View Full Version : Need help pricing an old cue

08-31-2003, 10:47 AM
A friend of mine, hearing that I had sold a couple of items on eBay, asked me to help him sell an old cue stick. It's a one-piece cue that has a label on the butt saying, "Willie Hoppe Titlist Snooker." The label also says, "Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co." The cue has a "Willie
Hoppe" signature and is stampted with a "14" which I presume is its weight. The closest I can find in the Blue Book of Pool Cues (second editon) is a Level 3 "Willie Hoppe Titlist" made between 1912 and 1929. But that listing is for a pool cue, not a snooker cue. I'd guess
the condition of the cue at 70%-75%. I'd hate to put my friends cue on eBay with no reserve price and have it go for $50 when we should have gotten $350! Any help will be sincerely appreciated.

08-31-2003, 10:57 AM
Good to see ya posting.
I suggest asking your friend what he wants. Then set the reserve to that figure.
If he just wants to find out what to expect to sell it for ask Sherm or Dicky for some ideas.