Superb condition Mawson of Leeds 9ft billiard table for sale . circa 1895. £1000 no offers.

Not very often we get one for sale in this condition as a private sale .
Direct from seller no middlemen fees .
Table is based in Sheffield and is upstairs location .

A recently refurbished condition to a high standard 9ft Mawson of Leeds billiard table for sale
some very nice flame mahogany to frame and turned legs

the table looks to be in superb condition and the cloth could be refitted back on as a normal re-stretch

the wood work is in Superb condition , with new nets and leathers also having been replaced .

E Mawson of Leeds is the maker , just look at that flame mahogany on the end frame .

a three section slate bed 9ft table , with double muntin centre supports
Mawson made quality tables .

Rare to find a date on any table , but this paper transfer sticker says Nov 1895
now this could be the manufacture date or it could be a table move work to another property .
one thing for certain top plated billiard tables where from a period of early 1800 to 1897 .
but I think the date of 1895 is bang on for this design and slate bed table .

GCL billiards will be happy to give anyone a quote for dismantle loading and delivery and setting back up of this table .
this table is a private sale .
the table is up for a NONE NEGOTIABLE price of £1000 direct from the seller .
HE IS IN NO RUSH TO SELL and offers will be refused , the table is a bargain at £1000 in this condition .
Try finding a table like this from a  dealer at this price .

( DISMANTLE AND DELIVERY EXTRA ) contact Geoff for a price with your post code .

all inquiries through Geoff at GCL billiards , I will forward any genuine inquiry onto the seller .

email for details

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ERIC CLAPTON’S old 3/4 size snooker table for sale (9ft x 4ft 6 inch)

I have for sale a much cherished 3/4 sized snooker table that Eric Clapton gave his ex wife Pattie Boyd when she was setting up a new home.  The table once stood at Eric’s house and studio named Hurtwood Edge in surrey and some serious rock gods have played on this table – Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood, The Stones, The Beatles etc.  If the table could tell a story of the wild parties that are well documented in Erics and Pattie’s autobiographies!

Hurtwood Edge, Eric’s country home in surrey where he also had a studio and where the table originaly came from before Pattie sold it to me.
Pattie was also married to George Harrison and the song Layla and wonderfull tonight was penned by Eric who wooed her away from George. but they remained good friends .

The table is a 9ft by 4ft 6 inch, a true 3/4 sized table.  These tables hold their value as they are sought after due to them not being full size ,there are houses with enough room to house a 3/4 sized table where a full size table would be too large so they are much sought after and are thin on the ground unlike full size tables.

The table is a Palmer & sons circa 1900 so just over 100 years old and is mahogany with 6 turned legs.  I did not take photo of it when it was up, but will take some of the legs and end cushion name plate.  I will rerubber the table, recover it, and put new nets and leathers on.  If the new owner would like a full repolish then that is down to them, but I could get this done for an additional cost.  I would rather keep it as it is with its original polish and a few marks here and there just as it stood in Hurtwood Edge.

I have a signed provenance from Pattie Boyd that the table was from Hurtwood edge and owned by Eric.  Eric recently sold all of his Guitars in the famous Crossroads auction and many of these where priced at way over what most people could afford. Blackie the worn out stratocaster Eric played so often getting a final bid of  $959,500 in 2004 a world record for a guitar at that time.  By comparison, in 2004 Britney Spear’s used chewing gum sold for $14,000

I am a big Clapton fan.  I have experienced the 60s and the 70s and lived through that period as a young teenager and Eric inspired me to pick up a Fender stratocaster and play in a Rock & Blue’s band myself for around 10 years , I play hank Marvin instumental’s at home now, but now and again play Bad Love and some of the Who’s classic rock theme’s.

I shall regret selling the table as I always thought I would have a games combined music room , but I have decided to sell now and invest the money into Pool table stock for the rental side of the business, as we have had many enquiries for pool table hire .

