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TedKaufman
11-10-2005, 09:49 AM
I have a Kersenbrock cue, which I've owned for 10 years. I bought it used from a guy when I was having my Southwest made. The guy I bought it from had sent it to Jerry Franklin (Southwest) to have shafts made. Apparrently, the original shafts were lost or damaged. While he had it there, Jerry confirmed it was a Kersenbrock cue.

In any case, I love the cue, but I could use some extra money now, so I'm looking to sell it. But I don't really have any idea what it's worth in today's market. It's a staggered 6 point cue, with Hoppe style butt plate, made of tulip wood butt and points, curly maple wrap area, maple front, with 2 shafts. It's a beautiful cue, in great playing condition, hits superbly (much like a Southwest), though it has a fair number of superficial dings.

Any idea who I could contact to find out what it is worth, or can anyone speculate on its worth?

hondo
11-10-2005, 10:03 AM
Try the AZ gang. There's usually somebody on
there who knows their stuff.

dave
11-10-2005, 10:03 AM
You have a cue of considerable value to a collector. Don't let anyone scam you. You have a $2000 - $3000+ cue(probably more,depending on condition). Contact a reputable collector/dealer. I've been out of it for awhile but Joel Hercek used to be a dealer and collector before he turned to cue making. I've dealt with him and he's reliable. (joel@hercek.com.) He can put you on the right track anyway.

TedKaufman
11-10-2005, 10:11 AM
Thanks a lot, Dave. I thought it might be worth more than its obvious face value. I'll check Joel out.

denoandrews
11-11-2005, 11:09 PM
If the cue has any provenance like a letter or anything from Jerry Franklin (or Laurie for that matter), or from DPK himself, I wouldn't let the cue go for anything less than $5,000. From a collector's standpoint, what Jerry told you doesn't really play into the equation unless you got it in writing from him, or get it in writing from Laurie or DPK. If you do, the cue is worth a great deal. I highly suggest that obtain a copy of the latest Blue Book which has just been released. There is up-to-date info on DPK in it and the prices that his cues demand. I think that you will be surprised at what the market demands for his works with provenance.

Deno Andrews

TedKaufman
11-12-2005, 06:46 AM
Thanks, Deno. I've arranged to send the cue to Laurie on Monday. They will certify it for $50, which seems a good investment.

I have to say, I'm stunned by its value. It's sobering to think the main reason I bought it was to carry me over during the 3 years I had to wait for my South West.