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11-28-2002, 02:02 PM
I have just discovered that the pool cue butt that has been living under my truck seat for the last six years may be a Sampaio. The butt is hand craved from the butt plate to the four points. It is inlayed with many mother of perils dots, a mother of peril shield and butt plate. I have found some examples of Sampaio's on the web like the "Monaco" and the "Lancer" but not the model I am holding,(if indeed it is a Sampaio.)Is anyone familiar with Sampaio's or this model? Where can I get more infomation.
Thanks, Jim

Harold Acosta
11-28-2002, 03:26 PM
Go to http://www.welovepool.com/sampaiolancer.html

They have 2 Sampio's there; and you may want to take a picture of your cue, probably to send to cuemakers around the net for identification.

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Pizza Bob
11-28-2002, 06:21 PM
Sampaio's are fairly well documented in the Blue Book (both editions). It should have a "Made in Portugal" and/or a "Sampaio" impression in the forearm. These hand carved cues were partially the basis for all the Asian knock-offs that are still being sold today. There are some good knock-offs (i.e. Adam) and some really terrible ones. There are two carved, pointed cues shown in the BB. They are: The Astro (very ornate) and The Navarro (more simplistic). Hiolle of France also did some hand carved cues that resemble Sampaios, but these, too, are usually stamped with a maker's mark. Good luck.

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