The Cue Collection
Part of the Norman Clare Billiard
& Snooker Heritage Collectionat Thurston's Liverpool offices is
a significant Billiard / Snooker cue collection and given that
there are specialist collectors interest in cues, in the UK and
USA, it was decided not only to catalogue the collection but also
photograph them and add the information to the web site.
The collection was started by Norman Clare and ranges from fine
examples of early maces and French marquetry cues through endorsed
players cues and Billiard Company models. Andy Hunter has visited
the cue collection on several occasions as he is so impressed with
it. There are a number of cues with 'Past Master' players names on
and you will find that a number of these players have articles
about them in the Norman's Articles section.
Please note we are not able to give valuations on cues but
check out our LINKS PAGE for such help.
The Cue Collection is quite
extensive and doesn't just have antique cues but also covers some
of the more modern cue and cues that were selected for their design
Perhaps the star of the collection
is a Joe Davis cue along with the snooker ball case he used for
some of his exhibitions. This cue and case was originally displayed
at The Eccentric Club in London and was presented to them by Joe's
son Derrick Davis. Derrick kindly allowed the Snooker Heritage
Collection to have the display when The Eccentric Club closed.
With Peradon (see Peradon history) being
part of our group we also have a collection of some of the cue butt
plates from their own range of cues as well as from models of cues
that they made exclusively for particular customers.