Simply the best!
(Updated July 12, 2020)
New Cues Just Up By
Jerry McWorter, Bob Owen, Doug Patrick,
Ariel Carmeli, Eddie Cohen,
Chris Nitti and Ginacue's Ernie Gutierrez.
Some of our customers have alerted us that there is a company in the Phillippines advertising super-cheap knock-off cues on Ebay. This company is stealing the designs of many American cuemakers. This isn't new, but I suppose I should take it as a compliment that they are now stealing many of the pictures from my website and using them on Ebay to misrepresent what they're selling. I've been told many times the pictures here on Recollection Cues are the best in the industry, so I guess that's why they're stealing ours.
Most of our customers are knowledgeable enough about cues to realize that you can't make a $5,000-10,000 cue for $189! After all, you can't make even a simple sneaky Pete of any quality for that price. Even a simple block of good ebony costs $200 and up these days!) If you buy a cue like this, you will get a cheap cue of poor quality wood that will begin to warp as soon as you get it. The design will likely be made up of decals (not real inlays) glued on under a cheap finish that will start to deteriorate immediately. Don't waste your money!
We are doing what we can to combat this, but it's a prime example of the ongoing international theft of intellectual properties, and how difficult it is to enforce copyright laws. (All pictures on our website are copyrighted and cannot be used or reproduced without our permission.)
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PAYMENT POLICY: We accept cash, checks, money orders, and electronic bank transfers. When paying by check, we need to allow time for the check to clear before shipping. Therefore, official bank checks (cashier checks) are quicker. We also accept MC, VISA, and Paypal, but need to add a 3% charge to cover fees. (Sorry, Recollection Cues doesn't operate with the kind of markups
that allow us to absorb those fees.) Recollection Cues will accept returns on cues or cases that arrive other than as advertised in the listing. Unless otherwise specified, shipping is not included in price.
Also, on occasion, we will consider trades on
collectible and/or high quality firearms.
Playing competitive pool since 1962.
Field testing cues and researching construction
techniques since 1975.
Collecting cues and cases since 1992.
Trading, buying and selling custom cues and cases since 2002.
Representing 14 top Custom Cuemakers and handpicking
much of their best work for our customers.
Buy "Simply the Best" from the Best - Recollection Cues.
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At Recollection Cues, we own every cue and case on the site. We don't take cues on consignment. If you inquire about a cue, we don't have to call someone else to get the specs. Here, you will find we always have the cue, not just a picture of the cue.
Best of all, we don't have to mark it up above a fair price to make a commission so that you have to pay more than the cue is worth.
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR CUES TO BUY!!!
We're looking for custom cues by the top makers -- ESPECIALLY GINACUE, JOSSWEST AND TAD. Contact us by email if you have a custom cue to sell. (You can tell by the cues on this site what kind of cues we're interested in.)
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Just wanted to say the cue arrived safe and to thank you for such top-notch service. Thanks again and I'll definitely be recommending you to all my friends.
- Jason Terry, Grand Blanc, MI
Thank you for the great experience I had buying the Treadway cue. It is breautiful. You represented it well and went above and beyond with the quick shipping. Your kindness and business ethic will not be forgotten when I buy my next cue from you.
- John Dreibelbis, Alexandria, VA
Cue arrived today, as described and shipped well. It is a pleasure to purchase a high end cue from an honest and professional seller. Thanks for answering all my questions. I will be buying from you again.
- Victor Edwards, Crestview, FL
The cue arrived safe and sound. It really is gorgeous. While not a pro by any means, I've never been able to honestly say "Damn, this thing hits really good!" I finally understand the feeling. I knew after one rack that this cue was my new everyday shooter. It was an epiphany. Thanks for facilitating what I hope is a major improvement in my game.
- Bob Meadows
I received the cue today. It is a very nice cue. I am very pleased. Thank you for a smooth transaction.
- Jim Fogelman, Whitsett, NC
I got the case today and it was way better than the pictures made it out. I'm so happy.
