Wow. I would put it realistically at $100 at best, more like $65 for a snooker cue. That's including for insurance valuation.
Of course, if you want to insure for stated value, you can just pay inflated premiums and call it a $10,000 cue if you want.
An ebony sneaky pete by Tim Scruggs wouldn't even be worth nearly $1,000. And that's a lot more rare than this production cue.
Please, try to sell it for $1,000.
Then go over to Ebay and find one for $100. Not kidding.
Even the ebony Dufferin Anniversary cues with veneered butterflies typically sell for under $200. That's actual sales prices. That's easily verifiable.
A 60 year old Ebony Brunswick Willie Hope would be $1,000. This cue isn't worth anything near that.
Age authenticity? The cue isn't even very old.
- Snooker cue.
- Mass produced.
- Not very old.
Flat bumper? So what? That was common on their snooker cues.
I'll tell you what. I have an ebony 1950's Brunswick 2 piece snooker cue. I guarantee it is more rare and more valuable, and it isn't worth nearly $1,000.
Real world. No fantasy. Dufferin cues aren't even really collectibles. They are collected mostly by people that can't afford real collectible cues. That boosts their market. Otherwise they would be worth half of what I am saying.
I have an ebony Titlist that Ricco Cervantes converted in 1969. The cue is valued at $850 by Dick Abbott. I am sure you know who he is. You think this cue is worth more than that?
You find a Dufferin ebony splice and people mostly just want to use it as a blank to make a cue. A butt blank isn't worth $1,000. Not even close, even if it is ebony.
Please post comparables. Actual sales. There are numerous examples.
Here is an ebony splice Dufferin Anniversary... with another cue. $107
Find one with a well figured forearm, black maple leaf, and veneered butterflies, in perfect condition, and it will go for about $200, maybe $225.
This is a snooker cue.
If you think it's worth $1,000, then make the offer and buy it for that.