Pool Ball Collecting.

JeaLouS44

Awesome John
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Playing ball with two other friends is almost the perfect arrangement allowing one to rest while the others play.

We draw pills to see who decides what game comprises the first set in a race to five wins. Then redraw to see which two players face off first.

The winner retains the table and the non-winner (or whiner in our case) gets to rest the next game. And so on. We repeat after the race to 5 wins crowns a king and we start over with some other game variation.

Sometime we'll play all three together using the set I have pictured here, with the exception of a solid black ball (or an eight ball) that we spot in the center of the table. Not cutthroat. Just simple 3-player Rotation eight ball.

Makes for some interesting runs and safety play. A small wager increases the whining I've noticed




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these are great where can i get some?
also would be really fun if there were 7 of each!
 

bfriesth

Bolder
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Would you professional Collectors weigh in on this set?

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This set came in the box shown from Superior Industries postmarked 1963. Seller claimed the manufacturer is Superior Industries but that seems more like a distributer than a manufacturer. Any thoughts? They also seem to be made of some lighter weight plastic (I don't have a scale). Any idea what they might be made of?
 

Rubik's Cube

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Good afternoon, Mr B. :)

I stand to be corrected here, sir, as those are not within my particular sphere of expertise, but believe they are probably High Skore Solid Circles from Taiwan. If memory serves, the company also produced a Double Circle version without the coloured number discs.

Alas, I have no clue as to the plastic, dear chap. Possibly a polyester?

Best wishes,
RC.
 

Rubik's Cube

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Good afternoon, Mr J. :)

Always great to welcome a new face to the thread, sir.

That rather fetching cut throat set of your post was once stocked by Mueller’s Billiard Supply, but are now sadly discontinued. I am led to understand that they sold their remainder stock of these balls to a wholesale distributor of pool tables called Shelti Pool and Billiard Supplies. They are still in business, so might be worth giving them a call?

Hope that is of some help in your quest.

Best wishes,
RC.
 

Rubik's Cube

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Card Ball v1. Insert Card 9.

Good evening, everyone. :)

Here is the latest update of my insert card project. If you would like to learn a little more about the process followed in photographing the balls shown in the rectangular picture frame, or perhaps how I drew the computer generated image underneath, please refer back to my original post number 1133.

Best wishes,

RC.
 

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Rubik's Cube

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Card Ball v2. Insert Card 10.

Good evening, everyone.

Here is the latest update of my insert card project. If you would like to learn a little more about the process followed in photographing the balls shown in the rectangular picture frame, or perhaps how I drew the computer generated image underneath, please refer back to my original post number 1133.

Best wishes,

RC.
 

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Cardigan Kid

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Hello, everyone. :)

I’m slowly uploading pictures of my pool ball collection to the personal album section on AZB. Eventually, there will be fifty or sixty sets on show but if anyone would like to view my progress as the gallery grows, please click on the link below.

https://forums.azbilliards.com/album.php?albumid=2574

Best wishes,

RC.

Ok, I'm absolutely intrigued with the 4 player set....
https://forums.azbilliards.com/album.php?albumid=2574&pictureid=19458

What are the rules and how is it played? Is it use any of your balls as a cue ball to try and get your opponents off the table? Sounds aggressive, fast, and fun for multiples players. But maybe that's just my interpretation of the game
 

Rubik's Cube

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Many thanks, Mr R. :)

I’m hoping fellow regulars might also make use of the album section, sir. It would be great to view entire collections at a glance.
 

Rubik's Cube

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Hello, Cardigan. :)

I wasn’t even aware Raschig had ever created that magnificent Four Player set myself until discovering them in Germany (along with a One Pocket set which is another incredible rarity). Alas, even though a brochure of sorts was in the box, only the cover was present as all the inside pages had been torn out. Just a few remnants remained adhering to the staples.

I’m therefore also in the dark regarding the rules. :(

Best wishes, sir.

RC.
 

Cardigan Kid

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Hello, Cardigan. :)

I wasn’t even aware Raschig had ever created that magnificent Four Player set myself until discovering them in Germany (along with a One Pocket set which is another incredible rarity). Alas, even though a brochure of sorts was in the box, only the cover was present as all the inside pages had been torn out. Just a few remnants remained adhering to the staples.

I’m therefore also in the dark regarding the rules. :(

Best wishes, sir.

RC.

In that case, we are going to have to call in the big guns...paging Mr Jewett!
 

Bob Jewett

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In that case, we are going to have to call in the big guns...paging Mr Jewett!
I've never heard of the four-player game before. I'm guessing it was a game created to sell balls, like the original set for 8-ball, which were reds and yellows. Maybe four-player cut throat? Decide groups before you start. Rack them in a 4x4 diamond with no two colors the same in any four-ball "row". That pattern will take a while if the beer has been flowing. Here's an example:


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Rubik's Cube

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Raschig Four Players.

Good evening, gentlemen. :)

Thank you so much for your thoughts on this beautiful set. It would be wonderful to learn a little more of its historical provenance.

Here’s a picture of that partial brochure I mentioned above. One small point about the cover that I found quite interesting - the five balls shown on the front page are decals (we call them stickers in the UK) rather than printed like the rest of the artwork. I wonder why? Some sort of cost issue or problems with colour printing in the early 1980s, perhaps?
 

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Rubik's Cube

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My apologies for the quality and orientation of that photograph. It was hastily captured on a mobile phone.
 

Bob Jewett

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... One small point about the cover that I found quite interesting - the five balls shown on the front page are decals (we call them stickers in the UK) rather than printed like the rest of the artwork. I wonder why? Some sort of cost issue or problems with colour printing in the early 1980s, perhaps?
It's very unlikely to be only a printing problem. It's probably a design error or a conscious decision. If you look under the stickers, you may find an original design that was discarded, such as different colors. Or maybe someone wanted to make the ball images stand out. It is expensive to do special steps like add stickers, but maybe not expensive in the context of cost of the ball set.
 

Cardigan Kid

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I've never heard of the four-player game before. I'm guessing it was a game created to sell balls, like the original set for 8-ball, which were reds and yellows. Maybe four-player cut throat? Decide groups before you start. Rack them in a 4x4 diamond with no two colors the same in any four-ball "row". That pattern will take a while if the beer has been flowing. Here's an example:


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Ok, this is pretty cool and sounds like a good gambling/ring game which would entertain the audience because of its unpredictable patterns and outcomes.
 

Rubik's Cube

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It might be worth noting that, even though there was no room for a white cueball in the box, there does appear to be one featured on the leaflet cover.
 

Rubik's Cube

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I purchased the balls from a private seller in Germany, part of a bundle of three beautiful Raschig sets. The whole consignment cost me a rather eye-watering $1171.00.

These three outstanding examples were probably treasured by a careful owner for many years, forming the crowning glory of a precious collection in all likelihood. Therefore, even though I truly consider myself blessed to be their new curator, the euphoria is tinged with a little sadness that such magnificent pool balls were listed on a relatively obscure website with nary a mention of historical provenance. That just ain’t right and I don’t want a similar fate to befall my own collection.

One other point of interest. There is a minuscule line of text and numbers just underneath the blank white box on the back cover. It reads R0683. Possibly relating to a date would be my best guess, but who knows?

Best wishes,
RC.
 
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