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Help Identifying Antique Billiard Balls

Help Identifying Antique Billiard Balls

I have a set of what I think are antique billiard balls or antique snooker balls.

I don't know much about these and I am wondering if could someone shed some light?

Help Identifying Antique Billiard Balls

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  1. tonyfloZeke on 1/23/2013 9:31:39 AM

    The minute grazing on the balls suggests they may be ivory, the only real material available before plastics, to serve as a ball material.

    That little white label suggests when flipped, NÂș 1. Number one of what - is the question.

    The case looks old too and suggests a level of quality a cardboard box or sack would not imply. Any markings on the box? And, the lock - do you have the key?

    I never acquired any interest in antiques and this may not be that old but, I'd first find out if they are ivory.

    You could be looking at 10-bucks in a garage sale or 10-grand on Antiques Roadshow ;-)

  2. tonyfloMitch Alsup on 1/23/2013 10:08:12 PM

    My guess is vitrified clay the kind of pool balls in mass use between lat 1910s and mid 1950s until plastics took over.

    The box looks like it is from that era also.

    I have no idea as to what they might be worth.

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Help Identifying Antique Billiard Balls

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  • Published: 1/22/2013 8:38:57 AM