Notice the buttcap has been replaced and the modern McDermott logo stamp was used. It is definitely not a restoration the way I see it. It looks like a nice refinish, but personally I would want to preserve the buttcap if possible. Yes, I would even want an "old" finish used for authenticity.
what the hell did the guy do with the D22 go scuba diving with it? spear fishing? thats very sever water damage...
If you watch Ebay after things like hurricanes or anything that creates a flood you will find such cues. I got one after that big hurricane in Mississippi (I forget the name)...a Russ Espiritu. Mine was not as bad as that, but you could smell the flood waters on it.
It's very likely this cue was a victim of such circumstances I think.
Just of interest, I have this cue with both original shafts and the original box it came in - first owner outside of the pool hall that sold it. Came out of a place in Rock Island, Il. Beautiful cue - love it.I've been around cues for some 20 years now, and think I've only seen 2 other ones....and it's been a long while. Has anybody even seen one of these C21 cues lately?
This one could use a refinish and couple of new shafts. It has two thin shafts with original ivory ferrules. For the longest time, the McDermott C21 was the 'mack daddy' as far as production cues was concerned. How do folks feel about these cues now?
I welcome all thoughts. Hopefully this can spark some decent discussion on the current collectibility of production cues.
The old Meuccis seem to be holding their own value-wise in the current market.
What about this and other A, B, C, & D line McDermotts?
Are there other production cues that are faring better in retaining value?