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Is a 1980s Schon Pool Cue Worth Anything?


Is a 1980s Schon Pool Cue Worth Anything?

Is a 1980s Schon pool cue worth anything?

I have an old Schon cue that I bought new for $225 and I got an extra shaft for $40 in 1982. It has 4 solid black points and little gold bars around the joint and the bumper on the butt end.

How old does a Schon cue have to be to be considered a collectible?

I am the original owner of the cue stick and I have been trying to find out the value for a long time.

Is a 1980s Schon Pool Cue Worth Anything?

Replies & Comments

  1. Craig WildenstenMark Bellamy on 9/21/2017 11:09:18 PM

    What would you take for your old Schon pool cue? I will pay cash or via PayPal.

  2. Craig Wildenstenuser1506887729 on 10/1/2017 4:09:41 PM

    Schon cues that come from the 80's may be made in their shop by Runde. Those cues are in demand (if they are in good shape). They should have sharp points (not rounded CNC points). Pictures would help, but generally, it has a high value depending on condition.

  3. Craig Wildenstenuser1511332926 on 11/22/2017 1:42:10 AM

    It sounds like a Schon BW1 pool cue. I say that because I have one as well. People will tell you the value is between $300 and $400 But if it is an original then there were only 12 made. After the first year the demand was so high that they produced many more and these ones were then sold as an affordable cue from Schon. I have been offered as much as $1500 for mine and if that is indeed what you have then it will be the fourth "original" Schon BW1 that I've been able to find. They are extremely rare. If it was produced after the first year, then $300 is close to what it's worth.

  4. Craig Wildenstenuser1511332926 on 3/13/2018 11:26:18 PM

    To help with your search I can tell you I have the fifth original bw1. I have been offered as much as 1200 for mine and I to refused the offer. I truly love this cue.

  5. Craig Wildenstenbilliardsforum on 3/14/2018 6:02:08 PM

    You can't taunt us like that and not show us the pictures... Now you have to share a few photos of your Schon BW1 cue.

    I also heard the original run was of 50 cues, not 12, as advised by Seybert's Billiards staff in 2008:

    There was an initial run of the Schon Black Widow about 8 or 10 yrs. ago.

    It was a full-spliced Maple forearm into a Cocobolo handle. No wrap, though it had the traditional Schon SS joint. It's run was limited to 50 cues.

    I had the pleasure of a test-drive at that time and IIRC, the cue played amazingly well. It had a particularly slim butt which was gaining in popularity at the time. The owner of the cue offered to sell it to me but at that time funds were scarce.

  6. Craig Wildenstenuser1511332926 on 3/16/2018 4:53:29 AM

    The 2008-run was Schon making the customer happy. After the BW1 came out over 20 years ago Schon had such a demand for another release that they had to do it. It was marketed as an affordable, high quality custom cue and with that the world was introduced to the BW2.

    I actually believe that after the BW2 they began to release 200 black widow sticks each year. The only year with a short run of 12 cues was indeed the first year. I think it was 1985. I am not saying that Seyberts is wrong but I have done a lot of research on this and I feel certain in my numbers. But who knows.

    I will put up a pic when I have a minute.

    And just to let you know, I purchased mine around 1990 while at a bar. A out-of-town player lost all his money and I bought the stick for $150 so he would have gas to get back home.

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Is a 1980s Schon Pool Cue Worth Anything?

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