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Value of a Palmer Custom Cue 1970s-1980s

Value of a Palmer Custom Cue 1970s-1980s

I have an old Palmer Custom Cue that was a gift from an uncle.

I believe the stick was probably purchased in the 1970's or 1980's. It included a hard leather box case.

How would I go about determining the current value of this Palmer Custom Cue?

I know the butt is not in the best of shape but I'm still wondering what it's replacement value would be.



Value of a Palmer Custom Cue 1970s-1980s

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  1. user1561565238billiardsforum on 6/26/2019 4:15:18 PM

    It's probably a Palmer Model #6 from the 3rd catalog, which started around 1971.

    Yours is probably a bit newer than this, as it has the logo style that was more common in the later 1970s era.

    It's as basic as they come (low complexity = less valuable, in general) and it's well worn.

    $100 on a good day, give or take.

    Hopefully someone else can either confirm or correct me on that price. I'm not as familiar with the current market for these cues as I'd like to be.

  2. user1561565238Chopdoc on 6/27/2019 1:55:37 PM

    I would value it a little higher.

    The shaft alone is easily worth $100 if it is reasonably straight and "full" diameter.

    The condition of the butt hurts the value a lot, I agree.

    $150 to $200 is not unreasonable if it is straight.

    Palmer parts alone are worth money for restorations.

  3. user1561565238Type79 on 6/27/2019 2:44:15 PM

    A previously stated, this is a Third Catalog Model 6 and I would agree that due to the logo, it was probably a later build.

    These are very nice cues although heavy. They were made from one piece of Brazilian Rosewood, hence the weight. In nice condition I have watched these sell for $150 - $200.

    A refinish and a new wrap including shipping to and from a cuemaker will cost roughly $200, so if the cue has meaning to you, spend the $200 but with the knowledge that at the end of the day, you still have a $200 cue.

    To give you an idea of what your cue would look like refinished and rewrapped, I attached a picture of my own Model 6 next to a Model 9.


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Value of a Palmer Custom Cue 1970s-1980s

  • Title: Value of a Palmer Custom Cue 1970s-1980s
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  • Published: 6/26/2019 9:07:18 AM
  • Last Updated: 6/27/2019 4:58:32 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)