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02-19-2004, 07:02 PM
I have my southwest cue that Im gonna get rid of. How can I tell the exact year it was made and weather Jerry Franklin made it or not?It has the numbers 97 after the first 3 diget numbers and the cactus. Does that mean 1997?I though the cue was older than that.Any help would be greatly appriciated.

02-19-2004, 07:09 PM
Often the best solution to this is to call them up yourself and find out from the source. Here is the information off of the American Cue Makers Association page:

Laurie Franklin

4608 Nolan Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Phone: 702-870-9615

That or if you can find someone that collects Southwest Cues exclusively (they are out there), they would know about that.


Chris Cass
02-20-2004, 03:41 AM
Yes, it means 1997 and the other numbers probably mean your personal number, like the month or something. My cue was made by Jerry and David designed it with my input. My pin has no markings what so ever on it. Give Laurie a call as she doesn't have time for all the emails she gets. 10am Vegas time is good.



02-20-2004, 06:40 AM
And how much are you asking for it?


02-20-2004, 06:56 AM
South West starts each year with cue number 300. So if your cue was number 323 it would be the twenty third cue produced in the year shown.....1997 in your case. Your cue would NOT be considered a Franklin era cue.

Rich R.
02-20-2004, 08:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote JimS:</font><hr> South West starts each year with cue number 300. <hr /></blockquote>
Jim, now you got me curious. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Do you happen to know if there is a reason they start at "300"?
I could understand 100, but 300???? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Curious minds want to know.

02-20-2004, 10:35 AM
How much are you asking for the SW. Im really interested. Email me at dooziexx@yahoo.com

Chris Cass
02-20-2004, 11:03 AM
Hi Rich,

Just got off the phone with S.W. cues. They told me because that's what number Jerry wanted to start off with. I then asked why? He repeated that information again and told me they just kept it that way without question. They said, 300 is good a number as any. LOL


C.C.~~likes to start out with #1. LOL

Rich R.
02-20-2004, 11:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chris Cass:</font><hr>They said, 300 is good a number as any.
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Thanks Chris. It makes perfect sense to me. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Voodoo Daddy
02-20-2004, 11:25 AM
Shakes head...

Voodoo~~~hopes he asks $2700 like everyone else /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif