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1987 Meucci Originals Black Knight Pool Cue Value

1987 Meucci Originals Black Knight Pool Cue Value

I have been working on description to sell my 1987 Meucci Originals Black Knight Pool Cue but I do not know what it might be worth. So, here is what I came up with to try to sell my pool cue on ebay:

I am selling my cue called the Meucci Originals Black Knight that I bought new back in 1987 as well as a new old stock Meucci strike shaft that Meucci did work on back in 2008.

The Black Knight was released in 1986 and was distributed exclusively in the Cornhusker Billiard Supply catalog (now Muellers). Shortly after its release, the relationship between Cornhuskers and Meucci dissolved, making this cue a collectible item. They were available with either a black with white speck wrap or a white with black wspeck wrap. Available in 18 oz. to 21 oz. weights.

One of my college friends, who took lessons in pool, said he would teach us the game. He really wanted to get a professional pool cue and told us that if we go in together we could get a better deal on pool cues for all of us. He showed us a catalog and I remember on the front cover of this magazine was a picture, a description and the words Special Edition of the Black Knight.

I am selling my stick because I have not used it in the past 27 years. It is in immaculate shape with no dings, dents. chips etc. except for some yellow patina through age process to the butt of the stock and to the 4 white points in its birdseye maple forearm centers on the stock.

In 2008, I sent this cue and an extra Meucci shaft to Meucci Cue LLC. Meucci decided to replace rather than re-glue the original shaft collar to its shaft. Meucci also tapered the other Meucci shaft and replaced its original shaft collar with a black knight shaft collar.

This spectacular cue has four points in it's birdseye maple forearm with black, blood orange, green and maple veneers that surrounds a white center, which are beautifully accented by the black with white speck linen wrap, with protective polymer finish. The black joint and butt plate are surrounded by white chained windows and add to the sleek design of this cue. Players agree, the 12.75 mm tip and 15" Meucci pro taper ensure a better feel to the playability of the shaft. All Meucci cues are made with even handle balance, so that the weight is distributed evenly.

The cue is made up of a shaft that screws onto the butt. The original shaft weighs 3.3 oz. and the butt weighs 1 lb. 8 oz. Together they weigh 13.4 oz. The case along with the cue, 2 pieces of chalk and 4 lbs 3.3 oz and the strike shaft weighs 3.7 oz. Both shafts have 20 year old leather lefleu tips on them. The original shaft has been used while the other shaft is still new old stock.

Source: ebay.com/itm/292692292836

I am looking for an evaluation on the aforementioned pool cue. Here are several photos of my 1987 Meucci Originals Black Knight and extra shaft to help in evaluation.

Thank you for your assistance in this request.


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1987 Meucci Originals Black Knight Pool Cue Value

Replies & Comments

  1. user1532267038billiardsforum on 7/23/2018 6:49:47 PM

    From your description, it sure sounds like you know everything there is to know about this cue.

    From the photos, I would say the cue is in top-notch shape, and on top of that, it comes with two matching shafts. These factors mean you should be able to command (and get) top dollar for the cue. I'd put it at somewhere between $600 and $900, but your mileage may vary.

    Good luck with the sale. It's one I would consider looking at myself but I don't have the room in my budget at the moment.

    Also see the post titled ID an Older Meucci Originals for a previous discussion on the exact same cue. Specifically of interest to you perhaps, near the bottom of the thread is a picture from page 21 of "POOL & Billiard Magazine" - November 1987 issue. It shows this exact cue with all of the parts disassembled, and then assembled. It was part of their "cue maker's special report" feature.

  2. user1532267038user1532267038 on 8/27/2018 2:30:06 PM

    I really appreciate your time and efforts at a value range for my Meucci Originals Black Knight pool stick. I also enjoyed seeing the picture of a black knight broken down into its parts, too. The article that you sent me was really rad, too. Thank you again for your assistance.

    I put it up for sale on eBay and it has got over 460 views and 10 watchers just in the last 6 days. I also got a low offer of $350 on the first day.

  3. user1532267038billiardsforum on 8/27/2018 3:36:09 PM

    Cool, thanks for the update. I don't see your listing on eBay anymore. Did you sell the cue? If so, what did you end up getting for it?

  4. user1532267038user1532267038 on 8/28/2018 3:02:17 AM

    No, I have not sold the cue. It is still on eBay with 23 days 23 hours left and 505 views and 10 watchers. I am surprised that I have not gotten more than just 1 offer. I assumed it would have been an easy sale particularly with offer option.

  5. user1532267038billiardsforum on 8/28/2018 3:07:20 AM

    Give it time. Re-post it in September or October if you have to. These last two weeks of August are very popular vacation weeks and online activity is very slow. I also noticed that the low-ball offers always come in first. There will always be those who try to get a steal. Can't blame them for trying. Other will wait until last minute and see what bids come in. It's a game.

    Also with cues like this, it's usually a matter of waiting until the right buyer comes around. Sometimes if you wait, you can get hundreds more for a cue.

    With Meucci Originals, you might want to post your ad on the two main Meucci Collectors Facebook groups... Just google "Meucci Madness Facebook Group" and "Meucci Cues - Buy - Sell - Trade - Show Off" and you will find them easily. They are private groups so you have to join, but if there was going to be a buyer, you'll likely have some interest there.

    But mostly I would say it's just the time of the year.

  6. user1532267038user1532267038 on 9/7/2018 7:48:52 AM

    Thank you so much for all you have done with research, appraisals, advice and resources. I wanted to let you know that I took it off of ebay and sold it to a guy that lives a couple hundred miles away from me.

    I sold the Black Knight for $575.00. Yes, it might be low price but I was good with it and you know time is money and I need to move on. I wanted to share what the buyer of my cue stick thought when he received it today from his email as follows:

    Just opened up Meucci cue. My my my! One gorgeous stick. Packed great! Playing with it now as I write this. Thanks so much for keeping this cue in perfect shape.

    Thank you again for all your assistance.

    Best Regards,

  7. user1532267038billiardsforum on 9/11/2018 3:27:38 PM

    Thanks for posting an update with the selling price.

    To be honest, I think you got a very reasonable price for it given today's market, and I also think the buyer got a great cue that is in great shape. Sounds like both parties are happy at that price. He didn't over-pay, and you didn't let it go cheap.

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1987 Meucci Originals Black Knight Pool Cue Value

  • Title: 1987 Meucci Originals Black Knight Pool Cue Value
  • Author: (Robert Knarr)
  • Published: 7/22/2018 6:44:00 AM
  • Last Updated: 8/27/2018 3:40:10 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)