 A  fantastic piece of provenance of a Rock God who is still alive and kicking and still playing the blues and long may he live , if you have a games or music room large enough and like rock and blues , here is a centre piece for that room and a good talking point of famous ownership. I am not asking for the same amount as a John Lennon rolls royce or Elvis’s Cadilac , or Britney Spear’s used gum .

If it sells then it sells if not I still get to keep it . The table could be pallatised and shipped to the USA if fans that side of the pond would like it , but at their cost of shipping and insurance.

Photo’s to follow

8ft Karnehm and Hillman snooker table for sale … NOW SOLD

NOW SOLD AND COLLECTED .
as from March 6th 2018

 

We have a client who wishes to sell their 8ft three section slate bed with bolted into slate cushion and 6 legs Snooker table
offers around £500 is what he is looking for .
Aylesbury area is the location of the table .
the table looks like it could do with a re-cover and maybe new set of pockets nets and leathers to bring up to date .
I can vouch that K&H is a very good make , one alteration i would recommend is that it is fitted with a set of adjustable slate supports as it is lacking these .

cloth faded and pockets discolored but is it is playable as it is .
and worth the money being asked .

a photo of underside , three section slate but could do with  some adjustable slate supports to make much better for keeping level .

this is the improvement of what I mean about adjustable slate supports or muntins .
these wind up to and support the slate from sagging and recommended to have fitted if you have the table moved and set up again .

bolted cushions into slate make for a much better firmer cushion and good bounce .
this table is made just alike a full size table and build quality is very good .

all inquiries to Geoff Large at GCL billiards

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For sale BCE Westbury steel cushioned table …….. SOLD

TABLE IS SOLD SOLD SOLD

I did have a few interested in this table
which for some would be a fantastic buy with the cloth refitted , but the buyer who is negotiating the sale at the moment is going  to have to upgrade it with new rubber and new match cloth and match openings to current professional WPBSA templates .

around 6 people where inquiring about the table but only one firm offer was made last week and my seller client has accepted .

I still have one person who is looking for one and lives in Bali , but they will arrange dismantle and shipping
is there another one out there in as good condition ?

 

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Offers please to

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We have a client who wishes to sell their fathers BCE Westbury in the Basildon area .
we can only describe from the photo’s supplied that the table is in fantastic almost unused condition .
as can be seen from the following photo’s .

superb condition cloth and polish of woodwork .

the corner pocket opening of steel cushions .
Can you see any ball track marks in the corner of the pocket opening ….so little used they have not had chance to wear in yet !
if you look closely you can just see them starting to appear.

Table will come with all accessories , including heavy duty fitted dust cover light fitting and scoreboard .
long tackle and cues in round rack

there area  few BCE copies around , but this one is genuine top of the range Westbury with those all important Steel cushions .

all inquiries to Geoff Large at GCL billiards

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For sale 8 foot snooker table NOW SOLD

 

NOW SOLD

Here we have a 8ft snooker table complete with balls and cues …offers invited
our client would like a quick sale so a reasonable price will secure it , buyer to arrange collection .
You can arrange for GCL billiards to give a quote to pick this table up and deliver it .

the table is a one piece slate bed table with a 4 leg frame in solid mahogany .

There is also several sets of balls with the table

and rests and cues

All inquires to Geoff at GCL billiards .

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For sale full size modern snooker table near Coventry …. looking for quick sale and out in January …Offers

We have a client who wishes to move on their full size snooker table
the table is a modern table and looks like a re pro of a Burroughs and watts ridgidus framed table .

