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coastal_tony
05-28-2008, 02:27 PM
<span style="color: #000099"> I just found these balls at a garage sale. They don't have the word aramith on the box, but it does say Made in Belgium. Anyone know what these are?</span>
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Bob_Jewett
05-28-2008, 03:17 PM
In 1976, Hyatt/Albany was still in business in the US and they came out with a special "Bicentennial" set of balls. I assume that the balls you found are the same sort of product but from SALUC/Aramith. I have never heard of any other ball company based in Belgium.

The Hyatt balls are moderately collectible and you might get $500 for a box in good condition with the certificate that came with them.

A set of the SALUC balls has gone for as much as $255 on eBay.

coastal_tony
05-28-2008, 03:44 PM
<span style="color: #CC0000"> Thanks for the information. I have a call into Kurt Cook @ Level Best, they are the distributors in the USA</span>
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coastal_tony
06-09-2008, 03:28 PM
<span style="color: #000099">I received an email from Yves@Saluc in Belgium confirming they made these balls in 1976. SWEET </span>

DickLeonard
06-10-2008, 08:45 AM
Bob I found it interesting that John Wesley Hyatt after coming up with cast phonelic started Albany Dental. It seems his castings made better false teeth and there was more demand for false teeth than billiard balls..####