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I recently bought  meucci pool cue and wanted to make sure if it was real or not

Hi Mark.

Meucci's are factory made, mass manufactured cues. They are not highly-prized, expensive collectors items and therefore there is no call for anyone to go to the effort and expense of making fakes. To put it in perspective, people make fake Tiffany lamps; they don't make fake Ikea lamps. In short, yes, that's a real Meucci cue and because of the lack of ornamentation and points, a rather low end example I would expect to sell in the range of $100-$150. To make a good looking fake, duplicating the Meucci logo and form, would require time, effort and material expenses dwarfing this amount.

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