Hunter & David Smith
Collecting Old Cues
Andy Hunter is "The
Cue Collector" of "The Amateur Billiard Player" magazine and co-writer with
David Smith for Cues n Views.
Please remember that these articles were
taken directly from text supplied to "The Amateur Billiard Player" magazine in
2001n to 2003, therefore prices quoted reflect this time period.
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By Andy Hunter &
W J Peall Cues - I
have seen several cues over the last few years that have the name of W J Peall
on their badges. By far the most common of these cues is the cue that
commemorates his break of 3,304.
Edward Diggle Cues
- All of the Diggle cues commemorate his performances during a match against
John Roberts Junior at the Argyll Hall, London made on January 4th 1895.
Cues - This cue is described as a "facsimile", which was intended to
be an exact copy of the cue used by Inman himself
George Nelson Cues
- His "Yorkshire Champion Cue" would have been made during the five year period
when he held that title and was manufactured by William Sykes
J P Mannock Cues
- His original 1891 cue, on which all later models were based, was produced in
two versions. Both had badges, which were made from mother-of-pearl.
Tom Newman Cues -
Most Newman cues are good playing cues although you can get one or two whippy
ones, it has to be said that the whippy ones are often the older versions.
Cues - The Falkiner cue can be either machine of hand-spliced. Both
carry the same badge which would have been made from bone on the early versions
and inscribed "Facsimile of the cue used by Claude Falkiner".
H W Stevenson
Cues - Stevenson cues are known to have been produced by at least
three manufacturers, these being Burroughes & Watts, Cox & Yemen and
Peradon & Co.
Cues - Willie Smith cues are generally much sought after by players
and collectors alike.
Tom Reece Cues -
All of the cues that carry the name of Tom Reece are inscribed with his famous
& Manufacturing - Cue manufacturers such as Thurston, Burroughes
& Watts, Ashcroft and Padmore, would often personalise cues for their
Watts - Burroughes & Watts are one of the best-known cue makers
in the collecting field.
Charles Parker & Sons
- Barnsley - We have recently been asked about cues by Parker and
Son. These are not particularly common, but neither are they the rarest of