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paulie66scandinavian

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Jul 28, 2016
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s of now ,It seems to me I haven't had any considerable success in getting estates at affordable prices so far,nontheless what I mostly buy is those refurbished ones,and often from reputable sellers or pipe collectors, and as a rule, those folks know the value of their pipes and their job, if I have time and nerves for searching over the Ebay ,then the result might have been different but so far all was kinda pricey, not complaining though, I like the quality/price ratio on these estates and most of all how enjoyable smoking experience the grand majority of these older pipes are providing, regardless if their finish is a bit faded over the years,,
 
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dmcmtk

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Aug 23, 2013
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Recent "Best Find" a Sixten Ivarsson designed Stanwell Reg. No. Royal Bark 806. It only took six years to find a nice example of the shape 06! Love these old Stanwells, nice open draw, excellent smokers, and wonderful briar - this one tips the scales at 28 grams.

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lawdawg

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Aug 25, 2016
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Nothing fancy here, but I'll post my favorite estate pipe: a Mountbatten bent billiard. My understanding is that Mountbattens are Charatan apprentice pipes. I have this one, plus a small straight apple. I really like them both, though this one smokes like a dream and is my favorite pipe for latakia blends. Lat blends just seem to really sing in this pipe. I'm smoking some GLP Quiet Nights with it right now puf


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cshubhra

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May 11, 2017
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I will know later this week or early next week! There are two candidates both in the mail currently. Or they will be causes of disappointment. Fingers crossed


First candidate is a Patent Era Sasieni 8 Dot - I paid a fortune for it. Currently with USPS

Second candidate is a pipe that came free with a pack of vintage pipe cleaners. I bought it on a whim as the photographs were very bad, but the stem had a white dot. The shipping was more than the price of the vintage pipe cleaners. Also with USPS
 

bnichols23

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Mar 13, 2018
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SC Piedmont
I mentioned the Winslow & Hilson Unicorn before, but to add a close third it'd have to be the Bearluck I got from Doug V. (A Comoys second that I'd never even heard of before; Doug himself said it was only the second one he'd ever seen.) A great smoker, even greater price, & definitely a fabulous find.

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winton

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Oct 20, 2010
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A year or two ago, my wife called me about some pipes she found at an estate sale. I quickly went over to the sale and purchased a Marshall Fields pipe. It is rusticated billiard, probably made by Savinelli. If you doubt a pipe from Marshall Fields, when I showed it to Craig Cobine, he said that he worked in the pipe department of Marshall Fields in his college days.
 

mngslvs

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Jan 24, 2019
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There have been so many Recently a small E.Wilke for $67 from SP. Fabulous taste....smoked like a dream from first light.