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Ivory Handle Circa 1970 Ivory handle Harvey Martin. This cue was made for billiard player Jim McFarlane and is one of eight known to exist. One of two that separates into three butt pieces. Extremely rare and desirable probably the finest example in existence a high-end cue collector’s dream comes true. Pristine 100% original condition
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Harvey Martin
$22,000            Q2215
Harvey Martin Circa 1950s Solid curly / bird's eye maple forearm and after wrap. Ivory joint and joint collar on shaft. Ivory butt plate with brown rubber bumper. Brown leather wrap good original condition One shaft 13mm with ivory ferrule 57.5" 19.7 ounces
$1,250              Q2049
Harvey Martin made cues from the 1920's until 1984, primarily in Los Angeles. He was the first custom cuemaker, tailoring each cue to the individual customer.  Martin would observe each client's stance, stroke and grip position, take measurements, and then construct the cue using the finest wood available. Most of his designs were simple, and bird's-eye maple was his wood of choice for forearms and butt sleeves. Martin was also known for his case making. His leather tube-style creations are as sought-after as are his cues among collectors. Martin's innovations in construction technique and decades of quality cuemaking earned him a spot in the American Cuemaker's Association  “Hall of Fame.”