Pool/Billiards/cue value


I am trying in vain to find the value of my Helmstetter pool cue. I have found a picture identifying it has an early 1990's 97 series #14 (97-14), specifically from a poster dated 1992. I'd like to get an approximate value before I walk into a pool room trying to sell it. I have owned it since the mid to late 1990's, I am the only owner of the cue and it has not been used for more than fifteen to thirty hours… total. It was purchased as a back up/ break cue for my Schon which was much more to my liking at the time and the cue has been kept in its case in a climate controlled home, nearly without moving, for over 12 years. The Schon was sold many years ago. The condition of the Helmstetter is immaculate. Perhaps a little chalk staining on the feral (forget the correct spelling) but that is it. I will be selling with it a two butt, four shaft Joe Porper's case, the value of which I'm unsure also. The case was purchased for approximately $150 in the same time frame as the cue and is in good to excellent condition also. What do you feel a fair value is to an individual and/or a retailer?

Since i cant actually feel and touch the cue and case ill assume there in perfect condition.. If i had to make a purchase pass id probably say 375-500 on the cue and the case  being a true porper and not a knock off 30.00 keeping in mind that helmstetter cues are a forgotten cue per say and few people even relate the name in a world of lucasi, predator, action etc...but good lick and have a good holiday season..


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