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josh676

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May 22, 2019
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Hey guys, I got some more photos of the pipes, any chance of help with estimating a value for these?
https://ibb.co/album/hbKBqa?sort=date_desc&page=3&params_hidden%5Blist%5D=images&params_hidden%5Bfrom%5D=album&params_hidden%5Balbumid%5D=hbKBqa&seek=LzYK41d
Brand new with boxes from 1930 - the 60s can't hurt the value...

 

josh676

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May 22, 2019
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https://ibb.co/album/hbKBqa?sort=date_asc&page=2&params_hidden%255Blist%255D=images&params_hidden%255Bfrom%255D=album&params_hidden%255Balbumid%255D=hbKBqa&seek=Zz4gsWM&params_hidden%5Blist%5D=images&params_hidden%5Bfrom%5D=album&params_hidden%5Balbumid%5D=hbKBqa
That should work, sorry!

 

sablebrush52

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You should be able to date your Dunhills by looking at the number stamped after the word ENGLAND. The smooth pipe is unsmoked? The Dunhill shell looks to have been smoked. The Barling is a Barling second, so not a collectible pipe. Boxes and papers always add a little value if the purchaser is a collector and not just a smoker. These are also fairly small pipes, at least that's how they look in the pictures.
This may be of some help to you in identifying your Dunhills:
http://www.pipephil.eu/logos/en/dunhill/index.html
There are always people interested in vintage Dunhills, especially patents and earlier. As for values, that's a little bit trickier. The pictures aren't really great for showing condition, and condition matters. You could see a few hundred dollars on each of them, or not. The prices of estate pipes have been fluctuating quite a lot over the past few years and have largely been tending downward. People are focusing more on buying tobaccos and less on pipes since the FDA deeming rules were publicized, and as more restrictions on tobacco sales are being proposed, more people are focusing on their cellars.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I can't get the images but that may well be my infamous operating system. However, on the general point, unsmoked pipes from the 1930's to the 1960's should be of interest and bring a fair price depending on brand, condition, and materials. The prices may not seem high enough to you, however, because there are troves of these vintage pipes that turn up from time to time at pipe factories that are then bought and re-sold by various retailers. Vintage unsmoked pipes are desirable but not particularly rare, so there is substantial competition on pricing. As the old joke goes, don't quit your day job.

 

dmcmtk

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Aug 23, 2013
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The Dunhill 196 is from the period 1942-50. The underlined number after the D in ENGLAND will give the exact year.
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