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Pokermonster
17 Jan 20 22:53
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Good evening, everyone.

I would dearly love to add the beautiful pool ball set pictured below to my extensive collection. They were made by a firm called The Hyatt Albany Billiard Ball Company of New York in mid 1970s. My search thus far has, alas, proved unsuccessful. I am therefore offering a £100 reward to any heroic treasure hunter who can put me in touch with a seller of a mint, unused example if it leads to a sale.

Although undoubtedly rare this is not a lost cause, ladies and gentlemen. A few sets do still exist out there. My advice to anybody prepared to try for my £100 prize, however, is to steer clear of American pool and billiard forums. I've already spoken to all the existing owners who frequent those boards and none are ready to sell just yet.

Most private billiard ball trades between collectors are conducted on social media giants like Facebook or Twitter these days. Not being a member on any of these sites, there's surely a great opportunity for somebody who knows their way around such platforms.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read about my quest. And good luck!

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Report Pokermonster January 17, 2020 10:55 PM GMT
Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to pay out the £100. :)
Report GRANTCKING January 18, 2020 6:32 PM GMT
I saw your thread on chit chat was bumped, cant believe you're still trying to get hold of these! I wish you the best of luck, hopefully a set appears for you Happy
Report wisewords January 18, 2020 6:37 PM GMT
Good luck. You need a specialist dealer
Report Pokermonster January 18, 2020 9:00 PM GMT
Thank you, gentlemen.

I still remain hopeful of finding a set. The more folks made aware of my quest (and reward) the better my chances of success. :)
Report Pokermonster January 18, 2020 9:03 PM GMT
Here’s an extremely rare and desirable set that rolled my way recently.

Report wisewords January 18, 2020 9:08 PM GMT
that's a lovely set. how much did they set you back?
Report Pokermonster January 18, 2020 9:12 PM GMT
$330.

A high price for a set of pool balls, perhaps, but still a great buy in my eyes. They are super rare. I’ve since politely declined an offer of $1,000 from a fellow collector.
Report wisewords January 18, 2020 9:20 PM GMT
Happy good luck on your quest
Report Pokermonster January 18, 2020 9:21 PM GMT
Thank you, sir.
Report alun2005 January 19, 2020 4:20 PM GMT
Belated Happy New Year Pokermonster, hope all's well and best of luck as always with your adventures in collecting.

Could you do a few more photos of your personal faves or greatest collections? They always look great.
Report Pokermonster January 19, 2020 7:15 PM GMT
Good evening, Alun. :)

I’m in fine health and spirits thank you. I hope you are, too, dear fellow?

I’ve tried several times to upload new photographs of my pool ball collection, sir. Alas, the moderators have rejected ninety plus percent of the images for some unknown reason and I got fed up. Here are a few that made it through:





Report alun2005 January 20, 2020 12:07 AM GMT
Cheers.

Works of art. All of them.
Report Pokermonster January 21, 2020 10:15 PM GMT
Thank you, sir.

I've just uploaded a dozen more images. Hopefully the moderators might pass them this time.
Report bobweenit January 22, 2020 2:40 PM GMT
I can see why the moderator doesn't want loads of balls appearing on the forum. People like tof get very excited
Report Pokermonster January 22, 2020 4:57 PM GMT
Still not approved. :(
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Report alun2005 January 23, 2020 3:32 PM GMT
Very nice
Report GRANTCKING January 24, 2020 4:27 PM GMT
I like those raschig 4 player balls! very nice!
Report Pokermonster January 24, 2020 4:39 PM GMT
Thank you, sir. Those rare Raschigs were one of my greatest finds to date.
Report wisewords January 24, 2020 6:59 PM GMT
Any luck with your latest quest Pokermonster?
Report Pokermonster January 24, 2020 7:23 PM GMT
Not yet, alas, dear chap.
Report Pokermonster January 24, 2020 7:26 PM GMT
I was extremely fortunate, however, to find another pristine set of the Raschig Turniersatz (shown in the last image) this week.
Report Pokermonster April 27, 2023 4:12 PM BST
Found them!
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 April 27, 2023 8:43 PM BST
God loves a trier!

WD
Report Pokermonster April 27, 2023 9:15 PM BST
Thank you, sir.

I paid £667… which I consider a bargain. I would have gone much higher if required.
Report Gin April 27, 2023 9:28 PM BST
Good to hear that your persistence has paid off Pokermonster! Happy
Report Pokermonster April 27, 2023 9:31 PM BST
Thank you, Mr G.
Report Pokermonster April 27, 2023 9:34 PM BST
I just happened to be browsing eBay when they were listed… hit the BUY IT NOW within seconds.

Serendipitous stroke of good fortune. There are about a dozen collectors who would pretty much pay any price for this set. I was the lucky one who saw it first.
Report Gin April 27, 2023 9:46 PM BST
It's good to be lucky Cool
Report alun2005 April 28, 2023 12:03 AM BST
WEll done PM - good to hear of a success story.
Report Pokermonster April 28, 2023 6:03 PM BST
Thank you, dear fellow!
Report Winja April 29, 2023 10:03 AM BST
well done..... the only thing that seemed strange on your original  post was the unused/mint comment...surely if they are so rare any condition would be acceptable although i do understand for true collectors quality and condition is paramount....
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