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Buying Old or Vintage Dufferin Pool Cues


Buying Old or Vintage Dufferin Pool Cues

I am looking for older model vintage Dufferin pool cues made in Canada.

I am really looking for the Dufferin flame model and any Dufferin green leafs. Also any that have wraps on the handles.

Please send any my way and I will gladly purchase them for a fair price. It doesn't matter the shape because I like to restore and even do conversions on them.

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Reply here with pictures.

As I said I am willing to pay a fair price depending on models and shape of cue. I'm a pool cue collector and also do pool cue restorations and conversions.

Buying Old or Vintage Dufferin Pool Cues

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  1. jbabcock12user1523547934 on 4/12/2018 11:55:20 AM

    I have a gold leaf Dufferin cue. It looks like a snooker shaft on it and it hits a ton!

    I can send you pics.

  2. jbabcock12billiardsforum on 4/12/2018 9:18:23 PM

    Would you upload a pic or two of the gold leaf Dufferin cue? I'd like to see that.

  3. jbabcock12RUSTY on 8/14/2018 5:58:35 PM

    I have an old Dufferin 2-piece cue that I have had for years. I was going to restore it but it looks like way to much work as the finish is cracked and I don't have the proper equipment to restore it properly.

    The cue is straight, both butt and shaft, and has a solid hit. Just has a bad finish.

    I will sell it, so if anyone is interested drop me a note.

  4. jbabcock12billiardsforum on 8/15/2018 3:37:39 AM

    You might want to post a couple pics of your Dufferin cue stick, as well as an asking price. You'll get more response that way.

  5. jbabcock12user1538332788 on 9/30/2018 11:39:49 AM

    I am looking to sell this Dufferin pool cue I bought it in 1986. Looking to sell it or at least learn more about this cue.

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  6. jbabcock12jbabcock12 on 10/17/2018 10:36:09 AM

    I'm still buying Dufferin cues. Just drop me a pic with what price you are asking and we can talk business.

    That cue above is a Dufferin Banner model. This is an older cue due to it having only 2 "banners" whereas the newer ones (late 80's- early 90's) have 3 banners. I would be interested in buying this Dufferin cue if the price was fair. I would refinish it and leave as is.

  7. jbabcock12user1542134358 on 11/13/2018 10:39:19 AM

    What is the difference between red, green and gold maple leafs on Dufferin cues?

    I have a Dufferin ash snooker cue and the maple leaf is gold on that.

  8. jbabcock12billiardsforum on 11/13/2018 5:31:30 PM

    According to a few sources, Dufferin used whatever color they happened to have on hand at the time. They have no meaning or relevance to identification of the cues.

    Also, anecdotally, Dufferin cues with a green maple leaf are believed to be fewer in number than those with the other colored maple leafs.

    There are other beliefs about the maple leaf colors of Dufferin cues, none of which have been proven to my knowledge:

    With respect to rarity:

    • Red: Common
    • Green: Rare
    • Black: Very rare

    With respect to size:

    The difference between the red-leaf Dufferin and the green-leaf Dufferin is the red leaf indicates a 57 inch cue and the green leaf indicates a 58 inch cue. The butt of the green-leaf Dufferin should measure 29-1/2 inches from one end of the wood butt to the other end of the wood butt.

    With respect to type of cue and target market:

    Back in 1988, I bought 100+ Dufferin cues from the factory. 8 were sneaky petes and 6 were ebony 1-piece cues

    • All the regular house cues had red maple leaf logos. and were 57 in.
    • All the Dufferin Sneaky pete cues had a green leaf and were 58 inches. It seemed to me they were intended for the US market because they had 13 mm pro taper shafts with the pin in the butt.
    • The Ebony 1-piece had WHITE maple leaf logos on a black background - just like every other ebony Dufferin cue I have ever seen. I have never saw a black leaf Dufferin cue. Don't expect that I ever will.

    From someone's personal observations on the matter:

    I've seen all of the maple leaf colors in Dufferin pool cues, but they are almost always 57"

    • Black leaf is almost exclusively on ebony cues
    • The older cues have a basic weight stamp like "20" instead of the script
    • The older butterfly cues have longer butterfly veneers
    • The older cues have thicker handles

    From someone's past dealings with the Dufferin factory:

    Back in the 1990's when I ordered from the Dufferin factory, they told me there was no difference between the red and green maple leaf colors. It was just whatever they had on hand at a particular time.

  9. jbabcock12user1544016460 on 12/5/2018 1:27:40 PM

    I've got this gold-leaf Dufferin cue.

    I am not sure what it is but I asked for an identification.

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  10. jbabcock12jbabcock12 on 12/9/2018 10:28:46 PM

    This isnt a golf leaf emblem cue. Over time the emblem looks as if it's golden in color due to the clear varnish fading or tinting. This is actually a silver leaf ebony cue. The silver leaf is the more rare and more expensive cue. Dufferin often used silver leafs on their special or signature cues. Green leafs are a little more common with red leaf emblems used on most all common models. I have seen only one true gold leaf cue that was on a special cue and never seen another like it. I collect these cues and have several models with red and green which hint to the factory just throwing whatever available on the cues made at the time..... I'm still looking these cues and will pay fair prices to purchase them.

  11. jbabcock12user1542134358 on 12/10/2018 8:43:07 AM

    Interesting, I just took a good look at my "gold" leaf and it probably is silver.

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Buying Old or Vintage Dufferin Pool Cues

  • Title: Buying Old or Vintage Dufferin Pool Cues
  • Author: (J. Babcock)
  • Published: 12/23/2016 5:29:21 AM
  • Last Updated: 10/17/2018 2:39:38 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)