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Billiards has a rich history spanning hundreds of years. This page will display some of the most interesting collectibles, books, and art, relating to cue sports.

07/31/2019
Mr 600 John Schmidt

Mosconi's record has been broken by John Schmidt. Let's support him and like his page.

My husband has a new title. By besting his prior moniker of Mr400, and exceeding a 65 year record in 14.1 Continous (526 by the Great 'Willie Mosconi').
On May 27th 2019, at Easy Street Billiards, John set a new world record with 626 aka Mr.600 :-)

It reads Billiard Match A. Campbell V A.G. Piggot
06/20/2019

It reads Billiard Match A. Campbell V A.G. Piggot

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Ernie Presto memorabilia from 1940, 1947,1966, and 1970s. Ernie was a great player from Chicago and a staple in billiard...
02/13/2019

Ernie Presto memorabilia from 1940, 1947,1966, and 1970s. Ernie was a great player from Chicago and a staple in billiards for 40+ years.

The father of modern cuemaking. These are tools, materials, and cues that came out of the Rambow shop.
02/06/2019

The father of modern cuemaking. These are tools, materials, and cues that came out of the Rambow shop.

The father of modern cuemaking. These are tools, materials, and cues that came out of the Rambow shop.

This is pretty cool and very rare. This is a Post WWII German porcelain company PM&M. It is similar to Dresdin. This pie...
01/17/2019

This is pretty cool and very rare. This is a Post WWII German porcelain company PM&M. It is similar to Dresdin. This piece was most likely made in the 1950s.

Cool cartoon from 1926.
01/02/2019

Cool cartoon from 1926.

As time goes by, our history is refined to the best of the best players. However, there were hundreds of incredible play...
01/01/2019

As time goes by, our history is refined to the best of the best players. However, there were hundreds of incredible players most people have never heard of, including Japanese Champion Tadao Suganuma. Here's a cover photo and article about him from 1925. He was important in building the game in Tokyo, Japan. He even taught and coached female players. Japan was years ahead of the U.S. when it came to allowing women in the billiard rooms.

Ivory Ball ad from 1937 Brunswick catalog. Top grade set was $35, which is $600 in today's money.
01/01/2019

Ivory Ball ad from 1937 Brunswick catalog. Top grade set was $35, which is $600 in today's money.

Brunswick "Clik" chalk from the mid 1940s. Unused box.
01/01/2019

Brunswick "Clik" chalk from the mid 1940s. Unused box.

At one time National Tournament Chalk was among the highest quality chalk. This ad is from 1925 and features dogs playin...
01/01/2019

At one time National Tournament Chalk was among the highest quality chalk. This ad is from 1925 and features dogs playing pool!

Ad from about 100 years ago in Chicago. The billiard rooms there used to be multiple stories high, with a different tabl...
12/31/2018

Ad from about 100 years ago in Chicago. The billiard rooms there used to be multiple stories high, with a different table type on each level!

Tournament posters from around the world.
12/29/2018

Tournament posters from around the world.

Tournament posters from around the world.

How's this for a tough field? Check out this field from 1926.
12/29/2018

How's this for a tough field? Check out this field from 1926.

There are cool items, and then there are cooler items. This is the latter. From the Mosconi Estate with an affidavit of ...
12/27/2018

There are cool items, and then there are cooler items. This is the latter. From the Mosconi Estate with an affidavit of authenticity from Mrs. Mosconi. Bogie Busters was an annual celebrity golf tournament.

Latest additions to the online collection.
12/27/2018

Latest additions to the online collection.

Pieces of art depicting pool and billiard scenes throughout history

Pieces of art depicting pool and billiard scenes throughout history
12/27/2018

Pieces of art depicting pool and billiard scenes throughout history

Pieces of art depicting pool and billiard scenes throughout history

Billiard related tobacco cards.
12/26/2018

Billiard related tobacco cards.

Billiard related tobacco cards.

Post Cards & Trade Cards
12/26/2018

Post Cards & Trade Cards

Billiard player tobacco cards.
12/26/2018

Billiard player tobacco cards.

Billiard player tobacco cards.

Billiard Player Stamps! A First Day Sheet of Belgian stamps featuring International Champion Billiard players from Belgi...
12/26/2018

Billiard Player Stamps! A First Day Sheet of Belgian stamps featuring International Champion Billiard players from Belgium. Of course Raymond Ceulemans is front and center as the most important billiard champion of our time. Other players include Frederic Caudron, Clement Van Hassel, Emile Wafflard, Jos Vervest, Laurent Boulanger, Jozef Philipoom, Peter De Backer, Eddy Leppens, Paul Stroobants, Leo Corin, Ludo Dielis, Tony Schrauwen, and Raymond Steylaerts. The sheet is stamped and the stamps are affixed to a very high quality archival card stock paper. The back contains information in two languages as well as a serial number as these were limited edition from 2006.

Thank you card from South West Cues on their 23rd anniversary. Any others out there?
12/26/2018

Thank you card from South West Cues on their 23rd anniversary. Any others out there?

This is as rare as it gets! 1837 First Edition Kentfield on Billiards. One of the most important early texts on cue spor...
12/23/2018

This is as rare as it gets! 1837 First Edition Kentfield on Billiards. One of the most important early texts on cue sports. Shows the effects of squirt and swerve 150 years before anyone else really wrote much on it. BTW this book was written just a short while after the leather cue tip was becoming the norm!

Rare 1930s Rambow.https://www.ebay.com/itm/192766548631
12/22/2018
Herman Rambow Cue Circa 1930s Rare | eBay

Rare 1930s Rambow.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192766548631

All original Rambow Cue circa 1930s. Cue is about 57.75” long. 1.3” at the butt. Original ivory disk and butt plate. Pre-titlist blank. Ivory joint and fiber joint collar cracked off long ago. Screw is in the shaft which helps to date the cue. Very slight wobble. .825” joint. .495” ferrule w...

Tournament posters from around the world.
12/21/2018

Tournament posters from around the world.

Tournament posters from around the world.

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