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fattirewilly
09-05-2003, 07:55 AM
Hello all, help a newbie here;

A friend just got a cue from his uncle's place who recently passed. The uncle had several nice cues, table, sports cars, etc., but we don't know much about this cue.

I can post a pic from home, but the name on the butt of the cue has a "B" on each side of a little outline of what looks like a devils head or "B /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif B" if you will. Insert devils head outline inplace of the smilely face in the previous example.

Any idea what kind of cue it is and what its worth is appreciated.

Pizza Bob
09-05-2003, 08:00 AM
Look closer, sounds like it may be a Black Boar cue which had a steers head (??) with a "B" on both sides of it. If it is, these are exceptional cues and rather pricey. There is also a Canadian made cue that has a double "B" in its logo, but it sounds like you have a Black Boar.

Adios,

Pizza Bob

SPetty
09-05-2003, 08:44 AM
The only pics of Black Boar cues I could find online have this logo:
http://www.cuesnthings.com/catalog/custom/blackboar/BlackBoar/blb121/buttz.jpg

WaltVA
09-05-2003, 08:46 AM
I'd agree with Pizza Bob - sounds like an early Black Boar. From the 1988 start of production until 1994, they had a logo of a small boar's head (tusks look like horns) between 2 B's on a white delrin butt cap. Most from this period had 4 points. In 1994, they changed to a black linen-fiber epoxy butt cap with the logo "BB Custom" and six points became standard.

These are fine cues that originally sold in the $600-$1200 range in my area (Tidewater VA.) and hold their value well. According to the 1996 Blue Book of Pool Cues (1st Edition),"The company is now specializing in one-of-a-kind custom cues built to suit the specific customer and starting at $1,200 for a basic six-pointer."

You might try to contact Raymond or Anthony Sciannella at Black Boar Industries, 5110 College Ave., College Park, MD 20740 (301) 927-1847 for a better ID. Again, this address info is based on the 1996 Blue Book of Cues.

HTH,
Walt in VA

fattirewilly
09-05-2003, 08:47 AM
Yeap, its a Black Boar. I just saw some pics from a search of Black Boar. Thanks for your help!

SPetty
09-05-2003, 08:55 AM
So I searched again...
http://proficientbilliards.com/examples/pictures/Mvc-bb1f.gif

fattirewilly
09-05-2003, 09:04 AM
Thats the logo! We played a few games with it in my basement. The Black Boar had NEVER been chalked...My friend thought/guessed it was a $100 to $200 stick. I commented that the work quality, smoothness of joint transitions etc. was much nicer than my Muiecci (go figure!).

WaltVA
09-05-2003, 09:17 AM
There's one at www.proficientbilliards.com (http://www.proficientbilliards.com) with 2 shafts and "about a week of play on it" for $2,500.

Walt in VA

Fred Agnir
09-05-2003, 09:19 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote fattirewilly:</font><hr> Hello all, help a newbie here;

A friend just got a cue from his uncle's place who recently passed. The uncle had several nice cues, table, sports cars, etc., but we don't know much about this cue.

I can post a pic from home, but the name on the butt of the cue has a "B" on each side of a little outline of what looks like a devils head or "B /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif B" if you will. Insert devils head outline inplace of the smilely face in the previous example.

Any idea what kind of cue it is and what its worth is appreciated. <hr /></blockquote> Black Boar.

Like this:

Black Boar Close-up (http://proficientbilliards.com/examples/pictures/DSC03522.JPG)

Fred

Fred Agnir
09-05-2003, 09:20 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Pizza Bob:</font><hr> Look closer, sounds like it may be a Black Boar cue which had a steers head (??) <hr /></blockquote>For some reason, I just assumed it's a boar's head. Go figure.

Fred