as you can see the cloth is faded and used so it will require a re-cover , rubber in the cushions is to be accessed by any buyer .
A price to move the table and re-cover could be sought through GCL billiards , Geoff will be happy to quote for any Removal + Delivery and any work you may require if you buy this table from our selling client , THE TABLE IS A PRIVATE SALE ADVERT . the table is not part of GCL billiards stock as we do not buy and sell tables ourselves .
We only quote for dismantle and erection of table plus delivering and any work required .
I will just leave the table as offers at the moment unless our client wishes to put a price on it , and you may discuss the price with the seller and come to an arrangement on final price to pay  .
It is always best to get a quote for the following before making an offer as this avoids confusion when purchasing .
A ) Dismantle load and delivery unload and assemble plus miles traveled .
B) a re-cover in Strachan 6811 tournament all wool cloth 30 oz .
C) a full new set of nets and leathers ,…… but these look OK.
D ) a price for a set of new balls if old ones are past their best .
E ) and if not fitted adjustable slate bearers …..search adjustable on my site to see what I mean .
F ) new cushion rubber , only if required on testing ball bounce from cushions .

a cover is supplied with the sale .

The table has  a makers name on it but cannot make it out who it is from the photo , I will ask the seller to confirm .
Now confirmed as Halls of Tamworth table .

The Derwin Table

The cue rack and cues also included

also the scoreboard too .

Nets and leathers do look in good condition , but as you can see the cloth has faded a bit .
the table will come with all accessories seen in the photo’s .
all inquiries to

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I will forward any genuine inquiries onto our client and then put you in contact with him .

FOR SALE ……. NOW SOLD !

NOW GONE IN PX ……SO SOLD !


New van in silver on it’s way 7th of December delivery day .

 

Due to new van arriving every 4 years we are now looking to sell our 3500 125ps L2 H2 van with cruise control .
Having just turned over 60.000 miles this was the miles that I had in mind when I would look to buy a new van , not that there is anything wrong with our van it is just as a business we intend to change the van every 4 years around the 60.000 mile range to keep our image up and reliability risk at a lower level .
it is just good business to do this and of course offset the van against tax where applicable .
the van has a service history and recently 2 new front tyres fitted .
it has been very well cared for . Never been overworked or over loaded , never been thrashed always kept at cruising speed on motorways of 70mph with rev counter bang on 2000 revs and always try and keep it around those rev limits , 5000 is red line limit and never taken over 3000 on change down revs  .
we do have another second vehicle ( Car ) so this has helped keep miles low on this van , making it  a good buy for a set up business or just a good buy for an established one .

the private plate is not going with the van and will be transferred to new van .
as an optional extra and because it gives my right foot a rest , I had Cruise control fitted as a after thought at an extra cost of around £400 .
The van takes a payload just over 1600kg , and although I do move snooker tables around the UK , this van only does this at a rate of 2 a month if that .
it mainly is used just to carry my tools around and a good sign advert when out and about , and knowing that I do have the capability of moving the odd snooker or pool table’s around .

as you can see it takes a complete set of slates and on this load 2 sets of cushions 12 legs 2 sides and in fact two whole snooker frames dismantled
plus 2 shades , this was being stored at a council yard for a council run leisure center , and even with me in the drivers seat this only came to 1450kg
well under the limit of 1600kg capacity .
The van is ply lined and if you look closely it even has the original Factory check list paper stuck to the bulk head , I never took it off from 2013 .
the van also has the mid range 125ps engine so not the low under powered 100ps  one , or the high powered 160ps with lower  MPG use one , this is the mid range 125 ps engine and the one most Van magazines say go for .
6 speed manual box around  35 mpg average  , Air con , Hands free phone bluetooth connection , Electric Windows , electric heated mirrors . two 12 volt charger sockets . Reversing warning sensors ,  Fold down center seat for table use and cup holders  , three seats ,
fabric is in good condition no wear or split seating that you find with many of these trade use vans , in fact passenger seats hardly used .

