My sincerest thanks go to my good friend Andy Hunter, who is the world's leading authority on antique cues made in the United Kingdom.
Andy wrote the series of articles published under the title "The Cue Collector" in the now defunct magazine, "The Amateur Billiard Player", which was published by the English Amateur Billiards Association between March 1996 and Spring 2003.
Andy has provided me with invaluable assistance in establishing my collection and understanding the world of antique cues.
I would also like to thank Peter Ainsworth for the information and resources he has kindly provided to me.
Peter has studied the history of English billiards for over 20 years and is a highly respected billiards historian. Over time, Peter's knowledge and assistance will provide a level of reliable and interesting information not yet readily available elsewhere.
Many thanks go also to Chris Lloyd, Tony Ions, Jason Owen, Sammy Reid and Gary Rodgers, each of whom provided assistance or inspiration along the way.
I should also mention David Smith, whose website "CuesnViews" originally attracted my attention and inspired my interest in antique cues.