If you have a question about Billiards and
Snooker, this site will attempt to answer it. We would prefer that you do not
ask us to go into the technicalities of the rules or to begin to discuss
theoretical situations like if player A pots all fifteen red balls and then has
a bacon sandwich what would the referee do?
I am particularly willing to research facts
about earlier players from the golden age of Billiards in the 1920s and 1930s
Of course I dont expect to have all the
answers at my fingertips so if I am struggling to supply a response I will put
the question on the site and see whether you can deliver the goods
My particular interest is old cues but I
cant provide a valuation without seeing the cue as so many factors can
detract from the value to a collector. Such as the length, whether it has been
weighted, whether the badge is still readable or intact, whether the laquer is
still on the butt etc. So giving a valuation is very subjective indeed. I will
say this however if the cue has been jointed after it was made it loses about
70% of its value to a collector but may still be saleable to a potential
I remember once buying a Reece cue through the
post and being delighted with the price and the description of the cue only to
find that when the cue was delivered it was a two piece with a new top shaft
and a Bob Akers joint. So if you are starting this type of collection be
careful to ask all the right questions before you send any money and I suggest
agree with the seller that if you are not completely happy with the item that
you can send it back and get your money back.
I myself am considering expanding my Tom Newman
related collection by seeking out the cigarette cards with his name on and the
variety of shots that he promoted so if any of you have a set and wish to part
with them, let me know.
I will print the questions and the answers on
the site as they come in, if any of you disagree with my answers please feel
free to comment, I will print these responses as well.