- Kurt Hodges, Tallahassee, FL
The cue looks even better in person and is fabulous in every way. It meets all my expectations and even more. Thank you very much for the pleasant and smooth deal. This is the first cue I bought from you but certainly not the last.
- Davor Kraljic, Croatia
Thanks again, and nice to be your customer!
- Jeffrey Chia, Singapore
I received my cue today, and it is every bit as nice as you represented it, in fact, it is prettier than pictures could show. It plays fantastic. I have been playing with a nice ebony Viking cue with a Vicore shaft and the difference in feel between the two cues is huge. I am very pleased. The whole transaction working with you was very smooth; it is nice working with an honest man.
Larry Sveda, U.S.A
Editorial and News
Regarding New Ivory Regulations
(Updated Dec. 6, 2016)
New regulations have been issued by the Department of Fish & Wildlife which set new restrictions on the sale of items containing ivory. These restrictions went into effect July 7, 2016. With regard to cue sales, they have minimal effect. They are primarily aimed at two things: 1) restricting the sale of raw ivory or objects which are virtually all ivory, such as tusks, large scrimshawed pieces, etc., and 2) preventing new items from being constructing using ivory by virtue of limiting interstate sales.
Any cue made prior to July 7 from legally imported ivory (ALL of the ones featured on this website!) can still be sold from state to state, unless one of the particular states has its own restrictions. Any cue made from legal ivory (pre-ban or legally imported under CITES agreement regulating import), that contains less than 50% of its weight in ivory, has less than 50% of its value in ivory, and is an integral part of the cue (not easily removable), meets what is called the "De Minimis" exemption, and can still be legally sold and transported, now and on into the future. This means virtually any cue ever made.
This is good news for collectors, because there has been a good deal of speculation as to what the new regulations might do or say. A great many of us involved in cues have send a lot of letters and email to legislators and DFW, contributed money, and even testified to legislators and directly to DWF, in an effort to help them understand that building cues using ivory brought into this country a hundred years ago, or that is coming into the country under the existing legal agreements which, in effect, are SAVING elephants, does no harm. We have worked hard in conjunction with scrimshanders, antique dealers, gun and knife collectors, and musical instrument owners and makers. Even the NRA got into the fight. For the most part, we have been successful. However, in the end, the cuemakers themselves are the ones most effected within the cue industry.
As of July 7, cuemakers were no longer allowed to make cues with ivory and sell them outside their own state. This is a change, and many of the cuemakers I have talked to have ceased building cues with ivory, except by special order. How this effects the value of existing ivory cues is yet to be determined, and at this point, a matter of opinion. I believe the value of ivory cues will go up. If they are no longer being made, the demand will quickly exceed the supply. That's good for collectors and players who already own these cues. If you own a cue with ivory, I think you can expect it will increase in value as this plays out. Recollection Cues is in the process of re-assessing the prices of all cues in our inventory, and may soon be making adjustments resulting in price increases.
All in all, I think this is a "plus" for the cue industry. Now that the new regs have been published, the uncertainty that has surrounded this issue for several years has been removed. And, existing cues containing ivory will go up in value. As to future new cues, cuemakers are already beginning to use new and different materials and techniques to insure that future cues will be as beautiful as ever. I think we can look forward to a thriving future for the cue industry.
UPDATE, DEC.6, 2016
With the election of Donald Trump, we have had good feedback from his transition team that they are going to be very favorable to either overturning the most recently passed regulations, or supporting legislation which will supercede such regulations and institute new law that will make more sense, i.e., not prohibiting the sale and use of materials that were legally obtained and used, but focusing on the real problem - the import of illegal ivory.
ATTENTION: Recollection Cues does NOT sell cues with ivory outside of the United States and has always strived to stay within the laws governing exportation of ivory products. All ivory used in cues has been legally obtained by reputable cuemakers under current ivory importation agreements (CITES), or has been in this country long before current regulations were established (also legal). All cues listed on this site for sale meet the regulations established by the Department of Fish & Wildlife and the "De Minimis" exception.