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The second in a series of Cue Collection articles
 Posted on Thursday, March 01 2007 @ 15:14:22 UTCby admin
Cue Corner Cue Corner
Presented by Simon "The Diamond" D'Vali
The UK's foremost authority on collectable cues
TheDiamond@Pro9.co.uk


Collector's Cue Gallery


Click the picture to download the full size photograph by Simon D'Vali.


There have been a few requests for some gallery photos of my past and present cues so in-between the big articles, I will do a series of mini articles with a few pictures followed by a brief description of the cues.

"Read More..." for the details.


Click the picture to download the full size photograph by Simon D'Vali.


Cues from top to bottom:

1) Black Boar: The legendary Tony Scianella made this amazing players cue in 1992. It features 4 points of ebony with 2 veneers into a fantastic piece of birdseye maple, original linen wrap and ebony butt sleeve featuring double ivory rings and a Delrin butt cap. The joint a 5/16-14 piloted stainless steel affair. Black Boar cues are very rare indeed and are firmly in the upper echelons of cue collecting. Rico Diks is a very good friend of Tony’s, Rico used a Black Boar for many years. This particular cue is now owned and used by Lionel Brown.

2) James White: ‘Diamond’ Cue. Article on this cue to follow soon.

3) James White: This snooker style cue is made of ebony and straight grained maple. It has a piloted ivory joint and is wrapless. The next time you see Neil Jenkins, he will be happy to show you this cue.

4) Dennis Searing: Did someone say rare? Dennis Searing cues are super rare and ivory jointed Searings are the rarest of the rare. This 4 point, 3 veneer ‘Hoppe’ model is one of the most desirable cues on the planet. Ebony points and butt sleeve, leather wrap and a flat faced ivory joint with a radial pin. This cue also features 4 matching shafts. There will be a few articles on Dennis in the coming weeks/months.

5) Paul Mottey: Szamboti style Mottey. Very fancy 8 point model with huggins of ivory inlays, ivory joint and ivory butt cap. Cue features a black lizard wrap also. The ivory peacocks in the long points are scrimshawed. This is definitely a POA cue.

6) James White: A wonderful contemporary cue made by ‘Big Jim’. This is a highly detailed 8 point cue with an amboyna forearm. All the white is ivory and the wrap is black ring tailed lizard.

7) Szamboti: Ebony on ebony cue made by Barry Szamboti. Based on a cue style made famous by his father, the master cue builder Gus Szamboti, this cue re-creates those days when this style was contemporary. It is now considered classic. More articles on this cue, Szamboti cues and hopefully an interview (!) to follow.


Click the picture to download the full size photograph by Simon D'Vali.


 

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