I of course had the van sign wrapped , this can be taken off by any buyer or leave it on if in the same trade and just put your firms details over the GCL Billiards parts and phone numbers changed
the van has one slight dent to the top of the rear door as can be seen in this photo above , this caused by hitting the gutter clip above my garage when reversing , the reversing sensors are at bumper level .

the van easily carries three Supreme pool tables and maybe could take a 4th

An older welsh slated table has slightly more heavy slates than the softer Italian slates , so you have to slide the sates more to the bulk head .
Easy to do with 2 inch over lap of slates so you do not trap your fingers , a roller and the wheels upside down to wheel them to the rear ( as in photo )
this table with two men and full tank of fuel and tools and trolley is approaching the capacity 1600kg .
I did my home work when buying a van and this is the best one size wise the L2 H2 for carrying Snooker tables .
the longer wheelbase you come down to 1530kg , you have to put the long table plank  sides ,  on the side above the wheel arch at an angle as you can see int his photo above ., and being as it is the H2 height van you can stand up in it , I am am 6ft 2 inch .
What makes this van attractive to most private buyers of small firms is that  I paid the vat when new and lost that in full and that cost me over £3000 loss  , and I am not vat registered so no vat will be added to this sale .
Look around the country on web sites and Ebay for the same spec and year June 2013 , same miles of 60.000 ( with cruise control ) and you will see they do fetch this sort of money up to £8000 PLUS VAT and that around £1500 to  £1600 saving , if you find a vat free one like this that has been looked after .
I have had a quick look on Ebay and there are two lower priced but at 149000 miles and 129000 miles not a patch on this van at just 60.000 miles and not thrashed or worn out .
The van has an MOT to June , But I will put a full 12 months on this van if bought at selling price listed at £7495…no vat to pay .

the van has been very reliable and I have never had any breakdowns or problems that involved taking it back in
apart from a noisy vibration from the fuel pump which was changed after two weeks of picking it up new ,

this photo was taken the first day it was sign wrapped , the original plate will be back on the van for the sale .
all inquiries to Geoff at GCL billiards

Sale is strictly bank transfer or paid into account by bank checked cash before van could leave our possession .
we will not accept cash for this amount as too many false notes around !
and yes I have been caught out before with false notes .

phone numbers as on back of van above photo .

email
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10ft Oak Birmingham billiards Snooker table for sale …. Solihull NOW SOLD !

SOLD ….Moving Monday 5th February 2018

 

We have a client wishing to free space up for other purpose .
and the only solution is to sell his very nice Oak 10ft by 5ft Snooker table with hard cover top included .

as you can see the table comes with a sectional matching oak table top .
with the correct higher than normal chairs this could be used as a dining table ?

from the photo’s supplied by our client the cloth and table looks as new as the day it was fitted .

Solid oak frame and cushions , in light oak , this table will fit well into a modern home
the room required would have to be 20 foot by 15 foot .
This is the nearest size to a full size 12 foot table and one that is sought after if you cannot fit a 12 foot in then this  is the next best option .
Full size balls and full size pockets , just two foot shorter and 1 foot less on width .
I must point out that I know that Birmingham billiard usually miss out the adjustable slate bearers on many of their tables even full size .
please read about adjustable slate bearers or Muntins by searching on my web site for them , this will explain why they must be fitted .below is a Birmingham billiard full size table where they missed out the adjustable bearers and I retro fitted some in .

now this 10ft table also has no center support bearers under the slate beds
this can be easily be sorted if you bought the table and had GCL billiards relocate the table for you , and we are always improving tables by fitting these adjusters and new support beams to rectify slate sagging , a common problem on modern tables .
As can be seen in these photo’s we have fitted many adjustable brackets and beams to help keep the slates playing true without the risk of slate dipping through lack of support .



if you required a price for moving this table then please get in touch with Geoff at GCL billiards who would be happy to quote not only for a relocation but also the added costs of fitting adjustable slate bearers and adjusting brackets .
My client at this moment in time is looking for offers for this table .
I have given him a figure that I think he should accept but that is for any buyer to talk to the seller about,  and thrash a price out between them selves , all tables on this web site are private sales,
GCL Billiards do not own the table , we just advertise them for the selling client to try and find a buyer who just may choose GCL Billiards expert workmanship to relocate this very attractive oak 10ft table .
there is no middle men fees to the buyer , you are buying direct from the seller .

 

all inquiries to

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