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Value of Helmstetter 86-14 with RS-86 Shaft

Value of Helmstetter 86-14 with RS-86 Shaft

I have a Helmstetter 86-14 pool cue with a Helmstetter RS-86 shaft.

I went to a local pool hall here in Lexington, SC last week and had an old timer look at it and he told me that I shouldn't ever leave the house with the cue. This is my shooter cue!

I have tried to look up a value on it several times. I have even contacted Adam's about it. Adam's could only tell me to check the "Blue book of pool cues". I did that, and all it says is that the Helmstetter RS-86 is a "highly valuable, collectible cue".

So does anyone have an idea where I can turn now to put an actual value on it?

The info for the cue is:

Birds eye over ebony spliced with veneer, multiple inlays of abalone, ebony, and exotic woods.

If anyone has a Blue Book could you please look it up for me please?

Value of Helmstetter 86-14 with RS-86 Shaft

Replies & Comments

  1. Boomking2002sbetzer on 2/15/2014 2:10:34 PM

    I just bought the same exact cue today. Have you found an idea of its value? Email me at sbetzer@gwi.net

  2. Boomking2002billiardsforum on 6/10/2016 4:50:42 AM

    @sbetzer, how much did you pay for your Helmstetter 86-14 when you bought it in 2014?

    I found a few sales online priced as follows:

    • 2010-06-06 - F/Sale or Trade Helmstetter 86-14 - $725
    • 2014-03-05 - Helmstetter Pool Cue Model 86-14 (with Meucci Shaft) - $455

    Looking for more indicators of value for this cue.

    And for those stumbling on this post in the future, here are a few crisp clean pictures of various Helmstetter 86-14 cues:

    Helmstetter 86-14 signed by Willie Mosconi:

    Another Helmstetter 86-14 pool cue:

  3. Boomking2002user1505853041 on 9/19/2017 4:30:42 PM

    Do you still have this Helmstetter cue?

  4. Boomking2002user1530225604 on 6/28/2018 6:40:05 PM

    I have one of the 86-14 Helmstetter and was curious as to the price of it.

  5. Boomking2002billiardsforum on 6/28/2018 7:14:19 PM

    There were two 86-14 Helmstetter cues on eBay last month:

    1. $899 and got zero bids (didn't sell at that price).
    2. $999 and didn't get that price (it did sell, but for some amount lower than asking price that we can't see)

    In my opinion, they are appropriately priced between $400 and $700 depending on condition and the number of matching straight shafts you have. Others may disagree, and I am by no means an expert at pricing this particular line of cues.

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Value of Helmstetter 86-14 with RS-86 Shaft

  • Title: Value of Helmstetter 86-14 with RS-86 Shaft
  • Author: (Carl Davenport)
  • Published: 4/25/2011 4:16:55 PM
  • Last Updated: 5/1/2011 7:41:57 AM
  • Last Updated By: Boomking2002 (Carl Davenport)