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Helmstetter RCH VIP Pool Cue Value

Helmstetter RCH VIP Pool Cue Value

I have a Helmstetter RCH VIP pool cue.

I would like to know how much these Helmstetter VIP cues are worth in value.

Also, I would like to know around the time it was manufactured and the specific model number if this is possible.






Helmstetter RCH VIP Pool Cue Value

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  1. St3vieeebilliardsforum on 11/13/2016 8:49:50 PM

    This is from the Helmstetter V.I.P. line from the early 1990s.

    The model number is Helmstetter RCH-VIP-I-7 (that's an upper-case i).

    It retailed for $470 in 1992. Expect it to fetch between $250 and $700 depending on condition.

    Of course that value will vary WILDLY from region to region and will also depend on how many other VIP-I7 cues are available for sale at the time, and many other factors, etc.

    There are some "never chalked" RCH-VIP-I-9 cues out there going for around $900, so for a used I-7, expect way less.

    From the 1992 brochure:

    Important Cues for Important Players

    The RCH-VIP Line by R. C. Helmstetter

    As I begin my 4th decade of cue-making, I am very proud to present our first Series for the 1990s. The RCH-VIP cues. They probably are the very best we've ever made. All RCH-VIP cues are made with either our classic stainless steel joint fittings or with our modern, high-impact resin joint. All cues are4 fitted with our latest Cerociteā„¢ ferrule and TWeeten LePro tips. We use no elephant ivory or other materials from endangered species.

    For further information write or call: Adam Custom Cues, LTD.

    Here is the cue in the 1992 Helmstetter / Adam Custom Cues brochure and price list from that series:





  2. St3vieeeuser1502929679 on 8/16/2017 8:28:03 PM

    Very nice cue!

    I have one with good stuff and crushed opel.

    I would like to find out what it is worth?

  3. St3vieeebilliardsforum on 8/16/2017 9:23:59 PM

    You have one of what? This cue, or a different Helmstetter cue? Need more details and some photos before I can help you.

  4. St3vieeeuser1589648567 on 5/16/2020 10:02:48 AM

    I have a Helmstetter RCH-VIP-I-7 cue butt / bottom. I'm looking for a new shaft / top half for it.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  5. St3vieeeTCummings on 5/30/2020 10:21:56 AM

    @user1589648567 - I would be interested in purchasing your RCH-VIP-I-7 cue butt, OR, I could fit it with a new shaft for you.

    If you are interested give me a call.

    Tim Cummings
    530-820-3942 (land line - no text)

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Helmstetter RCH VIP Pool Cue Value

  • Title: Helmstetter RCH VIP Pool Cue Value
  • Author: (Steven Motie)
  • Published: 11/13/2016 8:08:22 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/4/2017 10:42:27 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)