You know as I go through my collection, 250+, I realize that my interests have long been veering towards what we commonly call otc or drug store pipes. Now dont get me wrong I have my savs and sasienis and gbd and so forth but what really intrigues me as I am cleaning up an estate Grabow, Medico, MM, Yelo Bole etc is the story that rests behind these "cheap" pipes. These were and still are to some degree the everyman pipe these were the pipes that Joe the factory worker or Bill the G.I. smoked the work a day type people that helped build this country not Ronald the bank president or Harold the head surgeon. So remember before we poo-poo the lowly drug store pipe, not that here is much of that around here bless you for a great bunch of guys, stop and think that after a hard days work Joe came home to light up his Kaywoodie or his Medico Medalist and reflect on the days work or perhaps even dread the next day. Maybe Bill hunkered down with his buddies and lit up that Dr. Grabow and hoped at the end of tomorrow he and all his friends would still be there. So IMHO these pipes may be looked down on by some but I for one am learning to appreciate the everyday history of these pipes smoked by men who may not have changed the world or built an empire but simply did what they had to do from day to day. Just a thought.