"The Cue Collector" Articles
Andy Hunter wrote a series of twenty informative articles, under the title "The Cue Collector", which were published by the English Amateur Billiard Association in the Amateur Billiard Player magazine between July 1997 and Spring 2003. The articles contained a wealth of information about antique billiards and snooker cues. They are a must read for the serious collector or any one who wishes to know about a particular antique cue.
Both Andy and I collate all sorts of information about old cues and, in some cases, we know quite a bit more about some cues than is shown in the articles. Over time, more information will be added on this website to supplement the information given in the articles.
You can view the articles by clicking on the links below but before you do please read the next two paragraphs.
The articles give approximate values for many cues. These need to be treated with a great deal of caution. Some of the articles were written as much as ten years ago. The most recent were written in 2003. In the intervening period, the advent of eBay has meant that many cues have proven to be more common than was once thought so, in some cases, the current values of some cues are lower than is stated in the articles. Other cues remain rare and the advent of eBay has not decreased their values. Some cues are more valuable than was once thought.
I keep very detailed records of the sale prices of antique cues and Andy and I are happy to help provide you with information about the approximate value of an antique billiards or snooker cue. If you would like to know the approximate value of a cue, please click on "Contact Me" link in the menu for our contact details and you will see what information you should send us.
The Cue Collector articles are reproduced here with the kind permission of the author, Andy Hunter.