6/21/2018 7:00:42 PM

    I was thinking the exact same thing too - he probably damaged the threads either with a clamp of some sort or while working with in some way. There is no other reason I can think of why someone would do that without being asked.

    Regarding the Meucci response - this type of vague response is 100% typical of every response I've ever got from them. Vague guess-work. The employee did their best based on memory. Meucci's record-keeping is non-existent, so it is generally the best you will ever get. In some cases, the guessing I have received from Meucci has been more than 10 years off from what I eventually found through additional research, etc.

    I would say it is highly unlikely you'll ever find an exact year in which it was made, and I would take any year-range guesses with a huge grain of salt.

    Either way, I think it's a great cue, fairly unique, that I would love to own myself. But to be fair, I think there are some die-hard Meucci collectors who would probably love to buy it from you for more than I could afford to pay.

    You should post a link to this page on the Meucci Collector's Facebook groups if you wanted to guage interest (there are three of them).

  8. Cwhope85Chopdoc on 6/22/2018 7:50:07 AM

    Hand made versus mass produced? I think it's kind of a silly question. People debate such semantics all the time. They are "production cues" IMHO. In other words a series of them was produced over time.

    Meucci cues are made now the same way they are made then. By men using lathes.

    The question might be did Bob Meucci make it, or is it one of a kind. In this case probably no to both.

    Accurately dating production cues can be difficult. I always try but sometimes just narrow it down to a decade or five year period.

    As far as playing them, I play an early Joss. My second player is a 1981 Huebler. I have many cues, mostly old, and I play them.

    If you like it, play it.

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1970s Tucker Billiard Supply Meucci Cue

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