Gus Szamboti 70's

WildWing

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This would have to break whatever record of the cue that was never resold. Anyone know the previous record?
 

Logdog

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It was about 1983 or so I saw Gus hand deliver a plain 4 point cue 59" with 2 shafts each with Ivory ferrules to Neptune Joe Frady for $425.00.
My Gus was in the $400 range in the mid 1970's and that was for a fancy one. Taking the 5 to 1 ratio gives a value of $2000 today only taking inflation into account. However, there are many other factors to consider such as Gus made only a small number of fancy cues and he has passed on so he is not making any more of them creating value through scarcity. The real value is probably somewhere between 6 to 7 times more than just the inflation adjusted price
 

hachi808

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My Gus was in the $400 range in the mid 1970's and that was for a fancy one. Taking the 5 to 1 ratio gives a value of $2000 today only taking inflation into account. However, there are many other factors to consider such as Gus made only a small number of fancy cues and he has passed on so he is not making any more of them creating value through scarcity. The real value is probably somewhere between 6 to 7 times more than just the inflation adjusted price
Weren't you were offered that and you didn't accept?

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classiccues

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...small number of fancy cues.... interesting. What do you think that number is? 1200 cues supposedly made.. what is your small number? Mid 70's fancy.. interesting.. Like these???? Mid 70's... I think these are quite fancy..
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Logdog

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Thanks for the thread and the comments from every kind and nice person, and OP for bringing it up.
I enjoy this thread just like reading Harvard Business Review. It's a quite educating material for new collectors like me.

-Terence
 

Hungarian

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I bought a R. Black Hoppe in '82($320 w/ 2 shafts) and he sold me a Fellini for 55bux. Wish i still had both. ;)
Those hoppe's he made were GREAT players and I have two of his shafts that were unbelievable. I whish I never sold mine either. I really liked the proportions of the hoppe ring compared to the final cap. About the same size if I recall. A lot of cue builders now I think make the butt cap too tall like 2 to 4 times the size of the hoppe ring.
 

ideologist

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classiccues

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Those are some very nice cues. I am sure you are proud to own them. What would you estimate the value to be of each of those three?
Since I sold them, and out of respect to the new owner I won't reveal any pricing. The point of those cues are that Gus built many fancy cues, with pearl in the 70's. Every time I think I have seen it all, I learn quickly I haven't.
 

Logdog

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Since I sold them, and out of respect to the new owner I won't reveal any pricing. The point of those cues are that Gus built many fancy cues, with pearl in the 70's. Every time I think I have seen it all, I learn quickly I haven't.
Well over $10k.
I think this confirms the range I was given in this forum for my cue of $13,000-$16,000. It would be very educational for the group if more of the sold prices were revealed so everyone could learn
 
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