I have an original Brunswick Willie Hoppe Titlist Pro
cue for sale. Original shaft,
original leather grip, black ferrule, and an incredible original 98%
Brunswick Balk Collender Willie Hoppe Pro label on the butt sleeve. This late 50s cue
is in amazing original and unrestored condition.
LAST PRICE REDUCTION: First $475
- shipped, insured, and sold as is.
Today is the last day. This cue will not be available for sale tomorrow.
hits like a full-spliced Titlist!!!
The shaft is warped, and as you would expect after 50+ years, is not really
playable, but is original. If you plan on converting this cue, you're not going to
use the original shaft anyway... The butt has a slight warp to it, and the original
brass joint collar is tarnished, but will polish to a gleaming finish if you wanted to
polish it up. I don't have calipers myself to give you any measurements, but this
is MUCH beefier than today's cues. I can probably find some if it's absolutely necessary.
Keep as original, or a conversion dream:
The points are sharp and the veneers on this beauty are boldly colored now, even with
50+ years of patina, and will get even brighter if turned for a conversion. The butt wood,
probably rosewood, is a rich brown in color with beautiful grain in the butt
sleeve. The butt sleeve also has the original owners initials very lightly
stamped opposite the label side. Many Hoppe Pros have been found with different
initials stamped in the butt sleve, and it is thought that Brunswick did this
for customers who custom ordered these cues. Collectors have taken note that
custom ordered models with initials like this one, tend to be higher quality
examples of these cues. There is also a very strong original "Willie Hoppe"
signature burnished in the forearm, as well as the cue's weight, '21.'
So there you have it. I have tried to describe my unrestored treasure accurately.
This is a beautiful example of an original, custom ordered late 50s Willie Hoppe Titlist Pro
with a 98% label to keep as a collector's piece, or convert to a stunning new cue.
Good conversions from known makers easily go for $1,000 and up. I paid $1,350 for mine...
and I really enjoy playing with a piece of billiards history like this one. I am now asking
only $475 for this original piece
, shipped, insured, and sold as is. PM me to buy, to
ask questions, or to make a cash offer.
BTW, I am new to AZB, but have already completed transactions with Bamacues, Tikkitavi,
and I also deal with Koinnkid on eBay.